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Stilwell Grandma
StilwellGrandma
Traditional depiction of the Stilwell Grandma

Name

Ruby

Category

Prank Call Victim, Victim Soundboard

Age

89 (deceased)

Nationality

Native American

Residence

Stilwell, Oklahoma

The Stilwell Grandma (real name: Ruby L. Horn) (November 28, 1926 - August 22, 2016) was a victim procured by CommandoRunningMan in August, 2012, when she was called with the Confused Old Lady soundboard.[1] She was an elderly woman, hailing from Stilwell, Oklahoma, the hometown of Duncan. She seemed to suffer from senility or dementia and, had trouble communicating over the phone. She had zero tolerance for prank-calls, and easily flew into a blind rage with little provocation (especially if greeted with a recording of herself saying "Oh, it's you again..."[2][3][4]), loudly cursing and ranting at the callers.

She was best known for screaming in a shrill, wolf-like howl, in a futile effort to get pranksters off the phone, which has only served to endear her to them. CommandoRunningMan wasted no time in creating a soundboard of her voice, which was then used to call her, resulting in an incoherent shouting match between herself and the recording.[5]

There is speculation that much like Frank Garrett, the Stilwell Grandma possibly had a love/hate view towards the calls and secretly enjoys having someone to curse and yell at. CommandoRunningMan stated in a comment on one of his YouTube videos:

"there were times where she didn't hang her phone up correctly and you could hear her talking about the calls with her sister and they were laughing and giggling, i'm sure she enjoys it to some degree."

BackgroundEdit

Snapshot 1 (12-26-2016 10-46 PM)

An actual likeness of Ruby.

Ruby was born in Cherokee County, Oklahoma and lived in in the small town of Stilwell in Adair County for over 40 years before being randomly discovered by the prank call community at the age of 85. As she stated in one call, she was basically homebound due to advanced health problems and poverty, although her obituary did note that she was a prolific quilter and gardener.

Ruby's family life was actually quite sad, and most of her relatives predeceased her by decades: her first son (born to her first husband, Hubert Barklage) died as an infant, and her second husband Floyd Gilbert—19 years her senior—died of cancer in 1960, leaving Ruby an impoverished widow for more than half her life. Ruby's only other child (Ralph, a Marine Corps veteran and former Deputy Sheriff in Stilwell) died suddenly in 1994 at the age of 41, just one year after filing for bankruptcy with less than $1000 in listed assets. Ralph has a gravestone in the same cemetery as his mother but didn't get an obituary in the local paper (just a one-line death notice with the date of the funeral and no cause listed), which is common practice in parts of the Bible Belt for people who committed suicide, OD'ed on illegal drugs or otherwise died in a way that would shame their families. Two of Ruby's sisters and three of her brothers also died before her, leaving her sister Dollie (occasionally heard on the prank recordings) as her only surviving sibling and closest companion in her waning years.

She did have two grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, however. Her grandson Doug and granddaughter Charise are both married with children and living in Stilwell; Doug has a felony record for embezzlement in addition to being briefly jailed in 2014 for failure to pay child support, and has now moved into Ruby's former home at 102 East Cedar Street. Charise had her home in Stilwell foreclosed on in 2010 and now gets her mail at a Stilwell PO Box.

Ruby demonstrated a small amount of knowledge of Frank Garrett and was aware that he is dead, likely through obituaries for him, following his death. She was informed of a small amount of information about the prank calling community through a call made to her, although due to her advanced age and probable senility she never seemed to realize how she'd been discovered and why she kept getting so many calls, insisting that her number was unlisted (which it wasn't, and still isn't).

The Stilwell Grandma died on August 22, 2016 at the age of 89.[6] She had been living in an elderly care home for several years since suffering from a fall in late 2014. She is buried in Caney Cemetery in Welling, OK, about 5 miles to the west of Stilwell.

Appearances in Other MediaEdit

In the Season 1 finale of the Irate Black Man Animated Series, a clip of the Stilwell Grandma's wolf-like howls was used as a sound-effect, after Richard Dimpo is resurrected as a werewolf by the devil (played by the Satanic Racist).

