While 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' wasn't written about co-living with a flatmate, we think the phrase captures the essence of living with one just perfectly.

Living with a roommate certainly has its benefits. You'll never feel lonely (even if you want to), you'll always have somebody to talk to (even if they don't want to), and you get to share the chores (even though there are usually at least twice as many of them). But as you can see from this hilarious list of roommate pranks compiled by Bored Panda, cohousing can also have its downside. From such insidiously funny pranks as clowns in the toilet and sharks in the bath to tinfoil wrapped beds and gift-wrapped bedrooms, the best pranks you can find below will remind you that living with people can result in some of the best - or the worst - years of your life. Don't forget to vote for these funny stories!

#1

My Housemate Said He Was Going Out To Buy A Mouse Trap... This Is What He Returned With

My Housemate Said He Was Going Out To Buy A Mouse Trap... This Is What He Returned With

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Prank you say? Cute I see!

Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

Did they name it Yoda? That would be an awesome kitty name!

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Cat Meow
Community Member
3 years ago

Best "prank" in the world. And the only type of roommate I'd like to live with

Community Member
3 years ago

It's a mouse trap

Holly Hofmann
Community Member
3 years ago

Best.Mousetrap.Ever.

Oscar
Community Member
3 years ago

Well it's a cute mouse trap!

Taryn Wallace
Community Member
3 years ago

Your house mate is brilliant.... unless it's lazy like my 2 fat fuzzy kids who see a mouse and meow till I get it.

Polleekin
Community Member
3 years ago

To be fair he wasn't exactly lying....

Laetitia
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry but how is this the WORST room mate? This is the BEST roommate!

L and P
Community Member
3 years ago

good idea :)

Linda Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

I wouldn't mind a mouse trap like that

Jan Feline
Community Member
3 years ago

I would love a roommate who did this!

Georgette Goldie
Community Member
3 years ago

what's the problem?

Megan Spainhour
Community Member
3 years ago

He wasn't lying

TheReader19
Community Member
3 years ago

Best mouse trap in the world, be very, very grateful

Houssem Hammami
Community Member
3 years ago

well it's a mouse trap indeed

Kelly
Community Member
3 years ago

Ecological choice!

Socially Awkward
Community Member
3 years ago

Yaaaaaaay!!!!!!!

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww...

Ann McNeil
Community Member
3 years ago

Awwwwwww ...........

Derpicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

So what's the problem?

Toni Carroll
Community Member
3 years ago

That's how we got our cat. Then 6 months later, we had to get another cat, to keep him company.

Nang Yin
Community Member
3 years ago

best mouse trap ever..or even human trap?

Jan Feline
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome!

Cindy Szydlik
Community Member
3 years ago

Smart investment!

jetmastergames
Community Member
3 years ago

How is this "The Worst"?

Lucina Sandoval-Gordon
Community Member
3 years ago

The worst? This is the best!

Marian Bernier
Community Member
3 years ago

Not sure he can catch a mouse 🐭 but sure is cute

Benski Trenkins
Community Member
3 years ago

One mouse trap?? I would've gotten at least 3!

Enoch Evenson
Community Member
3 years ago

Yay!!!

Giovanni Amore
Community Member
3 years ago

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

Lorsbl Solomon
Community Member
3 years ago

Haha living mouse trap it is

akiwi
Community Member
3 months ago

I would mind because even though I like cats, I'm allergic to them.

Éva Nemes
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL :D

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope they actually wanted a cat and cared for it properly.

Kelly Einkorn
Community Member
2 years ago

LOVE IT!!!

Cecile Melanson
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww cutest mousetrap I've ever seen <3

Cecile Melanson
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww cutest mousetrap I've seen <3

Lisa Harrison
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice Mousetrao ‼️‼️‼️

Jean Simmons
Community Member
2 years ago

The best and fun

Katherine Durkee
Community Member
3 years ago

No better mouse trap has yet to be invented. *Disclaimer: Results may vary.*

Noycha
Community Member
3 years ago

seems leggit

Peggy Teach
Community Member
3 years ago

Best mousetrap there is!

Susan Ho
Community Member
3 years ago

a good choice, I think so... and good for enviroment

Little Way
Community Member
3 years ago

I mean it is a mousetrap...

Samantha Beckett
Community Member
3 years ago

This is great unless you're allergic. Which he doesn't say.

