She was led to believe that she was being interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, but the YouTubers only pretender to be producers for Jimmy’s show.
Carol Baskin has become somewhat of a celebrity after the release of Tiger King on Netflix. Since the release of the popular series, Baskin has refused to give interviews to any media house. That is, until she was pranked by a pair of YouTubers, Josh Pieters and Archie Manners. The duo posed as producers for Jimmy Fallon’s late-night TV show and convinced Baskin to take part in a Zoom interview. They then used voice clips from previous episodes of Fallon’s show to make it seem as if he is asking her questions. Baskin has since responded, saying that she enjoyed the video and that she thought something was up while doing the interview. She said that the video gave her “a good laugh” and that she appreciates that the YouTubers were not mean-spirited with their intentions.