ControversyEdit

Although the Stilwell Grandma became one of the most popular recent victims, there was minor controversy surrounding her fame. Some people questioned whether she was too old to receive the prank-calls, and if they were having a negative-effect on her health (the death of Frank Garrett no doubt contributed to these discussions). This was a contributing factor in MDopvveszZW's decision to stop pranking her. CommandoRunningMan addressed these concerns in his attempts to keep her identity and number from going public.

On April 5th 2013, CommandoRunningMan, the prankster who originally discovered her, released the final calls to her In May 2013, prankster Officer Rivieri called her, using his own voice to get information. She revealed, like Frank Garrett, she has had the Stilwell police visit her, believing that she has been harassing people, and that she is still prank-called on a regular basis. Ruby has also demonstrated knowledge of the numbers calling her, stating one was a California area-code.  She also insisted she does not enjoy the calls (contrary to CommandoRunningMan's belief).

As of February 2014, CommandoRunningMan's acccount is closed with no further updates. The reasoning of the closure is unclear, it may have been as a result of the Stilwell Grandma controversies though he had expressed disinterest in the community prior to his departure.

QuotesEdit

  • "Hell no, I'm not goin' to Missouri!" (In response to John Wayne)
  • "What have I told you about ringin' this number all the time? I don't know how you got it. I got it unlisted; and I've asked you not to do that, and I'm gonna turn you into the phone company, and you might just get you a trip to the jailhouse or a big fine. So you'd better quit ringin' my number here, you understand?"
  • "Hello?"
  • "Listen here, you crazy idiot! Do you know who you're talkin' to? Huh?
  • "Oh shut up, you sorry bastard!"
  • "Cut this crap out!"
  • "I don't know you, who are you?" (In response to herself)
  • "There's one old lady [herself] who keeps callin', but the rest of 'em are menfolks."
  • "A lady calls me, but she won't tell me her name; she says "are ya home? are ya alright?" and all that kind o' stuff, and I don't know who she is or what she's callin' me for!"
  • "WHOO!"

Ruby has produced her most creative and hilarious insults when confronted with the soundboard recording of herself, which she has (amazingly) yet to recognize as her own voice. Being unaware of the soundboard community, and given that most of the calls to Ruby were made with Confused Old Lady or a soundboard of herself (including one clip stating "I live in Stilwell, Oklahoma"), she now strongly believes she is being tormented by some other anonymous elderly woman in Stilwell, which probably helps explain her ongoing rage. Since the soundboard invariably produces a violent, spluttering rant, they quickly became the gold-standard when pranking her. Ruby has called herself:

  • a "dirty, sorry, low-down rat"
  • a "clabber-headed low-down heifer"
  • a "dirty low-down clabber-assed bitch"
  • a "low-down dirty hog-head, sorry-lookin' thing"
  • a "dirty low-down sorry-lookin' bitch, crazy-lookin' idiot"
  • an "aggravatin' old ass-hole"
  • a "bathroom-user"
  • a "durned old bag"
  • an "old hag, you aggravatin' low-down ol' heifer"
  • an "old hag, sorry lookin' old hag"
  • an "old haggy-baggy"
  • an "old hag-bag, whatever the hell you are"
  • an "aggravatin' old hag-bag"
  • a "whooper-head"
  • a "clabber-headed old bat"
  • an "old ornery-ass, old sorry, bitchy-lookin' shit"

She is known to make very violent and unintentionally hilarious threats to herself, as well. For example:

  • "I-I HATE ya! I get my hands on ya, I'd choke ya black-and-blue!"
  • "If you don't stop this, [if] I get a hold of ya, I'll stomp the shit out of you, you ol' bitch!"
  • "If I knew who you was, I'd come and tie ya across the railroad track!"

