Jimmy Kimmel, Kate Hansen pranks world with Sochi Wolf video

Sochi Hotel Wolf Turns Out To Be Jimmy Kimmel Prank

Sochi Hotel Wolf Turns Out To Be Jimmy Kimmel Prank

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Feb. 20 2014 6:10 PM

Jimmy Kimmel, Olympic Luger Reveal Sochi Wolf Video is a Prank

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Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage at 'Howard Stern's Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014 in New York City.

Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Jimmy Kimmel strikes again. A video of a wolf roaming the halls of a Sochi hotel was revealed to be a hoax orchestrated by Olympic luger Kate Hansen and Jimmy Kimmel. Hansen posted the video earlier today from her Twitter account:

And the Internet did a collective double take. With widespread complaints about unfinished hotels, uncovered manholes, stray dogs, and bathroom-cams, the video seemed almost plausible. But what’s that they say about crying wolf too often? Last September, Kimmel, played us all with a staged video of a girl twerking upside down against a door, falling through a glass table holding candles, and catching fire. Bloggers around the web got burned and maybe some learned a lesson. Perhaps that’s why, with a few exceptions, most media outlets passed on the story.