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Prank Patrol
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Scotty and the Ninjas
Starring Scott Tweedie
The Ninjas (Demi Sorono and Dave Gannon)
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 86 (list of episodes)
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) Active Television
Original network ABC3
Original release 2009 (2009) – 2013 (2013)

Prank Patrol (known as Prank Patrol: Road Trip for its third season, also known as Prank Patrol Down Under in the UK) was the Australian version of the original Canadian series Prank Patrol. The show was made for the then new ABC3 channel (now ABC ME) which specialised in children's programming. It is hosted by Scott Tweedie and produced by the ABC.

Scotty and his ninjas find children to help them pull off a prank against someone they know like a parent or friend. Scotty then takes the new prank patrol recruit to their "HQ". Here they establish a plan to prank their target. Scotty will then go meet real prank experts such as special effects experts and makeup or costume artists. Then the new recruit calls their target to lure them into the prank. during this time the filler content of the episode has already proceeded. Finally, the prank is conducted and when Scotty appears in disguise as part of the prank, the famous catchphrase "you've just been pranked by the prank patrol!" is shouted by everyone in on the prank.


Recipe for a Prank

Similar to the original Canadian format this filler is an animated short of which explains how to set up your own prank.

Ninjas are on the Loose

The Ninjas usually go to a public place and commit a prank, whether it be hiding behind a park bench and making fart sounds or scaring strangers.


Season Episodes Original Air Date
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 26 4 December 2009 (2009-12-04) 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12)
2 39 19 September 2011 (2011-09-19) 23 November 2012 (2012-11-23)
3 21 16 September 2013 (2013-09-16) 14 October 2013 (2013-10-14)
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