Oh, Right...It's April Fool's Day: The Best Internet Gags

The internets are chockablock with poor attempts at suck-you-in hilarity today — but here are the best we've found

The winner is totally Comics Alliance's "scoop" that Alan Moore's next iteration of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen would be set in the '80s and his supergroup of heroes would include Jack Burton, Angus MacGyver, B.A. Barracus., Doctor Emmet Brown, and the sentient hotness known as Lisa.

Oh, Right...It's April Fool's Day: The Best Internet Gags

Runner-ups include: ABC.com's fake versions of their own shows, including The Blind Sayid, W ("the series that happens after "V"), Grey's Astronomy and, yes, FlasherForward.

ThinkGeek stole our obsessive hearts with their Lost-style alarm clock, a 2001 monolith "action figure," and My First Bacon plush toy.

Oh, Right...It's April Fool's Day: The Best Internet Gags

The PsychWrites twitter feed, manned by the writers of USA's giddy-goofy mystery series suddenly became MentalistWrites, which then proceeded to mercilessly tweak the Simon Baker-starring Mentalist, a show that, let's face it, bears some striking similarities to Psych — namely, a main character who solves crimes by being really, really observant.

Oh, Right...It's April Fool's Day: The Best Internet Gags


And, finally, in fake science news, CNET UK reports that, and we quote, "A would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world."

Can't wait until next year, when April 1 becomes the day you can't trust anyone online. Except me.

Additional reporting by Meredith Woerner