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  • Adored by the Network: By approximately mid-first season, they were running marathons.
    • The show has such popularity these days that every single day features it being run on Tru TV for between 12 to 15 hours, with other shows being saved for the early mornings or late nights.
  • Big Name Fan: Surprisingly enough, Khloe Kardashian. After seeing the episode where Pierre the mime was handcuffed to Q for 24 hours, she wanted him to appear on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and do something similar to what happened on Jokers. Pierre accepted, and he got handcuffed to Kris for an episode.
  • The Cast Showoff: Sal is the best dancer amongst the four. He's not that bad of a singer, either.
    • Murr during the Vampire Weakened episode where he made an impromptu song in front of an audience.
    • Q during the Universal Appeal episode where he also made an impromptu barnyard rap.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The show has a huge following in the UK. Not only did they film an episode there, the Brits also have their own version, appropriately titled Impractical Jokers UK.
  • In Memoriam: "Snow Way Out" was dedicated to location manager Michael Raptis.
    • "Vampire Weakened" ends with a memorial for Joe's dog Mishkeen, who died between the filming of the "Watch Joe's Dog" challenge and the episode's airing.
  • Milestone Celebration: For their 100th episode, the Jokers did a special live punishment special which aired on the evening of September 3, 2015. All four of the guys had to walk a tightrope 5 stories above the ground. As if that wasn't enough, Joe had to do it while wearing his "Captain Fatbelly" costume.
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  • Old Shame: Back when Murr was in college, he made a movie with a couple of his college roommates, entitled Damned!, which was about God banishing a teenage Jesus to modern (1998) day New York. To say it wasn't good would be an understatement. This would later become the basis of one of his punishments, where the guys had it screened to some film students and then held an impromptu Q&A panel. It was here where it was revealed Murr's father was going to buy him a car with the money that would become the film's budget, but Murr asked if he could use the money to make the film. TruTV has since put the entire film on their website, calling it "Murr's Bad Movie", which the Jokers did a MST3K-style riff of on Twitter.
  • The Movie: Announced with Season 8, to be produced by Funny Or Die and star the Jokers themselves.
  • Throw It In!: Q's tooth unexpectedly falling out during the speed-dating challenge only provided fuel for him to act like a pirate.
    • The show is full of this. It's especially likely to happen if one of the victims reacts in a way none of the jokers expects.
      • A notable one is a man wearing a leather jacket without a shirt giving money to a fake charity and threatening to kill Q and everyone in the neighborhood if he doesn't use the money for the charity.
      • This was taken Up to Eleven as it served for the basis of one of Sal's punishments, which was originally going to be another challenge the guys were all going to do. The task was to block a water gun shot that was fired by a kid and than say a embarrassing line. The only problem is that the first time, the kid tripped, thus ruining the scene and forcing them to wait. The second time the kid chose a target whom was about to leave, prompting Sal to do nothing as he wanted the target to stay sitting. It was about this time that the Jokers decided to change this from a challenge to a punishment for Sal which had him do countless retakes of a scene which was set up to fail each time. This was even alluded to when Murr asked Q if the rules can let them do that.
        Q: WHAT rules; we make the rules!
    • During the Hawaii special, Murr came up with the idea to be buried up to his head in sand for the introduction to a challenge. This (predictably) backfired when the other three decided to leave him there for the rest of the challenge. Once it got to Murr's turn, who was already getting a sunburn, the other Jokers immediately hand him a loss.
    • Q refuses to do the horrible deed of crossing out a child's painting with a big red "X" at a mother-daughter art class. Unfortunately, that loss makes him the Big Loser, so Joe just tells him that now he has to cross out EVERYONE's paintings. While the class is mostly good sports about it when they realize the joke being played on them, one girl is very upset by this misdeed and makes Q feel miserable.
    • While filming in the park, one of the bystanders was a chatty foreigner who didn't understand the challenge going on and proceeded to talk so much without cease that the background music got switched to melancholy trumpets as the challenge ground to a halt.
  • What Could Have Been: The show’s original name was going to be Mission: Uncomfortable.
    • Murr revealed in this video that when they were in the midst of creating the show, the Jokers wanted Patrick Stewart to be the show's narrator. And the idea was that the narrator hated them. The narrator element didn't stick, though.
    • The original concept of the show didn’t feature any punishments. While there still would’ve been a loser(s) at the end of an episode, the winning Jokers would all receive some sort of prize while the losing Joker(s) simply would’ve gotten nothing.

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