Jimmy Kimmel pulls off Olympic-sized wolf prank - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Jimmy Kimmel pulls off Olympic-sized wolf prank

Posted:

By Ed Payne

Jimmy Kimmel got us again.

Did you see the video of the Russian wolf that was supposed to have been roaming the hallways of the Olympic Village?

One word: Fake.

Kimmel admitted the prank on his late night TV show, saying his crew filmed the American wolf and got permission from Kate Hansen, a member of the U.S. luge team, to post it on her Twitter and YouTube accounts.

"I'm pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi," her tweet said. More than 1.7 million people have checked out the video.

Both Hansen and the wolf appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday night.

Hansen said the video created a bit of a stir in the Olympic Village.

"Security started freaking out, because technically it was a breach. You know, athlete safety," Hansen told Kimmel via Skype from Sochi. "It kind of went a little crazy here."

By the way, the wolf is named Rugby and he's an American timberwolf mix, according to his trainer in Los Angeles. Folks online were speculating that he was possibly a husky or German Shepherd mix.

This isn't the first time Kimmel has pulled the wolf over our eyes.

Remember the twerking stunt back in September, right after Miley Cyrus showed us her moves on the VMAs

A woman who was twerking upside down in what appeared to be her living room takes a tumble when surprised by her roommate. She crashes into a coffee table, knocks over some candles and sets her pants on fire.

Yes, Kimmel did that one too.

For her help with his latest stunt, Kimmel awarded Hansen a gold medal for pranking. No word yet on what Russian officials have in mind for her.

After fooling millions of folks on TV and the Internet again, maybe it's Kimmel who's the wolf -- in sheep's clothing.

 

The-CNN-Wire

™ & © 2014 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:31:53 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -- DPS says a woman is dead after a crash Monday afternoon.  It happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Mixon Road and Yarborough Lane in Smith County.  At this pointMore >>
    A Jacksonville Police communications officer has died after a crash Monday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:35:25 GMT
    EFFINGHAM (WCIA)  -- One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.  Owens'More >>
    One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.More >>
  • Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:43:25 GMT
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.