April Fools’ Day 2021: The perfect celeb pranks and jokes

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The favored Grownup Swim comedy “Rick and Morty” will transfer ahead as a extra kid-friendly program, titled “Rick and Morty Infants,” for the brand new Grownup Swim Junior.

April Fools’!

On Wednesday evening, Grownup Swim trolled “Rick and Morty” followers by morphing the collection’ titular grandfather-grandson duo into toddler variations of themselves for a particular episode in honor of April Fools’ Day.

To drag off the stunt, the community employed little one voice actors to dub the Season 2 episode “Complete Rickall,” which initially ran in 2015 and sees the Smith household stricken by parasites.

Moreover, the animation group created a complete new intro sequence for “Rick and Morty Infants,” re-imagining the beloved mad scientist and highschool pupil as tricycle-riding, teething, drooling, crying, diaper-wearing newborns.

The one-off “Rick and Morty Infants” episode debuted as a part of Grownup Swim’s 2021 April Fools’ programming, which has additionally included kiddie diversifications of “Gemusetto Machu Picchu” (now “Gemusetto Machu Preschool”) and “Aqua Teen Starvation Drive” (now “Aqua Youngster Starvation Drive”). Grownup Swim has an extended custom of observing the mischievous vacation every year with numerous animated tips and treats, from shock reruns to celeb cameos.

Absolutely committing to this yr’s prank, Grownup Swim additionally rebranded Thursday as “Grownup Swim Junior,” with G-rated interludes between episodes within the type of Nick Jr. and Disney Junior’s early-morning rotations. Grownup Swim will revert again to its frequently scheduled grownup “Rick and Morty” programming on June 20 for the premiere of the sci-fi collection’ fifth season.

Talking of Disney, streaming platform Disney+ additionally acquired in on the April Fools’ enjoyable by sharing numerous stills of Disney villains — comparable to Scar, Maleficent and Ursula — shouting “Fools!” of their respective movies. In the meantime, fellow streaming large Netflix vowed on Twitter, “There’ll be no April Fools’ Day jokes from us at the moment,” including, “Critically. (This isn’t a joke).” Certain, Netflix. Certain.

British media outlet the Tab made no such guarantees, nonetheless, and pulled a prank on Netflix’s behalf by reporting that the second season of its smash-hit interval drama “Bridgerton” can be premiering subsequent week. (In actuality, the present’s extremely anticipated sophomore run — starring Season 1 breakout Jonathan Bailey and newcomer Simone Ashley — wasn’t even set to start manufacturing till this spring.)

“We needed to make this a particular shock for our very particular viewers,” the Tab quoted a “Netflix spokesperson” as saying. “They deserve it.” (Even Girl Whistledown herself would by no means publish a rumor so baseless and merciless!)

A number of celeb capers have been trickling in as effectively. For instance, BTS rapper J-Hope fooled the South Korean supergroup’s ARMY fandom on social media into pondering he had dyed his hair “Little Mermaid” crimson. Seems it was only a very convincing filter, and the gullible are already mourning the fiery look that would have been.

Take a better have a look at Hollywood’s April Fools’ excessive jinks under.

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