Scott Wilkinson Gets Masterfully Trolled

Update: By popular demand — one guy using a bunch of different names in the comments — here’s the video of Leo handling a call from Longmont Potion Castle the following weekend.
For better quality watch the video fullscreen.

Scott Wilkinson is a professional home theater expert who we affectionately refer to as the maniacal cackling Santa Claus. He’s probably never been targeted by an Internet troll. But cue “Carmelo” from Needles, California, calling in to The Tech Guy.

Facial composite of “Carmelo” drawn by police sketch artist after listening to audio

What started off as an innocent home theater question quickly turned into a trolling master class. There’s no doubt that “Carmelo” meticulously planned and executed this troll to perfection. This was not a mindless Howard Stern fan yelling “ba ba booey” and then hanging up. This was someone who spent a lot of time writing what he was going to say, choosing every word and sound effect with precision.

Editor’s Note: We found out “Carmelo” is Longmont Potion Castle, a famous prank caller.

At TotalDrama we don’t condone trolling good and honest people like Scott. However we were amazed and in complete awe at the amount of preparation and courage this must have taken. Congrats on the good job “Carmelo” and enjoy your video tribute.

64 thoughts on “Scott Wilkinson Gets Masterfully Trolled”

  1. Oh my God, I can’t stop laughing.

    Just had a thought, Scott Wilkinson looks like The End from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater.

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  2. I heard this call live and it was hilarious. You’re right, it was very well thought out and Santa had no idea what was going on. JammerB was even fooled by it. Ha Ha!

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  3. I like his confused look like he was saying to himself “WTF IS GOING ON” and at the end where he says “Where’s the hang up button”.

    We all know they read TD at TWiT especially Leo and JammerB, so they will know it’s a troll call now. Wouldn’t surprise me if they went back even and edited this call out.

    #TYFYC random caller.

    #OneAss

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    1. Lou: They scrubbed this entire call out of the show. LAME.

      They also scrubbed the call before this. It was someone looking for a $150 TV for “special needs.” After clarifying that the caller was visually impaired, Scott offered, “Well, if you are visually impaired, the larger the screen, the better.”

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      1. Baron Von Taintstein: They also scrubbed the call before this. It was someone looking for a $150 TV for “special needs.” After clarifying that the caller was visually impaired, Scott offered, “Well, if you are visually impaired, the larger the screen, the better.”

        Ha! Whenever Scott hosts The Tech Guy it’s a total disaster.

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        1. Which is totally by design. He would never let anyone (erik, cough, cough) fill in for him that could actually do a better job than himself.

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          1. He also only uses guest hosts with a very narrow specialization (Scott for home theater) (Jason for Apple) to make his own knowledge look more broad and to make himself look more indispensable by comparison.

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  4. See, I told you they would strike the call from the records.

    In the UK, we have a service called Audio Description for Sky TV (Satellite provider), and on certain programmes they describe what’s going on for visually impaired and blind customers. It’s getting more common to see an AD option now. I’m not sure if Freeview (free to air service on TVs) has it. I thought America would have a similar service.

    I doubt you can Get a TV for. $150, unless you purchase it on eBay. 1080 sets are really getting cheap now, and probably will be fazed out soon, so manufacturers can push more people to 4K.

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    1. Fuck you, how do you like that?:
      See, I told you they would strike the call from the records.

      In the UK, we have a service called Audio Description for Sky TV (Satellite provider), and on certain programmes they describe what’s going on for visually impaired and blind customers. It’s getting more common to see an AD option now. I’m not sure if Freeview (free to air service on TVs) has it. I thought America would have a similar service.

      I doubt you can Get a TV for. $150, unless you purchase it on eBay. 1080 sets are really getting cheap now, and probably will be fazed out soon, so manufacturers can push more people to 4K.

      I wish they would’ve left it in. This is comedy of the highest order, best thing to happen on a TWiT show since Leo flashed Lisa’s twat on his watch.

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      1. John: I wish they would’ve left it in. This is comedy of the highest order, best thing to happen on a TWiT show since Leo flashed Lisa’s twat on his watch.

        Just shows they have no sense of humour at TWiT. They probably figured out it was a prank call, after the other calls sounded normal.

        Leo has laughed off jokester calls before. I don’t know if it was left in the final podcast. Remember the woman calling in about admitting she was a Wi-Fi thief? There was another caller who used to call in, saying she had some sort of spirit ghost in her computer. I remember Leo telling the call screener (Heather when she was new) not to let that one go through. You can probably find both of these calls on YouTube, definitely the Wi-Fi stealer woman.

