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26th Feb '17 11:06:33 PM gewunomox
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* [[http://www.sydlexia.com/ SydLexia.com]] posted [[http://www.sydlexia.com/top100vb.htm the 100 Best Virtual Boy Games Ever]]. It's obvious that the overall number of [[OtherNintendoSystems Virtual Boy]] games is nowhere near that number. ''Virtual Boy VideoGame/WarioLand'' was the only game listed, and in all 100 spots too, no exceptions. Reading the commentaries, they seem to claim that there are many versions of ''Virtual Boy Wario Land'', even versions for different consoles, all with the same title. Some of the comments were ripped directly from the prior Top 100 lists Syd had made. There were even surprise comments from [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth The Goblin King]] and AvrilLavigne.

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* [[http://www.sydlexia.com/ SydLexia.com]] posted [[http://www.sydlexia.com/top100vb.htm the 100 Best Virtual Boy Games Ever]]. It's obvious that the overall number of [[OtherNintendoSystems Virtual Boy]] games is nowhere near that number. ''Virtual Boy VideoGame/WarioLand'' was the only game listed, and in all 100 spots too, no exceptions. Reading the commentaries, they seem to claim that there are many versions of ''Virtual Boy Wario Land'', even versions for different consoles, all with the same title. Some of the comments were ripped directly from the prior Top 100 lists Syd had made. There were even surprise comments from [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth The Goblin King]] and AvrilLavigne.Music/AvrilLavigne.
21st Feb '17 10:32:47 AM NESBoy
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* ''[[http://www.weepodcast.com/?category=Worst+Episode+Ever Worst Episode Ever]]'', a fan podcast ranking the worst episodes of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', had two April Fool episodes:
** [[http://www.weepodcast.com/episodes/2015/4/1/worst-episode-ever-25-guardians-of-the-miami Episode 25: Guardians of the Miami]], released in 2015, is actually a review of the ''Series/EmptyNest'' episode "Mom's The Word"
** 2016's [[http://www.weepodcast.com/episodes/2015/4/1/worst-episode-ever-25-guardians-of-the-miami Episode 75: Beethoven's Tenth]], is an actual ''Simpsons'' episode review (specifically, "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E17LastExitToSpringfield Last Exit to Springfield]]"), albiet a bogus one as it is reimagined as a ParodyEpisode of ''Literature/LastExitToBrooklyn''. Plus, it was a Season 4 episode, as the podcast only reviews episodes from Season 10 and beyond (with Season 8's "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS9E2ThePrincipalAndThePauper The Principal and the Pauper]]" being a special exception).
15th Jan '17 9:00:18 AM nombretomado
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** In April 1st, 2011, he posted a Tweet that stated that his 14th LP would be ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2''. His 14th LP was actually ''LuigisMansion'', but his 15th LP, starting the day after ''Luigi's Mansion'', WAS ''Pikmin 2''.

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** In April 1st, 2011, he posted a Tweet that stated that his 14th LP would be ''VideoGame/{{Pikmin}} 2''. His 14th LP was actually ''LuigisMansion'', ''VideoGame/LuigisMansion'', but his 15th LP, starting the day after ''Luigi's Mansion'', WAS ''Pikmin 2''.
12th Jan '17 9:56:27 AM ThemJohns
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*** HilariousInHindsight if you consider that they made exactly that 10 year later in HeroesOfTheStorm...
10th Jan '17 6:35:06 PM nombretomado
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* In 2012 LoadingReadyRun announced that they would be renaming their site to [="CatingCattyCats"=] to produce exclusively cat-related content for a Chinese company as part of a corporate takeover.
-->"They offered us just a shitton of cash,” said Graham Stark, President and co-founder of LoadingReadyRun Megacorp Inc. “Like, you think you can imagine a shitton of cash, but you really, really can’t. We’re very excited to work with [=MauBau=], the market leader of cat-focused entertainment content, to create great new entertainment properties. [[SellOut Also to get their money]]. Of which there is a shitton."

