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Original Prankster by The Offspring

Album: Conspiracy Of OneReleased: 2000Charted:
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  • The main riff played in the intro, verse and bridge all contain samples from "Low Rider" as performed by War, a popular funk group from the 1970s. Although the sample is quiet, it acts as a foundation for these sections of the song.
  • The title is a play on the 1991 Ice-T song and album "O.G. Original Gangster."
  • This was the first single from the album Conspiracy Of One. The band originally planned to make the whole album available as a free download, but could not because of contract obligations.
  • In an early effort at digital music distribution, this song was made available as a free download from the band's website before the album was released. Fans who downloaded it were entered in a $1 Million sweepstakes. The money was given away on MTV's Total Request Live. The two finalists agreed to split the money before the final question was asked (The question: Who is the oldest member of The Offspring).
  • Originally, the video was banned from MTV. It contained a scene with 2 naked schoolgirls on the lap of their principal, who is holding a paper that reads: "Principal arrested for molesting students." MTV objected to the word "Molesting" and made them take it out before they would air the video. Another scene had to be altered as well: A kid puts dog poop on his father's sandwich. MTV would not let them show the man biting into the sandwich, but would let them show him spit it out. A spokesman for the channel said, "At MTV, we don't eat s--t."This was the first single from Conspiracy Of One. The band originally planned to make the whole album available as a free download, but could not because of contract obligations.
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Comments: 8

Ooooo! I still love this fun song. I've still got the "Conspiracy of One" CD from 2000. Can't believe it was 14 years ago!! Oh well, I'm just babbling on. Love the lyrics on this song----so zany. And I still love The Offspring! You can do it!!!!Babbling Babette - Tulsa Ok
I still hear this song on the radio & each time I feel wired or electrified! Zaappp!! It's such fun song & cool. What attitude! Thanks to Songfacts, I didn't know it was influenced by Ice-T's album "O.G. -- Original Gangster." I don't have the album "Conspiracy of ONe" any more (my brother stole it!!), but I do have it on "The Offsprings Greatest Hits" CD. So - man, tonight I'm a-rockin' like Janet Reenooo!!!Rotunda - Tulsa, Ok
such a funny pumping song i freaking love the offspring!!!Braden - Provo, Ut
This song makes me so hyper i love it love the offspring.Jessiah - Kingston, Oh
let's rock like janet reno, what a nice verseFlowery Twat - Philadelphia, Pa
i love this song it makes me remember really cool times in my lifeYuri - San Diego, Ca
I hate when MTV bans videos... Soon they're not even going to be able to play Jessica Simpson!Mariah - Miami, Fl
Used in the movie "The Animal" (2001)Nick - Paramus, Nj
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