Watch Ellen Degeneres Prank-Scare The Hell Out Of ‘The Walking Dead’s’ David Morrissey

The thing about prank scaring someone on television, especially someone who is appearing on your show for the very first time, is that you don’t know how they’re going to react. If they were to jump halfway out of their seat, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to find out that the celebrity in question is secretly a raging doucher if he releases a string of profanities that ends with, “What the f*** in wrong with you? Why would you do that!?” And who knows what to expect from David Morrissey, the British actor who plays The Governor on The Walking Dead. His inner Phillip Blake could come rushing to the surface in a surge of adrenaline, and he could turn on Ellen Degeneres and choke her to death in the blink of an eye.

None of this happens, of course. But David Morrissey nearly jumps out of his seat, and it provides for a good laugh on a Friday morning.

Yeah, after he nearly craps himself, Morrissey pulls it together and maintains his composure. But you just know as soon as he figures out who was behind the mask, that guy’s head is going to end up floating inside a fish tank.