Last month, Kutcher promised to pull the prank during an interview on CNN when both he and the media giant were seeking to be the first Twitter users to achieve a record million followers.
The star of “Dude, Where’s My Car” got to the milestone first.
And on Wednesday night, he mobilized those followers via the popular social networking Website to converge on Centennial Olympic Park downtown where his wife, actress Demi Moore was waiting with a U-Haul-It van full of Ding Dong snack cakes. And one large gold bell.
“We had to improvise since Ted doesn’t actually have a doorbell,” explained Kutcher.
Kutcher, clad in an olive green jacket, a Braves cap and a walkie talkie, passed out the desserts to the dozens of his “tweeps” and they all headed for the Ted’s Montana Grill on Luckie Street where Turner’s private residence is located on the top floor.
Kutcher and crew piled up the Ding Dongs on the sidewalk outside the eatery and then each took a turn banging on the bell (Given that Turner is traditionally an early to bed, early to rise kind of guy, this may have interfered with the billionaire bison owner’s planned evening).
Turner never materialized during the prank which streamed live at www.ustream.tv.
But Kutcher wasn’t through.
On camera, Kutcher said: “We came out here because we won the war. People are watching live because they want to see something special. The war wasn’t really with Ted Turner. He doesn’t even own CNN. The ding-dong ditch was a bit of a distraction.”
A camera then panned around to the glowing CNN neon logo atop CNN Center on Marietta street. Spotlights were flipped on to reveal the unfurling of a large banner revealing Kutcher’s Twitter page handle, @aplusk that was unrolled over the CNN sign.
The Ding Dongs, meanwhile, were donated to the Atlanta Food Bank.