As you probably know, Jaden Smith (the rapper/actor and offspring of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) is known for his spacey, over-capitalized tweets.
Joel started things off with this quintessential Jaden Tweet:
Laura, rightfully so, was confused:
Next, he sent this thought-provoking tweet:
And this time Laura tried to figure out WTF was going on:
Early on Joel made a decision not to alter Jaden's texts in any way — which meant capitalizing each word — and he worried that might tip Laura off.
But Laura was more confused than ready to play internet sleuth:
Sometimes Joel sent Jaden tweets that (sort of) related to what he and Laura were discussing, like this one:
But Laura was still pretty much like, "WTF?"
Other Jaden tweets he sent actually sort of acted as conversation starters:
Bless you, Laura:
As the months rolled on, Joel kept sending Jaden gems:
And eventually Laura just sort of went with it:
It didn't matter how random the tweet was that he sent...
Laura just kept the conversation going:
That is until Jaden's tweets/Joel's texts got so random...
That she just ignored them:
All in all, across almost two years, Joel sent Laura more than 50 of Jaden's tweets:
Which meant Laura probably wrote "huh" close to 50 times:
He even pulled these hijinks on their 10th wedding anniversary!
In case you're wondering, Laura didn't serve Joel with divorce papers:
Finally, last month Joel was on a business trip when his plane got stuck on the tarmac, so he decided to end all of this Jaden business:
And Laura's reaction? Let's just say she wasn't exactly impressed:
Joel told BuzzFeed, "People are shocked that in the texts she is totally unbothered by the whole thing. I told her 'I dropped the needle on the record industrial complex for the 5th time this month while I bathed in sorbet.' WHO JUST LETS THAT GO? But I think it went on for so long because I’ve done similar stuff in the past."
For example, Joel previously pranked Laura by tracking how many days old she was in a spreadsheet. "When she hit a round number (12,000 days), my kids and I woke her up 12,000 seconds into the day (at about 3:20 a.m.), by jumping on the bed, shining 12,000 lumens of light in her face, and throwing 12,000 styrofoam peanuts at her while shouting 'TWELVE THOUSAND' over and over."
The Jaden Smith prank may have ended anticlimactically, but Joel says it was all worth it. "There were so many times over the past two years when I’d share what was happening with friends or coworkers and we’d be in tears laughing about it. This dumb prank has brought me so much joy. Thank you, Laura. And thank you, Jaden Smith."