Hollywood couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski had a little fun at pal Jimmy Kimmel’s expense this week after pranking him on three occasions by covering his entire car with wrapping paper.
The close friends and Los Angeles neighbors have been messing with one another for the past few Christmases, and last year, the actors woke up one morning to find their entire house decorated with gift wrap and elaborate festive ornaments.
They decided to get their own back on Kimmel this year by having his SUV completely sealed in red and gold paper, complete with a big name tag reading, “From Your Secret Santa”, which the TV host discovered after filming his Jimmy Kimmel Live! show last week.
The Krasinskis had also filled the inside of the car with hundreds of colourful baubles, which spilled out into the parking lot as Kimmel opened a door.
The comedian was caught out again the following night, when his car was wrapped up once more – only instead of baubles, a group of carol singers burst out of the vehicle, stunning Kimmel as they belted out “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.”
Blunt teased her pal over his reaction on Monday night, when she was the talk show host’s guest.
Discussing video footage of the prank, she said, “Not only were you terrified, and I love that you flinched… that was the best bit ever. But that, it is your nightmare – people singing at you.”
Blunt and Krasinski were not done with their shenanigans – after completing Monday’s taping, Kimmel walked out to the parking lot again to find his SUV gift wrapped for the third time in days.