On Wednesday’s show of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Theroux said the seed for the joke was planted when he saw Kimmel go crazy over the way a pair of pliers had been placed in a utensil holder in his kitchen.
So when the lockdown began, Theroux asked Kimmel’s wife Molly McNearney to “make sure you put the pliers the wrong way every day.”
“It drove me crazy,” Kimmel admitted, describing it as “the most subtle prank I’ve ever been a victim of.”
The ruse lasted for five months until Theroux confesses with an R-rated video message. “A lot of people like pranks that come out with a huge bang, I like those that come out with a little moan,” Theroux said.
Check out the prank confession from the 6 minute mark here: