They’ve been PRANKED!
Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley of The Real Housewives of Orange County, have been pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen. Gretchen isn’t upset about it, in fact, she’s “honored” to have been pranked by him. The prank took place on Sacha Baron Cohen’s satirical seven-episode Showtime series “Who Is America?” It’s been making headlines for pranking celebrities and politicians including Ted Koppel, Roy Moore, Joe Arpaio, among others. Gretchen said, “I’m so honored that Sacha Cohen thought to prank me and Slade! To even be on his radar in any aspect, I feel honored that he even wants to be hanging out with us.”
They are known for appearing on the RHOC before, but now they appeared on an episode of the show. They spent four-and-a-half hours with him. They said the filming lasted so long because they respected his character, Israeli anti-terrorism expert Erran Morad. In the prank he was “teaching” them how to protect themselves. They didn’t want to offend him while he was showing them how to protect themselves and explaining the culture.
According to Gretchen, “The production company called us beforehand to tell us about the show and what to expect. And what they said to us was, ‘Look, this is a Mousad agent from Israel. He’s a huge Trump supporter and he’s this and he’s that and we just want to make sure you’re not going to be offended by anything he’s saying or doing.”
She said yes, although they were NOT prepared for the stunts he asked them to do. Apparently he had Slade pretend to be a “big black man” breaking into their home. They said they didn’t want to do anything that would offend people, including their friends. Sacha also whipped out guns and zip ties for a different segment with Slade.
Things got so crazy, that Slade said he wanted to call cops at one point during filming. Gretchen told Fox News, that after filming wrapped she was actually worried that they had been duped by a real terrorist group. Slade threw out the business card that Sacha gave them, out of their car window when they realized there could potentially be a GPS-tracking device on it. According to Page Six, they were pranked back in February. However; they figured out about the prank after chatting with Tito Ortiz, who was also filmed for a potential segment. Slade said, “Tito only lasted an hour and a half. So you can imagine how gullible we were because we lasted four hours!”
I think it’s hilarious that they got pranked and were going along with it for so long! They really didn’t realize or have any idea. I’m definitely going to watch the episode! LOL.
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