History Series / CandidCamera

13th May '15 10:42:57 PM JMQwilleran
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** The Bavarian fire drill was, in fact, a standard operating procedure for many of the show's pranks, which often involved the pranker (often one of the Funts) dressing up as some sort of public official and seeing how people reacted to some ridiculous rule or law they were supposedly enforcing.
3rd May '15 4:55:11 AM kchishol
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The original show began radio as ''The Candid Microphone'' in 1947 and was created and produced by Allen Funt. After a few theatrical live action shorts under that title, the TV version premiered in 1948 and has ran off and on ever since. It used hidden cameras to film ordinary people in unusual situations, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed. When the joke was revealed, the victims would be greeted with the {{catchphrase}} "Smile, you're on ''[[TitleDrop Candid Camera]]''." Celebrities were regularly featured as well, either as victims of or as participants in a prank. Participants in gags included Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/BusterKeaton.
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The original show began radio as ''The Candid Microphone'' in 1947 and was created and produced by Allen Funt. After a few theatrical live action shorts under that title, the TV version premiered in 1948 and has ran off and on ever since. It used hidden cameras to film ordinary people in unusual situations, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed. When the joke was revealed, the victims would be greeted with the {{catchphrase}} "Smile, you're on ''[[TitleDrop Candid Camera]]''." Celebrities were regularly featured as well, either as victims of or as participants in a prank. Participants in gags included Creator/WoodyAllen Creator/WoodyAllen, Creator/MuhammadAli and Creator/BusterKeaton.
3rd May '15 4:53:12 AM kchishol
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RealityTV show that originally premiered in 1948 and has ran off and on ever since. The original show was created and produced by Allen Funt; it used hidden cameras to film ordinary people in unusual situations, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed. When the joke was revealed, the victims would be greeted with the {{catchphrase}} "Smile, you're on ''[[TitleDrop Candid Camera]]''." Celebrities were regularly featured as well, either as victims of or as participants in a prank. Participants in gags included Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/BusterKeaton.
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A RealityTV show that originally worked by secretly recording ordinary people's reaction to pranks presenting strange situations staged by the crew. The original show began radio as ''The Candid Microphone'' in 1947 and was created and produced by Allen Funt. After a few theatrical live action shorts under that title, the TV version premiered in 1948 and has ran off and on ever since. The original show was created and produced by Allen Funt; it It used hidden cameras to film ordinary people in unusual situations, such as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed. When the joke was revealed, the victims would be greeted with the {{catchphrase}} "Smile, you're on ''[[TitleDrop Candid Camera]]''." Celebrities were regularly featured as well, either as victims of or as participants in a prank. Participants in gags included Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/BusterKeaton.

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RealityTV * SoundToScreenAdaptation: The show that originally premiered in 1948 and has ran off and began on ever since. The original show was created and produced by Allen Funt; it used hidden cameras to film ordinary people in unusual situations, such radio as a desk with drawers that pop open when one is closed. When the joke was revealed, the victims would be greeted with the {{catchphrase}} "Smile, you're on ''[[TitleDrop Candid Camera]]''." Celebrities were regularly featured as well, either as victims of or as participants in a prank. Participants in gags included Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/BusterKeaton. ''Candid Microphone''.
16th Jan '15 7:07:43 PM Angeldeb82
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It is, needless to say, the TropeNamer and TropeCodifier for the CandidCameraPrank.
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It is, needless to say, the TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} and TropeCodifier for the CandidCameraPrank.

* CandidCameraPrank: The whole point of the show. It is the TropeNamer, after all.
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* CandidCameraPrank: The whole point of the show. It is the TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, after all.

* DecoyDamsel: Used several times. In one instance, a frail blond DistressedDamsel would be deposited on some street corner with two large suitcases. The suitcases looked identical, but one was empty and the other was filled with concrete, weighing at least 200 pounds. When some big strong man approached, she would ask him to help with her suitcases...then she would pick up the empty suitcase and walk away while the hidden camera recorded the reaction of the poor schmo who tried to pick up the other suitcase.
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* DecoyDamsel: Used several times. In one instance, a frail blond DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress would be deposited on some street corner with two large suitcases. The suitcases looked identical, but one was empty and the other was filled with concrete, weighing at least 200 pounds. When some big strong man approached, she would ask him to help with her suitcases...then she would pick up the empty suitcase and walk away while the hidden camera recorded the reaction of the poor schmo who tried to pick up the other suitcase.
22nd Oct '14 2:32:15 PM JMQwilleran
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There was a poorly received syndicated version in the 1990s starring Creator/DomDeLuise. Another incarnation starred Allen's son Peter Funt and Dina Eastwood, and ran until 2004 on the PAX Network. Another revival began on Creator/TVLand in August 2014, retaining Peter Funt, but adding Mayim Bialik as co-host.
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There was a poorly received syndicated version in the 1990s starring Creator/DomDeLuise. Another incarnation starred Allen's son Peter Funt and Dina Eastwood, and ran until 2004 on the PAX Network. Another revival began on Creator/TVLand in August 2014, retaining Peter Funt, but adding Mayim Bialik as co-host. Some of the pranks in the 2014 version are played by Peter's son, Danny.
8th Oct '14 11:07:37 AM JMQwilleran
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/candid_camera_4908.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:350:Smile! You're on ''Candid Camera'' on TV Tropes!]]
5th Oct '14 1:35:37 PM JMQwilleran
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* AdvertOverloadedFuture: One of the gags of the 2014 season tried to convince people it was here. It involved a television marketed for $89.95 that was a 60" television, but only had 11" of viewable space and the rest was locked into advertising. It even stated on the TV screen itself "picture lock technology," though nobody seemed to notice or comment on that.
25th Aug '14 1:24:34 PM JMQwilleran
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19th Aug '14 12:56:08 PM JMQwilleran
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* TitleDrop: Regularly, when they tell people at the end of the pranks to "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Additionally, the show films pranks in locations throughout the United States, leading to an extended version of the CatchPhrase at the end of the show when the hosts warn us that "Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says 'Smile, you're on ''Candid Camera''!"
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* TitleDrop: Regularly, when they tell people at the end of the pranks to "Smile, you're on Candid Camera.''Candid Camera''." Additionally, the show films pranks in locations throughout the United States, leading to an extended version of the CatchPhrase at the end of the show when the hosts warn us that "Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says 'Smile, you're on ''Candid Camera''!"
19th Aug '14 11:50:08 AM JMQwilleran
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* TitleDrop: Regularly, when they tell people at the end of the pranks to "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Additionally, the show films pranks in locations throughout the United States, leading to an extended version of the CatchPhrase at the end of the show when the hosts warn us that "Don't be surprised if sometime, somewhere, someplace when you least expect it, someone steps up to you and says 'Smile, you're on ''Candid Camera''!"
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