History Series / ImpracticalJokers

2nd Nov '17 2:49:09 PM MovieNut14
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-> ''WARNING: The following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarass each other...''

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-> ''WARNING: The following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarass embarrass each other...''



''Impractical Jokers'' is a hidden-camera series from [=TruTV=], featuring four friends (Q, Murr, Sal, and Joe) challenging each other to act outrageously in public. [[CatchPhrase You refuse, you lose]]. The show is presented as a sort of reality competition, where whoever fails the most challenges in an episode is forced to undergo a non-negotiable punishment of greater humiliation than normal.

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''Impractical Jokers'' is a hidden-camera series from [=TruTV=], featuring four friends (Q, Murr, Sal, and Joe) challenging each other to act outrageously in public. [[CatchPhrase You If you refuse, you lose]]. The show is presented as a sort of reality competition, where whoever fails the most challenges in an episode is forced to undergo a non-negotiable punishment of greater humiliation than normal.



%%* AmusingInjuries: Some of the later punishments involve the guys going through tons of pain.

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%%* * AmusingInjuries: Some of the later punishments involve the guys going through tons of pain.



%%* AsideGlance: Happens frequently, especially when the challenge is ridiculous. Joe and Q are the worst offenders.
%% * AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Sal's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxlCcoy2Q4 weapon of choice in a few challenges.]]

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%%* * AsideGlance: Happens frequently, especially when the challenge is ridiculous. Joe and Q are the worst offenders.
%% * AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: Sal's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqxlCcoy2Q4 weapon of choice in a few challenges.]]



** Q is forced to do the same in a punishment where he worked as a play writer.

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** Q is forced to do the same in a punishment where he worked as a play writer.playwright.



** Sal shoots Joe one after the reveal of his new tattoo.



** Q seemed to feel this way about Murr's punishment in "Browbeaten." His body language and remarks suggest pretty strongly that he was not finding it nearly as amusing as Joe and Sal were, and he even said that he would quit the show if it was being done to him.

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** Q seemed to feel this way about Murr's punishment in "Browbeaten." "Browbeaten". His body language and remarks suggest pretty strongly that he was not finding it nearly as amusing as Joe and Sal were, and he even said that he would quit the show if it was being done to him.



%%* FlatWhat: [[https://youtu.be/4WVZTgl1vE8?t=51 When Q "gives birth"]]
%%* FourManBand:
%%** Q - OnlySaneMan
%%** Sal - TheSmartGuy
%%** Joe - The Pervert
%%** Murr - ButtMonkey
%%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Joe is choleric, Q is melancholic, Sal is phlegmatic and Murr is sanguine.

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%%* * FlatWhat: [[https://youtu.be/4WVZTgl1vE8?t=51 When Q "gives birth"]]
%%* * FourManBand:
%%** ** Q - OnlySaneMan
%%** ** Sal - TheSmartGuy
%%** ** Joe - The Pervert
%%** ** Murr - ButtMonkey
%%* * FourTemperamentEnsemble: Joe is choleric, Q is melancholic, Sal is phlegmatic and Murr is sanguine.



** Murr also had to wear a wig made of Q's hair for a whole season...and get his passport photo taken.



%%** What people who felt sorry for Murr during the Human Pinata ep and Sal during the Garbage Barge ep when Joe sent him to voicemail felt finally happened to Joe at the end of the ep Dog Days of Bummer.
%%** The same people who felt sorry for Murr at the end of Look Out Below cheered when this happened to Joe again in the Great Escape and Sal in Field of Screams.

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%%** ** What people who felt sorry for Murr during the Human Pinata ep "Human Pinata" and Sal during the Garbage Barge ep when Joe sent him to voicemail felt finally happened to Joe at the end of the ep Dog "Dog Days of Bummer.Bummer".
%%** ** The same people who felt sorry for Murr at the end of Look "Look Out Below Below" cheered when this happened to Joe again in the "The Great Escape Escape" and Sal in Field "Field of Screams.Screams".



