Impractical Jokers Show 2 Redeems Itself *Spoiler Alert*

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.

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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.

Impractical Jokers Part 2: New Workplace Jerk Theme *Spoiler Alert*

TruTV gives interested people a preview of the old and new “Impractical Jokers” shows so they can get an idea of what they’re like. The clips are only four minutes long, but they will let you know if you want to watch the show further.

I caught a glimpse of one challenge from the newest “Impractical Jokers” show by visiting TruTV. I didn’t care for it, but that’s my personal experience. I just don’t find anything funny about being mean to people when they’re trying to work.

So the challenge went something like this: The Joker had to treat an employee like garbage and then fire said employee. In other words, he had to pretend to be a workplace narcissist to a brand-new worker and annoy, frustrate, ridicule, one-up, micromanage, and then fire that person.

The second part of the challenge happened after the worker went to upper management and notified him that the Joker had fired him. The manager then reprimanded the Joker for terminating the worker, told him he had no authority to fire anybody, and then put the worker in charge of the project.

The Joker then had to grovel and apologize to the worker for the way he treated him.

impractical jokers groveling skit

That wasn’t the end of it, though. The manager came back and asked the employee if he should fire the Joker for treating him that way or give him another chance. That was the second part of the challenge. Any Jokers who got “fired” by the employees they treated like garbage lost.

Meh. I usually love the stuff the Impractical Jokers do in the employment realm, but it hit differently this time because it involved making someone feel bad at work.

That worker had no idea he was on a prank show, so the anger and humiliation he felt were real. As someone who has been through a similar traumatic event myself, I didn’t find it funny. And then to play with someone’s livelihood by fake firing them, too. SMH. The viewers could see how the treatment affected the worker, and it wasn’t cool.

I did laugh when Murr heard the news that he had no authority to fire anyone, though. And I was glad the employee made the decision he made. I feel like people who mess with other people’s livelihoods by abusing them should be stripped of their livelihoods immediately. It’s an effed-up thing to do to someone, and I don’t think such people would feel so big and superior if they had to experience trauma at work and lose their income.

However, I don’t believe in taking vengeance on people, so I never sought to get anyone fired in my situation. I just moved on and tried to rebuild the best way I could. Thus, I probably wouldn’t have made the same decision as the guy on the show, but I still cheered him on when he said the manager should let Murr go. Workers usually don’t get justice when they experience foul treatment, but it was nice to see it on TV.

It was a sensitive subject for me, but you might enjoy it. I enjoyed it a lot when the Impractical Jokers used to do silly and harmless stuff at job interviews and reference check calls. “OK Zoomer” (Episode 9 Season 9) was probably one of my favorite newer episodes. But I didn’t care for this new concept at all. It seems like the whole spirit of the show has changed, and well, I can’t blame it on Eric Andre this time.

The new “Impractical Jokers” shows are no longer my taste, but you might like them. You can check them out on TruTV, which is their main channel.

My next post will probably be related to fitness and health.