The Nigerian Scammer
I caught some of E4's new show Fonejacker and was suitably impressed. It was only by chance I came across it late at night while channel hopping. After seeing the trailers I didn't really think the comedy prank phonecall show had much potential - but the programme makers have done a great job presenting it in a novel way using a mix of live video and animation during the prank calls.
Of course the success of the show hangs on the prank phonecalls themselves. The Fonejacker presents himself as a number of characters making repeat appearances. One is an Arab man who pronounces things literally as they a read such as dfs (the furniture store) dvds, vcr and vhs. I found it hilarious when he rang directories enquiries asking for the number for 'duffs' - really D.F.S. My favourite character by far was a Nigerian scammer who rings people up asking for their bank account details. The reaction of some of the people he called was great, especially as the nature of the scam (which was hardly a masterpiece of deception) emerged.
Worth checking out.