Matt Lauer Gets Back at Ellen DeGeneres With Prank

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Matt Lauer has been pranked by Ellen DeGeneres one too many times. He shared how he got back at the daytime talk show host today on The Today Show.

"We've been the target of several pranks by a young lady,” Matt Lauer said of Ellen DeGeneres's successful history of pranking him, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and even former Today show co-host Meredith Vieira.

It was last month when Ellen played a good one on Matt Lauer. Enlisting the help of some computer imaging experts, she dressed Lauer in a bondage outfit for his interview with Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

"I vowed I would get revenge and the moment has finally arrived," Lauer said Thursday. "We're done with your cocky pronouncements."

Matt Lauer had help from members of The Today Show staff in the planning of his revenge.

While Ellen DeGeneres was safely inside her studio taping an episode of her show, Matt and his helpers loaded up 20,000 ping-pong balls inside her Porsche Cayenne. When she opened the door to her vehicle later in the day, they came bouncing out and rolling all over the ground.

She knew immediately Matt Lauer was behind the prank.

Now Matt Lauer needs to watch out. Ellen DeGeneres will definitely get him back--again. And she's really very good in that arena.

How long do you suppose this pranking will last between Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres? Will one of them eventually admit defeat and call a truce?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.