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Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes

By Common Sense Media, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Prank crew comedy has some edgy jokes, language.

TV truTV Comedy 2016
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

The default descriptions about the show on this page are VERY misleading

The default descriptions of this show on this webpage are quite bizarre and seem heavily biased against the show. There is a statement that there are "no positive role models" in this show, even though the men have plenty of good qualities to look up to - confidence, bravery, humor, politeness - to name just a few. That statement explains that they are not "good" role models because they put each other in painful situations for the sake of comedy. This statement completely misses the fact that each of these men has intentionally chosen to be on this show and knew full well that the ENTIRE PREMISE of the show would be their friends putting them in unpleasant situations. It is also obvious that they still know each other's limits. They're not random actors who were forced to be on the show, they are lifelong friends who have already been playing this pranks on each other long before they decided to take it to TV. This default page also says that all the jokes "fall flat" and the 3 men behind the scenes are the "only ones laughing." This is completely untrue and makes me question if whoever wrote that has ever even watched more than a few seconds of the show before getting offended over a joke and turning it off. MANY jokes they pull on strangers makes those strangers laugh. And even if they don't laugh, many strangers have reported thinking it all was extremely funny after being told they were being pranked. Also, the whole point of the show is that the men are the butt of the joke, and the goal is not necessarily to make strangers laugh, but rather confuse/bewilder them. Not to mention, every person I know who has watched this show has laughed heartily almost every scene. For each "inappropriate" scene or joke, there are DOZENS of scenes/jokes that are very wholesome and appropriate for all ages. This show is amazing for helping to relieve stress and provides hours of loud laughter for so many people. If you can loosen up a bit about some of the racy jokes, you can see this show actually has a lot of positive messages in it. It shows the importance of not taking yourself or life too seriously, how laughter and connecting with people can brighten any person's day, and how we sometimes overthink how bad a social situation might end up being. This show actually has helped many people with social anxiety as well. Anyway, if you can take a joke and don't take everything so seriously, teens and up would definitely enjoy this show! I'm disappointed in Common Sense Media for allowing the default page of a show to be so obviously biased and misleading.

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If "awkward" always equaled "funny," this series would be hilarious. Most of the time, though, it falls flat and the only people laughing are the three off-camera members of the troupe. The pranks can go a bit too far -- as when one of the cast members has to wear shorts in a freezer pop cart filled with dry ice, resulting in burns to his legs. (Pop-up dialogue boxes do attempt to show that no member of the public was taken advantage of, or to provide some context to the jokes.) There's little doubt that the prankers have some comedic props, from funny facial expressions to solid delivery of the lines they're fed. And the initial situations they find themselves in offer the potential for some good, though juvenile, humor.

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