Monday, December 22, 2008

Howie Mandel Gets Kicked Out Of School

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Howie Mandel has been a prankster all his life, but one stunt managed to get him kicked out of high school.

The Deal Or No Deal host has a new candid camera prank show called Howie Do It, premiering January 9 on NBC, and has plenty of experience pulling a fast one on unsuspecting targets.

When Mandel was in 10th grade, he got kicked out of school for hiring contractors to come and add an extra wing to the library.

The contractors visited the campus and made measurements for the new, unauthorized addition, but the principal stopped the stunt in its tracks and forced Mandel to fess up.

He laughs, “I loved the reactions I got. It was funny to watch the school staff try to seriously explain to me that I didn’t have the authority to add a wing to the library.”

Mandel was expelled from school but continued to punk people, and remembers pulling the old “chocolate bar in the public swimming pool” joke in the ’70s, when, in his words, “They’d have to drain the entire pool!”

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