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By Ree Hines

If you need a little something to brighten up your mid-workweek slump, we've got the perfect treat for you!

On Wednesday morning, Russell Crowe stopped by TODAY and relived the prank calls he used to get from Michael Jackson — complete with a brief impersonation of the late King of Pop.

Yes, as strange as it sounds, Jackson really used to make a habit of dialing up the actor for a series of silly jests.

"If you know Michael, then you know that that's a real thing," Crowe told TODAY's Savannah Guthrie. "It's just something that he liked to do."

Russell Crowe tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie
Russell Crowe tells TODAY's Savannah Guthrie.TODAY

But what made the gags particularly odd was the fact that Crowe didn't really know him at all.

"I'd never met him," he admitted. "I never shook his hand or anything. He would just call me every now and then and put on his funny voices."

And tell his not-so-funny jokes.

When Crowe first revealed Jackson's penchant for prank calls in an interview with The Guardian last month, he gave an example of the sweet and simple humor: "Is Mr. Wall there? Is Mrs. Wall there? Are there any Walls there? Then what's holding the roof up?"

Michael Jackson, Russell Crowe
Michael Jackson announces plans for Summer residency at the O2 Arena at a press conference held at the O2 Arena on March 5, 2009 in London, England. Russell Crowe on the TODAY showGetty Images file, TODAY

But if you really want a good laugh, just watch the TODAY clip to hear Crowe-as-Jackson add the prank-ending line, "Oh, don't worry, Russell. It's only Michael!"

Trust us, it's worth it! And while you're watching, check out the details Crowe shared about his feature-length directorial debut in "The Water Diviner," which opens in theaters Friday.

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