Jimmy Fallon’s Wild Prank Had Dwayne Johnson Worried About His Own Mother’s Whereabouts

Jimmy Fallon once attempted to prank Dwayne Johnson by pretending he had been partying all night with Johnson's mother.

Jimmy Fallon’s Wild Prank Had Dwayne Johnson Worried About His Own Mother’s Whereabouts


  • Jimmy Fallon is friends with Dwayne Johnson's mother, Ata Johnson
  • They once pulled a prank on The Rock himself on New Year's Eve on Jimmy Fallon's show
  • The two engaged in a wide-ranging chat covering various topics, including Fallon's relationship with The Rock's mother
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Not only is Jimmy Fallon friends with Dwayne Johnson, but he’s also chummy with Dwayne’s mother, Ata Johnson. This camaraderie led to a prank that left The Rock concerned about his own mom’s whereabouts. Dwayne Johnson recently graced The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the two narrated this uproarious yet heartwarming story.

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Jimmy Fallon (credit: The Tonight Show)

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Dwayne Johnson’s Mother Once Pranked Her Own Son on the New Year’s Eve with Jimmy Fallon

During Dwayne Johnson’s recent visit to the Jimmy Fallon talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the two engaged in a wide-ranging chat covering various topics. Amidst their conversation, they touched upon Fallon’s relationship with The Rock’s mother, Ata Johnson.

What the audience wasn’t aware of was the collection of memories shared between Mother Johnson and the talk show host himself. Unbeknownst to many, they once teamed up and pulled a memorable prank on none other than The Rock himself. To give context Fallon narrated,


“We have the best memory, one of my favorite New Year’s Eves ever…It was early, I was out to dinner with my wife, and we see these beautiful women across from us. They’re waving, they say hi–. She comes over and she goes, ‘I just wanna say I’m a big fan, I want to take a picture, but I’m not gonna, my son will kill me.’ I go, ‘I don’t care about your son, take the picture.’ She goes, ‘No, no, I don’t want to do it, never mind. I just wanted to come and tell you I’m a fan, blah blah.”

Jimmy Fallon's fun nightout with Ata Johson (credit: The Tonight Show)
Jimmy Fallon’s Fun Night Out with Ata Johson (credit: The Tonight Show)

What he revealed next was hilarious, as when he asked, “‘Who’s your son?”

“She goes, ‘My son’s Dwayne Johnson.’ I go, ‘Get over here, we’re taking this picture.’ Not only are we taking this picture, let’s pretend that we were out all night. So, I go grab balloons, get a hat, and i got a bottle of champagne. I lay on the ground or I unbutton my tie. I go, ‘Send this to Dwayne at 12:10 or midnight or something and go, ‘We’re partying with Jimmy Fallon and it’s awesome.”‘

All in all, this fun, heartwarming prank won over all of the audience’s hearts.


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Dwayne Johnson Surprised Jimmy Fallon On His Own Show With His Mother!

Although the above-mentioned incident wasn’t the only time, Ata Johnson was brought up on The Tonight Show. Dwayne Johnson appeared on the Jimmy Fallon talk show back in 2021 but it was his mother who absolutely stole the show.


When Jimmy Fallon praised Ata’s ukulele skills, Johnson promptly brought her onstage. She effortlessly stole the spotlight, engaging in a delightful brief interview with Fallon, where they again reminisced about their past late-night escapades.

The Rock on Jimmy Fallon's show
The Rock on Jimmy Fallon’s show (credit: The Tonight Show)

In a heartwarming moment, the mother-son duo also teamed up for an impromptu performance. They sang a traditional song that they often perform when they visit family in Hawaii, followed by a cheerful “we love Jimmy” remix, winning the internet’s heart with their charm and musical talent.


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Written by Sampurna Banerjee

Sampurna Banerjee, an ardent enthusiast of pop culture and movies, pours her passion into her role as a writer for FandomWire. With a penchant for Marvel, DC, and sitcoms, she has contributed over 400 articles, staying up-to-date to the entertainment industry's latest buzz. Moreover, she's penned over 300 articles for Animated Times and shared her work across several Instagram pages. Currently she is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calcutta University.