Josh Pieters & Archie Manners pretended to interview Carole Baskin as Jimmy Fallon. It worked.
Carole Baskin has been tight-lipped since Tiger King, but two YouTubers forced her to break her silence.
The plot was simple, Josh Pieters and Archie Manners would pose as Jimmy Fallon and James Corden. They watched countless hours of interview footage to master the voices and cadence of their words.
And they got her... thanking her later.
They've done these sort of pranks before so they knew exactly how to proceed.
Once they got Carole Baskin on the phone they pounced... well actually, they asked her a ton of normal and respectful questions. Which probably was how the ruse worked for so long.
Check out the interview below.
It seems like Baskin discovered the post since it was published.
She commented on the video saying, "Well that was weird," she wrote. "I couldn't see Fallon during the interview, and when they had his voice on the questions they didn't sound like it was specific to the topic. He'd just say things they could have recorded from any other interview; like 'What are you doing during quarantine?'"
It seems like Baskin was not ruffled by this snafu, "I was suspicious as we were doing it because the questions appeared taped," she told Us Weekly. "But had no idea it would turn out to be such a fun prank. It gave us a very welcome good laugh. I appreciate their cleverness and that they created their video in a way that I don't feel was in any way mean-spirited."
Baskin, to her credit, used the platform to promote animal welfare and her cat rescue.
No word yet on if her husband's body has been found, but that's a different story.
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