Robin Cooper & family v The Telemarketer

by Robert Popper on September 30, 2009 · 29 comments

Telemarketers are constantly calling me at home, so a few months ago I decided to get my own back. When a guy called from some satellite TV sort of company thingy (it’s always so vague) I had a bit of fun. Hope you like…

My best bit is when I say ‘I’m 90 years old’ and he pauses for 0.3 seconds and then says, ‘Aww’.

  • Meniscus


    More of the Cooper family please!

  • This was my favourite of the first lot of Timewaster calls. Had me laughing hysterically!

  • marvellous! from start to finish

  • Thanks!

  • Awesome. Many chuckles were had! Love the conversations in the background between the characters.

  • This guy must be on some amazing commission. Such patience.

  • dirk

    Were they nice poached eggs? What a polite young man, do let us know if he calls back.

  • Arandora

    Brilliant! I must try that for myself with the wife.

  • Lewis

    This is one of my favourites 🙂
    Robert i saw this video of a prankcall earlier and thought i must share it with you!

    you’ll love this im sure!

  • Just watched it for the second time, still making me laugh out loud. Wonderful!

  • Tanya

    Hilarious. I almost (but not quite) felt sorry for the poor man.

  • Genius! That’s how to deal with cold-calling pests! I love the bit where Mrs Cooper talks about the TV show about eggs, he asks “Were they nice eggs?” & ‘she’ says “I don’t know, they were on the telly!”. Brilliant: Sir, you deserve a medal

  • I accept a medal. Yes.

  • Joel

    Genius. Did he call back?

  • I don’t usually care for this sort of thing, but this, sir, was brilliant. And marvelously sustained! I larfed and larfed. Well done!

    Warren T (retired)

  • Thanks Warren T.

  • Sadly, no.

  • Rich

    That’s hillarious.

  • I’d forgotten how good this was. Just wonderful.

  • philipb

    Loved it! We had a spate of calls in the US (mostly timeshares) where they’d pretend to be calling on the recommendation of a friend (they’d use some generic name). Having time on my hands I strung the telemarketer along & then confessed that I was surprised that “John Smith” would have given out my number since we were having a secret gay affair & were very much still in the closet.

    5 seconds of silence then he hung up! Never called back since.

  • Fantastic! Will be sure to pass it round.

  • I used to do this for a living, and I came across real people exactly like this. Funny stuff.

  • DS

    Maybe they were all winding you up, Nick.

  • Lucy

    Brilliant! Thank you for making such hilarity available for free!

    I worked in a call centre years ago, like Nick, and we put together a call centre magazine featuring a lot of transcripts of real calls like this. Some probably were wind ups, but at least some of them were genuine. We loved it.

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  • Carl H

    This is one of the funniest things l’ve heard in my life!

  • Fried gold. Absolutely brilliant and strangely sweet.

  • Nibb

    Absolute genius!

    I just tell them to f*ck off!!

  • Nibb

    Absolute genius!

    I just tell them to f*ck off!!

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