Prank CallsEdit

Date Title Caller Victim Notes Ref.
August 19, 2012 Confused old lady calls Stilwell CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma Original call. [1]
August 19, 2012 Robert chandler calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [7]
August 28, 2012 Confused old lady checks up on the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [8]
August 28, 2012 Stilwell grandma calls herself CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [5]
September 17, 2012 Duncan makes a quick call to the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [9]
September 18, 2012 More calls to the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [10]
September 18, 2012 Stilwell grandma revisits herself after supper CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [11]
September 21, 2012 Another round with the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [12]
September 23, 2012 Stilwell grandma calls her sister CommandoRunningMan Female victim [13]
September 27, 2012 John Wayne calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [14]
September 27, 2012 Mister Rogers calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [15]
September 27, 2012 Dr phil calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [16]
October 3, 2012 Stilwell grandma has a rematch with herself CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [17]
October 5, 2012 Stilwell Grandma likes to howl CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [18]
October 11, 2012 Donna Pope's Neighbor calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [19]
October 11, 2012 dr phil revisits the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [20]
October 11, 2012 Santa claus calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [21]
October 13, 2012 Aunt judy calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [22]
October 13, 2012 Stilwell grandma quick friday call CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [23]
October 13, 2012 dr. phil calls stilwell grandma on a friday CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [24]
October 22, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls Illegal immigrants Pranktz Bail Bondsman and various victims [25]
October 26, 2012 Arnold calls the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [26]
November 4, 2012 Sunday session with the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [27]
November 5, 2012 John Wayne checks up on the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [28]
November 5, 2012 dr. phil wants to help the stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [29]
November 6, 2012 Richard Simmons calls stilwell grandma CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [30]
November 8, 2012 Stilwell grandma talks about the calls CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [31]
November 8, 2012 Richard Simmons vs stilwell grandma - round 2 CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [32]
November 9, 2012 Stilwell Grandma Calls a Telemarketer Sir Cranksalot Male telemarketer [33]
November 10, 2012 Frank Garrett & Stilwell Grandma Call Best Western Hotels Sir Cranksalot
Puremadnessmann
[34]
November 11, 2012 Stilwell Grandma - The Lost Files CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [35]
November 11, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls some hotels puremadnessmann Various Hotels [36]
November 13, 2012 Stilwell Grandma & Family Call A Southern Homo Sir Cranksalot Male victim [37]
November 15, 2012 Stilwell Grandma Calls The Prosecutor Sir Cranksalot The Prosecutor [38]
November 16, 2012 Frank Garrett & Stilwell Grandma (Part 2) Sir Cranksalot
Puremadnessmann
Harpo's [39]
November 17, 2012 Frank Garrett and Stilwell Grandma Call a Cop Sir Cranksalot
Puremadnessmann
Various [40]
November 18, 2012 Stilwell Grandma visits drunk girls Nomadcowatbk Various [41]
November 18, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls payphone Nomadcowatbk Various [42]
November 21, 2012 Stilwell Grandma Calls Some People Unoriginalprankstah Various [43]
November 22, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls Butterball hotline Female victim [44]
November 23, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls herself on Thanksgiving CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [4]
Novemeber 27, 2012 Stilwell grandma awaits the mayan prophecy CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [45]
November 29, 2012 Stilwell grandma - oh its you again! CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [2]
November 30, 2012 Stilwell grandma - shoe repair CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [46]
December 6, 2012 Stilwell grandma calls the yellers and speaks to a civilized employee CommandoRunningMan Yellers [47]
December 6, 2012 Stilwell grandma - dancin like coons CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [48]
December 7, 2012 Respected Gentleman (Stilwell Grandma & Mystery Man) Puremadnessmann Respected Gentleman [49]
December 10, 2012 Stilwell Grandma calls sorority house Nomadcowatbk Sorority girls [50]
December 12, 2012 The Prosecutor & Stilwell Grandma Book A Cruise TouchToneTelephone Carnival Cruise Lines [51]
December 13, 2012 Christmas Special calls featuring Stilwell Grandma + LOADS more. ItsOnlyAPrank Redneck Roofer [52]
December 16, 2012 Stilwell Grandma - Merry Christmas CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [53]
December 17, 2012 Love Is In Stilwell Grandma's Air Pranktz Stilwell Grandma [54]
December 18, 2012 Stilwell Grandma - Planetary Alignment CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [3]
December 27, 2012 Stilwell Grandma - Happy New Year CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [55]
December 27, 2013 Telemarketer Revenge 62: Stilwell Elders Hate Taking Vacations revolverocelot2501 Various Telemarketers [56]
January 1, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - New Year Hangover CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [57]
January 1, 2013 Willy Wanda & Norman Bates Call Stilwell Grandma MDopvveszZW Stilwell Grandma [58]
January 4, 2013 Stilwell Grandma's tell all interview (+ More goodies) Pranktz Stilwell Grandma [59]
January 7, 2013 stilwell grandma calls the redneck roofer CommandoRunningMan Redneck Roofer [60]
January 13, 2013 Old Calls To Stilwell Grandma MDopvveszZW Stilwell Grandma [61]
January 14, 2013 stilwell grandma adventures CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [62]
