B.J. Novak’s Boston MFA museum prank

UPDATE: longtime OfficeTally readers have known about B.J. Novak’s museum prank since 2007 when he posted about it on his MySpace page. It recently came to light again during B.J.’s appearance at his alma mater Newton South High School.

Check out the news video here.

You can also read more details about the prank at Boston.com, and download the actual recording at iTunes (NSFW).

Tipster: Paul

Original post, June 2, 2007

B.J. Novak posted in his MySpace blog about the prank he played in high school at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston:

Basically, we took tour of this exhibit of Chinese art. They had one of those audio tours where you put on headphones and get a guided tour of the art (“turn to your left… you will see….” etc.). We decided it would be funny to replace the tapes of the tour with our own recording.

The prank recording is available on iTunes. Who knew a proper Chinese art tour included paint sniffing, movie reviews, and celebrity impersonations?

B.J. mentioned this prank during his appearance on Jay Leno back in October 2006. (Besides having a stare-off with Helen Mirren.)