UPDATED: The Truth Behind The Leno Prank

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on May. 14, 2013

It seems like only four days ago we lived in a world where two people happened upon a regular looking gas station and were greeted with a Jay Leno prank titled "Pumpcast News." These two people would open up to the world, revealing their fantastic singing abilities and charisma. We loved it. You, the Break audience, loved it. The world loved it.

But it was all a lie...

Will and Monifa Sims are trained actors from Chicago. Now, that doesn't prove they are liars. Los Angeles and the surrounding area is full of actors. In fact, the only people who live in Los Angeles are actors or hobos (quite often, both). But this isn't Monifa's first time on "Pumpcast News."

No, she appeared in this same segment back in 2011. Same location, same car...

When Leno was asked about these allegations, he knocked the reporter out with his chin, jumped in a Model-T Ford, and drive off cackling. Actually, he claims he didn’t know anything, going so far as to make a comment on his show about worrying people would think it was all a ruse.

Leno got us, which is something we should all be ashamed about. But more importantly, we've learned that maybe we can't trust anything. Maybe the internet is full of lies.
 

The skepticism is ingrained in all of us. We see it all the time on Break. We'll post a video and someone will think it's fake no matter what it is (unless it's obviously fake like a cat falling into a pit of fire. Then, some of you get really pissy). Companies know how to market viral content now. They know the tricks. Use cellphones or edit the video to look bad. Make it shaky. Mess with the audio to make it sound dirty. Don’t strive for perfection because real viral videos aren’t perfect.

Monifa doesn’t want us to think she duped us. She is defending herself, saying it was all a coincidence and her husband even mentioned that she was going to be in another Leno video, but that part got cut. She claims it was a "one-in-a-million chance." Well, maybe she doesn't know math because one-in-a-million chances only happen once and this happened twice? One does not equal two. Pick up a math book, Monifa.

- Mark (twitter)

 

72 comments
eat_a_dick_bitch
eat_a_dick_bitch User

Actually Mark you're the fucki ng moron. She said it was a 1:1,000,000,000 chance that it happened to her a second time. Are you really that stupid!?!

Jason-Greetis-160
Jason-Greetis-160

Actually Mark you're the fucki ng moron. She said it was a 1:1,000,000,000 chance that it happened to her a second time. Are you really that stupid!?!

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ UserTop Commenter

Kill yourself, spamming scamming scum! Your mother makes $72 a month banging dudes for nickels!

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ

Kill yourself, spamming scamming scum! Your mother makes $72 a month banging dudes for nickels!

Packthread
Packthread

I wonder if Jay-Walking is staged now... Hmm...

Johnny-Cage-892
Johnny-Cage-892 User

Maybe the internet is full of lies?? Wow I never would have guessed.

Johnny-Cage-892
Johnny-Cage-892

Maybe the internet is full of lies?? Wow I never would have guessed.

Jarle-Fremstad-Olsen-850
Jarle-Fremstad-Olsen-850

Still no proof here to anything. The dude has carisma either way, so get over it, this is no big deal.

_TemperVale_
_TemperVale_ User

I blame black people always causing trouble for the white race.

_TemperVale_
_TemperVale_

I blame black people always causing trouble for the white race.

yomacau
yomacau User

What? people still talking about this? Didn't anyone else noticed how Leno knew the black guy's name was "WILL" ? See the video again, how could he be a random stranger and Leno had superpowers and know the guy's name? omg

yomacau
yomacau

What? people still talking about this? Didn't anyone else noticed how Leno knew the black guy's name was "WILL" ? See the video again, how could he be a random stranger and Leno had superpowers and know the guy's name? omg

Carla-Brannan-560
Carla-Brannan-560 User

the cant put stuff on the internet that isn't true i'm a french model

Carla-Brannan-560
Carla-Brannan-560

the cant put stuff on the internet that isn't true i'm a french model

davidnay
davidnay User

That's nothing.. check out memoryholeblog dot com

davidnay
davidnay

That's nothing.. check out memoryholeblog dot com

pixiesprimecut
pixiesprimecut

you want to live like a mushroom ?..kept in the dark and fed on bullshit ?

pixiesprimecut
pixiesprimecut User

in rehearsals all they got was fat americans who did not run dance or move...so they had to fake it .

pixiesprimecut
pixiesprimecut

in rehearsals all they got was fat americans who did not run dance or move...so they had to fake it .

fourtony
fourtony UserTop Commenter

I was waitin for him to sing into the nozzle and get all Zoolander wit it.

fourtony
fourtony

I was waitin for him to sing into the nozzle and get all Zoolander wit it.

niceboy_al
niceboy_al User

Jimmy Kimmel will like this.

DREWPBALLS1921
DREWPBALLS1921 User

Lets spend more time on this. Its really important to know the answer.

DREWPBALLS1921
DREWPBALLS1921

Lets spend more time on this. Its really important to know the answer.

snerdsnausage
snerdsnausage User

Pick up a math book Mark. Monifa claimed that the chances of being on the same segment 2x is 1/1,000,000. There are no problems with this arithmetic.

snerdsnausage
snerdsnausage

Pick up a math book Mark. Monifa claimed that the chances of being on the same segment 2x is 1/1,000,000. There are no problems with this arithmetic.

Mike-Pizzo-768
Mike-Pizzo-768

Break reveal the lies behind all your staged Prank videos

Mike-Pizzo-768
Mike-Pizzo-768

Break reveal the lies behind all your staged Prank videos

Rampage-Obidos
Rampage-Obidos User

Ok, so people living in an area only go to the "gas" station once in their life?....

Rampage-Obidos
Rampage-Obidos

Ok, so people living in an area only go to the "gas" station once in their life?....

mediabanana
mediabanana User

I don't know, if a pumped gas at a station and ended up on Leno -I'd probably continue pumping gas there forever. I mean, 90% of my fill ups are at the same station anyway, I think the closest thing to "staged" this was, was that maybe they gave some thought into what they'd do if it ever happened again.

mediabanana
mediabanana

I don't know, if a pumped gas at a station and ended up on Leno -I'd probably continue pumping gas there forever. I mean, 90% of my fill ups are at the same station anyway, I think the closest thing to "staged" this was, was that maybe they gave some thought into what they'd do if it ever happened again.

jbart321
jbart321 User

Even this article is fake. Everything is fake!

jbart321
jbart321

Even this article is fake. Everything is fake!

Cool-Jon-1
Cool-Jon-1 User

Well that explains it....NOT

Break Robot
Break Robot moderator

Break Robot wants to see your evidence. Oh, wait. You have none because you be trolling.

Break Robot
Break Robot

Break Robot wants to see your evidence. Oh, wait. You have none because you be trolling.

pixiesprimecut
pixiesprimecut User

you want to live like a mushroom ?..kept in the dark and fed on bullshit ?