‘Pathetic’: Ellen’s worst prank ever
TALK show queen Ellen DeGeneres loves to scare her celebrity guests - but she may have just met her match.
The comedian and host of The Ellen Show never passes up an opportunity to give a celeb a fright, often sending her guests into an on-set haunted house while filming their reactions.
And if you've agreed to appear on The Ellen Show, you have to make peace with the possibility that a well-hidden crew member may leap out mid-interview to scare the life out of you.
If you're country superstar Garth Brooks, though, you just smile, shrug and continue the interview.
Ellen pulled the old 'crew member leaping out from hiding place' trick in the middle of an interview with Brooks - who barely flinched.
In fact, the crew member looked more scared, fleeing the set in quite a hurry after awkwardly tripping out of the box he'd been hiding in.
Once he'd scarpered, Brooks cleaned up in his wake, helpfully replacing the lid of the box and calmly taking his seat once more.
Ellen couldn't stop laughing as she reflected on the half-cocked effort.
"Act like it never happened, that's good. First of all: That was the WORST scare we've ever done. It didn't work in any way. Oh my god that was pathetic!"
When Brooks asked how long the poor fellow had been hiding, Ellen quipped: "He hasn't been in there that long, but we're putting him back in there as punishment."
Check out Ellen's worst scare ever from around 3:40 of the interview below: