Come on, we totally called this one! The leaked video of Dennis Quaid’s angry on-set meltdown turns out to have just been a prank, but Jimmy Kimmel wasn’t the mastermind as originally suspected. Find out who was really behind the elaborate plan!
Dennis Quaid, 61, made headlines on April 14 when a video surfaced of him freaking out in an expletive-filled rant on what appeared to be a movie set. It was immediately suspected that the whole thing was just a prank, and on April 15, we finally have confirmation on what’s actually going on!
Dennis Quaid Freak Out Proved To Be A Prank
So, it turn out this whole thing was all for a Funny Or Die skit — and leaking the video was all part of the plan!
In the full video, we see Dennis begin to freak out when his director gets interrupted on set, and a young assistant starts filming it all on his cellphone. And there’s our leak! Totally planned!
What we also don’t see in the original clip, is that Dennis’ “This is horses—” and “D–khead” references (among others) were actually literal. And the “Blow me!”? That one is directed at his hairstylist, who is seen fixing up his ‘do after the meltdown.
“Sorry, I get grumpy when my hair gets flat,” Dennis notes with a smile.
Thankfully we didn’t have to wait too long for that explanation — and Funny or Die totally got the headlines and buzz they needed to make the video work, too!
Before Funny Or Die revealed it was behind the skit, it was suspected that Jimmy Kimmel was the one to set the whole thing up. That idea was shot down on the April 14 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, though.
“I watched this a bunch of times last night. When I woke up this morning, I was being blamed for it. There were two dozens articles online, thousands of comments saying this is a prank video and I’m responsible for it and I have to say it’s disappointing because….you play 50 pranks and suddenly people don’t trust you anymore!” Jimmy joked in his monologue.
As it turns out, Funny Or Die was actually able to use part of Jimmy’s monologue in the opening of the video to show just how much this all blew up overnight! Crazy!
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— Alyssa Norwin