Rashida Jones on that time she pulled a prank with MJ
October 13th, 2011
05:01 PM ET

Rashida Jones on that time she pulled a prank with MJ

As the daughter of producer Quincy Jones and actress Peggy Lipton, actress Rashida Jones must have plenty of celebrity stories from her Hollywood childhood.

In a recent interview with Playboy, the "Parks and Recreation" star shared a particularly fun Michael Jackson anecdote involving unsuspecting bystanders, MJ, "Webster," and plastic squirt guns.

“Michael basically grew up with us, so I have a million memories of him,” Jones, 35, says of Jackson. “He was definitely a little bit of an alien,” she says, also noting Jackson’s predilection for surgical masks.

Rashida says she felt like the notoriously youth-obsessed Jackson was her age, rather than 18 years her senior.

He certainly was fond of childish pranks. “Once, my sister, Michael, ­Emmanuel Lewis and I got in a car with Super Soakers and went by a movie theater and supersoaked the hell out of people waiting in line,” said the actress. “They had no idea they'd just been supersoaked by the King of Pop."

Rashida’s still a fan of pranks, saying if she could be anonymous for a day, she might show up to Disneyland or an Apple Store in the buff. “Streaking through a large crowd has always been a secret fantasy of mine.”

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  1. Abbo Riginy

    I can't help thinking MJ was really trying to ditch Ms. Jones so he could be alone with Webster. Sick, isn't it?

    October 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. stu

    i wonder if her mom drinks lipton tea?
    Mod Squad was sooo rad!

    October 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Anomic Office Drone

    There's childish and there's childlike. When you're childish, you're immature. When you're 40 and childlike, you almost certainly have a severe mental health issue. How did all of Michael Jackson's "friends" let him stay so sick for so long? It's not like there weren't plenty of red flags.

    October 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ted

    What wouldve been even funnier is if someone in line, after being "super-soaked," wouldve pulled out a pistol and shot them in the head. Oh Yes...then it wouldve been truly hilarious.

    October 14, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. Beech Slapp

    @me: she's staring in another show? what is she staring at? yes, fame-addicted. why else would she be name-dropping? oooh look at me, I grew up with MJ. Big Deal. Fame 'Ho fo sho!

    October 14, 2011 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mick

      She's actually been in a lot of shows and movies. Just to name a few: Boston Public, Wanted, The Office, and Parks and Recreation, Little Black Book, I Love You Man, The Social Network, Friends with Benefits, and Our Idiot Brother.

      October 14, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  6. Beech Slapp

    just another fame-addicted celebrit ywanna-be, working any angle to feed the fame jones, desperate to be talked about.

    October 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      you're stupid. she's been in successful movies and the hit show The Office and currently staring in another hit TV show. she's no more fame-addicted than any other working actress

      October 13, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
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    October 13, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cathy92

    She is adorable. Check out her interview posted on CELEBUR.COM I think the video is still up. Not sure.

    October 13, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MJ

    I also liked to give kids milk, cookies, handcuffs...

    October 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |

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