        The guys (Leo) has got sensitive in his old age. The TWiT cottage had a lot of tom foolery and shenanigans – then again, these were the early days and he wasn’t married to Lisa.

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        1. Fuck you, how do you like that?: Just shows they have no sense of humour at TWiT. They probably figured out it was a prank call, after the other calls sounded normal.

          Leo has laughed off jokester calls before. I don’t know if it was left in the final podcast. Remember the woman calling in about admitting she was a Wi-Fi thief? There was another caller who used to call in, saying she had some sort of spirit ghost in her computer. I remember Leo telling the call screener (Heather when she was new) not to let that one go through. You can probably find both of these calls on YouTube, definitely the Wi-Fi stealer woman.

          The guys (Leo) has got sensitive in his old age. The TWiT cottage had a lot of tom foolery and shenanigans – then again, these were the early days and he wasn’t married to Lisa.

          This call and another one were removed. As Lou said, if you watch the download, the clock behind Scott goes from 11:15:45am to 11:33:50am.

          I’ve seen this happen to several podcasts, particularly in the gaming sphere. Once they get out of the spare bedroom, or in TWiT’s case the cottage, they lose sight of what made the content great.

          The cottage had a bootstraps feel, us against them. There was a lot of humor, improvisation. The brick house and the strip mall studio are too buttoned up. It really hinders the product.

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          1. I won’t watch the final product, not to give them a view or any listened statistics anyway, I’ll take the word of the fine folks here.

            I was referring to those 2 calls I referenced in the past, if they were removed from the final podcast. They probably were left in because that was the TWiT Cottage era.

            Yeah, the cottage days, especially the very early years it had a very independent feel. People used to send him donations back then as well.

            At one point, I was going to send him a Liverpool F.C. soccer shirt, thinking maybe he could get a collection of them from other TWiT fans who live in the U.K, my way of saying I appreciate what you do, I guess.

            But I changed my mind. Something wasn’t right, turned out I was right not to send him one. This was when he had World Cup fever at the cottage, so it was only a few years ago.

            So if you’re reading this Leo: you could of had an authentic Liverpool F.C. jersey with “CHIEF TWIT” on the back and your year of birth as the number.

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  5. The funniest part of the video is Scott grooving to the music at the end. What a goofy bastard.

    You got played, Santa Claus. DEAL WITH IT.

    And to Leo, who I know is reading this, on behalf of the Dvorak Troll Army. GET FUCKED.

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  6. According to the timeline, this call went on for the better part of 18 minutes and 5 seconds, give or take another call and a commercial break.

    Where was that bald asshole JammerB? How is it that a guest host is put in the position where he has to deal with an obvious prank caller for minutes on end?

    Shame on the TWiT backroom staff, which has been a fucking joke for years now.

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      1. Lou: I saw that part. Leo’s face went stone cold. Probably thought it was dick or vagina pick related.

        Maybe someone can grab that clip too. I was only listening to the audio because I was downloading something from the Windows Store that might get taken off. I only ever listen to the audio, though anyway. I rarely waste my bandwidth on TWiT’s video feed, unless I’m watching it on a TV, which honestly never happens now. I don’t have a data cap either, as long as I’n not abusing it, my ISP has never sent me a letter.

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    1. Sex Swing:
      Hahahahaha

      1h48 into today (Sat the 24th) the same guy trolled Leo. He let him go on for about 30 seconds and hung up on the call.

      WHERE IS THE UPLOAD? Back in the day Total Drama would’ve had this uploaded in 24 hours.

      Get your heads out of your asses and get to work! Give the people what they want. Give the people what they need.

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      1. Godalfuckingmighty: WHERE IS THE UPLOAD? Back in the day Total Drama would’ve had this uploaded in 24 hours.

        Get your heads out of your asses and get to work! Give the people what they want. Give the people what they need.

        I think the site [mostly] relies on clips being submitted by the viewers and listeners. I’m not sure though, I could be wrong.

        Although too late now, there is also the DVR.

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        1. Fuck you, how do you like that?: I think the site [mostly] relies on clips being submitted by the viewers and listeners. I’m not sure though, I could be wrong.

          Although too late now, there is also the DVR.

          It’s not too late. The DVR keeps clips for a while. The Leo clip wasn’t that entertaining. He dumped the caller almost immediately and wasn’t fooled, unlike Scott.

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          1. Leica Lens: It’s not too late. The DVR keeps clips for a while. The Leo clip wasn’t that entertaining. He dumped the caller almost immediately and wasn’t fooled, unlike Scott.

            True, Leo just said “You’re making this up aren’t cha” then hung up on the guy and moved on, and that was that. Nothing was said of it again.

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        1. Leica Lens: Eat a dick.

