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41 Pop Culture Items We Wish Were April Fools' Jokes

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It's April 1st, and you know what the means…it's the first of the month!

Oh, yeah. It's also the Internet's favorite holiday. Everyone from Google to LinkedIn is pulling some kind of April Fools' prank. But instead of covering all the shenanigans (there's too many and we won't stand for it), we thought we'd talk about things in pop culture we wish were April Fools' jokes. You know, all those stories you read and then you think: "That can't be real. This is just a really elaborate prank. It has to be!"

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But unfortunately, these are all real. They are all very real. Here's our list of events we wish were just really intense and dragged-out April Fools' jokes:

Happy Endings Pants GIF

1. Happy Endings' cancellation
2. Nicki Minaj's clothing line for Kmart
3. Gwyneth and Chris' uncoupling (or just the use of the phrase "conscious uncoupling")
4. The How I Met Your Mother finale
5. Flappy Bird
6. Internet commenters who just type "first!"
7. Internet commenters in general (the mean, dumb ones)

Miley Cyrus GIF

8. Miley Cyrus' 2013 VMA performance
9. Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's breakup
10. Duck Dynasty
11. Hashtags
12. The Harlem Shake
13. The Red Wedding
14. Work It

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TV Deaths GIF

15. The months and months and months between new Sherlock seasons
16. The past year of Shia LaBeouf's life
17. Joey and Rachel getting together on Friends 
18. The ending of Allegiant
19. Will Arnett and Amy Poehler's divorce
20. Google Glass
21. Charlie Sheen's Anger Management 

Justin Bieber TMZ

22. Justin Bieber
23. The thigh gap craze
24 The Green Latern film
25. Farrah Abraham's music "career"
26. The Legend of Zelda CD-i games
27. Star Wars episodes I-III
28. American Idol's last five seasons

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Cat GIFs

29. People who don't understand why cats/kittens are so adorable
30. Bacon-scented perfume (leave bacon alone!)
31. Zac Efron ever wearing a shirt
32. Oreo flavors that are anything but original or Double Stuf
33. The Golden Compass
34. Chipotle possibly dropping guacamole off the menu
35. Huck and Quinn hooking up on Scandal
36. Nickleback
37. Vegan Girl Scout cookies
38. Skorts
39. Tom Hanks' Oscar snub
40. TV shows that started as Twitter accounts
41. April Fools' jokes

Your turn! What did we miss?

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