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Moms Are Freaking Out Over This Thanksgiving Prank

As everyone braces themselves for large-scale fêtes across the U.S. this Thursday, the challenge of baking the perfect turkey looms over those baring the responsibilities of prepping and cooking. And who better to ask for help than one’s own mother?

Instagram and Twitter have been circulating a new Thanksgiving prank daring America’s “servant-less cooks” (quoting Julia Child here) to text their mothers asking how long to microwave the turkey for dinner. Just as we hoped, the results haven’t been disappointing:

Why microwave a turkey when you could be called a “num nutz” by your mother:


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This mother clearly wasn’t too happy and concluded her son is adopted:

Feeling “explosively” generous here:


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The tin foil part was my idea??‍♀️. #textyourmom #microwaveturkeychallenge #microwaveturkey

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This mother tells her daughter to “shut up” and “never get married” after reading the prank text:

Finally, this young man really got a virtual spanking from his mother. Her response was not pretty:

So good luck to all with the turkeys this week, and Happy Thanksgiving! Or should we say, Pranksgiving…

Vivian Wang

Vivian is a travel enthusiast and food connoisseur living in New York City. Her curiosity and passion for languages and culture has taken her across eight countries over the past year. When not working, you can find her meandering in art museums or sampling food at the street markets.

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