Jimmy Kimmel one-ups John Krasinski’s holiday prank with a yard sale and egg nog

22 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Krasinski pranks Kimmel for the holidays.

The two friends have been playing holiday tricks on each other back and forth for four years now, but The Office star attempted to seize the initiative by preempting the host’s ‘turn’ this year.

Four years ago, John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel began a hilarious holiday tradition: pranking each other with outlandish stunts and showing the results on national television. Kimmel then played back clips from the week-long yuletide onslaught, which began last Monday when it started snowing outside his office, before a naked Santa Claus was winched down to dangle in front of his window.

And just two days later he found the same dressing room converted into a winter wonderland complete with giant candy canes, polar bears and wall to wall snow – as well as a nutcracker-disguised Krasinski to administer a final scare. Krasinski’s recent pranks included littering Kimmel’s dressing room with holiday decor, and hiring a pants-less Santa Claus to scale Kimmel’s office window. He rolled a clip of him making a home-made yard sale poster with the actor’s photo – boasting ‘memorabilia, appliances, sex toys and autographed items’ for sale at 6am sharp – and included his real address. ‘That is your home address, John. After opening the door, he encounters a reindeer, tagged as a present from his “secret Santa.” “That thing crapped all over my bathroom,” Kimmel says, reflecting on the scene.

And what we did is we put that on the Xerox machine – good ol’ Xerox machine – and we printed out a couple hundred copies of this yard sale sign…and we posted them all over town,’ he revealed, as the clip showed hundreds of the posters plastered across every conceivable tourist haunt across LA. ‘You know when you forget to laugh because all you’re thinking about is “This is going to be so awful”? replied a dumbfounded Krasinski, who looked genuinely concerned at the thought of hordes of tourists turning up on his doorstep on Wednesday morning. ‘Oh and I have one other thing for you, one other little surprise,’ was the only warning Jimmy gave before a trigger clicked above his guest’s head and dumped gallons upon gallons of eggnog all over him Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Joni Mitchell’s 1971 LP Blue is universally acknowledged as one of the most acclaimed albums of all time and a landmark for female artists in the Seventies.

Singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe — no stranger to sad tunes — unwraps a delicate, profoundly heartbreaking rendition of “River” on which she’s backed by acoustic guitar and a weeping fiddle. In a video accompanying her performance, Monroe explains her song choice, and makes it clear she knows it’s far from the most uplifting of holiday-flavored hits. “I picked ‘River’ because it’s the most sad, beautiful Christmas song I’ve ever heard in my life,” she says. “Every time I sing it I kind of cry a little on the inside. I don’t know why but I do.” Monroe, who earlier this year told Rolling Stone Country, “It’s hard for me to write a happy song,” should nevertheless be able to find a bit of holiday cheer this year: her LP The Blade received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album.

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