Poptropica Fools!

April Fools Day, 2009

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April Fools day. A day for foolery and miscious. And PHB had a go at it.

The logo used in the PHB April Fools, 2009 Prank.

The logo used in the PHB April Fools, 2009 Prank.

For 3 days before, during, and after Aprils Fools day, the PHB team changed the whole site to appear as if it was now serving another online game called “Club Penguin”. And boy did PHB fool alot of people!

Crying, thrashing, tearing, yelling, “WE WANT PHB BE BACK! WE WANT PHB BACK!”. We got dozens of comments and emails of pure panic that the site had mysteriously changed over night.

Not only was it the readers that got fooled but the Poptropica Creators Blog (PCB) got fooled too:

Rest In Peace – Help Blog

We wanted to acknowledge a certain “Help Blog” for Poptropica that recently changed formats. They had a lot of talent, and we’ll miss them terribly. Good luck guys.

Whether or not this was the creators just joining in on the foolery, or maybe they were just completly fooled, or maybe they were just talking about another site (unlikely 😉 ).

So what on earth did we do to make it look so much like we had changed.

Heres what the site looked like.

Heres what the site looked like.

First off Codien designed the header, making it as real as possible as if we were really a help blog serving Club Penguin.

Now we had to write the posts and pages.  We were stuck. We had to write lots of posts and pages in less then 3 days. We couldn’t do it. So we emailed a very good friend of ours and asked her if we could use her posts for the prank.

This person was Happy Pippi – Happy Pippi owns a  wonderful, amazing, well organized blog involving Club Penguin. Her blogged is filled with amazing posts and pages.

When we asked she was very happy in letting us use her posts (Suggesting the name 😉 ).

We would like everybody to give a very big thanks to Happy Pippi. THANKS HAPPY PIPPI!

Please visit her amazing site by clicking on this link:   http://happypippi.wordpress.com/
Or you can access it by clicking on the link button saying Happy Pippi in the right hand bar.

We will add more stuff to this latter. With a more detailed explanation and behind the scenes work.

April Fools!

-PHB Team-

Scary Tomato
Smockers
Codien

122 thoughts on “Poptropica Fools!

  1. Grey Lizard says:

    Could I ask you something? How did you delete your old posts? I’m trying to delete a post on my blog and I can’t figure out how. Oh and OMG I CAN”T BELIEVE THE CREATORS WERE LOOKING AT OUR BLOG! THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHING! Oh and on Poptropica, Everyone’s head is HUGE! And at the opening screen, you know when the people run across the screen? Well, their heads are huge too and they are wearing Groucho Marx glasses! Look and see!

    • Codien says:

      When you click on Posts in the dashboard you can select any post then you can have an option of deleting or editing them at the top and bottom of the screen.

      Thanks for the update on Poptropica’s April Fools Joke!

    • hapykidi1 says:

      You really had fooled there! sad. i thought the changewas real. i would wait ’til my penguin was 30 days old, and do the quests!

      Scary Tomato: Remember to check out Happy Pippi’s Club Penguin site, as mentioned in the above post! 😉

      • 1846914 says:

        HI Jumpy Spider,

        Is ur real name on this blog “my name is jumpy spider!”? Just asking!

        PS–I thought the change was real 2! U made the blog seem so oficialy changed!!! I couldve cried! 😥 I made a little document:

        RIP– the Phb

        A help blog about Poptropica was mysteriously changed 2 a nice help blog about the game Club Penguin, which could be a big competition against Poptropica. The wonderful posts that ST, Smockers, and Codien worked hard 2 post also perished in the mysterious alterations. The PCB was reading this blog. I forgot what Hazmat Hermit said, but I think he said, “Plz change it back!” Is that true? The beloved PHB will now work 4 club penguin 4ever. Really? Check this out!

        And I did the things I remembered that were in PHB sneak peeks:

        [8 years later]
        [ST, Smockers, and Codien were busy making more alterations 2 their blog that 4ever served 4 club penguin.]
        [“Now this site is deleted and no longer here,” says the PHB team. “It’s on Blogger, not wordpress.
        [NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

      • Fearless Paw says:

        Here’s MY document:

        On April 1st, 2009, bloggers were startled to find that the “Poptropica Help Blog” by Scary Tomato, Smockers, and Codien(a blog assisting people with the online game, Poptropica,) had changed to the “Club Penguin Help Blog” overnight.

  2. Fearless Paw says:

    Wow, we sure got fooled! I knew earlier because I sent an e-mail.

    Does this mean the Creators won’t be visiting the blog?

    • Codien says:

      I don’t know how they wont be. I didn’t even know they were in the beginning. I’m sure they will find out that it was a joke. They might even post it on there blog.

      Codien

    • Grumpy Wolf says:

      They sent me an e-mail too. I went on the site an asked them if the site was hacked. They replied, saying “April Fools!”

  3. popular kid says:

    ha ha ha ha ha mmmmmmh if you go to poptropica .com your poptropicans have big heads it looks sooooo funny and your hands looks like ther in your mouth and if you custume somebody they look sooooo funny ha ha ha ha ha ha

    • Oumer26 says:

      So that means you were wrong about them not visiting this blog.Imagine what they are going to post now about the PHB.

