By now, guests on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ should expect a random, terrifying scare from a staffer in costume. But Steve Harvey was taken completely unawares when a man in sporting equipment crept up behind him and scared him silly.

Even better, Harvey was in the process of telling Ellen how it’s not wise for people to scare him, especially since he’s been known to throw a punch when startled. But Harvey did no such thing here. Instead, he simply recoiled in fear and crawled up onto his seat. Nice one, Ellen!

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