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Impractical Jokers

Impractical Jokers

  • Premiered: 
    December 15, 2011
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  • Network: truTV
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Comedy
  • Tags: hidden camera prank

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  • Season 5
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Plot Synopsis

Long-time friends Sal, Murr, Q and Joe dare each other to perform crazy and humiliating hidden-camera pranks to find out who's the best under pressure, and at the end of the episode the loser must attempt the most mortifying challenge ever. Pranks include: serving up some mischief from behind a food-service counter; taking on tourists in Times Square; checking out customers in a warehouse store; getting liberal with suntan lotion down at the shore; shopping from other people's carts in a supermarket; trying to scam their way to a free dish of yogurt; speed dating with the world's worst pickup lines; reading phony fortunes on the boardwalk; getting too personal with shoppers in the hygiene aisle of a pharmacy; approaching strangers with humiliating one liners on the streets of New York; playing a unique word game in a grocery store; and trying to get shoppers to hop in a trunk at a car dealership.

After airing four bonus episodes from Season 2 in September 2012, truTV presented the official Season 2 premiere of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10pm. IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned for its third season on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV with new episodes for nine straight weeks. After a month-long break, this series returned with more new episodes on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:30pm ET/PT on truTV. In the first episode back, "Bigger in Texas," Joe, Sal, Q, and Murr head to the Lone Star State in a special episode that proves even embarrassment is bigger in Texas. The city boys from New York whip up trouble teaching cowboy skills on a ranch, and forget their southern hospitality trying to sell western wear.

On Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, truTV premiered the fourth season of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, immediately following a marathon (7-10pm) of encore episodes from the first three seasons. In the season opener, "Welcome to Miami," Joe, Sal, Murr & Q pull all-new pranks on the beach. Plus, the guys zip around in scooters controlled by other Jokers, and the loser must come face-to-face with an alligator.

The 26-episode fifth season of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS premiered on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV, immediately following an all-day marathon (11am-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "HellCopter," Sal, Murr and Q pose as unreceptive receptionists in an office waiting room, then head to a wax museum where they mingle with the stiff crowd. Then, in tonight's double punishment, the two losers are taken on a chopper ride from hell. IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned for the second half of its fifth season on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV, with 13 new episodes. In the mid-season premiere, a special one-hour "British Invasion" episode, Joe, Q, Sal and Murr cross the pond and double-cross each other, serving up pints of awkwardness and sticking out like sore thumbs. Their hilarious excursion culminates with an unforgettable punishment in front of thousands of cheering fans. Leading up to the summer premiere, truTV aired an 11-hour marathon (9am-10pm) of encore episodes, including a primetime block(8-10pm) of city invasions, as the Jokers take their hijinx on the road with episodes shot in Miami, New Orleans, Las Vegas and Texas.

Season 6 of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS premiered on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately following an all-day marathon (9am-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "Swim Shady," Joe, Sal, Murr and Q hit some bad reception while working a desk, and then head to a park to ask strangers for advice on their questionable life choices. Plus, tonight's loser goes to a water aerobics class, but ends up drowning in shame.

The seventh season of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS premiered on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV. In the season opener, "The Marathon Man," Sal, Murr, Q and Joe climb to the Top of the Rock for some awkward interactions, then "wet" appetites at a bagel shop. And the big loser suits up - or down - for a run across the Brooklyn Bridge that's anything but inspiring. After a four-month break, IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned with new episodes on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 10-11pm ET/PT, as truTV debuted "Speech Impediment," a new one-hour episode. Joe, Murr, Q and Sal run a surprise challenge, and a stint at The Cake Boss's counter is anything but sweet. Then, advice for kids turns awkward when heard by strangers, and tonight's loser looks for a new 'do -- but not for himself.

Season 8 of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS premiered on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV, as Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr return for new challenges and even more epic punishments, immediately following an all-day marathon (7:30am-10pm) of encore episodes. In the season opener, "Crash Test Dummies," the guys take some customers for a wild ride, and things get messy when they ask fellow shoppers for a hand. Plus, the big losers suffer a monster punishment that leaves them crushed. After a two-month break IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned with new episodes on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 10-11pm ET/PT. In the one-hour summer premiere, "Off the Reservation," Murr, Q, Joe, and Sal participate in a fake documentary, then find themselves in the middle of a marshmallow-throwing contest; the big loser cannot find customers' dinner reservations. IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned for its winter premiere on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV. In this episode, "Toll Booth Corrector," Murr, Q, Joe and Sal pose as suspicious nutritionists trying to recruit clients, then quit their jobs for bizarre reasons. Later, the guys go head-to-head in a wild debate judged by a stranger. The punishment takes a toll on the loser, putting him in a real tight spot.

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned for its ninth season on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV. In Season 9, the four comedians and lifelong friends known as The Tenderloins continue their competition to embarrass each other with a series of outrageous antics. All the while, Sal, Joe, Q, and Murr challenge the limits of their friendship. At the end of every episode, the biggest loser must endure a punishment of epic proportions. On Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT, truTV debuted "Breaking Wind Beneath My Wings," the summer premiere of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS. Murr, Joe, Q and Prince Herb pitch out the year's hottest new TV shows to would-be viewers and enlist volunteers into a variety of totally normal focus groups; the big loser must deliver the performance of a lifetime.

On Saturday, April 2, 2022 at approximately 11pm ET/8pm PT (immediately after the second NCAA Men's Final Four game), truTV and TNT premiered a new episode of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS. (The episode airs approximately an hour later on TBS.). In this episode, Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray and Sal Vulcano bring more jokes, more laughs and more good times to viewers in this special episode featuring celebrity guest comedian, Eric Andre.

IMPRACTICAL JOKERS returned with new episodes on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT on truTV, featuring comedian Jillian Bell in the season opener. This season, a different celebrity guest appears in each episode, including Staten Islanders Method Man and Colin Jost, Chris Jericho, film star Brooke Shields, as well comedians Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus and David Cross, along with Rob Riggle and others.
On Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT, truTV premiered the season finale of IMPRACTICAL JOKERS, featuring Brooke Shields. Sal, Q, and Murr show off the latest fashions for an awestruck crowd, before making a go at finding true love. Ultimately, special guest Brooke Shields shows the losing joker that breaking up is hard to do.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by NorthSouth Productions