You won’t believe the outlandish prank these two brothers played on their little sister after dental surgery. Still high on anesthesia, the poor girl was completely sucked into their elaborate ruse.
On April 7, 22-year-old Cabot Phillips of Leesburg, Virginia was driving his 17-year-old sister Millicent to get her wisdom teeth removed. What Millicent didn’t know, however, is that she would soon be the star of the hilarious prank her brothers had in store for her.
According to Millicent, her brothers have played jokes on her throughout her whole life. But in this particular instance, she didn’t have the slightest inkling as to what was about to happen. The only thing Cabot told her was that he would film the trip to the dentist.
Everything was going according to plan as Cabot and his sister arrived at the dentist. Millicent was clearly far too preoccupied and anxious about the procedure to be suspicious of her brother.
Videos of people recovering from wisdom-tooth-removal procedures are popular online because the extraction typically involves the patient being administered with potent painkilling medication that can have them saying some pretty funny things. But that’s not the only reason Cabot was filming his sister’s reaction.
Millicent came out of the procedure still dazed from anesthesia and got in the car to be driven back home with Cabot. All of a sudden, the radio program they were listening to seemed to be interrupted by a strange emergency transmission.
The startled Millicent listened intently as the transmission announced that some sort of “viral outbreak” had occurred, with symptoms including “high fever, nausea, death and even cannibalism.” Cabot played along, acting like he had no idea what was going on.
Moments later, Millicent’s mother called Cabot, confirming news of the virus and telling her kids to get home as soon as possible. As the car pulled up by the family’s house, Cabot left his overwhelmed sister in the car as he went to meet up with their mother and Barrett, the elder brother.
While Cabot was gone, Millicent began putting the pieces of the puzzle together. She realized the transmission was likely referring to a real-life zombie outbreak. The elaborate prank was further confirmed by a phone call from another family member.
By the time Cabot returned to the car, Millicent was completely convinced that a full-blown zombie apocalypse was actually happening. She angrily told her brother to get the family’s guns instead of the garden hoe he put in the trunk, oblivious to the huge smile on Cabot’s face.
While Cabot went to grab the guns, Barrett got into the car. He instructed his sister on how to use a hilariously useless grabber tool to defend herself, trying his best to hold back laughter.
Despite the hilarity of the situation, the drugged-up Millicent still believed the prank was real. She snapped at her brothers, telling them to bring her a knife to defend herself instead of the grabber they had given her.
But the best part was still to come, as Cabot and Barrett began asking Millicent to make important survival decisions. The first of these was the choice of which family pet – the cat or the dog – to take with them.
The angry Millicent responded with arguably the funniest line of the whole prank. “The cat, you idiot!” Next, the brothers told their clearly distraught sister that they would have to drive to Mexico to meet up with their father.
As they pulled away from the house, Barrett and Cabot continued to pester their sister with questions, such as whether they should drive to Mexico at all and if they should stop by Costco to buy supplies. By this point, the overwhelmed Millicent was close to tears.
A few minutes later, his sister having suffered enough, Cabot finally revealed that the “zombie outbreak” was a prank. The dazed and confused Millicent could only respond with a quiet, “Oh…” as her brothers burst into laughter.
The hilarious video was an instant viral hit, collecting almost 20 million views on YouTube in just over a week. The prank was so popular that it even landed Millicent and her brothers on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
As Cabot explained to Ellen, he and Barrett got the prank idea soon after they heard of Millicent’s dentist appointment. Knowing their sister’s inclination for being “funny [and] expressive,” they decided to create a prank that the whole family would remember.
As fans of the show The Walking Dead, and knowing that Millicent was afraid of zombies, they decided to convince her that one of her worst nightmares was coming true – the zombie apocalypse. The brothers even brought Millicent’s dentist and their mother in on the joke.
The hilarious prank has even resulted in proposals for the family to take part in a reality show, while Millicent has attracted the attention of talent agents who think she could be an actress. While they haven’t decided on what to do yet, Cabot says the family will have a test shoot – and are keen to appear in cameo roles on The Walking Dead.