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AdriHead 2012/08/23 23:37:36
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A regular Joe Shmoe tricked hundreds of tourists and NYC residents alike when he pretended to be famous, being followed around with fake paparazzi and a camera crew. Would you fall for the trick? Watch the video below for the reactions!

NYDAILYNEWS.COM reports:
Brett Cohen is not a movie star or pop singer, but the video prankster sure got treated like one by gullible crowds when he swanned through the streets of midtown Manhattan with his own entourage of eager paparazzi and a camera crew.

Read More: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/video-man-pran...

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  • Nika 2012/09/07 01:56:40
    Yeah, probably.
    Nika
    Yeah I'd probably think he's famous because they're are a lot of famous people I don't pay attention to. However, that does not mean I'd be waiting to take a picture with him or assume that I actually did recognize him from Spiderman. There are some famous people that I would like to meet because they appear interesting or I really am an avid fan of their movie, music, books or whatever. I'm not going to just try to attach myself to someone famous simply because he/she is famous.
  • Miss Kris the Centrist 2012/09/02 04:05:14
    Yeah, probably.
    Miss Kris the Centrist
    It doesn't mean I'd want to take a picture with them though. I'd just wonder how he's famous.
  • bye 2012/08/29 15:54:15
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    bye
    He'd have to be someone I knew or a very good impersonator.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/08/29 14:08:50
  • Ninja 2012/08/29 10:57:47
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Ninja
    +1
    "Yeah, I've heard his new single" :/
  • .: LiVi :. 2012/08/29 08:08:31
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    .: LiVi :.
    Those girls look pretty gullable..
  • addie 2012/08/29 07:44:26
    Yeah, probably.
    addie
    +1
    I might because I do not know any of the current people except who I hear about on SH.
  • still_cheeky 2012/08/28 23:35:23
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    still_cheeky
    Never cared much for that even when I had the opportunities.
    BTW, he walks funny! LOL
  • YoursTruly 2012/08/28 18:53:57
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    YoursTruly
    wow, i bet those people felt STUPID.
  • louisa 2012/08/28 17:55:20
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    louisa
    +1
    More like man tricks dumb teenage girls into thinking he's famous
  • fortycal_sig 2012/08/28 13:38:45
    Yeah, probably.
    fortycal_sig
    +2
    ...in the sense that the most reasonable assumption is that cameras are following some dude around for a reason. He'd be just another one of those twits about whom others care, but I do not.
  • Black_Rose 2012/08/28 13:15:49
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Black_Rose
    +1
    I really don't get super excited when I see a celebrity. They're just another person trying to enjoy their day, so I leave them be.
  • AmericanVirus 2012/08/28 05:21:58
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    AmericanVirus
    +2
    I don't pretend to know anything I don't know, it's illogical and irrational.
  • Nika America... 2012/09/07 01:58:38
    Nika
    Yeah would you think they would ask what movie and who he played rather than pretending they know and are fans?
  • Daryl 2012/08/28 02:32:38
  • Gothamj... Daryl 2012/08/28 18:34:09
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +1
    "a flying love-making"...that's too funny. \m/
  • Rosalina Block 2012/08/28 02:04:47
    Yeah, probably.
    Rosalina Block
    +2
    I'm gonna be honest - I don't know celebrities/actresses/singers that well, and I probably wouldn't know it was them even if it was the real thing standing a couple feet away. I mean, there are those really well-known ones (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, or whoever), that I would probably recognize but I wouldn't say anything (not a fan).
  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/08/27 23:19:29
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +2
    But I pulled off a similar feat in Jacksonville, Florida... at an Applebee's.
    We had the whole place thinking my friend and I were famous. The amount of attention we got was unbelievable. It just started out as Joke...and when the Fun began...we never let up.
     Jaime and Me in Jacksonville  Florida
    True Story. \m/
  • dispatcher 2012/08/27 21:44:15
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    dispatcher
    +1
    That was funny, but obviously no one knew who he was...!!
  • Ashley 2012/08/27 21:38:51
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Ashley
    +2
    Ahahaha! Oh wow I didn't know people could get that dumb! "He was great in Spiderman" LOL REALLY?!

    laughing gif
  • tatilee(: 2012/08/27 20:18:13
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    tatilee(:
    +2
    hahaha! people are such liars! "Oh yeah, i loved his first single." "He's such an amazing actor." Are we that stupid lol?
  • Jana~ una chica loca 2012/08/27 16:48:46
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Jana~ una chica loca
    +1
    maybe, but probably not
  • Ozymandias 2012/08/27 16:17:44
  • *♥Ashley♥* 2012/08/27 14:44:55
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    *♥Ashley♥*
    +1
    LOL...nah, I wouldn't have cared less if I didn't know or recognise a 'celebrity' :P
  • Joe Blow 2012/08/27 13:37:31
    Yeah, probably.
    Joe Blow
    +1
    Most famous people, especially Pop stars, are just regular people who can barely sing or play their instruments better than the average person, so why not?!?
  • MercuryZero 2012/08/27 08:53:16
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    MercuryZero
    +2
    Maybe...if it was Batman.

    batman motivational poster
  • Gothamj... Mercury... 2012/08/27 23:23:21
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +2
    Gothamjedi311 Batman
    ...fooled the Grandkids. \m/
  • kofp 2012/08/27 05:55:17
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    kofp
  • Koma 2012/08/27 03:28:04
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    Koma
    +2
    Some people will fall for anything.
  • SimmeringArtist 2012/08/27 03:20:47
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    SimmeringArtist
    +1
    I wouldn't have recognized him so I wouldn't fall for it
  • Gothamj... Simmeri... 2012/08/27 23:25:27
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    I thought he kind of looked like Seth MacFarlane. lol
    seth macfarlane
    ...I woulda' bought it. \m/
  • Simmeri... Gothamj... 2012/08/28 02:27:42
    SimmeringArtist
    +1
    I never knew what Seth MacFarlane looked like.
  • Gothamj... Simmeri... 2012/08/28 10:07:12
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +2
    lol, but you know what he sounds like, right? family guy
    family guy stewie
  • Simmeri... Gothamj... 2012/08/28 16:21:52 (edited)
    SimmeringArtist
    +1
    You forgot Quagmire and Ted!
  • Gothamj... Simmeri... 2012/08/28 16:36:02
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    you're right.
    quagmire
    ...who's Ted?
  • Simmeri... Gothamj... 2012/08/28 16:42:42
  • Gothamj... Simmeri... 2012/08/28 18:32:32
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    Oh yeah that's right...I haven't seen this yet. Looks pretty funny.
    Kind of reminds me of that new show with Elijah Wood...the one where he talks to his Dog...a Guy in a suit? I haven't seen this one yet either. lol
    I guess I spend way too much time on SodaHead. \m/
  • Simmeri... Gothamj... 2012/08/28 21:15:53
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/27 01:14:08
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Fakers are everywhere you look. In many cases, they are making great money. The guy whose video appears in the poll is working too hard for too little return. If you're going to be a faker, at least get something out of it.

    Christian Gerhartsreiter managed to marry a rich woman and fake his way into numerous jobs, just by using an alias of "Clark Rockefeller".



    Scott Thompson managed to become CEO of Yahoo, thanks in part to a questionable computer science degree. He's gone now, but he made great money for a while. He probably made a few million -- not bad for an inflated resume.

  • overseanancy 2012/08/27 00:43:09
    No, I'm smarter than that.
    overseanancy
    +3
    If it's someone whom I can't recognize, then why the heck should I freak out and act like some kind of fan? And even if I can recognize him, I still wouldn't care unless he's someone I like or admire.

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