26 thoughts on “TIL Michael Jackson used to relentlessly prank call Russel Crowe, even though they never met each other in person.

  1. so_smog_hog February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I like to think that Michael’s disguised prank voice actually just sounded like a normal dude

  2. SexualBreakfast February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    This is probably my favorite bit of celebrity trivia.

  3. SaintVanilla February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    “Is your refrigerator running? *Hee-hee*”

    “Is this Michael Jackson again?”

    “No. *Shamon*”

  4. sportsworker777 February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Wasn’t Russell Crowe known for having a bad temper? I want to believe Michael Jackson knew this and was just trolling the fuck out of him.

  5. pc14 February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Russel: *Michael, please stop calling, it’s not funny.*

    Michael: *What’s the matter Russ, are you not entertained? HEE HEE*

  6. TooShiftyForYou February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    *”He just got into the habit of wherever I was staying, (Michael) would just call into the hotel, ask for my room and put on funny voices,” Russell recalled.*

    *”I’d never met him! The first couple people I said it to – I didn’t want to sound like I was insane… ‘y’know, Michael prank called me today’. But when I actually started talking to people who really knew him well, they’d go, ‘Man, he does it all the time.'”*

    Some parts of childhood Michael Jackson did actually get to experience.


  7. An_aussie_in_ct February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    May explain Russell crow’s issues with phones in hotels….

  8. Sgt_America February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    ‘Ryan…its me, Michael Jackson.’ – Michael Scott

  9. oxygenfrank February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    “Russell Crowe, this is your mother. You are not my son!”

  10. ILL_DO_THE_FINGERING February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    > he’d ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were 10, you know. ‘Is Mr Wall there? Is Mrs Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what’s holding the roof up? Ha ha.’ You’re supposed to grow out of doing that, right?”

    Michael Jackson getting a kick out of doing something a 10 year old would do? Yep, sounds like Michael Jackson, alright.

  11. smegmamegabulge February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I will pay anything to hear those prank calls….

  12. Kittykatkid February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    TIL…Russel Crow is Billie Jean.

  13. elboogie7 February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    the best hotel calling prank is calling a random room, saying you’re the hotel receptionist, and telling the guest they’re being way too loud, per rooms nearby calling in.
    then, getting the guy so pissed off that you challenge them to a fight in the hotel lobby.
    kind of a dick move in retrospect, but hey- you can only be 12 yrs old once.

  14. CP-3O February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    He was just a big kid after all…

  15. bubbav22 February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    MJ wanted to make Russel crow.

  16. AllThatJazz February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Ya, I heard about this a few times here on Reddit, but it never hurts to be reminded of this side of Michael Jackson.

    I actually think this is one of the better, and more human sides of Michael Jackson (as compared to many of the other stories I’ve heard about him).

    In addition, I find that I can highly relate to this, because I can’t even count how many prank calls my friends and I made growing up in the 1980’s, a more innocent time when there was no such thing as call-display!


    Some of prank calls we put together were insanely elaborate and creative (involving conferencing many phone lines together), and to this day I can’t believe we were so creative… !

    It was almost like we were writing skits, and performing for an audience (an audience of 1 person, who was randomly dialed and happen to pick up the phone!).

  17. NHMasshole February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    This is the funnest fucking thing I’ve read all year

  18. Lofar788 February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I’m sure he ate popcorn obnoxiously happy while do so

  19. 1_point_21_gigawatts February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    I feel like every single time I learn a new fact about Michael Jackson, it’s never a normal human fact.

  20. Russell_Arch February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    As someone named “Russell”, I am constantly amazed by the amount of people who spell it with one “L”.

    I’ve literally never met a “Russel” and yet we have tons of celebrities with the first name “Russell”:
    – Russell Crowe
    – Russell Brand
    – Russell Wilson
    – Russell Westbrook

    And also have a ton of celebrities with the last name “Russell”:
    – Keri Russell
    – Kurt Russell
    – David O. Russell
    – Bill Russell

    Yet I have my name spelled incorrectly 3 to 1 over having it spelled the way everyone has seen it their entire lives.

    Rant over.

  21. thesexymexi February 12, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Sounds just like Michael Scott prank calling Ryan.
    “This is Michael Jackson, calling from Wonderland!”

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