The whole Impractical Jokers show dropped on my usual streaming service earlier than expected, so I said, “Meh, let me see how Sal and Q handle themselves.” Thus, I felt it necessary to follow up on the post I wrote last time.
I think Murray did too much of an excellent job as a narcissist, and I didn’t like it. One must wonder about someone who can play a work narcissist so well.
He played the same type of person I had to deal with in the past, but for eight hours a day and with much worse behavior and no relief, like finding out I was on a prank show the whole time. So I’m a little sensitive in that area and very empathetic toward other people if I see them upset.
Anyway, Sal’s clip turned things around for me. We can always see that he’s completely uncomfortable being rude and mean to other people. In fact, he wasn’t even rude to the employee. All he did was put his shoes on the desk, which was hilarious. He didn’t do the rogue barefoot thing like Murray did last season, but it was still funny.
The employee took everything lightly and ruled that Sal got to keep his job. Maybe it was because Sal’s treatment wasn’t harsh, or perhaps he was an actor or someone who had never had a bad work experience. Who knows? Honestly, if I had dealt with Sal, I’d have laughed when he put his feet on the desk and when he started talking to himself.
Q was also uncomfortable with the task, as he never liked being rude to women. His first words were, “I’m so uncomfortable with what I have to do. It’s not in me.” He found the courage to tell her she was fired, but he kept it short because he didn’t want to drag out any abuse. He couldn’t keep a straight face or spit his sentence out well because he was uncomfortable, though.
The woman wasn’t sure whether it was real, so she did this nervous smile throughout the whole thing. Once she realized he fired her for no reason, she was pretty livid.
Q’s groveling wasn’t very good. I think Murray did a much better job at “making nice” with the victim to save his job, but then again, narcissists always do :-). It didn’t work, though, because most people don’t want to deal with that type of personality at work.
The woman chose to get rid of Q, so only Sal got a pass for his behavior.
What else happened on the Impractical Jokers show?
Q thought of a new bit they experimented with. Lol. Well, honestly, it seemed like something we would see happening on The Eric Andre Show, and it didn’t exactly work because of the gross-out factor. Only a certain type of viewer likes to see gross stuff like that, but it wasn’t a total loss. I chuckled as each Joker tried to convince other people they were right, and I laughed at some of the responses.
So my take on Impractical Jokers show now is that I’ll continue to check it out. They still seem to be finding their new dynamic. The old one worked so well for so long that things might take a while to take the new formation. They are brave for trying new things and not knowing how their hardcore fans will react.
It was good to see a little bit of their old personalities shine through. I don’t know what’s up with Murr, but I guess someone has to be naughtier than the rest. It makes sense as they’re trying to balance the dynamic, but it’s just different.
I am just an Impractical Jokers fan with an opinion. No more, no less.