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Carole Baskin Tricked Into Interview With Fake Jimmy Fallon Producers

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Carole Baskin from Netflix’s “Tiger King" hasn’t done many interviews because she was unhappy with how the docuseries portrayed her.

However, she was recently tricked into giving an interview over Zoom by YouTubers posing as “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” producers.

Josh Pieters and Archie Manners reached out to Carole, pretending to be producers booking interviews for “The Tonight Show".

The video shows emails between the YouTubers and Baskin, who agreed to only talk about her animals and not what happened in “Tiger King.” The two pranksters saved audio clips from Fallon in past interviews and played them to sound like a real conversation was going on between him and Baskin. To top it off, they pretended to talk to off-camera crew members and explained that Baskin wouldn’t be able to see Fallon on video.

The fake interview went off without a hitch, with Carole discussing how she’s caring for the zoo’s big cats while in quarantine and urged people to support the Big Cat Public Safety Act.

And hours after the interview was posted, Carole caught wind of what happened and spoke to Us Weekly about the prank.

She said, “I was suspicious as we were doing it because the questions appeared taped. 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.”

Source: E!, Variety, People.

Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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