This video goes some way to proving that the most effective April Fools pranks are the ones where you don’t bother at all.
American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked his viewers to shout ‘April Fools’ just as their friends and family took a sip of coffee, and it turns out that they were every bit as worried as you’d expect.
Although the would-be pranksters haven’t actually done anything to the coffee, one man claims that he can taste alcohol in the drink, and another describes the drink as ‘gross’, before coming to their senses.
Others take it more nonchalantly, with one man heard to say ‘April Fools my a**’, as he resolutely refuses to accept the prank.
But no one appears more shocked than the girl who desperately rushes over to the kitchen sink and furiously rinses her mouth.
As brilliant as the video is, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the man who encouraged parents to tell their children that they’d eaten their Halloween sweets.