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‘Impractical Jokers’ become ‘Cyber Buddies’ on Tru-TV

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On last night’s episode of “Impractical Jokers,” a tribute to boys who never grow up, Tru-TV plays the disclaimer across the screen loud and clear; warning that the following program contains scenes of graphic stupidity among four lifelong friends who compete to embarrass each other. Experience the belly laughs and outrageous stunts from the four guys who fans have come to know and love, but would likely not want to be victims of their stunts. Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, Brian “Q” Quinn and James “Murr” Murray were all born without filters and will do just about anything to win a challenge on this episode titled “Cyber Buddies.”

As the episode begins, the guys are working the registers at Cross Island Fruits in Lynbrook, N.Y. and must do or say what the other guys tell them to and if they refuse, they lose. As Sal is on check out, he picks up his phone and states how annoying it is that his father keeps sexting him at work. As the young couple on line have shocked looks on their faces, he continues to read the so called texts. When a pretty young woman comes on his line, he turns off his light and tells her he is closed, then open and then closed, as she picks up and puts down her items. Finally, he lets her on the line, but keeps punching numbers in the register. He wins this one and even tries to scan a cute little girl as her mother watches and laughs.

When Joe is on the register, he needs a price check and yells so loud for the manager, he almost deafens the woman on line as he tells her the public address system is not working. He even leaves the register as he continues to yell for Larry. Then when he comes back, he tells the woman that Larry is off on Tuesdays. He won his challenge.

As Murr is on the register, he scans a woman’s olive oil about fifty times and rings up her total to be about $500. He asks if it is cash or credit, and she tells him credit, but he is not getting her card as he cracks up in her face. Then when a man is checking out, he tells the guy that Frank in produce called him a taint-kisser. The man asks what that is, and proceeded to look it up on his phone. Then he told Murr that it did not sound good and proceeded to read the reply; a slang word used to describe the body part between the anus and genitals. Then he asked the guy why Frank would say that? Then a man on his line was told he had a cute front, and Murr told him he wore it well. He seemed congenial enough, and he proceeded to tell him that 1976 called. When the man asked what they said; he replied that they just called. He lost that because he would not tell him they wanted their chest hair back. Sorry Murr!

When Q was on the register, he called a man mustache, as the man just leered back at him and his mustache and beard. When another man came on the line, he asked him if they went to the same gynecologist? But he shook his head and Q told him he must have mistaken him for someone else. When a pretty young woman came to the line, he had to wink and tell her to say hello to her father for him. When she asked if he knew him; he had to tell her that he was her dad’s special friend. When he rung up her yam, she said her mother forgot it and he said that if only her mother was not in the picture, as she walked away. As a woman on his line had a bottle of diet soda on the conveyor, Q popped a pack of mints into the bottle, as it exploded all over him and both her and her son, they just laughed at the show he put on trying to contain the volcano.

At a mall, the guys were going head to head against each other in teams to have unsuspecting people settle their debates. If they can get someone to agree with their side of the debate, no matter how outrageous, they will win.

First challenge was for Q versus Murr in a debate the first guy they stopped had to agree with one or the other. Murr stated he gave a better impression of an ostrich and Q differed. So each one did their impression, and Q won. Now Murr has two losses.

For the next round, Sal versus Joe for their debate. Murr needs help so it should be a doozy. A man was stopped to settle the debate as to who felt which amendment was more important; Joe felt the 25th, and Sal thought the 29th was the most important. Please note; there are only 27 amendments. The man knew that the second amendment was the right to bear arms, as Joe tried to pass the 25th off as that one. Sal said he was the right to bear claws. Joe stated that since he was Italian, he needed to speak using his arms. As the guy told them they were both nuts, he did manage to eke out a vote for Sal, leaving Joe with one loss.

Next, Sal versus Q for the win for who was the worst son. Fans know that both of these guys believe they are the model of what a son should be. So they stopped a woman and had her decide. As they tried to convince her how bad a son each of them was, Sal called his mother and told her she was a bitch. Then he called her back to apologize and knew he went too far and even had the woman tell her that he was a good son; making Q the winner.

But as luck would have it, Murr was the big loser of the episode. His punishment will be to teach a class at the Downtown Conference Center on how to optimize your computer. As his students think he is in charge, the three jokers will be operating his computer behind the scenes. As each embarrassing website and cyber call came in, Murr looked more like a pervert than a computer teacher. As his classroom of people laughed and snickered on this episode of “Impractical Jokers.”

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