January 25, 2013 Stilwell lady fun time (4) Pranktz Stilwell Grandma, Wanda [63]
Jan 25, 2013 My Final Calls To Stilwell Grandma and More MDopvveszZW Stilwell Grandma [64]
January 30, 2013 The Return of The Kingssh Pranktz Various victims, Drunk Al, Karen the Librarian, Stilwell Grandma [65]
February 20, 2013 stilwell grandma - february fun CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [66]
February 23, 2013 Stilwell lady fun time (5) Pranktz Stilwell Grandma [67]
March 4, 2013 stilwell grandma - march madness CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [68]
March 6, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - Oh its not me again! FridockShir Call medley set to 'Sabre Dance' [69]
March 13, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - Reincarnation CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [70]
March 18, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - St. Patrick's Day CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [71]
April 6, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - Final Calls CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [72]
May 2013 Interview With The Stilwell Grandma! Officer Rivieri Stilwell Grandma [73]
November 1, 2013 Stilwell Grandma - Halloween Resurrection CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [74]
February 2, 2014 Stilwell Grandma - Total Recall CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [75]
February 13, 2014 Stilwell Grandma - Sam Jones Chronicles (aka Sam Hell) CommandoRunningMan Stilwell Grandma [76]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 confused old lady calls Stilwell on YouTube
  2. 2.0 2.1 stilwell grandma - oh its you again! on YouTube
  3. 3.0 3.1 Stilwell Grandma Planetary Alignment
  4. 4.0 4.1 stilwell grandma calls herself on Thanksgiving on YouTube
  5. 5.0 5.1 stilwell grandma calls herself on YouTube
  6. http://www.robertsreedculverfuneraldirectors.com/services.asp?locid=88&page=odetail&id=69257
  7. Robert chandler calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  8. confused old lady checks up on the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  9. Duncan makes a quick call to the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  10. More calls to the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  11. Stilwell grandma revisits herself after supper on YouTube
  12. another round with the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  13. Stilwell grandma calls her sister on YouTube
  14. john wayne calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  15. mister rogers calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  16. dr phil calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  17. Stilwell grandma has a rematch with herself on YouTube
  18. stilwell grandma likes to howl on YouTube
  19. donna popes neighbor calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  20. dr phil revisits the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  21. Santa claus calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  22. Aunt judy calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  23. Stilwell grandma quick friday call on YouTube
  24. dr. phil calls stilwell grandma on a friday on YouTube
  25. Stilwell Grandma calls Illegal immigrants on YouTube
  26. Arnold calls the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  27. sunday session with the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  28. john wayne checks up on the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  29. dr. phil wants to help the stilwell grandma on YouTube
  30. richard simmons calls stilwell grandma on YouTube
  31. stilwell grandma talks about the calls on YouTube
  32. richard simmons vs stilwell grandma - round 2 on YouTube
  33. Stilwell Grandma Calls a Telemarketer on YouTube
  34. Frank Garrett & Stilwell Grandma Call Best Western Hotels on YouTube
  35. Stilwell Grandma - The Lost Files on YouTube
  36. Stilwell Grandma calls some hotels on YouTube
  37. Stilwell Grandma & Family Call A Southern Homo on YouTube
  38. Stilwell Grandma Calls The Prosecutor on YouTube
  39. Frank Garrett & Stilwell Grandma (Part 2) on YouTube
  40. Frank Garrett and Stilwell Grandma Call a Cop on YouTube
  41. Stilwell Grandma visits drunk girls on YouTube
  42. Stilwell Grandma calls payphone on YouTube
  43. Stilwell Grandma Calls Some People on YouTube
  44. Stilwell Grandma calls Butterball hotline on YouTube
  45. stilwell grandma awaits the mayan prophecy on YouTube
  46. stilwell grandma - shoe repair on YouTube
  47. Stilwell grandma calls the yellers and speaks to a civilized employee on YouTube
  48. Stilwell grandma - dancin like coons on YouTube
  49. Respected Gentleman (Stilwell Grandma & Mystery Man) on YouTube
  50. Stilwell Grandma calls sorority house on YouTube
  51. The Prosecutor & Stilwell Grandma Book A Cruise - Prank Call on YouTube
  52. Christmas Special calls featuring Stilwell Grandma + LOADS more. on YouTube
  53. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zauTjj5M64M
  54. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9VpUEShJiw
  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV_H9o4BsTQ
  56. Telemarketer Revenge 62: Stilwell Elders Hate Taking Vacations on YouTube
  57. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RtYSGt-vYY
  58. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oS9CiRhLVE
  59. Stilwell Grandma's tell all interview (+ More goodies) on YouTube
  60. stilwell grandma calls the redneck roofer on YouTube
  61. https://www.youtube.com/watch?=_-LDvAYoRw8
  62. stilwell grandma adventure on YouTube
  63. Stilwell lady fun time (4) on YouTube
  64. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJ2-BznOJo
  65. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=watch?v=gtTv7uD6nwA&t=4m13s
  66. stilwell grandma - february fun on YouTube
  67. Stilwell lady fun time (5) on YouTube
  68. stilwell grandma - march madness on YouTube
  69. Stilwell Grandma - Oh its not me again! on YouTube
  70. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2giCMdYJ1w
  71. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a41ndB1fSho
  72. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsknDD5SjPs
  73. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7ZzWh9kB7k
  74. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ygVIRS2mpA
  75. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuPgHcMgeB4
  76. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6W-2zkBQ7k

