Entertainment Tonight Hoax

Year(s): 1988

In 1988, Entertainment Tonight producers asked Joey Skaggs to appear on their show. They were planning the inside scoop on great hoaxes and hoaxers — how the news media falls for their stories, what to watch out for and how not to be fooled. Even though ET had previously interviewed Joey about his Bad Guys Talent Management Agency, he couldn’t resist the opportunity to hoax them. So, he sent his friend Norman Savage to do the interview. The segment aired with Norman as Joey. ET never retracted the story.

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April Fools’ Day Parade

Year(s): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

For more than three decades, New York City’s Annual April Fools’ Day Parade has offered the public an opportunity to express, in a comical way, its outrage against the foolishness of mankind. Thousands of participants in look-alike costumes with satirical floats creatively mock the thoughtless, corrupt and selfish acts of the past year. The parade marches down 5th Avenue from 59th Street to Washington Square Park where revelers rejoice and party. The event ends with the annual crowning of the King of Fools.

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