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Jokers" review by Suzanne
Thursdays 10pm (et/pt) on truTV
This is a practical joke type of show, like Jackass or
Candid Camera, et al. These four guys dare each other
to do various tasks that are embarrassing, and they get
points if they go through with it (or not). For instance,
they have to ask passers-by if they know that they look like
some celebrity, and ask ridiculous questions that the other
ones put up. Or in another gimmick, one team has to put on a
sexual harassment seminar to a group of people at a real
company, while the other team has set up the ridiculous
questions for them to ask, or silly videos for them to show.
I had never seen this show before or even heard of it.
This year is the second season. Apparently it's fairly
successful. It's kind of funny to watch these guys fool
around and make each other look bad. It's pretty
outrageous and silly.
If you like shows of this type, you should enjoy
Impractical Jokers. It aired in December but will continue
in January. Have fun watching it!
truTV's Hit Series Impractical Jokers Returns in
All-New Collection of Side-Splitting Antics
Four lifelong friends are
about to take dares to an outrageous new level this winter,
when truTV's hilarious hidden-camera series
Impractical Jokers returns for its eagerly
anticipated second season. Q, Murr, Joe and Sal will bravely
face some of the most unbelievably awkward and brazen
hijinks yet, daring each other with over-the-top challenges
that are guaranteed to set a new side-splitting standard.
The second season of Impractical Jokers
is slated to premiere Thursday, Dec. 13, at 10
p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on truTV.
Ever since they were little
kids growing up together, the four friends at the center of
Impractical Jokers have dared one another to do some
of the most ridiculous things in public. Now all grown up,
they are capturing their extreme dares on hidden camera,
complete with the unsuspecting public's amused, confused, or
This winter, nothing will
be off limits as Q, Murr, Joe and Sal do everything they can
to push their competitors past the breaking point. In one
early challenge, they will conduct sensitivity training for
a group of floored office employees. In another, the guys
will test the patience of guests in a waiting room when they
serve as clueless receptionists. They'll don headsets at a
fast food drive-through window as they try to score tips
from hungry motorists by repeating their orders back in a
soulful sing-song fashion, And they'll tank – literally – as
fool-service gas station attendants. That's just the
beginning of what's in store.
As always, the guys are
graded after each dare to determine who succeeds under
pressure and who collapses in defeat. (Given the level of
dares this season, there's probably going to be a lot more
of the latter.) At the end of each episode, the joker with
the lowest score must then face a mortifying challenge with
truly humiliating consequences.
Impractical Jokers premiered to critical acclaim in December 2011 and quickly became
one of truTV's biggest hits, especially among young adults.
show averaged 2.1 million viewers in Q3 2012 and ranked
among basic cable’s Top 5 programs in the timeslot with key
adult and male demos. Impractical Jokers is also one
of truTV's youngest-skewing series, scoring a median age of
only 33. In addition, the show's Facebook page has drawn
more than 420,000 fans, an impressive achievement for a
series that's less than a year old.
comes to truTV from
NorthSouth Productions (Say Yes to the Dress),
with Charlie DeBevoise and Mark Hickman
serving as executive producers.
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truTV, one of cable’s
fastest growing brands, offers a wildly entertaining look at
the real world through outrageous characters, unpredictable
situations and irreverent storytelling. Currently seen in 92
million U.S. households, truTV features such popular
original series as Hardcore Pawn, Lizard Lick
Towing, Storage Hunters, Impractical Jokers,
Operation Repo, South Beach Tow, Full Throttle
Saloon, Black Gold, World's Dumbest and
Killer Karaoke as well as the upcoming Hardcore Pawn:
Chicago. In addition, truTV is a partner in airing the
NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. During the
daytime, the channel features expert trial coverage under
the name In Session.
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