The latest episode of Billy Eichner's popular YouTube series Billy on the Street saw him and comic actress Kate McKinnon pulling a fast one on New Yorkers.
The pair took to the streets of the Big Apple on a mission to convince people that the SNL and Ghostbusters star was in fact the Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon.
To sell the deception McKinnon wore a pastel floral dress of the sort favoured by Witherspoon and adopted a Southern twang.
"You're awesome," one New Yorker told McKinnon, thinking she was complimenting Witherspoon for her early comic turn on Legally Blonde.
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McKinnon thanked her before dispensing some life advice to the star struck fan.
"Be yourself and love who you love," she said.
A man the pair approached told McKinnon that he'd met her before - meaning Witherspoon - at a movie premiere before inviting her to dinner at his house.
"Oh my gosh," McKinnon gushed giving the stranger a hug, "I remember you."
But not everybody fell for it. The pair were busted a couple of times.
Firstly when Eichner quizzed a woman on Witherspoon and was met with a blunt, "well, this is Kate McKinnon," while another man simply replied, "yeah, right," to Eichner's protestations that he was actually talking to Witherspoon before simply walking off.