Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Kate Hansen's Sochi wolf video turns out to be latest Jimmy Kimmel hoax

See also

Well, folks, it appears we've been had. Again.

Earlier today you might have heard about the video that Olympic luger Kate Hansen posted to YouTube and Twitter in which a wolf appears to be strolling through the hall of her dorm in Sochi. Turns out late-night host and known hoaxer Jimmy Kimmel was behind it the whole time and convinced Hansen to pull a fast one on all of us.

Hansen posted the video entitled "Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall" to YouTube on Wednesday with the caption "I'm pretty sure this is a wolf wandering my hall in Sochi." Naturally, the clip got people talking and given the multiple reports of stray dogs wandering the streets, it was easy to draw comparisons to the issue.

Kimmel revealed the ruse on Thursday afternoon, tweeting the video along with the Aesop-reminiscent caption "I always say, if you're going to cry wolf - get an actual wolf to cry with." He later followed it up with another tweet noting that tonight's show would feature Hansen via Skype along with "WOLF!"

Back in September, Kimmel revealed himself to be behind the video of a twerking session gone horribly wrong. Cleverly, the host played the viral clip (which involved a broken table and fire) past the point everyone had seen previously, only to show Kimmel himself appear to put out the fire and announce that we'd all been punked.

Well played, Jimmy. Well played.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey requires kittens before a show, but that's not the strangest celebrity rider
    Music Buzz
  • Clayton Kershaw
    Watch Clayton Kershaw throw a ball at Jimmy Kimmel
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jessie J
    Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for her new song 'Bang Bang'
    Music Buzz
  • Journey
    Journey and Steve Miller jam out at the Shoreline Amphitheater
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • Batman
    Batman and Robin Originals reveal comedy secrets at Comic-Con press conference
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Metta World Peace
    Metta World Peace gets physical during the Venice Basketball League game
    Video
    Sports Buzz

Related Videos:

  • Guardians of the Galaxy premiere
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2Pj8n_cEPiA?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Conan O'Brien
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AdbfqZEEWsc?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Jason Biggs apologizes on 'The View' over his tweet about Malaysia Flight 17
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518327734" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518327734&autoStart=true"></div>