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* In 2012 LoadingReadyRun WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun announced that they would be renaming their site to [="CatingCattyCats"=] to produce exclusively cat-related content for a Chinese company as part of a corporate takeover.
-->"They offered us just a shitton of cash,” said Graham Stark, President and co-founder of LoadingReadyRun [=LoadingReadyRun=] Megacorp Inc. “Like, you think you can imagine a shitton of cash, but you really, really can’t. We’re very excited to work with [=MauBau=], the market leader of cat-focused entertainment content, to create great new entertainment properties. [[SellOut Also to get their money]]. Of which there is a shitton."
7th Jan '17 5:43:39 PM twilicorn
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* Website/{{Tumblr}} debuted an "Executive Suite 2015", complete with spreadsheets, a notepad, and a calculator (which didn't work). Also, if you tried the "free trial", your blog got a business-esque addendum to its name, and your dashboard was overrun by a "helpful" Clippy-esque icon: A copy machine named Coppy which you couldn't get rid of (clicking its X caused it to go away for about 3 seconds before it popped up again). Coppy subsequently became an EnsembleDarkhorse among users.

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** For 2015 they
debuted an "Executive Suite 2015", complete with spreadsheets, a notepad, and a calculator (which didn't work). Also, if you tried the "free trial", your blog got a business-esque addendum to its name, and your dashboard was overrun by a "helpful" Clippy-esque icon: A copy machine named Coppy which you couldn't get rid of (clicking its X caused it to go away for about 3 seconds before it popped up again). Coppy subsequently became an EnsembleDarkhorse among users.users.
** In 2016, the site piggybacked on the hype regarding the presidential elections by unleashing "Decision 2016", in which users were asked to vote for one of four lizards. Voting would cause an "I Voted" sticker to appear above your profile picture for the remainder of the day.



** 2016: The player has a "Snoopavision" button added to it, which allows you to view any video in the eyes of Music/SnoopDogg. Well, almost any video. Clicking any video with the Snoopavision icon will tell you that the Snoopafied video will be ready by some random and far-off date (eg. 3/19/2146).

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** 2016: The player has a "Snoopavision" button added to it, which allows you to view any video in the eyes of Music/SnoopDogg. Well, almost any video. Clicking any video videos with the Snoopavision icon that weren't pre-Snoopafied by the developers will tell you that the Snoopafied video will be ready by some random and far-off date (eg. 3/19/2146).
26th Dec '16 1:38:23 PM nombretomado
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* The B-movie review site [[http://www.stomptokyo.com Stomp Tokyo]] reviewed nonexistent movies on 1 April. The first of these was ''[[http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/dellon-godhead.html The Dellon Godhead]]'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' / ''[[Series/TheAvengers The New Avengers]]'' crossover, supposedly including BrianBlessed as a football-obsessed Blackbeard.

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* The B-movie review site [[http://www.stomptokyo.com Stomp Tokyo]] reviewed nonexistent movies on 1 April. The first of these was ''[[http://www.stomptokyo.com/movies/dellon-godhead.html The Dellon Godhead]]'', a ''Series/DoctorWho'' / ''[[Series/TheAvengers The New Avengers]]'' crossover, supposedly including BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed as a football-obsessed Blackbeard.
20th Dec '16 10:43:53 AM WhosAsking
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** 2003: ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive: Extreme Beach Volleyball'' nude code.

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** 2003: ''VideoGame/DeadOrAlive: Extreme Beach Volleyball'' nude code.code (the {{Fanservice}}-heavy series has since become famous for making this a reality by hacking the game files).
15th Dec '16 3:49:12 PM WarioBarker
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* Creator/TheBBC's ''Panorama'' made [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/1/newsid_2819000/2819261.stm a show about "spaghetti trees,"]] leading to many viewers asking how they could grow their own.

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* Creator/TheBBC's ''Panorama'' made [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/1/newsid_2819000/2819261.stm a show about "spaghetti trees,"]] trees"]], leading to many viewers asking how they could grow their own.



* Creator/{{GSN}} (Game Show Network) did a major host switch on April, 1, 2003 among its original programming. Marc Summers hosted ''Series/{{Cram}}'', Todd Newton hosted ''Series/RussianRoulette'', Graham Elwood hosted ''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy: The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', Mark L. Walberg hosted ''Series/FriendOrFoe'' and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery hosted ''Series/WinTuition''. The five hosts came together for a charity episode of ''{{Series/Lingo}}'', which also had Todd Newton announcing (and Mark and Marc curb-stomping Graham and Kennedy 500-0).
** On the subject, even with each host switch, each show's original host would cameo at some point: Kennedy appeared briefly in ''Friend or Foe'', Summers was dressed up as a prop for part of ''[=WinTuition=]'', Elwood filled in for Pickwick in ''Cram'' (DisguisedInDrag, no less), Wahlberg was in the ''Russian Roulette'' audience (along with Kennedy and the Whammy), and Newton showed up for some Double Whammies in ''Whammy!''

