Back in January, Gabe brought you some important Brad Pitt prank news straight from the set of Moneyball. I’m sure you remember, but to refresh: Brad Pitt had the faces of the members of Wham! painted Jonah Hill’s “on-set golf cart,” which is a thing that clearly needs no further explanation in any article that mentions it, and it was a hilarious laugh riot. But it wasn’t until today that we learned that that prank wasn’t the WHOLE prank story. From the Huffington Post:
Hill witnessed curious things happening to his beloved on-set golf cart, which grew exponentially more ridiculous over time: the golf cart was flipped upside down, then its wheels taken off, then wrapped in giant pink car wrap, then covered in flowers and wrapped in pink car wrap, to being finally rigged to blast “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” at full volume every time the engine was on.
Jonah Hill goes on to describe Brad as “the Bobby Fischer of pranks,” explaining that “he’s playing prank chess all the time; he’s three moves ahead of you.” Which is, to be fair, EXACTLY how it seems. Bobby Fischer’s #1 chess rule always was, “Go hard on the golf cart. Just when they think you’re not going to do yet ANOTHER golf cart prank, that’s when you hit them with another golf cart prank. Except with chess. Stay three moves ahead but make the first and third moves golf cart related, the second should be some sort of diversion.” It’s upsetting, though, that these prank anecdotes were held from the public until this moment. What other hilarious behind-the-scenes tidbits could Brad and the gang be hiding from us, the prank hungry public? Did Brad Pitt replace the on-set golf cart with a miniaturized version of the on-set golf cart? Did Brad Pitt build a whoopie cushion into the seat of the on-set golf cart? Did Brad Pitt call Jonah Hill, and, using a funny voice, tell him that his on-set golf cart has been stolen and he needs to report to craft service to make a statement, only to find Brad Pitt exposing himself at craft services? WHO KNOWS. / cc @wikileaks (Thanks for the tip, Wes.)