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L.A. Weatherman

PRANKED on Live TV

'Happy Bday Hugh Janus'

3/15/2013 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Someone ripped a page outta the Bart Simpson playbook this week to prank an L.A. weatherman ... asking for a birthday shout-out for "Hugh Janus" ... and it went down PERFECTLY!!!

Ya gotta see this ... KTLA weatherman Henry DiCarlo was giving his usual TV shout-outs for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. ... when he read the name of a supposed 10-year-old boy named "Hugh Janus."

That's when the two anchors LOST IT ... instantly realizing DiCarlo had been pranked and laughing their faces off.

Eventually, one of the anchors let DiCarlo in on the joke ... "I think it was one of those trick names and you fell for it."

Once DiCarlo realized he'd been tricked he admitted, "I got punked" ... adding, "Hopefully there's not a 10-year-old really with that name out there."

Yeah, that would really stink.

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Patti    

I dont get the joke

483 days ago
17.

CLINT    

Unfortunately, the heads of the station will probably ban him from telling anyone happy birthday now. They have no sense of humor.

483 days ago
18.

Lee    

Ummmm....I dont get it. Inside joke?

483 days ago
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Lee    

OKAAAYYY NEVER MIND HUGE ANUS. LMAO I GET IT.

483 days ago
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jim     

I love Henry , he is the greatest , I miss ktla news , the took it of are cable system (cox cable sucks)

483 days ago
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TMZ Lover from LA    

I had to show this to my friends! I absolutely LOVE this team and saw the prank when it happened! They're not stuffy like some other channels. Hope no one is in trouble.

483 days ago
22.

manbearpig    

D'oh

483 days ago
23.

XRaac    

Who is that babe? a little uptight but nothing like a little man meat in the back entrance couldn't fix.

483 days ago
24.

PokerStar    

When your job is to read from a prompter, you don't have time to read it twice.

483 days ago
25.

Jim    

Wonder why he pronounced the last name with a long A sound instead of a short A sound, like in January. It wouldn't have worked then. He made it sound like Jane-us instead of Jan-us. If I'd seen the name, I think I would have pronounced it with a short A sound.

483 days ago
26.

Spicy mag    

My birth name is Huge Gaping Buttthole and I don't find this story funny.

483 days ago
27.

Buck Wild    

I am the one who pranked Henry Dicarlo, I was the Ktla5 News every day and these guys are the funniest guys ever, that is why I had to do it. My son Wes is the one who told me about it and who is the one who made me do this. Henry is a great guy and glad to see him on Ktla 5 everyday.

482 days ago
28.

Felix    

LMAO! That's all I can say!

473 days ago
29.

joe dirt    

It came out alright in the end!

357 days ago
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