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* ButtMonkey: He is often subjected to MyFriendsAndZoidberg treatment by the other guys and his punishments are noticeably more brutal than anyone else's. Chances are, if someone's gonna get screwed over, it's Murr; i.e. Joe making him lose the hide-and-seek challenge by calling his phone and causing it to ring, even though Sal and Q were also fair game.

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* ButtMonkey: He is often subjected to MyFriendsAndZoidberg treatment by the other guys and his punishments are noticeably more brutal than anyone else's. Chances are, if someone's gonna get screwed over, it's Murr; i.e. Joe making him lose the hide-and-seek challenge by calling his phone and causing it to ring, even though Sal and Q were also fair game. There's also they fact they've used his crippling fear of heights against him numerous times.


* VomitDiscretionShot: In the "Not Safe For Work" punishment, where the sight of Murr posing nude in front of a classroom of art enthusiasts was apparently just too much for Q's stomach to handle, prompting him to drop his lunch in a bucket.

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* VomitDiscretionShot: In the "Not Safe For Work" punishment, where the sight of Murr posing nude in front of a classroom of art enthusiasts was apparently just too much for Q's stomach to handle, prompting him to drop his lunch in a bucket.bucket (from laughing too hard).


* HeelFaceTurn: In "Look Out Below", he is clearly not as enthusiastic as Sal and Joe are to watch Murr skydive. In the Inside Jokes special for the episode, it was revealed that Q even tried to talk the other guys out of having him skydive in the first place, but it was decided they would go ahead with the punishment.
** Q was practically against the 'Browbeaten' punishment, which had them shaving Murr's hair and eyebrows off right before he had to update his driver's license photo. He even stated if he were the one getting the punishment, he would've quit the show entirely.

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* HeelFaceTurn: There are a few times when Q thinks a punishment goes a little too far.
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In "Look Out Below", he is clearly not as enthusiastic as Sal and Joe are to watch Murr skydive. In the Inside Jokes special for the episode, it was revealed that Q even tried to talk the other guys out of having him skydive in the first place, but it was decided they would go ahead with the punishment.
** While Q was practically against in high spirits during the 'Browbeaten' punishment, which had them shaving Murr's hair and eyebrows off right before he had to update his driver's license photo. He even photo, he stated at the beginning that if he were the one getting the punishment, he would've quit the show entirely.


* NiceHat: It's downright weird to see Q without his flat cap.

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* NiceHat: It's downright weird to see Q without his flat cap.a hat of some kind.


* Catchphrase: Whenever the jokers need to give someone directions: "Up your ass and to the left."

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* Catchphrase: {{Catchphrase}}: Whenever the jokers need to give someone directions: "Up your ass and to the left."

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* Catchphrase: Whenever the jokers need to give someone directions: "Up your ass and to the left."


* TokenMinority: Sal is half Cuban and half Puerto Rican.

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* TokenMinority: Sal is half part Italian, part Cuban and half part Puerto Rican.


* SitconArchNemesis: Benjamin the Cat.

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* SitconArchNemesis: SitcomArchNemesis: Benjamin the Cat.

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* SitconArchNemesis: Benjamin the Cat.


* RaisedCatholic: Attended Catholic School with the other Jokers but confirmed on a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A that he is an atheist. [[HollywoodAtheist Though he's not a douche bag about it]] and actually apologized to a fan for making what was interpreted as an anti-Christian joke.

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* RaisedCatholic: Attended Catholic School with the other Jokers but confirmed on a Website/{{Twitter}} Q&A that he is an atheist. [[HollywoodAtheist Though he's not a douche bag about it]] atheist, and actually apologized to a fan for making what was interpreted as an anti-Christian joke.


* TheMalaproper: He gets words ''and'' letters mixed up when speaking. The kicker is the punishment in the episode "Film Fail", where he has to explain scenes he created to an audience of movie buffs.

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* TheMalaproper: {{Malaproper}}: He gets words ''and'' letters mixed up when speaking. The kicker is the punishment in the episode "Film Fail", where he has to explain scenes he created to an audience of movie buffs.


* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sal is particularly terrified of cats in addition to being a germaphobe. Of course, the other guys are all too willing to exploit these fears.