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* Creator/{{GSN}} (Game Show Network) did a major host switch on April, 1, 2003 among its original programming. programming: Marc Summers hosted ''Series/{{Cram}}'', Todd Newton hosted ''Series/RussianRoulette'', Graham Elwood hosted ''[[Series/{{Whammy}} Whammy: The All-New Press Your Luck]]'', ''Series/{{Whammy}}'', Mark L. Walberg hosted ''Series/FriendOrFoe'' ''Series/FriendOrFoe'', and Lisa Kennedy Montgomery hosted ''Series/WinTuition''. The five hosts came together for a charity episode of ''{{Series/Lingo}}'', ''Series/{{Lingo}}'', which also had Todd Newton announcing (and Mark and Marc curb-stomping Graham and Kennedy 500-0).
** On the subject, even with each host switch, each show's original host would cameo at some point: Kennedy appeared briefly in ''Friend or Foe'', Foe?'', Summers was dressed up as a prop for part of ''[=WinTuition=]'', Elwood filled in for Pickwick in ''Cram'' (DisguisedInDrag, no less), Wahlberg was in the ''Russian Roulette'' ''Roulette'' audience (along with Kennedy and the Whammy), and Newton showed up for some Double Whammies in on ''Whammy!''



** 2010: ''Wheel'' made 10 things wrong with the show. They invited viewers to print out a worksheet from their website, and write down what they thought were the correct answers. Some were obvious (i.e. the Bankrupt wedges having "Bankrut", the Polish translation of that word), some weren't (Pat wearing a stud earring in the second round), and an eleventh wasn't even pointed out (rodeo footage in the opening montage of Hawaiian activities corresponding to the rest of the week's Hawaii theme). ''Jeopardy!'' spliced in different hosts for Alex Trebek on the same day. Alex still read the clues, but Pat Sajak walked out at the top of the show, Neil Patrick Harris was spliced in during the first round, Jeff Probst (who once hosted ''Rock & Roll Jeopardy!'' before his ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' fame) during the second round, and a clip from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' sketches featuring Will Ferrell parodying Alex Trebek. There was also an "April Fool!" category concerning joke articles published during the month of April (such as the ''Veterinary Record'''s "Brunus edwardii" article).

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** 2010: ''Wheel'' made 10 things wrong with the show. They invited viewers to print out a worksheet from their website, and write down what they thought were the correct answers. Some were obvious (i.e. the Bankrupt wedges having "Bankrut", the Polish translation of that word), some weren't (Pat wearing a stud earring in the second round), and an eleventh wasn't even pointed out (rodeo footage in the opening montage of Hawaiian activities corresponding to the rest of the week's Hawaii theme). ''Jeopardy!'' spliced in different hosts for Alex Trebek on the same day. Alex still read the clues, but Pat Sajak walked out at the top of the show, Neil Patrick Harris was spliced in during the first round, Jeff Probst (who once hosted ''Rock & Roll Jeopardy!'' before his ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' fame) during the second round, and a clip from ''Series/SaturdayNightLive's'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''[='s=] ''Celebrity Jeopardy!'' sketches featuring Will Ferrell parodying Alex Trebek. There was also an "April Fool!" category concerning joke articles published during the month of April (such as the ''Veterinary Record'''s Record''[='s=] "Brunus edwardii" article).



* ''Series/PressYourLuck'' had an unaired instance for the April 17, 1984 episode (taped on April 1), where a prank was played on host Peter Tomarken: the challengers had fake profiles, both they and the returning champ were barely responsive to anything (including the returning champ), and none of them buzzed in on the questions. The ruse was revealed after Peter read the last question of Round 1.
** This gag remained under the radar for ''30 years'', only surfacing in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFt52nArM4E&t=58s 2014]] as one choice in a YouTube viewer vote by game show legend Wink Martindale (it won). It also revealed that a joke Peter made about one player being "a frog-man" in the aired version of the episode was a reference to the same player's fake bio in the gag version.