      Scary Tomato: I didn’t think they looked at the PHB, but I wasn’t sure. It’s really cool that they do, after all! 😀

      • Fierce Panda says:

        Maybe that guy on Poptropica Talk REALLY WAS Vlad the Viking! At least I freaked out over someting legitimate 😆

        Scary Tomato: Maybe, but maybe not. 😛

      • Fearless Paw says:

        One thing I’d like to mention. The Creators’ obviously don’t visit the comments-they would have noticed that there were commenters saying that it was April Fools!

    • Green Boa says:

      The only thing I’m surprised about is that the crators didn’t delete the ‘Rest in Peace’ post after it was all made back… :/

    • Scary Tomato says:

      jake – Yes! The “Club Penguin Help Blog” on the PHB was just an April Fools joke. We do have something special planned that involves all the readers, as we have said, and it is coming soon. Keep checking back at Poptropica Help Blog for more information about this! 😉

      • kayla says:

        i was scared too. i just did not go on, but im saying for the big head trick: “now that was cool”
        kayla

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow, that had to be the BEST April Fool’s joke EVER!! Nice job!! It must’ve been funny to watch everyone freak out, lol…

    Wait, you didn’t tell the Poptropica Creator’s blog?! I had assumed that they were in on your April Fool’s joke, but I guess not! Still funny, though. I was laughing my head off! It was really impressive, too… Nice job!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  5. Popfan says:

    First I was angry, then confused, then relieved when you guys answered my email saying “April Fools” then confused again when you didn’t change it back for a while and now I am very happy that you dudes are back, but I am still laughing at my self. 🙂 But it was very funny. You really got some of us. Good job buddy! :mrgreen:
    I said “oh em gee!”
    LOLoutloud,
    Popfan

    P.S. LOLoutloud is laughoutloudoutloud. One of my buddies made it up. And so is “oh em gee” (like OMG) but another friend of mine did that one) 😉

  6. Neat Whale says:

    well, my penguin’s membership expired. i guess ill renew it when Mom gets home.

    ontopic: well, i wasnt that fooled. i just went along with cheerful claw, just hoping that she was right. she (or he) was!! 😀

  7. Yenyen says:

    OMG! thank goodness that was a joke. when i first saw the poptropica blog change to clubpenguin i nearly cried! thanks for changing it back. that was a good prank, maybe you should try that next year.

  8. bendyhero01 says:

    I knew something was weird when all of those posts and pages appeared in one day. I suspected it because me and my friends love pulling pranks on each other on April Fools.

    This year I told a friend of mine that Astro-Knight Island released 3 weeks ago. Boy was he shocked.

    • Silver Ice says:

      I really got tricked! But that was because it wasn’t even april fools day anymore when I read it.

      anyway, it was POPTROPICA help blog i typed in… not club penguin help blog whatever… that sort of gave it away for me

      omg i really didn’t plan to answer your comment, bendyhero01 [ no offense ], but i just couldnt find the postacomment box thingy

      Scary Tomato: We can’t exactly change our web address once we sign up for a WordPress blog, which is why you typed in for POPTROPICA. 😉

      • Cheerful Claw says:

        Anyway, that’s the only way we would notice it; if you kept it poptropica.wordpress.com, not something like cllub.penguin.guide. com or something.

  9. Popfan says:

    The April Fool’s joke was HILARIOUS!!!! It made me laugh so much after you guys came back. And I was starting to get worried! Mostly I was fooled because it was still March 31st when you guys first did this, and you guys didn’t return on April 2nd when I got on. That’s why I got so worried, and did the “lay a heart” thing.

    • Rough Panda says:

      Exactly… I knew something was wrong and I was one of the people who bought the joke! But I did gain something from the joke… Happypippi’s awesome blog! :mrgreen:

      • Popfan says:

        I did visit Happypippi’s blog, and it was really cool! But I got to say, I don’t have a clue about Club Penguin, so I can’t use her wonderful blog! Oh well. 😥

  10. Neat Whale says:

    yes! the comments from last night got deleted!
    Ontopic: well, what can they do 4 next year? maybe they could make it in2 a neopets blog!! 😆 😆 JOKE!

  11. Neat Whale says:

    ok we r gettin off topic so let me help… like how club penguin stinks! sure, i play it but its soooooo boring! GAH!

  12. animalian1 says:

    I knew something was up! After a couple minutes I thought, “… this just happens on April Fools Day, it must be a trick…” LOL, u guys almost fooled me though, it was a great one too! See ya!

  13. animalian1 says:

    Oh, u kno wat? A better and scarier A.F. joke wud be to turn into a WEBKINZ blog. Just the thought of it makes my skin crawl. Good luck with ur next joke!

      • Cheerful Claw says:

        LOL. It’s OK. Hopefully next year we’ll think before we judge and know it’s a April Fool’s joke. 😉 Really, I turn my back from the computer for a few hours and that mayhem happened. 🙄 🙂

      • shaggy tornado says:

        I didnt even remember it was April Fools Day then cuz it was an ordinary day.

        Does Smockers really have a penguin named Smockers?

        ST: Yep, he said his penguin’s name was Smockers. 🙂

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