Hey, folks, Jonathon here. Yes, April 1st as come and gone, leaving in it’s wake plenty of jokes for us to talk about for years to come.
First, yes, for those of you who are always on the ball (and I hope you all are) there was a slight alteration to the site’s logo. Namely that it was NarniaWeb, not NarniaFans. A quick trip over to our sister-site would have read NarniaFans instead of NarniaWeb. Paul Martin and David Hollander (the webmaster at NarniaWeb.com) switched logos for the day. This one I had nothing to do with. It is so simple, yet so complex and I tip my hat to them for this one.
Second- the rest of the jokes. Each year I try to do just a tad bit better at making the jokes semi-plausible. Lets face it, the Lindsay Lohan as Ramandu’s daughter and Zac Efron as Eustace days are over. At the very least for you, our readers I want to at least seem like I’m trying to make an effort to pull a good prank, and believe me, friends, we are only getting started.
Sadly, we didn’t get the press like we did last year for the Twilight joke, but well as “they” say lightning never strikes twice. None the less I had a blast writing them (though I’ll admit it was a tiny bit embarassing to go on-line and try and look for the pictures of the different Barbie Dolls) and reading your reactions . As usual you are all very good sports, especially everyone at The Dancing Lawn who helped to remind the fans who take the jokes too seriously to look at the date.
So here’s a brief recap, and of course retractions:
-Celine Dion will NOT be contributing “Love Theme for Caspian and Ramandu’s Daughter” for the soundtrack to VODT. I don’t even know if they’ll have so much as a leitmotif in the film.
-There will NOT (at least to the best of my knowledge) be Ken and Barbie dolls as Caspian and Ramandu’s daughter.
-Leonard Nimoy AKA Spock will NOT be playing Ramandu. We (at least I and most of us on the site) don’t know who’s playing him at this point.
Also, as a bonus, I’m not sure if any one caught my “Easter eggs” in each of the jokes. Here they are.
Celine Dion joke- NarniaSpy, “Eris” was named after Eris the Greek goddess of discord who played, I believe the mother of all pranks during the wedding of Thetis by bringing a “gift” to the gods of a golden apple “for the fairest” that led Hera, Athena and Aphrodite to squabbling over it and eventually leading to the whole Trojan war.
Caspian & Ramandu’s daughter Ken and Barbie dolls- The report was given to us by “Sid Phillips” , the full name of the villain known as “Sid The Toy Destroyer” in Toy Story.
Leonard Nimoy joke source Loki- Loki was the prankster of the Norse gods. ‘Nuff said.
That’s it for this year! I hope you enjoyed it. Come back again next April first to see what kind of madcap mayhem Paul and I along with the rest of the staff have in store for you all. After all it’s the one day we can truly get away with behaving like Duffers.