Michael Bubl�'s Hidden Camera Prank Went Wrong In A Hilarious Way

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It's a small world, and singer Michael Bubl� learned that lesson in a very funny way on Ellen today.

The singer was on the talk show to tease his upcoming Super Bowl ad promoting bubly sparkling water, and agreed to pull a hidden camera prank for host Ellen DeGeneres.

But just after the stunt began, a surprise celebrity guest almost spoiled the whole thing.

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Eric Stonestreet wandered into Ellen's prank, and Bubl� thought it was a setup.EllenTube

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet was the first customer to wander into the store where Bubl� was playing a goofy cashier. The actor must be a big Bubl� fan, because he saw through the disguise right away.

Both stars were convinced that DeGeneres was behind the coincidence, as Bubl� said he thought it was a "counter-prank."

"I thought you were punking me for sure. My eyes got so big and I thought, 'Oh no, they're doing it to me!'" Bubl� told the host.

"I feel like I just crashed a party by the way," Stonestreet said. "How funny is that this is what you think living in Hollywood is... oh famous people are running into each other all the time."

Thankfully, Bubl� was able to get back in character and prank his next unsuspecting customer. The second customer was an even better sport than Stonestreet, and earned $1,000 from bubly for putting up with Bubl� eating her bananas and trying to steal her credit card info.

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Both celebrities had a laugh about their run-in on the show.Michael Rozman - Warner Bros.

The entire segment turned into a bit of a mess, but Bubl�, Stonestreet, and Bubl�'s second victim had a laugh about it with DeGeneres afterwards.

It just goes to show that the universe has an even funnier sense of humor than DeGeneres!

Did you get a laugh out of Bubl�'s botched prank?

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