An 'evil genius' tricked her dad with a Christmas prank 2 years in the making, and the internet can't stop laughing.


Two years ago, Scottish singer Judy Brown disguised brussels sprouts in golden Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers to pull a Christmas prank on her father. Last year, she left all of the chocolates intact to throw him off the scent. But this year, Brown went above and beyond in a prank so elaborate that people on Twitter are calling her an "evil genius.
"Instead of merely wrapping brussels sprouts in the chocolate wrappers again, she dipped them in chocolate, coated them in chopped nuts, wrapped them in the gold foil, and glued the box shut so that the package looked brand new. Her dad was suspicious at first, but popped one in his mouth after careful examination."His face played a symphony of emotions: satisfaction, triumph, smugness, consternation, confusion, realisation, horror, disgust," Brown wrote on Twitter. "I am still chuckling. I will all day long. I know his retribution will be swift and terrible, but no Christmas gift could be greater than this: seeing my Dad, despite his efforts to avoid it, unwittingly eat a raw sprout."She detailed the entire operation in a Twitter thread.
 
Judy Brown@mcjude
Some of you out there may recall that in 2016 I played an excellent Christmas prank on my long-suffering Dad. It worked a treat.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
Last year I decided to play the long game & didn’t tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us. I bided my time.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
And so, yesterday, home for Christmas and with the devil at my elbow, I embarked on my most audacious sprout prank yet.
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While he was out I dipped the sprouts in chocolate, rolled them in chopped hazelnuts, and did all I could to replicate the iconic Ferrero.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
I re-wrapped and (this is crucial) re-sealed the box with its original tape and a tiny dab of glue. Then secreted it amongst a bag of tasty gifts from my Aunt and retired to watch from afar
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
Last night he viewed them with suspicion when they came out the bag... but I was out all day, how could I have tampered with them? He abstained and they sat in the kitchen all night.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
This bright Christmas morning we were gathered around the tree, drinking tea and opening presents. Dad eyed the box. He quite likes a post-brekkie Ferrero. He approached. I hovered in the kitchen, careful not to spook him.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
And Lo! He opened. He EXAMINED. He unwrapped. He examined FURTHER. Fears allayed, he popped the whole thing in his mouth. His face played a symphony of emotions: satisfaction, triumph, smugness, consternation, confusion, realisation, horror, disgust.
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Judy Brown@mcjude Replying to @mcjude
I am still chuckling. I will all day long. I know his retribution will be swift and terrible, but no Christmas gift could be greater than this: seeing my Dad, despite his efforts to avoid it, unwittingly eat a raw sprout. Merry Christmas, one and all.
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The thread has been retweeted over 53,000 times and liked nearly 150,000 times.
Judy Brown@mcjude
Some of you out there may recall that in 2016 I played an excellent Christmas prank on my long-suffering Dad. It worked a treat.
Helen Davidson @HelenDGla
This is utterly inspired. You may have ruined your dad’s Christmas, but you’ve made mine.
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Judy Brown@mcjude
Replying to @mcjude
Last year I decided to play the long game & didn’t tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us. I bided my time.
Kurt Lovell@kurtslovell
We are driving...hour 6...and this story has tears in our eyes...nearly had to pull over. Hilarious!
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Judy Brown@mcjude·
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Last year I decided to play the long game & didn’t tamper with the confectionary: spooked by the year before, he would not touch a single Ferrero Rocher (which was great because he usually inhales them at 750mph) so there were Ferreros aplenty for the rest of us. I bided my time.
Martin Connolly ©@martycnnl6
this is the best Christmas story I have ever heard
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Brown may be getting coal in her stocking next year, but it was worth it.