In the Chinese Confusion phony phone call by Sal Governale and Richard Christy from The Howard Stern Show, they successfully coordinate a prank phone call involving three Chinese restaurants who confusingly try to order food from each other. Here’s a breakdown of the infamous phony phone call.
The Chinese Confusion Howard Stern Phony Phone Call
First, Sal and Richard called a Chinese restaurant and placed an order. They then ask the restaurant to read back the order for them. But first, they add a second Chinese restaurant to the line. The second Chinese restaurant thinks they are taking an order from a customer when the first restaurant starts reading the original order. The end result is a flurry of confusion when both Chinese restaurants try to take orders from each other and coordinate pick up times. After the second restaurant gets frustrated and hangs up, they then conference in a third Chinese restaurant. Sal and Richard appropriately titled the call “Chinese Confusion”.
A Howard Stern Show Fan Favorite
All of Sal and Richard’s prank call segments on The Howard Stern Show are always a highlight for Stern’s listeners. But this phony phone call is a major fan favorite. It’s frequently requested by Stern fans looking to hear it over and over again.