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By Elisabeth Chaney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Anti-makeover reality show is dumb, mean-spirited.

TV MTV Reality TV 2005
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Shows about pranks and practical jokes have become standard TV fare, but this show takes the idea way too far. What sets this show apart from its pranking TV show counterparts is that the revenge is not only embarrassing, but seemingly damaging to the room of the prankee. They do remove the person's possessions, but in one episode they set up a fish store and put dead, smelly fish in the victim's clothes. And that odor won't just go away.

Before this show even begins, a disclaimer appears on the screen describing the pranks on the show as "dumb-ass" and asking the viewing audience not to try the stunts at home. It then goes on to show prank after prank, "some of which you can try at home." So unless you want your salad dressing bottle to explode on your shirt, or your refrigerator door triggering an air horn, you may want to avoid this one.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 30, 2005
  • Cast: Ryan Dunn
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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