All of the Bad Trip pranks, ranked

BAD TRIP(2021)Lil Rel Howery as Bud Malone and Eric AndrŽ as Chris Carey.Cr: Dimitry Elyashkevich/NETFLIX
BAD TRIP(2021)Lil Rel Howery as Bud Malone and Eric AndrŽ as Chris Carey.Cr: Dimitry Elyashkevich/NETFLIX /
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Bad Trip pranks
BAD TRIP(2021)Eric AndrŽ as Chris Carey and Lil Rel Howery as Bud Malone.NETFLIX /

What is the best prank in Bad Trip?

4. Chinese Finger Trap

After a drug-fueled night, Chris and Bud wake up to inexplicably find both of their manhoods caught in a Chinese finger trap they bought earlier. This prank spells itself out easily; it’s laugh-out-loud funny to see the two waddling around on a golf course as they and the people they interact with are caught helpless. Just a naturally funny concept.

3. Trina Escapes from Prison

A prison bus pulls up beside a construction worker, and the police officer driving it gets off. Then Trina, in prison garb, detaches herself from under the truck with the help of the construction worker, who puts two and two together in record time. The construction worker actually helps her out, advising her to “take off,” just as the driver comes back and asks the worker if anything seemed shifty while he was gone. The worker’s half-hearted replies of “go that way” make this prank.

2. Dream Sequence

On the road, Chris daydreams about the fictitious, idealized ways he could interact with Maria in the future, involving making out with her in the middle of a meeting and beating up a catcaller in a farmer’s market. Like the grocery shopping bit mentioned above, it helps that the situations are dream-like and hyper-real, allowing for some purely ludicrous shenanigans. I did not expect to see a blind man get beat up for looking at someone wrong in this movie.

1. The Soldier

At the end of his rope after losing his friend Bud, Chris walks up to an army recruiter and asks “what wars are going on, man?” I’m in.

This one takes the cake, not only because of how inadvertently the recruiter helps progress the plot along, but his lack of shock or frustration of any kind really helps this bit shine. Chris pleading for the recruiter to send him to Vietnam to die before making it crudely personal showcases Andre’s clown work at its best and funniest.

What was your favorite prank from Bad Trip? Let us know in the comments!

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