April Fools Round-Up: Pranks from the Online Video World
This April Fools Day, our favorite online video platforms used their entertainment talent and wisdom to drum up some pretty hilarious (and sometimes convincing?) pranks on this notorious day for jokesters. Here’s a round-up of what not to fall for on this tricky day:
Hulu “brings you” spin-offs of TV’s top shows, based on the side character’s you’ve always (read: never) wanted to see more of. From “Community” Spanish teacher, Ben Chang, hosting his own educational puppet show to Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) letting you into his kitchen with delectable recipes (don’t worry — no human flesh involved), Hulu’s prank lineup almost makes you wish they were similarly inspired for real. Here are a couple of their “new show’s” trailers:
CollegeHumor also stepped up to the plate with a “new fragrance,” made for women by a woman (specifically Amy Schumer). Make sure the subtlety of the pun in this video does not manage to escape you.
However, Netflix takes the cakes with this year’s best April Fool online video prank to date. It is…drum roll please…an original Netflix movie chronicling the hour and thirteen minute roasting of a rotisserie chicken. Simply titled “Rotisserie Chicken,” the moving film “in the tradition of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’” (according to Netflix) follows this piece of meat as it spins tirelessly in high heat. The “movie’s” mock reviews may just be the best part.Tags: April Fools, DramaFever, Hulu, Netflix, pranks, youtube