Infern0, what about Data?
In the context of trying to be human? His innocence gave him a license to play pranks too.
In the Worf-dunking incident alluded to above, Data dunked Beverly in an attempt to participate in human behavior. Geordi said it wasn't funny, giving Data to think he was flawed and needed the emotion chip to progress.
IMO, Geordi was full of it. Data dunking Beverly was funnier than Riker dunking Worf.
I agree... Riker removing the plank was just another example of him being a jerk. Beverly laughing over it and telling Data he needs to "get into the spirit of things" well.. that was just asking for it.