1991

Geraldo Hoax


Year(s): 1991

Joey Skaggs was invited to appear on Geraldo’s TV talk show. They also asked him to bring a journalist he had previously hoaxed. The topic was to be media hoaxes. Skaggs instead brought a friend posing as an Associated Press journalist, who said she had been hoaxed by him. Geraldo fell for the hoax hook, line and sinker.

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To Tell The Truth Hoax


Year(s): 1991

When “To Tell The Truth”, one of the longest running TV game shows in U.S. history, invited Joey Skaggs to Los Angeles to be a guest, Skaggs could not resist sending his friend Norman Savage in his place. The producers had seen Skaggs’ photo in a recent New York Times article (their inspiration for inviting him), but when Norman arrived at the studio, they never suspected he was not who he said he was.

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April Fools’ Day Parade


Year(s): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

For three decades, New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. The parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park where revelers rejoice and party. The event ends with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

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