Hello Castro? Do You Have Political Prisoners in a Can?
June 19, 2003 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Media Hybrid: Prank Phone Calls meet Right-Wing Talk Radio as Miami Spanish-language DJ's Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero make an on-air call to their least favorite world leader and (allegedly) get through to him. Hilarity and Profanity Ensue. Prank or hoax? Political statement or political vandalism? Get me Bush on the phone!
Also: Overview of radio paranking including statement of disapproval from veteran radio hoaxter Phil Hendrie.
posted by wendell (5 comments total)
...then peppered him with nonsensical Castro comments until he caught on.

Does this Phil Hendrie guy have it reversed? From the first link it seemed like it was Castro who was really there and Chavez who was "fake".
posted by puffin at 6:36 PM on June 19, 2003

I listened to the whole prank, in Spanish, and it was pretty hilarious!

It was definitely Castro on the phone, it would be impressive if they found an impostor with the exact same slurred speech (Fidel had a major stroke a while back and is getting kinda decrepit).

Chavez was sampled digitally, which they used masterfully to navigate the various buffer-people.

I just love it when the subtle tone of the MeFi FPP expresses disapproval at pranking a brutal dictator.
posted by reality at 7:11 PM on June 19, 2003

I love prank phone calls, but only when they are used for good.
posted by dg at 8:48 PM on June 19, 2003

When I first saw the link i was sure the trick had been played before. It was and by the same two DJs. They got Chavez a few months back and Castro just now.

Castro: "I won't say anything.... shove it in your mother's (expletive)."

Ferrero: "Miami is listening to you Fidel Castro."

Must have been a good listen.
posted by pots at 10:48 PM on June 19, 2003

It's also already been done to Tony Blair and the Queen. This sort of thing is almost always pretty funny. :)
posted by plep at 11:30 PM on June 19, 2003

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