Tamra Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Your roommate if the best! Why are you complaining?

Elly Essenberg
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a very good alternative. Hope the cat isn't a hunter but a lovely pet..

DancingToMyself
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, some people don't like cats. And don't want to live with them. You all must admit that having a cat is challenging. Especially if you don't want them around. (I adore them and wanna have the hundred of them! :)

Harley Quinn
Community Member
3 years ago

Best reliable mouse trap ever!

Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
3 years ago

aww.. little murder floof is gonna go hunting.

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#2

Left A Romantic Surprise For My Roommate

Left A Romantic Surprise For My Roommate

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

fair enough

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#3

Went To Defrost The Freezer. Seems My Roommate Has Been Having Some Fun

Went To Defrost The Freezer. Seems My Roommate Has Been Having Some Fun

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Cute!

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#4

Woke Up, Half Asleep, Opened The Door To The Bathroom And My Heart Dropped Down To My Balls. Well Played, Roommate

Woke Up, Half Asleep, Opened The Door To The Bathroom And My Heart Dropped Down To My Balls. Well Played, Roommate

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I guess seeing this in dim light would have me made jump out of the window.

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#5

Friends Pranked Me By Converting My Bedroom Into A Utility Closet While I Was Out Of Town

Friends Pranked Me By Converting My Bedroom Into A Utility Closet While I Was Out Of Town

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Impressive job!

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#6

My Housemate Has To Get Up At 4am For A Train. I'll Just Leave This Snowman Here

My Housemate Has To Get Up At 4am For A Train. I'll Just Leave This Snowman Here

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

:o

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#7

My Friend Works At A Movie Theater And Can Take The Cardboard Cutouts. I Have An Irreconcilable Fear Of Sharks. She Decided To Use Her Spare Key Privileges To Terrify Me Beyond Repair

My Friend Works At A Movie Theater And Can Take The Cardboard Cutouts. I Have An Irreconcilable Fear Of Sharks. She Decided To Use Her Spare Key Privileges To Terrify Me Beyond Repair

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ItsPam Duh
Community Member
3 years ago

Not technically a "roommate"

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#8

My Roommate Is A Asshole, After Setting Off Security Alarms At The Doors Of Almost Every Store I Went To For 6 Months I Finally Found This Hidden In My Wallet

My Roommate Is A Asshole, After Setting Off Security Alarms At The Doors Of Almost Every Store I Went To For 6 Months I Finally Found This Hidden In My Wallet

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nanashi
Community Member
3 years ago

that's borderline evil... I should do this to my worst enemy.

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#9

Lost My Keys, Room Mate Offers To Replace Them And I Get These

Lost My Keys, Room Mate Offers To Replace Them And I Get These

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Ágnes Királyházi
Community Member
3 years ago

I want that unicorn!!!!!!

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#10

My Roommate Went To Australia For A Few Months, So We Walled Off His Room

My Roommate Went To Australia For A Few Months, So We Walled Off His Room

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Obviously he approved!

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#11

I Told My Roommate He Was Putting The TP On Backwards And Then I Find This

I Told My Roommate He Was Putting The TP On Backwards And Then I Find This

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LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

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Fuck him

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#12

My Roommate Is Afraid Of Clowns

My Roommate Is Afraid Of Clowns

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Community Member
3 years ago

Im afraid of clowns too 0-0

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#13

My Roommate's A B*tch. I Thought I Was Being Shot At

My Roommate's A B*tch. I Thought I Was Being Shot At

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Community Member
3 years ago

What???

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#14

I Got A Mannequin. My Roommates Are Going To Love It

I Got A Mannequin. My Roommates Are Going To Love It

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Isabel Tamayo
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm gonna die if I see this

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#15

My Roommate Gave Me The Rent Money Today

My Roommate Gave Me The Rent Money Today

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Community Member
3 years ago

That's niceee

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#16

My Roommate's Pranks Are Subtle, But Powerful

My Roommate's Pranks Are Subtle, But Powerful

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Cat on a bike
Community Member
3 years ago

hell thats mean :)) so much sarcasm so much win

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#17

Made For My Roommate

Made For My Roommate

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Community Member
3 years ago

...uh ok

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#18

Just Got This Key Cut For My 6'6", 250 Pound, Black Male Roommate

Just Got This Key Cut For My 6'6", 250 Pound, Black Male Roommate

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Kellie Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

Love iiiiit!

