It's a good thing the cast and crew of The Walking Dead are so close. How else would they put up with Norman Reedus' epic pranks?
Reedus has earned a reputation for pranking his Wlaking Dead co-stars through the years. Whether its messing with Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln's license plate or filling his trailer with chickens, the pranks have set the bar pretty high. Plus, we won't soon forget when Reedus filled the air conditioners in Lincoln's car with glitter.
Still, none of the pranks seem to compare to one epic moment Reedus shared with ComicBook.com during a visit to the set of The Walking Dead's 100th episode.
"My very favorite one was Japan," Reedus said. "That was my ultimate favorite. I don't know if he'll ever know this story, but we go to Japan for a press junket and we're so jet lagged and there's just a full room full of Japanese interviewers and he goes, 'You speak Japanese right?'"
First mistake, Lincoln.
"And I go, 'A little bit.' And he's like, 'How do I say, 'Thank you for having me in your country?''" Reedus said. As the story goes, he slings out a Japanese phrase to Lincoln in response. "He sort of repeats it a couple times," Reedus goes on. "Then before he starts, 'Wait, I just want to say one thing...' and he says it with such passion."
Then comes the shocked reaction from the Japanese reporters. "They're all looking at him like, 'What the f---?'" Reedus said.
Immediately, Lincoln caught on to the ruse.
"He goes, 'What the fuck did I just say?'" Reedus explained. "And I said, 'You said, 'Where's the toilet?'' That was my favorite one. That's kinda what kicked it all off. There was a whole room full of people!"
Luckily for Reedus' co-stars, he put the prank war on hold during production of Episode 100 and allowed some time to get reacclimated to the production schedule for Season 8.
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The Walking Dead's sibling series Fear the Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 pm ET on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017. The Season 8 premiere will mark 100 episodes overall for the popular AMC series. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.