Ellen DeGeneres has initiated a new round of prank wars with Today show host Matt Lauer.
Although the daytime talk show host made a (tongue-in-cheek it appears) 2016 new year’s resolution to no longer prank Lauer, she lasted all of about 30 seconds on that resolution.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the two spent much of 2015 pranking each other on television, much to the amusement of fans. But DeGeneres vowed to stop the pranks against Lauer in 2016.
— People magazine (@people) January 5, 2016
On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen shared her vow and the subsequent breaking of that vow.
“I made a resolution in 2016, I was not going to mess with Matt Lauer anymore,” DeGeneres announced to the audience. “Instead, I’ll just show you this clip of him interviewing Adele.”
In the video, Lauer is seen getting way too intimate with the British singer.
It seems this little video may have initiated a new rounds of pranks. While Lauer laughed off the prank on the Today show, he said he just might have to go “back to billboards,” referring to a prank he pulled on DeGeneres by placing ads of the talk show host on billboards around Los Angeles advertising her plumbing services.
— EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) January 6, 2016
Other past pranks have included the comedienne creating a videos of Lauer’s 50 Shades of Grey fetishes and of him stripping down for the Daytime Emmys thanks to DeGeneres’ editing skills. Lauer replied by filling DeGeneres’ car with Styrofoam peanuts.
How do you think Matt Lauer should answer Ellen DeGeneres’ latest prank?