Notorious for pulling pranks on others, boy band One Direction just got schooled by juvenile media giant Nickelodeon. With help from two One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik, Nickelodeon pulls a fast one when a "fake" Nick producer went into faux labor. The three unassuming members of the British-Irish band Niall Horan, Liam Payne, and Harry Styles came to her rescue. Liam worked the phones in search of the "baby daddy" or help from somewhere. Harry took on the role of coach while Niall looked incredulous the whole time.
The YouTube video plainly shows the two pranksters attempting to keep a straight face during the prank. The prank ends when the pretend Mom to be confesses. Some of the YouTube comments expressed disgust with the prank calling it "immature" and many were angry that Harry was embarrassed. Most seemed to think the prank was funny and applauds the schemers for their part in the prank.
The Daily Mail records Harry's response as a "freak out" when he asks, "Why is no one here? Can somebody help us?"
The British-Irish "boy" band first appeared on the British version of "The X Factor." After signing a contract with Simon Cowell's Syco Records, the band also signed with North American Columbia Records. Their debut album "Up All Night" put One Direction at number one in the U.S. Billboard chart in 2012. Hit songs like "What Makes You Beautiful" and "One Thing" became top 10 singles.
One Direction has a 2013 world tour planned for Australia and New Zealand. You may have seen the boy band on the iCarly episode "iGo One Direction." They've also appeared on Saturday Night Live with guest host Sofia Vergara.