Aly Raisman Is Unimpressed with Ellen DeGeneres' Scare Tactics

Her parents, on the other hand? Not so much.

Aly Raisman
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Raisman appeared on Wednesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her three medals from Rio and her parents, Lynn and Rick, in tow. After discussing her Rio victories and her plans for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Ellen unleashed one of her usual scare tactics. Mid-interview, an Ellen co-conspirator emerged from backstage and crept up behind the Raisman family.

Aly barely flinched, but her parents—who have had trouble hiding their nerves in the past—definitely jumped. Aly basically just laughed, like "LOL, good try, this doesn't compare to the Olympics." Which really should come as no surprise given that Aly did this in Rio:

And then this. (Mind you, that balance beam is four inches wide):

Meanwhile, her parents were doing this:

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Maggie Maloney is the associate editor at Town & Country and ELLE Decor, where she covers style, beauty, jewelry, and the many members of the royal family. She also manages social media and content strategy for both brands.