It’s April Fools’ Day again, and companies continued to shell out their pranks and cheesy jokes to celebrate the annual holiday.
This year was met with a little hesitation, though, as Google and T-Mobile both canceled their annual prank traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic. Google, specifically, canceled their pranks for the second year in a row because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Still, plenty of companies leaned into the cheese (almost literally). We’ve rounded up a number of April Fools’ jokes below. Scroll down to see them.
Note: This list is not all-inclusive, and deals are subject to be changed. This list will be updated as more deals come through.
Google, T-Mobile cancel jokes
- “In 2020, we made the decision to pause our longstanding Google tradition of celebrating April Fools’ Day, out of respect for all those fighting COVID-19. With much of the world still grappling with serious challenges, we will again pause the jokes for April Fools’ Day in 2021,” Google said in a statement to The Verge.
Chip cookies make a new ... burger?
Chip cookies shared what they called their new cookie — a “mcCHIP!” The cookie was literally a cheeseburger with cookies as buns.
- “We thought it was time we added a little something savory to the menu.”
BMW removes turn signals
BMW used April Fools to announce that it would remove turn signals from cars because people don’t use them.
- “Phone manufacturers did it. Tech giants too. So we decided to give it a go as well. What are we talking about? Removing obsolete features for the benefit of our planet. And according to the interwebs, the most underutilized feature on every BMW is the turn signal,” a voice announced in a video from BMW.
- “Starting from 2022, all BMW models will be shipped without turn signals. After all, fewer parts means a smaller footprint, and less raw materials used. So make sure you use them, while you still can.”
Volkswagen walks back a prank
Volkswagen posted a press release earlier this week that announced it would become Voltswagen of America, with the “volts” being a reference to new electric cars. But the company said the idea was a prank.
Velveeta launches a new skincare line
Velvetta went super cheesy with its prank. The company shared a new video that announced a skincare line called “V by Velveeta.”
- “Its products are inspired by the unmatchable creaminess of Velveeta liquid gold, and have been meticulously designed to make your skin feel smooth, hydrated and moisturized.”
LEGO unveils SmartBricks
- “Congratulations to all of you who realised that this product isn’t all it seems! Happy April Fool’s Day!”