17 Times Ellen DeGeneres Hilariously Scared Her Celebrity Guests
So scary, it's funny
Ellen DeGeneres is the ultimate scream queen — but not in the way you think. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, the longtime talk show host is known to inflict terror on her unsuspecting celebrity guests in the most hilarious ways possible.
Halsey was too distracted by Ellen’s question about her boyfriend, Evan Peters, to anticipate the host’s latest scare.
Poor Saoirse had a feeling that she would be scared on the show (and even almost spoiled it by putting her coffee mug onto the table that people often pop out of) but she had no idea it would happen twice!
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs
Diddy swore up and down he wasn’t afraid of clowns … until one popped up and yelled right next to him.
To be fair, if we were confronted with a killer clown, we’d hide under the table, too.
“That’s it, I’m not coming back,” the Scream Queens actress jokingly told DeGeneres upon coming face to face with Michael Myers.
So nice (?), the talk show host had to do it twice.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Nothing beats getting scared by your costar, as Ferguson found out when his Modern Family husband Eric Stonestreet snuck up behind him.
Berry: “That was so mean.”
DeGeneres: “No, it was fun!”
“Jesus, have mercy. You scared me to death,” the fitness guru said after DeGeneres jumped out at him in the bathroom.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
When DeGeneres commented on The Rock’s low-key reaction, he responded: “I’m a man and a half, that didn’t scare me.”
This is how DeGeneres celebrated the country crooner’s 10th appearance on her talk show.
The Modern Family star actually jumped out of her seat, she was so freaked out.
Props to DeGeneres for scaring the singer-dancer-actress with a Yankees player lookalike à la her beau, Alex Rodriguez.
“That was the best one yet,” DeGeneres recounted of the moment she scared the singer in her dressing room.
“I haven’t been so scared in quite some time,” noted the actor of his interaction with a man dressed as a raccoon.
Because there’s nothing scarier than a larger-than-life banana, according to the actress.
“We got you real good,” said the host. She did, indeed.