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Impractical Jokers Season 2 DVD Review

Impractical Jokers Season 2 DVD

“Impractical Jokers” is one of the funniest shows on TV.

If you can’t get enough of Joe, Sal, Q, and Murr’s antics, you’re in luck as “Impractical Jokers” season 2 makes its way to DVD. Over the course of 26 episodes, these 4 friends/comedians continue to dare each other to do outlandish things such as giving away tickets to a bizarre non-existent Broadway show, having strangers people review their dating profiles, posing as fast food workers, or working as mall custodians. If one (or more) of the jokers refuse to do something or is unable to complete a task, that joker looses that round and could potentially end up facing a punishment of the victorious Jokers choosing.

Despite having some repeated segments, “Impractical Jokers” is the type of show that never gets old. Since the viewer never knows what the jokers will do or how unsuspecting people will react to their dares via hidden cameras, the show is always unpredictable (not to mention hilarious). Whether they’re engaging in a mashed potato dare (Scoopski Potatoes!), secretly attaching balloons to people at a grocery store, or facing embarrassing and sometimes terrifying punishments such as performing as an opening act to Imagine Dragons, Q meeting Rosie O’Donnell, or Q teaching his parents the birds and the bees, the series is filled with memorable and uproarious highlights.

Clever gags and elaborate staged set-ups aside, “Impractical Jokers” greatest strength is the chemistry between Joe, Sal, Murr, and Q. Their camaraderie really sells the show as they are able play off each other so well. The fact that they know each other so well also means they are able to exploit each other’s fears and nerves which leads to many a humorous situation.

Note: The series is presented in widescreen with a Dolby Digital 2.0 track.

Extras:
* 12 deleted scenes. Highlights include Sal freaking out on the garbage barge and Sal licking a doxie.
* “Inside Jokes”- Basically an annotated episode of “Strip High Five” with pop-up facts about behind-the-scenes information.
* “Behind The Scenes”- A mix of behind-the-scenes footage and collections of themed clips. Segments include: “Embarrassing Public Punishments,” “Insane Video Scavenger Hunts,” “Clowning Around Behind The Scenes,” and “The Girls of Impractical Jokers.”
* Lively commentaries on “The Truth Hurts” and “Everything’s Just Rosie” by Joe and Murr. The stories about getting Rosie O’Donnell on the show are particularly noteworthy.
* Commentary on “Elephant In The Room” and “Down in the Dump” by Sal and Q. Expects lots of joking around and behind-the-scenes info on these tracks. By the way, if you are a fan of Sal and Q, I highly recommend checking out their hilarious podcast “What Say You?”

Overall Thoughts: Some people out there may find “Impractical Jokers” sophomoric or obnoxious, but I’m willing to bet most people will get a kick out of this show. Recommended.

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November 2, 2014 - Posted by | DVD review | , , , , ,

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