Celebrity guests should know by now that when they agree to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, they're not safe from the host's well-conceived scares and pranks.
Ellen knocks Taylor Swift to the ground:
Ellen pisses off Richard Simmons:
Naked man scares naked fan Jason Segel:
Ellen puts Sofia Vergara's skills as a Pepsi pitchwoman to the test:
Ellen makes Paris Hilton entertaining:
Dennis Quaid really needs a tailor:
Ellen makes David Beckham look unhinged:
Ellen takes on S&M-loving Matt Lauer:
Ellen shows why Jennifer Aniston is America's sweetheart:
Some of Ellen's best undercover pranks take aim at hapless civilians -- or her long-suffering staff.
The Starbucks girl:
When refrigerators attack:
Adam Sandel is an arts journalist, screenwriter, and playwright who lives in San Francisco. He has contributed to the Bay Area Reporter, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, Dot429.com and StartOut.com. He teaches literature, critical thinking, and mythology & folklore at De Anza College.