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Published on September 21st, 2009 | by Staggered


Five stag pranks you shouldn’t try at home

It’s part of the fun of the stag to ritualistically humiliate the groom. Apart from anything else, it’s excellent preparation for a lifetime of hiding in a garden shed from his soon-to-be wife’s nagging. But the stags on the receiving end of some of these pranks must have wished that they were getting married in the good old days when you were simply stripped naked and tied to a lamp post…

Five stag pranks NOT to try at home

In reverse order of greatness, here are some of the best/worst stag pranks we’ve heard of.

5. The splash and dash

One stag was picked up by a fishing boat on the Isle of Wight after apparently being stripped naked and falling off a pier. Locals had alerted the Coastguard after hearing his cries for help. “He was very cold and said he had been on a stag do on the island. The fishermen dropped him off on Ryde beach and he was last seen running naked towards Ryde,” said a representative. “Obviously we were a bit worried about him catching hypothermia but we haven’t been able to find him.”

4. A saucy joke

A bridegroom and his best man were dumped by the side of the A363 in Bournemouth, totally naked apart from the eggs, flour and ketchup that their friends had drenched them in. Motorists driving past called 999 and the police came and took the by-now-very-sunburnt men back to a Wiltshire police station. “Officers didn’t know what to make of it,” said a rather dry-witted police spokesman. “They were handcuffed together and very red. Some bits were redder than others, if you know what I mean.”

3. The ‘kidnap’

Locals in Łódź, Poland, were shocked to see a young man snatched from the street and bundled into the back of his car by a group of masked men. Police were called and set out looking for the vehicle. Eventually they managed to contact his family and his uncle explained that it had all been a prank. The cops weren’t amused.

2. The arrest

A 25-year-old builder spent a day drinking in Bratislava, Slovakia, before plunging naked into a fountain (can’t think why Eastern Europeans think we’re a bunch of louts). Police thought this was a bit much and arrested him for lewd, drunken behaviour. He was sentenced to two months in prison… one week before his wedding. “I miss him so much,” said his wife-to-be, before leaving for her own hen weekend at Butlins.

1. The smurf

The story so silly that if we didn’t have a picture we wouldn’t believe it, this stag was taken away on holiday by his mates and they clubbed together and bought him a midget. Who they painted blue. And dressed as a smurf. And handcuffed to the groom. So for four days the groom and smurf had to eat, sleep, drink and… suffice to say, they were close by the end of the weekend.



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7 Responses to Five stag pranks you shouldn’t try at home

  1. dude19 says:

    I once saw a guy tied to railings outside a gaybar with a bottle of baby oil hung round his neck….. dont think he was gay….

  2. Pippa Witcher says:

    The Smurf gag is a classic…Id be impressed if anyone can top that! I wonder what the going rate for 4 day Smurf hire is!?

  3. Andrew Shanahan says:
  4. JC says:

    Me and my friends were on a stag doo last year,
    We have a stag doo thing that all stags and best men get thrown off the bus in the middle of no where, However, recently the stags have been on to this and have had there bride to be following the bus from a certain point, Which in some cases has resulted in the stags getting home before us.
    So…For this stag we came up with a plan.
    We threw him off the bus at the normal place (naked of course) then 1 of my mates pulled a 15 foot ladder(Metal) out of the bushes that he had stashed earlier in the week, We handcuffed them to the ladder.
    The stag and his best man were handcuffed to each end of the ladder, This meant they could not get picked up, by anybody!!
    Oh to see there faces was a picture, I think they got cut lose by the firebrigade after a 3 hour walk!

  5. bigal says:

    Seen the dwarf thing a few times now – bit old hat

  6. Emma Bartley says:

    You are right bigal, but it has never been bettered! If you’ve seen any stag do pranks that even come close, send them to us (staggered at gmail dot com)

  7. Emma Bartley says:

    Someone just told me of a spontaneous stag prank he saw at a music festival in Holland – the groom was pushed into a cesspit. It lacks some of the style and ingenuity of the above, but you can’t beat a pic of the groom covered in 2,000 people’s sh*t, can you

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