Pranksters built the inevitable remote-controlled Pizza Rat

Is it just us, or is this Pizza Rat robot kind of adorable?


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Nov 9, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 4:35 pm CDT

Pizza Rat will never die.

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New York‘s favorite pie-toting rodent has returned in robot form, built by the YouTube prank channel Prankvsprank. The intrepid pranksters created a realistic remote-controlled Pizza Rat replica (complete with a giant slice of pizza, of course) and set it loose on the streets of New York City.

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You’ve got to love the variety of reactions in this video. Some people scream out loud, but plenty of New Yorkers are blithely unfazed by a surprise Pizza Rat attack.

Screengrab via Prankvsprank/YouTube

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*First Published: Nov 9, 2015, 9:43 am CST