Genius Filmmaker Martin Scorsese Hilariously Gets Fooled By Daughter’s ‘Hold This Flea’s Jacket’ Prank

Martin Scorsese daughter francesca

Getty Image


Even Martin Scorsese, one of the most brilliant filmmakers to ever live, isn’t beyond getting duped by silly pranks as evidenced by this video that’s going viral over on TikTok.

Sitting next to his daughter Francesca, the 80-year-old Hollywood legend watches as she explains that a flea is doing backflips in her hand. Francesca then asks Scorsese to hold onto flea’s coat, to which he kindly obliges.

The prank starts to unravel, though, when Marty doesn’t follow the usual script when asked if there’s anything in his granddaughter’s hand, as he says “yes” instead of “no.” Francesca then gets Marty to admit there’s nothing in her hand, all while he still grips onto the imaginary flea’s coat. The best part of the video, though, comes when Marty explains why he’s still holding it with the most grandfatherly answer possible: “It would be really rude to just toss it away.”

Despite the fact that he’s now in his 80s, Scorsese remains as busy as ever as he’s gearing up for the release of his new film Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, and Brendan Fraser. Killers of the Flower Moon is scheduled to hit theaters next year, although it does not have an official release date at this time.

RELATED: Acclaimed Director Martin Scorsese Had To Fight To Keep This Hilarious Scene In ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Eric Italiano Avatar
Eric is a New York City-based writer who still isn’t quite sure how he’s allowed to have this much fun for a living and will tell anyone who listens that Gotham City is canonically in New Jersey. Contact him eric@brobible.com