29 of the Best Office Pranks& Practical Jokes to Use at Run


For anyone who’s watched the TV show “The Office” as religiously as I have, the classic “stapler in Jell-O” trick surely sounds familiar. It’s pretty much what the name describes: Simply make a batch of Jell-O, but make sure your colleague’s stapler is hidden inside the mold. As I said — classic. But what other, less conventional pranks are out there to add some kicks to an otherwise median day at the office?

We asked our friends and combed the internet for more examples of some of the funniest office pranks, and pulled together this list to serve as inspiration for your own work pranks. Every company has a tale or two about that funny office prank of yore. Whether you’re doing some early April Fool’s Day research, or just feeling a little tricksy, it’s time to get a prank of your own in the books. Here are some ideas.

Funny Pranks to Pull on Your Coworkers

1) When Halloween is around the corner, these caramel onions are no match for other tricks( or treats ).

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2) And speaking of Halloween, here’s what nightmares are genuinely made of.

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3) Fish food( hopefully) included.

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4) We hope nobody called the paramedics.

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5) Stiffen the zip-tie, throw it … and run for your life.

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6) The perfect use for those sticky notes that keep piling up.

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7) Never ask your work buddy to unlock your telephone for you.

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8) That’s one style to make sure everyone’s alert before a meeting.

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9) At least it’s not glisten?

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10) For trolls, by trolls.

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11) Oh look, a budget journey to the beach.

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12) That’s it. You’re suspended.

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13) Hey everyone, there’s cake up for grabs in the kitchen.

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14) “I don’t know, I feel like my boss is always watching me.”

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15) Simple, yet brilliant.

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16) I’m not even mad. I’m simply impressed.

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17) This was likely to induce your cat-loving co-worker’s day.

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18) “You said you wanted to spend more time with nature.”

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19) For the prankster with NO SOUL.

This is just cruel d #officeprank #aprilfools #krispykreme #mean #notcool

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20) Just the adrenaline hurry you needed.

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21) Warning: It could scare the bejeezus out of you, too.

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Funny Prank to Pull on Your Boss

22) “For the man who never has enough time.”

23) … Or anyone, truly, who never has enough time a irrespective of decor preferences.

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24) About that whole, “At least it’s not glitter” thing …

25) Sometimes, you’re not sure how to ask for another day off.

26) Congratulations, you eventually learned about your manager’s celebrity anti-crush.


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27) When words merely aren’t enough to express your sentiment.

28) “Hey chief, I procured a spider on your desk, but don’t worry — it’s been handled.”

29) And eventually, for the boss who has everything, it’s the gift that maintains on giving.

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What’s the best office prank you’ve ever pulled off? Let us know in specific comments . Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2015 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness .

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