How I Wish I Could Have a Job on TruTV's Impractical Jokers

The "jokers" have lots of fun laughing at each other
The "jokers" have lots of fun laughing at each other

How it began

Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James "Murr" Murray, & Brian Quinn are real guys with a real job. To me, the best job a person could ever have: Pulling pranks on TruTV's hit show, "Impractical Jokers." It is a dream job if there ever was a dream job. If you have ever watched the show then you know what I am talking about.

The guys tell their story as if it were a master-crafted script. The four good friends started their "job" in high school and then after graduation, they entered every comedy contest (show) they saw "coming down the pike." The guys, or "jokers," lost some and won some. One contest they won was worth $100,000.00. But they had to accomplish one last goal: To make it on television and perfect their craft of pulling pranks on unsuspecting people while being filmed for a major network.

(Story continued below Impractical Jokers photo below)

TruTV's Impractical Jokers

Meet the "jokers"

(Shown from left), James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano, Brian Quinn "Q" and Joe Gatto. These four guys have the time of their lives pulling pranks on innocent people on their hit show, Impractical Jokers, seen on TruTV.

Hello, TruTV

Enter TruTV, who gave them a lucrative contract to do what they do best: Prank. And now they are in their third season on TruTV as their show, "Impractical Jokers," is gaining fans and popularity as fast as a person runs after being sprayed by a skunk. That is fast, my friends.

With the "jokers," there is NO star in the singular thinking. They are all four stars. They all contribute ideas, various locations to prank next and all four support each other like crazy. All of these ingredients explain why "Impractical Jokers," is so funny and famous.

Impractical Jokers logo
Impractical Jokers logo
This foursome are always creating ways to make people laugh
This foursome are always creating ways to make people laugh
This is the former Impractical Jokers logo. Can you spot the difference?
This is the former Impractical Jokers logo. Can you spot the difference?
Nice artwork of Impractical Jokers
Nice artwork of Impractical Jokers
Sitting in the actors' chairs
Sitting in the actors' chairs
Jokers laugh at Sal
Jokers laugh at Sal
Come back, Murray!
Come back, Murray!
Speechless jokers
Speechless jokers
Jokers trying to find the best pose
Jokers trying to find the best pose
A shirtless Joe
A shirtless Joe
Jokers on the wall
Jokers on the wall
Jokers all dressed-up
Jokers all dressed-up
Look at you!
Look at you!

I know that you thought that this was a review of a television show. Sorry. It's not. I did have to explain about "Impractical Jokers," to get you accustomed to the rest o fthe story which I have named . . .

How I Wish I Could Have a Job on TruTV's Impractical Jokers

and I hope you like it.

I do not calculate this project of getting a job with the jokers a tough task. In fact, I think that there are 10 new pranks (seen below) that the foursome might love and easily sell them to their thousands of fans.

But first, some honesty.

MY LOOKS -- are not as sharp as the jokers,' but most of my work will mostly be behind the scenes and not as "the fifth joker." I can live with that as long as my paychecks are big.

MY ACCENT --is purely rural backwoods Alabama. That I cannot apologize for, but in my new job with Impractical Jokers, I do not foresee me doing that much talking, so I can accept this point without trouble.

So with my two areas that might keep me from gaining fame with the jokers out of the way, I want to charge ahead and share the 10 new pranks that will help to make Impractical Jokers more famous than they have ever dreamed, and my family and I a new home somewhere in Key West. I am not a greedy man.

Turtle Among Us -- this prank has classic written all over its back. One of the jokers goes into a posh restaurant with his female companion and during their meal, probably "Murr," slowly reaches into his briefcase and frees a turtle underneath the table. He and his date simply sit back and enjoy the meal and hope that the turtle makes an explosive entrance.

Uncle Sam Wants You -- two well-dressed guys with briefcases which are Joe and Q in reality, seek-out a man in some busy park and with their "front" as I.R.S. agents tell this guy he owes them over a half-million dollars just to watch the guy sweat. What makes this prank work is that the jokers have spent some time gathering valuable information about the guy which will solidify the prank's success.

Truck-Drivin' Man -- Sal, approaches an unsuspecting truck driver at a truck stop and he too, has did his background work on the guy's company and so forth and "spills the beans" about him, Sal, being the trucker's new partner as ordered by the trucker's dispatcher which Sal names to the trucker's shock. But what Sal does causes the trucker much discomfort. Sal acts gay and every excited to be this guy's partner.

Eat and Run -- Q, acting as a waiter in an upscale restaurant, seats a couple and takes their order with no problems. At mid-way of the meal, Q returns to the couple very worried for he has received some rather important information about the guy's background and Q demands that he pay the meal ticket then. No waiting. This aggravates the man and woman and just at the right time, two plain-clothes detectives (with badges) show-up to arrest the guy saying they have watched the man for weeks in a huge "manhunt."

Statue of Limitations -- Joe gets made-up with body paint as a statue that some city employees, "Murr," and Sal place in a strategic-place in a city park. As curious visitors to the park check-out the statue, suddenly a gush of water drenches them out of nowhere as Joe just stands and doesn't show any emotion.

Vendor Trouble -- Q, in the role of a food vendor draws baseball fans' ire as he continually screws-up pitching people who ask for a hotdog, a frozen television dinner. Q keeps this up until a game attendant loses their temper and tries to tell Q off, but Q interrupts them so much that security, Joe and Sal, remove the angry fan from the baseball stadium.

Help! Police -- Sal and "Murr" are police officers who work the city. When a non-serious call comes in, the two jokers, roll-up, ask questions and then hand the "victim" a bill for their services.

Eating Up Profits -- Joe, a fast-food employee working the register, takes customers' orders and then eats them in front of the angry customer. Joe explains how he lives in a dumpster in the alley, only has one suit of clothes and so on.

Taxi, Please -- Sal takes on the job of driving a cab (with secret camera) and each time a fare tells him the location he is to take them, Sal only looks goofy and just drives and drives not ever reaching the place where he is go drop off the customer.

Dept. Store Blues -- Joe or Q work as a service desk employee at a big department store, but when complaining customers or customers who try to return items, Joe hits them with harsh reasons why they aren't allowed to complain or return items. Joe "acts" very stern and tells them to "get out of the store. Now!" To see how much the customers can take.

Not bad, eh? I think the four "jokers" and the Impractical Jokers crew will like me and the new pranks.

Hey, if you read this (all the way through) and leave me a super comment, I might just put in a good word for you if you also want a job on "Impractical Jokers."

You might want to check-out these links:

http://www.trutv.com/shows/impractical-jokers/

www.trutv.com/shows/impractical-jokers/tour-dates.ht

www.imdb.com/title/tt2100976/


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vkwok 20 months ago from Hawaii

Would seem like an interesting career choice.


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kenneth avery 20 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

vkwok,

Amen. Plus having a lot of fun with the Jokers. I admire these guys for being together for so long and still friends.

vkwok, you are my good friend. Stay blessed.


Jacqueline zimmerman 2 weeks ago

I always said that I would be the greatest crazy old lady on this show I would gig in and would be a funny part of nutty things I can do .

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