"Oh, my God! He keeps haunting us!" gasps Cousin Micki.
Jimmy Kimmel is the latest celebrity to be honored with a wax figure, courtesy of Madame Tussauds Hollywood.
But before the mannequin -- whose resemblance to the real thing is uncanny -- made its way to the museum as part of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live Experience," the late-night host decided to have a little fun with it first. He set up the lookalike statue at various spots in his office and simply sat back as it scared the living you-know-what out of everyone who walked by.
No one, though, had a better reaction than Jimmy's own cousin, Micki Marseglia.
"We decided to have a 'Jimmy Kimmel Experience' here at our show," the comedian explained during Monday night's episode. "We brought wax me into our office, and we put it in strange places around the building to surprise my co-workers -- with special emphasis on my cousin, Micki."
After unboxing the figure and lint-rolling its suit, the host's team stationed Wax Jimmy in front of staircases, elevators and doorways. Hidden cameras captured everything from double-takes to gasps and even screams.
"Oh, my God, that shared the shit out of me!" one employee shouted as she strolled past the statue. "Oh, f--k!" screeched another as he approached the elevators.
Poor Cousin Micki's first reaction to the spooky figure was so good that Kimmel's team decided to follow her around and set up Wax Jimmy in as many unsuspecting spots as possible.
"Oh, my God! He keeps haunting us!" she gasped the second time she saw him at reception. "Oh, shit!" she shouted a third time. "JESUS! My gosh. I love him, but he keeps scaring me!" she said the fourth time she saw him in the kitchen. Studying the wax figure closely, she added, "It is so insane. But so cute."
After a few more glorious scares, the real Jimmy decided to trade places with the wax figure. Frozen in the statue's pose, he patiently waited for Micki to enter the guest dressing room.
"Did you know it was me every time?" he asked his confused cousin, "We don't even have a wax figure."