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August 28, 2015


Scoop: A 'Freaks and Geeks' Reunion Movie in the Works?

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 1st 2011 5:15PM
Freaks and Geeks, CreationAfter a successful reunion at PaleyFest last month, Judd Apatow is getting the 'Freaks and Geeks' band back together -- literally.

A source tells TV Squad that Apatow and 'F&G' stars Jason Segel and Seth Rogen are currently developing a 'Freaks' spin-off that would revolve around the band Creation. You know what that means? An updated version of 'Lady L' and more Segel-penned masterpieces.

We just have one question: How many pieces will Nick's drum kit have now?!

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Bizarre Iraqi TV Show: Like Punk'd, But With Fake Car Bombs at Military Checkpoints

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 3rd 2010 4:30PM
Al-BaghdadiaTalk about black comedy: There is a television show currently airing in Iraq that pranks celebrities by planting bombs in their cars, then films them via hidden cameras as they are stopped at a security checkpoint and accused of terrorism.

We're not kidding. This show actually exists. They wrote about it in The New York Times.

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April Fool's Pranks: Ideas From TV Shows

by Hulu Staff, posted Apr 1st 2010 1:30PM
30 RockHappy Pranksgiving! April Fools Day ... that time-honored tradition on the first of April when people can torment and harass their co-workers and classmates with practical jokes ranging from the innocent and cute to brilliant and evil. It's come a long way since its origins in a Medieval French city where a prince tried to bring laughter back to his kingdom to laugh after its the clowns mysteriously died.

OK, we made that up. Fooled ya! We don't know how the "holiday" started, but we do know that every office has "that guy" who spends weeks of time planning the ultimate prank. So, we've put together a to-do list (with a little help from TV's most popular actors) so you, too, can be "that guy."

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New Stunt, Prank Shows Coming to MTV

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 10th 2010 1:02PM
The Dudesons
We heard yesterday that MTV is finally getting rid of the "music television" in their logo, because obviously it was just getting in the way of all of the other stuff. So what types of shows can we look forward to coming up on the network? More stunts and reality of course, according to Variety. One is 'Dudesons in America,' which will feature four guys from Finland who do wacky stunts and pranks. Yes, this is MTV and this involves probably pain to the participants, so Johnny Knoxville is one of the show's producers. (Side note: "Dudesons" is a fantastic name, isn't it?) An earlier 'Dudesons' series ran on Spike a few years ago.

The other show is 'MTV's Parkour Challenge,' which will feature talented athletes competing against each other in "urban sports': running up walls and in and out of buildings and jumping and what not.

Most audiences will know parkour from the opening scene of the James Bond movie 'Casino Royale,' where Bond chased the guy through the construction site.

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When Soupy met the stripper

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 23rd 2009 5:29PM
Soupy Sales not only has one of the funniest scandals in TV history, but here's one that I'm surprised didn't get him and his ilk banned from all of television.

When The Soupy Sales Show was live, his staff set him up for a prank, according to an interview he did with NBC's Bob Costas. As he went into a commercial, he would hear a woman scream, open the door and see a pair of ladies' shoes being dragged out of the frame. But when he actually opened the door, all he saw was a woman wearing ONLY her shoes (I think, I never bothered to look at her feet).

This clip contains censored nudity. So if you're watching it at work, make sure you share it with everyone around you, especially the ladies.

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The Office strikes a deal for a videogame

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 20th 2007 2:00PM
the office castNBC Universal has whored out sold rights for The Office to videogame company MumboJumbo. According to Variety, MumboJumbo makes "inexpensive arcade-style games". It wants to make a game where players have to perform office tasks and play pranks on other characters. Actual audio and video clips from the show will also be featured in the game. MumboJumbo has rights to the likeness of the cast, who will appear as bobblehead dolls.

Basically, it's a simple and cheap "casual" game that is being produced for low-powered systems like Nintendo DS and Sony PSP handheld--and also for the PC. MumboJumbo's website boasts that it creates addictive, casual videogames. The game will premiere this fall and will likely be available online as well as in stores.

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King of the Hill: The Peggy Horror Picture Show

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 28th 2007 10:45PM

king of the hill(S11E01) What's this? A new season of King of the Hill has begun and they're actually going to air the episodes in a decent timeslot? It's not going to be buried early in the evening where it will be easy to forget about? What hath we done to appease the Gods of TV that they have favored us with this gift? I don't know, but I'm glad to see this series get the timeslot it deserves.

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Best cable TV prank phone calls

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 19th 2006 2:29PM
manCracked has yet another collection of YouTube clips for your amusement, this time focusing on prank calls made to various news programs. A majority of these calls were made to C-SPAN, which is apparently the cable network of choice for bored pranksters looking for an excuse to say "penis" on television.

I don't know if these are necessarily the "best" prank calls, probably just the best that could be found on YouTube. None of them are especially clever, and the newsmen don't seem especially rattled by the callers. Call me a prank snob, but I prefer my phone gags to have a little more panache. However, the call handled by Ted Koppel is somewhat intriguing, as Koppel refuses to play ball with a man trying to promote his Web site. The man calling to C-SPAN to talk about a war against robots from Battlestar Galactica is mildly amusing, but I give him points for being the most original out of the bunch.

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O.J.'s pay-per-view special

by Adam Finley, posted May 14th 2006 12:02PM
white bronco ojMany years ago, O.J. Simpson committed one of the most horrible crimes imaginable. Namely, he forever ruined the Naked Gun movies for me. Anyway, the Juice is getting back into the world of wacky comedies with a new pay-per-view special called Juiced, in which he plays Punk'd-style pranks on unsuspecting people. I actually contacted the people who handle the back end for this blog and they informed me there wasn't enough space on the servers for me to list every reason why this is the most horrible idea O.J or anyone else has ever had, but I will mention there's a scene in which he tries to sell the infamous white Bronco he used to escape in after being charged for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman's father has come out against the scene, describing Simpson as "morally reprehensible." My guess is that the usual "tragedy plus time equals comedy" equation doesn't apply when you're the one most closely associated with the tragedy.

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