Netflix April Fools’ Day jokes

Video on demand Internet streaming media provider, Netflix , performs April Fools’ Day on jokes on its subscribers. These jokes have included overly detailed categories for movies, comic public service announcementsand two original movies consist of footage of food cooking.


In 2013, Netflix added overly detailed genres to its service, including “Movies Starring Estelle Getty and Some Other Guy” (with only the movie Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot listed), “Movies That Are in English, But Still Require Subtitles” (With Snatch and Trainspotting ), and “TV Shows Where Defiantly Crossed Arms Mean Business!” (Featuring television shows with cover art showing people with their arms crossed). [1] [2]

In 2014, Netflix added two ” Netflix originals ” including Sizzling Bacon , a 20-minute feature of bacon cooking, and Roickerie Chicken , a 73-minute feature of a chicken cooking on a rotisserie . [3] [4]

For their 2015 joke, Netflix created a series of public service announcements , warning users of the “dangers of binge-watching “. Thirteen messages Were created, starring actors and actresses from the original Netflix programming shows, Such As Michael Kelly from House of Cards (telling the viewer to go to work) and Selenis Leyva from Orange Is the New Black supplier providing a bilingual messages (Spanish and English) Encouraging the viewer to do their homework. The PSAs would play when the viewer watched two episodes of the same show in a row. [5]

On April Fools 2016, Netflix has released a new album, John Stamos, featuring John Stamos of Full House as “John Stamos and John Stamos” and “Movies that make John Stamos feel emotions” . The next day, the site issued a jocular apology to Stamos in an exclusive video.

On March 31, 2017, Netflix added a new featured Netflix Original titled Netflix Live . The show features 48 minutes of comedy actor Will Arnett providing commentary on “live crosses” to tediously mundane footage, mostly featuring office settings and appliances. The featured settings Were a photocopy, microwave, toaster, two people thumb wrestling (who turned out to be Adam Sandler and Shannon Purser from Stranger Things ), crossword puzzle, a refrigerator (from the inside with the door closed), pencil sharpener, office A book of Shakespeare (being read), a driver parallel parking (poorly), nighttime, a puddle and grass. During each scene, Arnett appears in a box in the bottom of the screen giving running commentary. Some of his witticisms were:

  • (About the copy room) “Everything in here is so organized. Must be a German in this office, huh? “
  • (As the microwave counted down) “If you listen to Jared Leto, apparently you can get to Mars in 30 seconds. Jared leto record. “I said,” I want you to know what you’re going to do. “
  • (About the book) “The only thing worse than” The Works of Shakespeare “is its index.”
  • (About the puddle) “That puddle makes me happy because water is the essence of life, I think. If it is not, it should be. “
  • (About the field of grass) “Finally, something more boring than Jason Bateman.”

On April 1, the show was marked as “Canceled” in bold letters across the image, with the show’s description including an explanation that the Dave from analytics was in trouble.

See also

  • List of April Fools’ Day hoaxes


  1. Jump up^ Kleinman, Alexis (1 April 2013). “Netflix April Fool’s Day Prank: Implausibly Specific Categories” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved 19 April 2014 .
  2. Jump up^ Gupta, Prachi (1 April 2013). “Netflix’s April Fools’ Day categories” . Living room . Retrieved 19 April 2014 .
  3. Jump up^ Kolodny, Carina (1 April 2014). “We Would Actually Watch These Delicious Netflix Prank Shows” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved 19 April 2014 .
  4. Jump up^ Molina, Brett (April 1, 2014). “Netflix may have won April Fool’s Day” . Retrieved 19 April 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ Stenovec, Timothy (April 1, 2015). “Netflix Warns About The Dangers Of Binge-Watching – Sort Of” . Huffington Post . Retrieved 1 April 2015 .

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