John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel reignited their years-long prank war

The Newton native got the upper hand on Tuesday's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

We all know about Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel’s faux feud. But Damon isn’t the only actor from the Boston area in an ongoing battle with the late-night host.

Newton native John Krasinski stopped by Kimmel’s show Tuesday and took a moment to recap the absurd and escalating prank war the duo has been engaged in since 2011.

Krasinski said that the pranks began when the two lived across the street from each other, showing photos and clips of various decorations, usually Christmas-themed, that were dropped off at each other’s homes. The gag reached its peak in 2015 when Krasinski decorated Kimmel’s office as a winter wonderland complete with a live reindeer, and Kimmel retaliated by dumping eggnog on the actor.


With Kimmel filming a week of shows in New York City instead of Los Angeles, Krasinski returned fire, decorating Kimmel’s Airbnb to the nines.

In a video of the home, you can see a sign reading, “Welcome Jimmy Kimmel, who is renting this house!” along with a singing gospel choir, inflatable decorations, a sign spinner, and a road construction sign inviting people to come in and say hello.

“What you can’t see, there are 150 people lined up to take this tour of his house,” Krasinski told the Brooklyn audience. “As soon as the choir’s done, they’re all gonna go in. So I would just say, guys, if you’re in Brooklyn, which you already are, get your kids to trick or treat early. It’s Park Slope, Brooklyn. You’ll see it. You’ll know it.”