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#19

Thought My Roommate Was Bringing A Girl Home Tonight, So Naturally I Did This To His Bedroom

Thought My Roommate Was Bringing A Girl Home Tonight, So Naturally I Did This To His Bedroom

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The girl: "awwwww, you are so cute!

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#20

A Random Number Sent Me A Pic Of My Roommate Wasted With His Pants Pissed So I Turned It Into A Coffee Cup So He Has To See It Every Day

A Random Number Sent Me A Pic Of My Roommate Wasted With His Pants Pissed So I Turned It Into A Coffee Cup So He Has To See It Every Day

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice one.

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#21

Roommate Passed Out Early At A Party

Roommate Passed Out Early At A Party

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Ana-Maria Dan
Community Member
3 years ago

That is indeed a feat of design and engineering! Props to the roommate for being such a reliable foundation.

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#22

Thanks For The Idea. Roommate Comes Home From Vacation Tomorrow

Thanks For The Idea. Roommate Comes Home From Vacation Tomorrow

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Community Member
3 years ago

0-0 if they melt 0-0

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#23

My Roommate Is 27 Years Old And This Is How I Find Out We're Out Of Toilet Paper

My Roommate Is 27 Years Old And This Is How I Find Out We're Out Of Toilet Paper

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Community Member
3 years ago

haha

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#24

My Roommate Moved Out Five Months Ago; Only Today Did We Discover His "Surprise." After Sending Him A Confused Text, He Replied By Saying "You Found It! My Secret 'Stache'! "

My Roommate Moved Out Five Months Ago; Only Today Did We Discover His "Surprise." After Sending Him A Confused Text, He Replied By Saying "You Found It! My Secret 'Stache'! "

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Steve Bowman
Community Member
3 years ago

Come on, that's funny.

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#25

This Guy Turns His Roommate’s Mess Into A “passive-Aggressive Art Gallery”

This Guy Turns His Roommate’s Mess Into A “passive-Aggressive Art Gallery”

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Community Member
3 years ago

that is art :P

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#26

My Roommate Went Away For The Week. He Now Has A Hello Kitty Computer

My Roommate Went Away For The Week. He Now Has A Hello Kitty Computer

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Kellie Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

The best!

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#27

Roommates

Roommates

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Mr. Bojangles
Community Member
3 years ago

It probably took more work to print this off than to do the few dishes in the sink ... but if they were smart and laminated it then it could be used again and again

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#28

Bought A Creepy Mask Recently. Friend Wanted To Borrow It To Scare His Roommate. He Put This Together Before He Left For Spring Break For His Roommate To Find

Bought A Creepy Mask Recently. Friend Wanted To Borrow It To Scare His Roommate. He Put This Together Before He Left For Spring Break For His Roommate To Find

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Sumita verma pillai
Community Member
3 years ago

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Sorry but its not funny at all

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#29

The Prank War

The Prank War

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Community Member
3 years ago

The first one is evil

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#30

Live With 2 Girls Who Are Afraid Of Their Own Shadows, Left This In Their Bathroom With The Door Shut

Live With 2 Girls Who Are Afraid Of Their Own Shadows, Left This In Their Bathroom With The Door Shut

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

What was the outcome?

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#31

Made This Guy Out Of Our Housemates Clothes And Set Him Up In His Bathroom. I've Never Heard A Grown Man Scream So Much

Made This Guy Out Of Our Housemates Clothes And Set Him Up In His Bathroom. I've Never Heard A Grown Man Scream So Much

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Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

You are awful roommate! :D

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#32

My Roommate Is An Asshole

My Roommate Is An Asshole

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Super Cat
Community Member
3 years ago

This post is so intense nobody posted anything until now

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#33

My Roommate Doesn't Realize That I, Too, Can Print To His Wireless Printer

My Roommate Doesn't Realize That I, Too, Can Print To His Wireless Printer

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

But where is the cat?

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#34

My Roommate Asked Me To Make Signs For Her Garage Sale Tomorrow

My Roommate Asked Me To Make Signs For Her Garage Sale Tomorrow

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Onie Ward
Community Member
3 years ago

roflol!!

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#35

So A Housemate Left Without Saying Bye, I Found This In His Room

So A Housemate Left Without Saying Bye, I Found This In His Room

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FABULOUS1
Community Member
3 years ago

I love Cartman!

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