** 2014's April Fools episode toned down the silliness but continued to insert some running gags. The most notable thing about the episode was the visible absence of all the regular cast. Creator/CraigFerguson was host for the day, though Drew Carey made cameos on [=TVs=] from the set of ''Series/TheLateLateShow''. Shadoe Stevens filled in at the announcer's booth, but George Gray still announced on occasion through Geoff Peterson that appeared here and there throughout the show. And no models appeared on stage except Secretariat.

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** 2014's April Fools episode toned down the silliness but continued to insert some running gags. The most notable thing about the episode was the visible absence of all the regular cast. Creator/CraigFerguson was host for the day, though Drew Carey made cameos on [=TVs=] from the set of ''Series/TheLateLateShow''. Shadoe Stevens filled in at the announcer's booth, but George Gray still announced on occasion through Geoff Peterson that appeared here and there throughout the show. And no models appeared on stage onstage except Geoff Peterson (voiced, as usual, by Josh Robert Thompson) and Secretariat.



** The 2016 edition borrowed again from ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', dovetailing this with the show's recent addition of play-at-home games. Various "mistakes" were sprinkled throughout the show. Watchers at home were encouraged to spot as many as they could and submit their results; the one who could spot the most won a trip.

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** The 2016 edition borrowed again from ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'', dovetailing this with the show's recent addition of play-at-home games. Various "mistakes" were sprinkled throughout the show. Watchers at home were encouraged to spot as many as they could and submit their results; the one who could spot the most won a trip. Interestingly, many of the alterations seemed to be things only superfans would really spot, such as the Big Wheel's one-dollar space having a decimal point ([[CallBack which had been removed sometime in the 1980s]]).



*** Luckily, they didn't go to extremes in 1988: John Davidson was center square for that show while Joan Rivers hosted.
* Going back to the 90s, the current-events trivia show ''Series/TheChallengers'' played a joke on the April 1, 1991 show, puzzling the contestants and host Creator/DickClark with very obscure subjects before revealing the joke on the video wall. The contestants rolled with the gag while Clark told Judge Gary Johnson (who was behind the gag), "Go to your room!" The game then resumed with the real categories.
* Actually a pre-April Fools Joke from the nighttime version of ''Series/TheDatingGame'' from 1969--After [[Series/CharliesAngels Farrah Fawcett]] selects her date, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IEXYW3E1pM#t=4m55s the three bachelors get into a brawl.]] [[spoiler:The trio were actually stuntmen.]]

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*** Luckily, they didn't go to extremes in 1988: John Davidson was center square for that show while Joan Rivers hosted.
* Going back to the 90s, the The current-events trivia show ''Series/TheChallengers'' played a joke on the April 1, 1991 show, puzzling the contestants and host Creator/DickClark with very obscure subjects before revealing the joke on the video wall. The contestants rolled with the gag while Clark told Judge judge Gary Johnson (who was behind the gag), gag) "Go to your room!" The game then resumed with the real categories.
categories for Round 1.
* The short-lived NBC game show ''Series/TimeMachine'' did this on April 1, 1985, with a gag prize revealed to the day's champion rather than the standard endgame car. The joke falls a bit flat, though, since the actual car can plainly be seen in the background.
* Actually a pre-April Fools Joke Fool's joke from the nighttime version of ''Series/TheDatingGame'' from 1969--After in 1969: After [[Series/CharliesAngels Farrah Fawcett]] selects her date, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IEXYW3E1pM#t=4m55s com/watch?v=2IEXYW3E1pM&t=4m55s the three bachelors Bachelors get into a brawl.]] [[spoiler:The trio were actually stuntmen.]]
7th Dec '16 7:04:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* For April Fools 2011, all the avatars in the TVTropesForum were changed to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/april_fools_2011_spartacus_8552.png a picture of]] Film/{{Spartacus}}, and [[IAmSpartacus all usernames had "Spartacus" placed in front of them]]. After that, they began to rotate between several others, including:

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* For April Fools 2011, all the avatars in the TVTropesForum Administrivia/TVTropesForum were changed to [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/april_fools_2011_spartacus_8552.png a picture of]] Film/{{Spartacus}}, and [[IAmSpartacus all usernames had "Spartacus" placed in front of them]]. After that, they began to rotate between several others, including:
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