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Ashton Kutcher’s prank show Punk’d is one of those things that, especially in retrospect, looks a lot easier to pull off than it actually is in reality. On Monday night, for example, Shaquille O’Neal and James Corden tried starting their own version, Shaq’d. In this prank project, Corden and O’Neal would disguise themselves and then trick unsuspecting people. Only problem is, everyone was suspicious, because O’Neal is one of the most famous basketball players of all time, and his size and stature is rather recognizable.
For instance, in one prank, Corden and O’Neal disguised themselves as corporate executives and pretended to fire someone. But instead of despairing, the guy just talked about how much he loved O’Neal’s playing, even asking for an autograph.
“Anything for the fans,” O’Neal said, ripping off his disguise.
“No, Shaq, no!” Corden despaired. “It’s supposed to be a prank show!”
Later, things got even worse when a different customer called the cops on Corden and O’Neal. The cop shoved Corden against a car and arrested him, but made sure to pause for selfies with O’Neal.
Watch the clip below.