          Who are you to determine what is and isn’t funny? If there was a followup or a reply to anything related to the dick or vagina pictures an update was posted almost immediately on the original post.

          Get your hand off your cock, X out of SpankBang, and give us a link to the clip!

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          1. Godalfuckingmighty: Who are you to determine what is and isn’t funny? If there was a followup or a reply to anything related to the dick or vagina pictures an update was posted almost immediately on the original post.

            Get your hand off your cock, X out of SpankBang, and give us a link to the clip!

            I echo this sentiment. Upload/link to the clip and let us decide if it’s funny.

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          2. John Hodiak: I echo this sentiment. Upload/link to the clip and let us decide if it’s funny.

            Go look at it on the DVR yourself before it expires. King Leo Laporte can excise it and add it to the article if he wants. I don’t care about the Leo clip.

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  7. About 8:40 PM U.K. time, he got another prank call from the same guy HAHHAHA! I knew it was him, I recognised his voice.

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      1. Lou: Someone needs to get this up ASAP!!!

        I’m sure it will be up soon. Sex Swing’s time is more accurate. I didn’t look at the local time when it came through. I honestly didn’t think he’d try the seame stunt with Leo, but this guy has balls lol

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        1. lol Also, did you notice how Leo never brought up the call again? Not sure if the chat were asking him, or letting him knot it was the same guy who got Scott.

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          1. Fuck you, how do you like that?:
            lol Also, did you notice how Leo never brought up the call again? Not sure if the chat were asking him, or letting him knot it was the same guy who got Scott.

            Chat is filled with a bunch of kids ass sycophants. I’m sure our friend from Needles, CA didn’t even get his question out before he was disconnected.

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          2. Lou: Chat is filled with a bunch of kids ass sycophants. I’m sure our friend from Needles, CA didn’t even get his question out before he was disconnected.

            I forgot what his question was. Did Jason Snell also get a troll call? Never knew he filled in, until Leo mentioned it. Fancy that, Snell getting the radio gig.

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  8. There was a guy from from KTLA a local network in LA that did Leo’s show 2 weeks ago. TWIT didn’t broadcast this better show unfortunately, instead ran a rerun. I never saw Jason Snell on the Tech Guy but Than again I don’t watch TWIT. I even refuse to go the TWIT website so to bump their numbers up so they use it for advertisers.

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  9. I’m with you guys and I don’t visit the Twit site at all. Only through TotalDrama do I know of anything worthwhile and hilarious going on. TD could be an entity of it’s own. It was this site that helped me to see the truth about that rat bastard Leo.
    Keep up the good work!

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      1. Leica Lens:
        Could you please use some of your other names to reply to this thread too? Make it a lively conversation, if you don’t mind.

        I don’t understand the complaining. Back in the day, if someone commented on the dick pic in the IRC Chat is was added as an update to the article. Leo gets a prank from the same guy who masterfully trolled Scott and, “Eh, it wasn’t that funny.”

        That’s bull crap.

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  10. Dear Leo,

    Here’s an easy game to play.
    Here’s an easy thing to say:

    If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
    And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
    And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
    Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

    If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
    And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
    And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
    Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!

    You can’t say this?
    What a shame sir!
    We’ll find you
    Another game sir.

    If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
    Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
    But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
    That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

    And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
    So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
    Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
    ‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!

    When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
    And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risc,
    Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
    Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!

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    1. I come from a land down under:
      Dear Leo,

      Here’s an easy game to play.
      Here’s an easy thing to say:

      If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
      And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
      And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
      Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!

      If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
      And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
      And your data is corrupted ’cause the index doesn’t hash,
      Then your situation’s hopeless, and your system’s gonna crash!

      You can’t say this?
      What a shame sir!
      We’ll find you
      Another game sir.

      If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
      Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
      But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
      That’s repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

      And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
      So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
      Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
      ‘Cause as sure as I’m a poet, the sucker’s gonna hang!

      When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disk,
      And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risc,
      Then you have to flash your memory and you’ll want to RAM your ROM.
      Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to tell your mom!

      There’s a wocket in my pocket! Anita “Ring My Bell” Ward how classic! “ding-dong-ding!”

      I watched that entire call live and now later here with the enhancements just laughed my ass off!

      Beam me up Scotty! 😀

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  11. One of the funniest clips I’ve seen in quite some time. Love to see the panic in Scott’s eyes when he’s targeted with all those technical terms and still remains calm and polite.

    On a serious note: this really was an example of the bad production at TWiT’s studio. The producer should have intervened quicker. They let Scott, who was willing to cover for Leo, hanging there for way too long.

    Btw, how would this call have gone if Leo wasn’t on vacation?

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