** It's also used twice during the Now You See Me challenge in "Jokers Playhouse".



** In "The Alliance", the final challenge was one where the task was selected by lottery, and the players could vote on who would have to do it. Every single time, Q was voted to play. When he learned that the other three conspired to have him do every one (which he succeeded), and when a particularly difficult challenge came up (upzip someone's pants zipper), he cut a deal with them: if he pulls it off, all three of them lose the whole show (it was a three-way tie for last that included Q at that point). He one-ups them by ''unbuttoning'' someone's jeans, which allowed Q to put them through his own punishment: a quiz about him on the precipice of a waterfall, where wrong answers put them one step closer to the edge.

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** In "The Alliance", the final challenge was one where the task was selected by lottery, and the players could vote on who would have to do it. Every single time, Q was voted to play. When he learned that the other three conspired to have him do every one (which he succeeded), and when a particularly difficult challenge came up (upzip (up-zip someone's pants zipper), he cut a deal with them: if he pulls it off, all three of them lose the whole show (it was a three-way tie for last that included Q at that point). He one-ups them by ''unbuttoning'' someone's jeans, which allowed Q to put them through his own punishment: a quiz about him on the precipice of a waterfall, where wrong answers put them one step closer to the edge.



** Joe had a pretty epic one in the ep "Psudo-Sumo" when he realized he had to fight 300 pound sumo wrestler Byumba!

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** Joe had a pretty epic one in the ep "Psudo-Sumo" when he realized he had to fight 300 pound sumo wrestler Byumba!



--> [[spoiler: '''Q''']] ''(sounding defeated)'': Well, I won that one.
--> [[spoiler: '''Murr''']] ''(sounding estasthic)'': No, I won that one.

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--> [[spoiler: -->[[spoiler: '''Q''']] ''(sounding defeated)'': Well, I won that one.
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one.\\
[[spoiler: '''Murr''']] ''(sounding estasthic)'': ecstatic)'': No, I won that one.



* * SecurityBlanket: Murr has one made by his grandmother that he still sleeps with, and even admitted that he will cuddle with it after sex.

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* * SecurityBlanket: Murr has one made by his grandmother that he still sleeps with, and even admitted that he will cuddle with it after sex.



%%* SeriesContinuityError:
%%** When they were trying to talk Murr into jumping out of a plane, despite the fact that he's terrified, Sal reminds him that they made a pact a long time ago that they would never back out of a punishment. How soon we forget the infamous Human Pinata episode when Joe DID back out of a punishment, Sal? Coincidentally Murr took the entire punishment in that as well!
%%** Though Joe actually ''did'' take a punishment in Murr's stead in "Do Something To My Face." Had Joe not made that bet with Q, Murr would have lost the entire thing instead since he had three losses.
%%** Actually, that one was different. Joe volunteered to take the loss on the whole thing if Q managed to take his sign and get someone to march with him. Murr didn't volunteer to take the loss here, they just threw it on him despite the fact that BOTH Joe and Murr lost.
%%* ShirtlessScene: Happens a few times in the show.

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%%* * SeriesContinuityError:
%%** ** When they were trying to talk Murr into jumping out of a plane, despite the fact that he's terrified, Sal reminds him that they made a pact a long time ago that they would never back out of a punishment. How soon we forget the infamous Human Pinata episode when Joe DID back out of a punishment, Sal? Coincidentally Murr took the entire punishment in that as well!
%%** ** Though Joe actually ''did'' take a punishment in Murr's stead in "Do Something To My Face." Had Joe not made that bet with Q, Murr would have lost the entire thing instead since he had three losses.
%%** ** Actually, that one was different. Joe volunteered to take the loss on the whole thing if Q managed to take his sign and get someone to march with him. Murr didn't volunteer to take the loss here, they just threw it on him despite the fact that BOTH Joe and Murr lost.
%%* * ShirtlessScene: Happens a few times in the show.



---> '''Q''': Gimme back my son!
---> '''Joe''': You're about to be taken.

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---> '''Q''': Gimme --->'''Q''': Give me back my son!
--->
son!\\
'''Joe''': You're about to be taken.



** "We're in London, bitches!"



%%** Taken UpToEleven in "Elevating the Game".

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%%** ** Taken UpToEleven in "Elevating the Game".