!'''Larry'''

* BreakoutCharacter: Many fans talk about Larry as if he's a fifth member of the group.
** Murr claims that he is.
* TheGhost
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Larry has yet to make an appearance on the show.
--> '''Joe:''' "[[LampshadeHanging I've been looking for this guy for about three years now]]..."
** Sal actually ''does'' meet someone named Larry in a recent episode. He then told Larry that his friend Joe was looking for him at the movies, at the grocery store...
** Q got in on it by telling Larry to clean up aisle eight after he put Mentos in a woman's bottle of Diet Coke.
* ImaginaryFriend: [[SarcasmMode Maybe not...]]
* NiceGuy: Described as "the nicest guy in the world" by Murr, who also claims that he's SO nice that the Jokers can't help but yell at him. Hence why Joe is always shouting his name in the show.
* NoLastNameGiven

! Benjamin the Cat

* BreakoutCharacter: Originally just a large cat designed to scare Sal, Benjamin's become a character in his own right in various promos on truTV. They decided to base him off of Q's actual black cat Benjamin.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The cat equivalent of Cannoli, Joe's dog. Yes, a six foot tall cat is just as cute as a Bichon Frise.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Sal. In a promo for the live punishment special, he's throwing darts at a dartboard with Sal's picture on it.
* WhiteCollarWorker: Has a job in "Quinndustries" (Q's fictional company) thanks to his dad owning the place. He only really does various cat things since he's, well, a cat.

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Sal is particularly terrified of cats in addition to being a germaphobe. Of course, the other guys are all too willing to exploit these fears.

!'''Larry'''

* BreakoutCharacter: Many fans talk about Larry as if he's a fifth member of the group.
** Murr claims that he is.
* TheGhost
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: Larry has yet to make an appearance on the show.
--> '''Joe:''' "[[LampshadeHanging I've been looking for this guy for about three years now]]..."
** Sal actually ''does'' meet someone named Larry in a recent episode. He then told Larry that his friend Joe was looking for him at the movies, at the grocery store...
** Q got in on it by telling Larry to clean up aisle eight after he put Mentos in a woman's bottle of Diet Coke.
* ImaginaryFriend: [[SarcasmMode Maybe not...]]
* NiceGuy: Described as "the nicest guy in the world" by Murr, who also claims that he's SO nice that the Jokers can't help but yell at him. Hence why Joe is always shouting his name in the show.
* NoLastNameGiven

! Benjamin the Cat

* BreakoutCharacter: Originally just a large cat designed to scare Sal, Benjamin's become a character in his own right in various promos on truTV. They decided to base him off of Q's actual black cat Benjamin.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The cat equivalent of Cannoli, Joe's dog. Yes, a six foot tall cat is just as cute as a Bichon Frise.
* SitcomArchNemesis: To Sal. In a promo for the live punishment special, he's throwing darts at a dartboard with Sal's picture on it.
* WhiteCollarWorker: Has a job in "Quinndustries" (Q's fictional company) thanks to his dad owning the place. He only really does various cat things since he's, well, a cat.
fears.


! '''In general:'''

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! !! '''In general:'''
General:'''



! Brian Michael "Q" Quinn

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! !! Brian Michael "Q" Quinn



! James Stephen "Murr" Murray

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! !! James Stephen "Murr" Murray



! Joseph Anthony "Joe" Gatto

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! !! Joseph Anthony "Joe" Gatto



* NoIndoorVoice: "LARRY!"

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* NoIndoorVoice: "LARRY!"Whenever he calls for Larry.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His pet dog, Cannoli. AWWWWWW! Likewise for the other ''five'' dogs of his we meet over the course of the show.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: His pet dog, Cannoli. AWWWWWW! Likewise for the other ''five'' dogs of his we meet over the course of the show.



* {{Troll}}: To Murr at the end of "Doomed".

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* {{Troll}}: To Murr at Joe is the end most prone to messing with the other guys (usually [[ButtMonkey Murr]]) even outside of "Doomed".challenges.



! Salvatore Edward Anthony "Sal" Vulcano

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! !! Salvatore Edward Anthony "Sal" Vulcano



* {{Acrofatic}}: According to Joe, when Sal's dancing his body moves like jello.

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* {{Acrofatic}}: According to Joe, when Sal's dancing his body moves like jello.He is a very good dancer.



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Murr. Q and Joe have even half-jokingly stated that Sal and Murr wouldn't even be friends if they weren't in the picture.

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* VitriolicBestBuds: With Murr. Q and Joe have even half-jokingly jokingly stated that Sal and Murr wouldn't even be friends if they weren't in the picture.

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** In one challenge involving the guys finding a potential roommate, Q was given a free pass because, supposedly, no-one answered his poster.

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** Especially noticable and exploited in the "Q'S CREW" punishment.

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