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‘Impractical Jokers’ go on a ‘Trouble Shoot’ 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 would do just about anything to win a challenge on this episode titled “Trouble Shoot.”

As the episode begins, the guys are searching for bargains at Lot-Less Closeouts and must say and do as the others tell them. Sal is told to shop out of other people’s hands, and to grab whatever they grab. Sal had to knock stuff off the shelf and blame someone else, as he did it, the guy gave him the stink-eye for sure. Murr had two large handfuls of shampoo and had to pretend to sneeze and needed someone else’s hand to hold in the sneeze. Finally, a man with a piece of paper let him use it to block the sneeze. He then asked a man if he stole stuff, would he have his back? The man gave him a resounding no. He had to stand in the middle of the store calling for his mother. When a nice lady called for his mother for him. When nobody named Mrs. Murray replied, she took him by the hand to the front of the store. Q lost this one, when he would not ask a woman if fries came with that shake? Joe had to dart past people several times as they seemed stunned, then grab a snack and leave a food trail behind him so his fat kid could find him.

For the next practical joke, the guys were dressed professionally and giving a seminar on whatever subject the others made them do. At the end, they needed votes to see if what the attendees learned was of value. The team with the fewest votes will lose. It is Murr & Sal against Q & Joe. For Q & Joe, they gave instructions on how to deal with people during a business meal. For the first challenge, Joe’s instructions were to order the most expensive item on the menu and repeatedly send it back. The next was the amount of farts versus the amount of people in the room. The last on the flip chart was eating abroad, but abroad was spelled “a broad.” As Joe kept a straight face, he finally asked if anyone learned something of value, and three people raised their hands. Shock!

Next Murr & Sal met with a different group to do their seminar. First on the flip chart, was to have a move to accentuate your point with demonstrations. Sal pointed his knife at someone as he was cutting his food to accentuate his point. When he heard something he did not like, he made a loud gesture, Sal demonstrated how to figure a 15% tip using gibberish. However, they received 100% of the votes for who got something of value from the seminar. Bigger shock!

For the third challenge; the guys were at Jack Rabbit Sports helping people find sneakers, but will have to do and say whatever the other guys tell them. Q & Murr against Joe & Sal in the Joker versus Joker challenge. As Murr was talking to a man about his experience running, he had to yawn in the man’s face twice. Then he had to watch the man run on the treadmill to measure his gait, but focused on his behind instead; then had to tell him he was taking a copy of the video home with him. When he was waiting on a guy with a ponytail, he had to tell him, “Nice ponytail, cupcake!” He lost that one.

Q was next, and as he was helping a man, he had to ask if he wanted weed. Then as the man tried the sneakers on the treadmill, Q had to get on behind him. But after the tally, Q was the loser of the three challenges.

For his punishment, his right arm was put in a cast, but he had to hold a video camera and film whatever they told him to. He had to get a shot of a man’s left nipple, then his junk. A man sitting on a park bench wearing large headphones was next, and he had to get his earlobe; which he surprisingly did without getting punched. He then had to go to a porta-potty and takes pictures inside, but he was having a hard time because they smelled really bad. Then as he was inside, a man opened the door as both yelled. For the last scenes, he had to go inside a large water fountain, with the camera inside a plastic bag and film the inside of the water fountain as he got soaking wet on this hilarious episode of “Impractical Jokers.”

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