I regret to inform you that there is, in fact, One Good Prank on Instagram.
Look, we can all agree that among the petfluencer momagers and the vloggers who manufacture drama for views, prank accounts are Instagram’s most insufferable group. They’re notorious for objectifying women, shouting a lot, and possibly gaslighting their romantic partners for the sake of a good prank.
But viral prankster Goubran Bahou may have actually pulled off a good one — his latest video posted to Instagram and TikTok is a perfect summary of the human condition.
In the video, Bahou sprints away from some unknown force to an aria from the Italian opera Pagliacci. Puzzled bystanders watch him speed around the corner, frantically pumping his arms as if he’s running for his life. Then as the music swells, someone in a wearable dinosaur puppet rounds the corner as well, terrifying bystanders.
Some manage to turn and run. Others just hit the ground. Caught in glorious slow motion, they all share the same expression of pure terror.
This may just be Bahou’s greatest work yet.