%%** Actually, if the episode 'Ruffled Feathers' is any indication, he seems to be scared of almost ALL animals, from hawks to lizards! Though it might have more to do with the fact he didn't didn't have proper training for handling the more dangerous animals (which Q hints at via a DontTryThisAtHome warning to the crowd).

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%%** *** Actually, if the episode 'Ruffled Feathers' is any indication, he seems to be scared of almost ALL animals, from hawks to lizards! Though it might have more to do with the fact he didn't didn't have proper training for handling the more dangerous animals (which Q hints at via a DontTryThisAtHome warning to the crowd).



** Q has a severe case of arachnophobia, as was shown in the ep 'Spider-Man'.

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** Q has a severe case of arachnophobia, as was shown in the ep 'Spider-Man'."Spider-Man".
1st Nov '17 12:33:25 AM Lanes17B
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* EveryoneHatesMimes: Q, who thinks mimes are creepy, once had to spend 24 hours chained to one. The {{Montage}} shows Q slowly breaking down because the actor refuses to break character. Once the punishment was over, the mime walked off after saying a farewell.


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* * SecurityBlanket: Murr has one made by his grandmother that he still sleeps with, and even admitted that he will cuddle with it after sex.
** In the [[SpinOff "Inside Jokes"]] episode that mentions behind the scenes facts about Murr's {{Flashmob}} punishment, where a [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Mola Ram]] {{Expy}} throws his blanket into a fire, it mentions that two copies of the blankie were made. Once the Flash mob disassembles, the other guys reassure Murr that they burned a copy, Joe takes out the "real" blankie as proof, and throws it into the fire.
24th Sep '17 7:47:27 PM Kolic
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** In the "Flatfoot the Pirate" who-laughs-first challenge, Sal has a lady leave a baby with Murr, but it's Sal who cracks up and loses.
2nd Sep '17 9:51:20 PM Kolic
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*** Thrice now, as Murr himself was taken as the punishment in "Lady and the Tramp."
2nd Sep '17 9:48:49 PM Kolic
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** He's now up to 4 impossibly adorable dogs, all of whom were featured in a challenge. [[spoiler: Sadly, 3 now.]]
31st Aug '17 1:52:08 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* SixthRanger: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with the "Fifth Joker" challenge. Joey Fatone could also be seen as this.


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* SixthRanger: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with the "Fifth Joker" challenge. Joey Fatone could also be seen as this.
30th Aug '17 7:25:38 AM metaceejay97
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[[caption-width-right:350: Q, Sal, Joe, Murr. Unpictured: LARRY!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: Q, Sal, Joe, Murr. Unpictured: LARRY!]][[MemeticMutation LARRY!]]]]
27th Aug '17 12:39:09 PM Boober
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** Q is forced to do the same in a punishment where he worked as a play writer.



* TheCameo: Chica, a dog who appeared regularly in previous [=TruTV=] show ''South Beach Tow'', makes a cameo in a challenge that sees Sal and Joe working at a pet store. Though not specifically mentioned for her role in ''South Beach Tow'', they do call her by name and refer to her as a "production mascot".

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* TheCameo: Chica, a dog who appeared regularly in previous [=TruTV=] show ''South Beach Tow'', makes a cameo in a challenge that sees Sal and Joe Q working at a pet store. Though not specifically mentioned for her role in ''South Beach Tow'', they do call her by name and refer to her as a "production mascot".
10th Aug '17 1:48:17 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* SixthRanger: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] with the "Fifth Joker" challenge. Joey Fatone could also be seen as this.
25th Jul '17 3:24:10 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* CoonAndUnusualPunishment: This happens to the loser(s) if they lose a challenge. They range from Murr being forced to skydive, Q being covered with tarantulas, Joe's house being entirely gift-wrapped from the inside, to Sal being forced to watch his sister get married to Murr.

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* CoonAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment: This happens to the loser(s) if they lose a challenge. They range from Murr being forced to skydive, Q being covered with tarantulas, Joe's house being entirely gift-wrapped from the inside, to Sal being forced to watch his sister get married to Murr.
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