If you are unfamiliar with Japanese pranks shows, you should familiarize yourself and look them up on Youtube.
They are SO mean and funny- it is amazing what they can get away with, the “prankee” usually has a good attitude at the end, however, which makes you breath a sigh of relief.
I do think you would get sued in the US if you tried any of this stuff! Here is one that would scare the crap out of me and I would NOT have a good attitude about it ! Would you?