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‘Impractical Jokers’ participate in ‘Scarytales’ on Tru-TV

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On Thursday night’s episode of “Impractical Jokers,” the tribute to boys who never grow up, Tru-TV states a 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 “Scarytales.”

For their first challenge, called Singles Night, they were The Long Beach Hotel, in Long Beach, N.Y. for a 7 in Heaven speed dating event. Each must say and do as the other guys tell them, as the quick intros proceed. First up was Sal, when he met a woman, he had to be emotional about everything he talked about. The woman was a sweetheart, and gave him a hug and told him he needed to get laid; but not with her. When Q had his turn, he had to keep checking himself to make sure he did not have body odor, as he twirled his longer hair, a guy came over and interceded and started talking to the woman he was speaking with. A true c**k blocker, as Q whispered in his ear. As he spoke with another woman, he rambled on about mayonnaise, as she made “help me” eyes, but when she told him she was an insurance broker, rather than tell her how boring her job was, he hypothetically asked her if she would insure him if he ran over his friends! Sorry Q, you lost that one. When Murr had his turn, he had to put a handful of pre-printed business cards in his pocket and be whoever the card said. Of course, the cards were made up by the other jokers, and he was everything from a defense attorney to a douche manufacturer. Joe who recently got married, had to wear his wedding ring, and mention that he was married to everyone he met, and then pretend he had a glass eye, and certainly not dating material.

Challenge two was in a park, and they had to ask people if they could use their cell phone for various stupid reasons. Sal told a guy he had to call Batman, and he handed him the phone immediately. Joe’s story was off the wall, and still he got someone’s phone, Murr had to call Aerosmith, and as he continued to explain why, the guy just kept handing him the phone. Q couldn't get a phone to save his life, so he lost again.

With two losses for the episode, Q was the big loser and had to perform his punishment at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum as a visiting author to read his story to the kids. The story was based on his life, and called “Q the Dung Beetle.” Although the audience was all young children, the book was inappropriate for children. As Q read along with his book, it became more and more uncomfortable and less and less child-friendly. As the parents who sat in were watching his performance, they had curious looks on their faces, as the author told his tale of abuse and seeking the sexual favors of prostitute dung beetles on this completely inappropriate episode of “Impractical Jokers.”

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