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Morning Express host duped on TV

Robin Meade Pranked by Marlon Wayans, HLN Staff

HLN's Robin Meade fell victim to a major punk-ing for April Fool's Day. It was hilarious.

She was interviewing actor and comedian Marlon Wayans, asking him to name which of his movies certain quotes were from.

When she asked which movie the line 'Hold on to your butts' was from, that's when things hit the fan. The quote is from 'Jurassic Park'..." a
nd was said by Samuel L. Jackson -- not Wayans.

Luckily, it was a set-up,
Wayans playing along and pretending to get really offended.

'It's about to get real up up in here. I'm callin' my boys. Woo Woo!!!' he said.

Our favorite part was when Robin tried to show the clip from the movie and producers told her they didn't have it. She flipped.

'You don't have a clip?!?!'

Robin thought all that was airing live, but really it was taped to show on April Fool's Day. After the big reveal, she explained what was going through her head...

'I'm gonna lose my house, I'm gonna lose my job, I'm not not gonna be able to pay my mortgage.'

The prank was an homage to that headline-making moment from February when a Los Angeles anchor confused Samuel L. Jackson with Laurence Fishburne.

Definitely not the same person.

Happy April Fools' Day! 'Hold on to your butts.

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chefjohnp April 02 2014 at 7:47 AM

Real or not, she said that she was worried about being fired, losing her house, etc. With the "at will" clauses that certain states have how would you like to be working for a company for let's say 20 years and one day be told, " We don't need you anymore."??? You are out, no reason, no cause, no previous write-ups, no arguments, no wrong doings, flawless performance reviews, people whom you work with rally around you, petitions are drawn up and presented, but YOU ARE STILL OUT! It happens every day to people who have only intentions of doing the best job and taking care of their family. Robin, your fear is not others reality.

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bhenry9787 April 01 2014 at 9:59 PM

Some people...especially people those who have problems with Black people, need to take a "chill pill." It was an April Fools prank! It was a joke!...it was not real! Also, you continue to say condescending remarks about Black people, about how we will not allow this race card issue alone....but it seems as though you are the one with the problem because no one is really talking about it but you. YOU keep the racial tensions in America going. As I have said before...pick up your six-pack and get out of the car sitting up on blocks in your front yard and go into your trailer and rest...it will do you good.

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celeste bhenry9787 April 02 2014 at 5:07 AM

GOOD FOR YOU! You are so right! Only those with issues with black folk continue to make this asinine comments against us and then blame the President.

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Velocity105 April 01 2014 at 11:03 PM

Racist, not racist. Racist, not racist. When is the U.S. going to put the racist card away for good and move on to better lives in a more tolerant country?

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patriot1too April 02 2014 at 7:24 AM

Whats so funny about a thug pretending to be offended??? That same old victim wannabe mindset gimmick of a black trying to act offended over nothing is gitting very old.. He needs to just pull up his little hoodie and get back to the where ever he came from.

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Anthony patriot1too April 02 2014 at 9:04 AM

You do sound like a true American Patriot - underinformed but highly opinionated (as long as it's anonymous behind a computer). Man up! It really isn't too hard.

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goddess patriot1too April 02 2014 at 9:20 AM

It was a prank. You didn't read the article, did you? Dumbass.

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FIESTA & SIESTA April 01 2014 at 6:44 PM

Y A W N N N N N N - Maybe an article about the catholic priest who purchased a 2.2 million dollar home while begging for money would have been more interesting - or the catholic priest in Germany who purchased a 43 million dollar home. WAIT - WHAT - those are real stories - I thought they were April Fools stories!!!!!

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Ol Bob April 01 2014 at 6:39 PM

Makes no difference whether you crap or go blind, you'll be called a racist. It's all the rage.

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dcrazysnake Ol Bob April 01 2014 at 7:14 PM

Right on Bob, No matter what you say......"just saying black, automatically makes you a racist or a bigot". And we wonder why whites and blacks can't get along. I for one, think this is B.S.

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scorpiascorpio dcrazysnake April 02 2014 at 12:44 AM

I've yet to see a black person get angry for being referred to as "black; it's usually the "N-word" that upsets them. And I know plenty, and I do mean PLENTY of blacks and white who get along great!!! Remember, the [hardcore] racists/bigots only make-up a small portion of the population.

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patriot1too April 02 2014 at 7:26 AM

Silly. Why was the thug pretending to be offended over nothing??? Typical reverse discrimination and a victim wannabe attitude.

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patriot1too April 01 2014 at 4:57 PM

As we are all aware America as it should be is being destroyed by this awful political correctness as shown from this event. Here we have some black thug fellow going into that same old tired victim wannabe offended nonsense over nothing and causeing an innocent situation to be aired as racist. As we all know the only racist are usually black.

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scorpiascorpio patriot1too April 02 2014 at 1:08 AM

"Here we have some black thug fellow going into that same old tired victim wannabe offended nonsense over nothing and causeing [sic]... As we all know the only racist [sic] are usually black."

Which "black thug" fellow are you referring to? After reading your comment I must ask, who is racist? I tell you who isn't a true "patriot", you. Based on your overall comment, you definitely sound racist (and quite like the hypocrite) to me, which is fine with me. Everyone knows that "patriot" is code word for...well, you know...But hey, you're the only one who has to live with yourself. Enjoy!

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celeste scorpiascorpio April 02 2014 at 6:09 AM

If Mr. Wayans is thug, then you, sir are on crack cocaine and ******* his black mommy's ****!

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celeste patriot1too April 02 2014 at 6:03 AM

Well, it's obvious, you don't know ****. Racists are actually always WHITE! Who killed the American Indians, hung blacks by trees, tried to kill all he Jews, kill their parents for their inheritance, are serial killers, child rapists....racist that! If Marlon Wayans is a thug, you sir are a meth addict ******* his mommy's ****.

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CLARK April 02 2014 at 8:14 AM

Robin, you needn't have worried about losing your house. Should that ever happen, you have an open invitation to come live with me.... er, that is, if the wife says it's OK.

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Q master April 02 2014 at 7:46 AM

It's funny the white racist who's writing these comments are your coworkers, the one you'll never think is racist.......lol. long live white america.

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danieltx6129 Q master April 02 2014 at 8:03 AM

As long as they are chicken s*** and say it behind my back and don't have enough balls to say it to my face I'm 100 percent ok with it. I'd rather be a lion then a sheep coward

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