I am still holding out for hope that Ashton Kutcher will pop out at the inaugural and yell: AMERICA, YOU'VE BEEN PUNK'D! pic.twitter.com/MtIVbMTtmz— Andy Shallal (@andyshallal) January 6, 2017
Although MTV’s “Punk’d” has been off the air since 2012, many Americans were crossing their fingers in hopes that President Donald Trump’s election win and presidency is just one big prank.
We all remember the elaborate, infuriating hoaxes Ashton Kutcher — the show’s host — would put all of his celebrity pals through, only to laugh at their expense.
Then, just as the unsuspecting guest reached their peak level of anger or distress, Kutcher would come in with his camera crew and say those infamous four words, “You just got punk’d!”
Early Friday as the inaugural ceremonies got under way, Kutcher began trending on Twitter as many people were keeping hope alive that he would make an appearance to save the day and reveal this was all a joke.
I hope we're all on an episode of Punk'd and Ashton Kutcher is going to come out during trumps inauguration #InaugurationDay— Cody Pitman (@codypitman_) January 20, 2017
What if at the inauguration Ashton Kutcher just walks out on stage and yells "AMERICA, YOU JUST GOT PUNK'D"— TJ Faeth (@Have_Faeth) January 19, 2017
When you keep looking until the bitter end for Ashton Kutcher to come running out. pic.twitter.com/JQbg7Mfeuq— Mark Ennis (@MarkEnnis) January 20, 2017
Watching the Inauguration on TV praying for Ashton Kutcher to show up. Come on.....any minute now.....— Inkpenbandit (@InkpenBandit) January 20, 2017
The only person that needs to attend the inauguration is Ashton Kutcher, because this has got to be the most intense episode of Punk'd yet.— Vontaze Salt (@jetski85) January 20, 2017
Alas, Kutcher was nowhere to be found as Americans watched with clenched teeth while Vice President Mike Pence was sworn in, followed by Trump.
Just like that, our fears became a reality, leaving us to mourn what is sure to be the death of democracy as we know it.
reign presidency has officially begun.
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