Happy April Fools’ Day, HollywoodLifers! In honor of the joke-friendly holiday, we’re honoring one of our all time favorite jokesters — Ellen DeGeneres, of course! Check out eight of her most epic pranks of all time right here.
Ellen DeGeneres knows how to pull off a good joke…and she’s done it dozens of times on her show. With April Fools’ Day upon us, we’re looking back at some of her best tricks, some of them being on celebs, like Taylor Swift, and some being with the help of stars, like Justin Bieber. Re-watch all the glory right here!
1) Taylor Swift
The 26-year-old has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show several times by now, but back in 2009, she was just a newbie to the scene — and Ellen got her good! Tay’s Halloween appearance was the perfect opportunity for Ellen to really spook her, and she did just that by hiding in her dressing room bathroom and jumping out when Taylor walked in. She was legitimately scared to death and TOTALLY freaked out!
2) Vince Vaughn
Vince is usually the one to make the jokes, but this time he fell victim! When he showed up to Ellen in 2013, the comedian had her writer, Amy, pretend to be an awkward intern who would NOT leave him alone. The actor was ever-the-gentleman, engaging with the girl, despite clearly growing impatient. Awww!
Who knew Adele had this in her?! With Ellen in her ear feeding her hilarious lines, the singer tricked some unsuspecting employees at a Jamba Juice. Not only were they shocked to see the superstar in their store, but they definitely weren’t expecting her to act the way she did! So funny!
4) Justin Bieber
The Biebs also got in on Ellen’s fun back in November, dressing as a security guard and looking totally unrecognizable as he hilariously checked show guests into the studio. He had to get up close and personal with some audience members and acted totally inappropriate with others. Justin totally had ’em fooled!
Back in 2014, Ellen got Anna to crank call her husband, and even though he didn’t pick up the phone, the result was totally hysterical. She left him a voice mail pretending to be getting arrested, with Ellen acting as the cop in the background. OMG, we hope he believed it!
The Harry Potter star definitely didn’t expect this when arrived to his sit-down with Ellen! In another Halloween stunt, the talk show host convinced Daniel that there was an earthquake happening — and he barely even freaked out at all. WHAT?!
7) Jason Segel
The actor’s reaction to this is by far the best of all! He’s casually discussing his new book when a man dressed in a full-on nude bodysuit appears out of nowhere and totally frightens him. It takes Jason forever to recover from the fear!
8) Justin Bieber, again
Hey, this kid is on the show so often, it’s no surprise he appears on this list more than once. This time, Ellen got him to prank call one of his fans who’s a straight-A college student…and tell her her grades are slipping! SOOO mean, but the results are too funny.
Which of Ellen’s pranks is YOUR favorite, HollywoodLifers?