The Joke’s On Us And We’re Okay With It
Everyone loves a well-executed joke, especially when it’s delivered on the one day a year that pardons all pranks: April 1st. Over on our YouTube channel, we went over the funniest April Fools’ pranks that celebrities have played over the years; from Ellen pranking her audience to Joe Jonas’ sonogram gag, to Netflix acquiring Seth Rogen! Since tomorrow’s the big day, we thought we’d give you 5 bonus pranks that didn’t make our rank but still had us fooled.
George Clooney’s Sweet Treat for “Oceans” producer, Jerry Weintraub
Is it really a prank list if we don’t include George Clooney? He’s pranked Tina Fey, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep, among others, but the joke he pulled, along with Brad Pitt, on the late “Oceans” producer, Jerry Weintraub, takes the cake…or the candy. The three were reportedly playing a drinking game that resulted in Weintraub falling asleep, giving Clooney and Pitt (who were secretly drinking water the whole time) the ultimate opportunity to fill his underwear with M&Ms. It’s a simple and juvenile school joke, but coming from two A-list actors makes it instantly legendary.
Gigi Hadid’s New Hair
Short hair, don’t care? Not if it’s Gigi Hadid, apparently! Back in April 2017, the supermodel decided to take to Instagram to fool her millions of followers by posing with a short pixie cut; a drastic change from her usual long hair. It might seem like a small prank, but the internet definitely wigged out.
A solid April fools joke can be pulled off by pretty much anyone if it’s convincing enough, even Trader Joe’s! Back in 2016, the grocery chain, popular for it’s unique food items like everything bagel seasoning and cookie butter, decided to join in on the fun by jokingly threatening to close and discontinue products by 2017. This joke had customers freaking out online, even Chrissy Teigen chimed in!
i want to be sad about trader joe’s but that place was always weird and creepy too me. except their cookie butter.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 31, 2016
George Takei for Congress???
“Star Trek” star George Takei played us all in 2018 when he publicly stated he would run for Congress in California’s 22nd District and take on Republican Devin Nunes. This joke even attracted a sincere endorsement from the Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo! Too bad it was all a hoax…
Stephen King is running for Governor of Maine???
The king of horror may not have been directly involved in this practical joke, but the execution was well worth a mention either way. A fan created king4maine2018.com on April Fools Day and claimed, “After years of criticizing Governor Paul LePage, Stephen is considering making a run for Governor in 2018.” It was clearly a prank, as the linked campaign video redirects to the most classic punchline there is: a rickroll.
Which celebrity’s April Fools prank did you fall for??? If the entries above weren’t enough to trick you, make sure to check out our FULL list of the Top 10 Funniest Celebrity April Fools’ Pranks on YouTube!
If you’re a fan of video games, you NEED to see the pranks pulled by the gaming community below!