External linksEdit

Frank "Duncan" Garrett
Callers Original (2007-2008): PranksAndThat · SoCalCoaster · w3baholic · Xaozzz
Later years (2009-2011): AfghaNPranksteR · Bubbacalling · DragonSanPrankCalls · Mr88Nismo · PrankCallFan845 · ThebladezmanII
Victims Alabama Smartass · Arkansas Hillbilly · Bible Man · Burger King Pimp · Confused Old Lady · Crazy Business Family · Disgusting Mother · Douchebag Accountant · Drug & Alcohol Lady · Drunk Al · Duncan's Mother's Friend · Gary Busey's Stalker · Gay Florist · Gun Shop employees · Hotel Jackass · Jackass Plumber · Jesus Guy · Jesus Lady · Mark the Wanker · Meat Grinder Mike · Mike the Looney Metal Worker · Pissed off Southern Girl · Pissed-Off Canadian · Pissed-Off Waitress · Prayer Lady · Racist Redneck · Random Asshole · Redneck Bitch · Redneck Roofer · Respected Gentleman · Rick the Mullet Man · Rude Lawyer · Sewer Service Man · Smoker · Student · The Prosecutor · Toilet Lady · Tom the Pissed-Off Roofer · Treatment Center Guy · Village Idiot · WoW Girl · The Yellers · Young Redneck · more...
Locations Big Daddy's Pizza · DatBoys Data Recovery · Downtown Adult Books · Harpo's · Online PC Care · 1-800-Flowers · Walmart · Westboro Baptist Church · more...
Stilwell, Oklahoma Victims: Charles · Colleen · Duncan · Duncan's employees · Homer and Billye Scott · Karen the Librarian · Redneck Teen · Stilwell Grandma
Other: A to Z Pawn Incorporated · Charlie's Chicken & Bar-B-Que · Means Furniture · Stilwell Public Library · Stilwell Flower Shop · Stilwell Topix forum
Other Dr. Frank Garrett · Duncan Fest · Duncan Scare (2008) · Duncan Scare (2011) · Duncanism · more...

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