A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some pranks can be funny, others can go too far.
Positive Role Models
The jokers are friends, but often put each other in painful positions for the sake of comedy.
Violence & Scariness
While one of the Jokers was injured during a stunt, there's no footage.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual innuendo in the form of joke: One of the characters is told to tell a lady at a freezer pop stand that his phone number is on the stick of the freezer pop so she better get "lickin'."
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"Oh my God," and "son of a b---h."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
People in a bingo parlor are pictured smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes is a reality comedy show in which four friends try to embarrass each other by making one of them do or say outlandish things in a public setting. There's sexual innuendo (one of the cast members says his name is on the stick of a freezer pop and a lady customer better get "licking") and language (including "oh my God," and "son of a b---h"). The show's humor also aims at pranking unsuspecting members of the public, though people are told the truth afterwards. One of the settings in a prank is in a bingo parlor, and patrons are seen smoking.
Is It Any Good?
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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