April Fools’ Day: Conan O’Brien, Keith Olbermann get involved

Conan took part … thankfully.

Whenever April Fools’ Day rolls around, it quickly turns into a rather hilarious but also complicated time for journalists. After all, you want to report the news — but how much of the news is actually serious?

There are some pretty good pranks out there, so we’ve assembled some of the best TV-related ones for your viewing pleasure.

Conan O’Brien conquers Mashable – In the video below, you can see the TBS late-night “take over” the popular technology website, and then try his best to poke fun at how they do business in every ways possible. The best gags have some sort of celebrity behind them, and this one really was no exception.

Keith Olbermann takes on GlobalGrind – In what is an equally-hilarious stunt, the recently-fired Current TV host already found himself a new job as the CEO for the popular hop-hop news site. Russell Simmons even put out a fake press release saying the following about having Olbermann on board:

“It gives me great pleasure that Keith will be joining our team and I know that he will make our company better.  I think he has has even agreed to go vegan and do yoga with me on a daily basis.  Keith is a genius and he will make GlobalGrind bigger than it has ever been.”

After everything that Olbermann has been through the past couple of years, we actually think that a little bit of yoga could be good for him.

ABC changes up their showsABC has done a stunt like this for years now, but it is nonetheless still entertaining. The network’s official site now has a list of mock TV shows on it, including such programs as “Jay-ZB,” “The Revengers,” “Goldbergatory,” and “Missing” (which is in this case about a sock).

What’s been your favorite April Fools’ Day prank you’ve seen so far? Share your comments below and add to the discussion!

Photo: TBS

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