Besides making average people walking down Hollywood Boulevard look like idiots,
Using the Twitter account of U.S. Olympic luger Kate Hansen, Kimmel's team sent out a link to a YouTube video of what appeared to be a very large wolf wandering the halls outside Hansen's room. All the tweet said was, "Wolf in my hall?!?"
Well, it wasn't her hall at all, but a replica of the Olympic village constructed on the set of "
To prove that the video was a fake, Kimmel showed the full video, which included the segment previously tweeted, but ended with Kimmel skiing down the hall calling out for his wolf named Garfield.
This isn't the first time Kimmel has pranked the media. Last fall, he released a video supposedly showing a girl catching herself on fire after attempting to twerk like
While Kimmel's repeated media pranks don't seem to have had much fallout here in the States, Hansen told Kimmel that the video caused quite a commotion in Sochi, where the media have previously reported on the number of stray dogs wandering the streets of the town as the Games began.
"Honestly, there was a little more backlash than I thought there would be," Hansen said via
She continued, "Security started freaking out because technically it was a breach in athlete safety. It kind of went a little crazy over here."
Now, the question remains if all the news outlets who reported on the video will correct the error.
Hansen ranked 10th in the women's singles luge competition. No gold for her, but at least she had some fun along the way.