Jimmy Kimmel says he wasn’t behind the viral video of Dennis Quaid’s meltdown on a movie set, though he acknowledges why people might assume he was.
Kimmel, whose penchant for pranks is legendary and whose epic Twerking fail duped the entire Internet, addressed the video on last night’s show.
The hilarious host said he was stunned (yet not really) to hear rumors blaming him for the viral clip that shows the Quaid cussing out a crew member.
"I watched that video last night about 14 times… and when I woke up this morning, I was being blamed for it," Jimmy said of Dennis’ ultimate freakout.
"There are two dozen articles online, thousands of comments suggesting that this is a prank video," Kimmel added, "and now I’m responsible for it."
"I have to say it’s disappointing because, you play 50 pranks and all of a sudden people don’t trust you anymore," the late night mainstay quipped.
It’s true; Kanye West’s feud with Jimmy was real, but widely assumed to be fake as well back when the rapper was unleashing his wrath on Kimmel.
The actor’s camp has yet to comment on the amazing video, which blew up online on Tuesday after a user posted it to Reddit, and reeks of a hoax.
The 61-year-old actor brushed off a TMZ reporter’s question about the clip, in which he goes ballistic after someone off screen breaks his concentration.
"I am acting here, and this d—head wanders onto my set," Quaid yells incredulously.
"I can’t even get a line out until Dopey the D–k starts whispering in your ear!"
Like Kimmel, we really need to start adding that insult to our daily repertoire.
Quaid, who calls himself "a pro," then slams the film as "the most unprofessional set I have ever been on" and rips the stunned crew as "zombies" and p—ies."
Beyond his TMZ non-answer, Dennis hilariously participated in some hidden camera pranks on Ellen years ago, so this is fishy to say the least. Stay tuned.