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Pranksters Once Again Struck The Hollywood Sign. What Are Your Favorite Pranks?

The famous Hollywood sign reads
The famous Hollywood sign reads "Hollyweed" after it was vandalized, January 1, 2017.
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LAPD arrested six people yesterday for strategically unfurling tarps down the Hollywood sign, with a “B” thrown over the “W” and a dash over the D to spell: “HOLLYBOOB.”

The participants reportedly claimed that they altered the sign to raise breast cancer awareness, but most Angelenos received the stunt in a decidedly sillier manner. It’s not the first time the sign has been altered— most recently, in 2017, the sign was changed by a local artist to read “HOLLYWEED” in celebration of California’s recreational marijuana legalization. Sign manipulation is even a part of Hollywood’s pop culture renderings. In the popular adult animation “BoJack Horseman,” a character steals the sign’s “D” to spell “HOLLYWOO,” a pronunciation the series’ characters keep up for the remainder of the show.

Today on AirTalk, we’re hearing more about your favorite pranks. Have you pulled off one that you’re still laughing about? We want to hear from you! Give us a call at 866-893-5722 or comment below. 


Mike Roe, KPCC arts and entertainment reporter; he tweets @MikeRoe