Pandora’s Hope Movie

Year(s): 2012, 2013

In 2012, while film director Andrea Marini was shooting his documentary Art of the Prank about Joey Skaggs, Joey was producing, directing and appearing in Pandora’s Hope, a fake short documentary about the ethics and perils of genetic modification in plant and human organisms.

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Trump’s Kool-Aid, New York

Year(s): 2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, Joey Skaggs’ 34th Annual April Fools’ Day Parade and 3rd Annual Trumpathon went off without a hitch! Marching from 5th Avenue and 59th Street to Trump Tower at 57th Street in Manhattan, paraders wearing Donald Trump masks carried protest signs and toasted the President with his own Kool-Aid. A police squadron cheerfully escorted the parade.

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Trump’s Military Parade

Year(s): 2018

New York City’s 33rd Annual April Fools’ Day Parade kicked off with a satirical take on Trump’s Military Parade. President Trump astride a tricycle mounted sling-shot launcher with a 10 foot tall rocket was joined by Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un who had his own smaller rocket. 

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Trump’s Golden Throne

Year(s): 2017

April Fools’ Day is Joey Skaggs’ favorite holiday. Every year since 1986, to commemorate and celebrate the folly of mankind, he has organized New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade. Over the years, the parade has grown in stature and has now joined the ranks of beloved New York parades. In 2017, unlike other years when the parades have attracted major media coverage but have basically been a figment of Joey’s imagination, there actually was a parade. It was a Trumpathon!

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Save the Geoduck

Year(s): 1987

Dr. Richard J. Long (aka Joey Skaggs), a marine biologist working in the Pacific Northwest founds the “Save the Geoduck Committee” and calls for the immediate halt of the commercial harvesting and exporting of what he considers to be an endangered species due to over-use as an aphrodisiac by the Japanese .

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April Fools’ Day Parade

Year(s): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

For more than three decades, New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. The parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park where revelers rejoice and party. The event ends with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

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Fish Condos

Year(s): 1983, 1996, 2020

In 1983, Joey Skaggs began making and selling Fish Condos, aquatic sculptures depicting bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms for upwardly mobile guppies.

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Gypsy Moth Protest

Year(s): 1982

Jojo, the king of the New York gypsies (aka Joey Skaggs) and founder of Gypsies Against Stereotypical Propaganda (G.A.S.P.), called for a gypsy work stoppage until the gypsy moth was renamed.

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Sewer Monster

Year(s): 1979

New York’s Sewer Monster, thought to be just another urban legend like Bigfoot and the Abominable Snowman, actually left his home in the sewer to scare off some protestors in front of the Governor’s office in Midtown Manhattan.

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