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Martha Stewart Pranks Warm-Up Comic With April Fools' Coughing Fit (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 1st 2011 4:15PM
Martha Stewart feigns a coughing fitMartha Stewart pulled a pretty excellent April Fool's Joke today on 'The Martha Stewart Show' (weekdays, 10AM on Hallmark), feigning a convincing coughing fit that pressed her warm-up act and sidekick Joey Kola into service hosting the show. Coughing into a napkin, Stewart whispered "Joey, take over," sending Kola nervously to center-stage.

Kola was obviously tentative and nervous. "You want me to do this?" he asked a producer. "I'm going to do it? All right, here we go." He took a deep breath and tried to navigate his way through a segment, with Stewart whispering nitpicky instructions to him, like "Read [the telemprompter] slower."

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Ellen DeGeneres Attacks Her Audience With Waterguns (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 1st 2010 5:27PM
Ellen Attacks Her Audience with WatergunsIt's April Fools' Day, Ellen DeGeneres-style!

DeGeneres taunted her audience on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated) while standing behind a table lined with water guns. "Did you know that the water gun was invented by a man named ... Jim, uh, Watergun?" she said. "By the way," she said, picking up a water gun, "none of these have water in them at all." April Fool. DeGeneres then proceeded to soak down her audience and camera crew. And then, once the crowd was dripping wet, she blasted them with confetti!

Watch the video after the jump.

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Mimi Bobeck Shows Up on 'The Price is Right' (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2010 2:05PM
Price is RightIt's a 'Drew Carey Show' reunion!

After a series of bizarre occurrences, Drew Carey found out who was behind the dastardly doings -- Mimi Bobeck. Yes, that's right America, Mimi is back. Kathy Kinney appeared in character on 'The Price is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) to prank Carey on this glorious April 1. As the show's executive producer, Mimi instituted new policies, hired a new announcer and new models and declared she's watching Carey.

Now, when will Oswald and Ryan show up as contestants?

Watch the video after the jump.

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April Fool's Pranks: Ideas From TV Shows

by Hulu Staff, posted Apr 1st 2010 1:30PM
30 RockHappy Pranksgiving! April Fools Day ... that time-honored tradition on the first of April when people can torment and harass their co-workers and classmates with practical jokes ranging from the innocent and cute to brilliant and evil. It's come a long way since its origins in a Medieval French city where a prince tried to bring laughter back to his kingdom to laugh after its the clowns mysteriously died.

OK, we made that up. Fooled ya! We don't know how the "holiday" started, but we do know that every office has "that guy" who spends weeks of time planning the ultimate prank. So, we've put together a to-do list (with a little help from TV's most popular actors) so you, too, can be "that guy."

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So will CBS 'Get That a Lot' more now?

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 2nd 2009 5:10PM
Jeff Probst in Last night's April Fool's special I Get That a Lot on CBS picked up quite a few viewers; early estimates give it 10.3 million. It's a far cry from Idol's 23.7 million, but in today's television landscape, 10 million viewers isn't anything to sneer at. Which means that there are suits at CBS looking at the program and thinking what more they can do with it. Annual specials? Nah, gotta keep it in people's minds. Quarterly? Periodic limited runs? A summer series maybe?

Never mind that the premise may not even work again. The Swan and Joe Millionaire were huge hits for Fox in their first cycles, but ratings plummeted later. Curiosity brings in viewers to start things off, but the luster tends to wear off quickly. But then again, people do love their celebrities, we love to watch them bloop and apparently dance. So why not watch them pretending to be regular schlubs. If it becomes too regular, more people on the street will be at least tangentially aware of the show and thus be less likely to fall for the ruse.

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