Jimmy Fallon and 11 other times Ellen scared the crap out of her guests

Feb 4, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. ET
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"Ellen DeGeneres made me hate my life" is not a typical thing you would expect to hear from a guest on the hilarious host's talk show, but that's exactly what happened when Jimmy Fallon made an appearance.

The queen of all pranks made Fallon to believe he was recording a public service message about recycling, when, in fact, she had much more in store. DeGeneres goaded Fallon into looking away from the backstage area just long enough for a gigantic fuzzy peacock to creep up behind the comedian to scare the bejesus out of him. The result was fantastic and we're pretty sure Fallon needed his shorts washed tout de suite.

Jimmy Fallon

While frightening someone so perfectly is an effort that most can only pull off once in a blue moon, DeGeneres has mastered the art of scaring the pee out of her guests on a regular basis. Check out all of the celebs she's startled just for our entertainment.

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1. Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

DeGeneres had Diaz going on and on about how scary it was when Jim Carrey took off his mask while filming The Mask back in the early '90s, while the actress was totally unaware of what was coming around the bend.

2. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

We'd be pretty scared by that Daisy Duke-clad guy, as well.

3. and 4. Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet

DeGeneres has gotten Stonestreet on multiple occasions, but the Modern Family actor just keeps coming back for more!

5. Beth Behrs

Beth Behrs

That might be the cutest spaz out of all time.

6. Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid

DeGeneres heard a rumor that Quaid was terrified of rats, so she had to find out for sure. From the look on his face, the answer is a resounding "yes."

7. Jack Black

Jack Black

Turns out Black's animated movements aren't only part of his comedic acting, he's quite lively when he's afraid, too. "Not cool," says the man wearing the tie-dye shirt for a nationally televised interview.

8. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

It appears that after all the backlash, Cyrus is now terrified of appearing on stage with Robin Thicke and a foam finger.

9. Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

DeGeneres has gotten Swifty a total of eight, yes eight, times. Leave it to Taylor to look adorable even while in the fetal position on the bathroom floor.

10. Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons

Simmons may be scared out of his mind, but he damn sure still knows how to run in place, just like the good ol' days when he was making his aerobics videos.

And here's a bonus GIF of Ellen's best scare ever!

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