Bill Hader Made a Girl's Make-a-Wish Come True by Pranking Her Entire School
By John Boone
Why can’t a prank be used for good and evil?
Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Inside Out) did just that when he disguised himself as a firefighter in order to grant cancer survivor Grace Aroune’s Make-a-Wish to pull a senior prank on her high school, Iroquois High School in Elma, N.Y..
“[Grace] goes, ‘I want you to be a firefighter and I want you to come to each classroom and just mess with people,’” Hader recalled on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “Make people do weird drills and give them fake information and be a weird guy. And I did it.”
Such weirdness included telling kids that the noise a smoke detector makes is actually Channing Tatum’s voice and making them stop, drop, and roll to his satisfaction.
They filmed it all under the guise of a video on fire safety that would be shown to "various minor league baseball teams." “I wanted something that was really memorable, like a living experience,” Grace explains. “But also I wanted my friends and my family and everyone who has been supportive of me to also be able to enjoy it.”