Ellen DeGeneres gets such obvious delight out of pulling pranks on her friend Matt Lauer that she may have secretly wanted Ashton Kutcher's job back in the Punk'd days. In a battle that's now lasted a few years, she's used the magic of technology to dress Matt up in a leather harness for a 50 Shades of Grey cast interview and turn him into a stripper for the Daytime Emmys. He famously responded with a ping pong revenge prank. But she revealed that her most recent prank, which aired Wednesday on Ellen, is her favorite so far — and it wasn't fancy at all.
After discussing their forthcoming 60th birthdays and some important anniversaries — 20 years hosting TODAY for him, 20 years since she came out on television — Ellen disarmed Matt by asking about Savannah Guthrie's musical taste, which he doesn't like. She then scared the literal pee out of him when a Savannah impersonator (actually, her co-executive producer) jumped out of a box disguised as a coffee table.
"It's so petty, it's so childish," a clearly shaken Matt said. "You promised! Now I wet my suit."
"That was my favorite so far," she replied. "We must watch that again, it was one of the best."
It looked like the two had called a truce in January, mutually agreeing to target Jimmy Fallon instead, but now it is once again on and popping. Your move, Mr. Lauer.