Roman Atwood is a very popular YouTube personality and prankster. He has been uploading content on YouTube since 2009 and he has three channels where he posts vlogs and pranks, while the last one is a podcast channel. Atwood is famous for his pranks, including the “plastic ball prank” and the ATM prank, which actually cost him a visit to the Columbus Police Department, since he was arrested for “inducing p.an.ic and disorderly conduct”.
Still, one of his funniest pranks is the one he played on Howie Mandel, the famous judge of America’s Got Talent for eleven seasons. In the video that lasts no longer than 3 minutes, Atwood pays a visit to Mandel’s house in California, only his friend happens to be in New York, as he explains.
Atwood arrives at Howie Mandel’s home in a truck carrying over 4,000 toilet paper rolls. And there’s a good reason for it. You see, Atwood is planning to cover the whole house in toilet paper. This is actually done by “throwing numerous toilet paper rolls in such a way that they unroll in midair and thus fall on the targeted object in multiple streams,” as Wikipedia explains. So, Atwood and his accomplices open the truck’s doors and unbox the toilet paper.
It’s crazy just how many paper rolls he’s going to use.
Little by little, he and his friends, including Mandel’s son, Alex, cover the house and the trees surrounding it in toilet paper, while counting down for Howie’s arrival. Alex explains that his father’s flight has just arrived and that his mother is supposed to stall him, but he’s actually expected to get there any minute.
Thirty minutes later, Mandel arrives at his property and he can’t believe his eyes when he sees what’s going on there.
“Are you kidding me?” he says, obviously confused and upset at the same time. “Who can get into a gated community? How do you get into a gated community?” he’s wondering. While he’s taking a look around his house and probably checking if there’s any damage caused to his property, someone can be heard getting closer, asking for some toilet paper.
That’s Atwood revealing he’s the one to blame for this havoc, and Mandel can’t help laughing at the prank he played on him.
People have absolutely loved this prank. The video has been viewed by more than 20 million users and it has garnered thousands of comments. “There’s just no words to describe how funny that was haha! Roman you legend !!!” someone wrote.
However, those watching it in 2020 had a spot-on comment to make.
“2020: We could really use those toilet papers right now,” someone commented.
Indeed, at the beginning of the pandemic, when everyone was buying toilet paper like crazy, watching this kind of video would only make you angry about wasting all this toilet paper for a prank.