Buzzkill (1996– )

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Before they had "Jackass" or "The Tom Green Show" MTV had the reality series "Buzzkill" which featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on tape with the ... See full summary »


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Before they had "Jackass" or "The Tom Green Show" MTV had the reality series "Buzzkill" which featured three slacker buddies staging elaborate pranks and catching it all on tape with the help of special hidden cameras. Such pranks included fake auditions, fake fashion shows and photo shoots, one member of the series even got away with successfully impersonating fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi at a gala event and even super-star Whitney Houston was fooled (Ms. Houston was not happy when she learned it was a hoax). Written by Chris Malta <>

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Dave! Travis! Frank! BUZZKILL!!!
13 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

It's amazing, that SO many people have forgotten about this short-lived (but very oft imitated) MTV series. I LOVED this show sense the first episode, and I remember vividly watching just to catch audience reaction (and to see what the trio would do each day). This show has obviously inspired several other needless-to-name MTV shows, of much less quality.

I do not like Jackass. In fact, I cannot stand the show. It may be odd for me to say that I love one show so much, and not the other; considering that both are so *alike*. Jackass, however, is full of non-thought out skits, and scenes less creative than Platypus jokes (Which I think are pointless and meaningless...I mean, they *know* that they're ugly, they don't need *US* to remind them of that). Anyway, Buzzkill had very elaborate jokes and some actual plot (Although every now and again, a "simple" sketch would pass on the show. I'm aware of the "simple" skits...Buzzkill was not without it's faults, either).

The most vivid prank in my mind was when they bombarded New Orleans with their presence. They held a mock Voodoo show, with dolls and the whole 9 1/2 yards. It ended with one member lying in a puddle of "blood" and a Voodoo doll covered with pins and needles...Now, In Louisiana, we are not stupid, but we are more gullible when it comes to supernatural situations.

We Believe in these things (not everyone, but the majority). It was great to see the crowd's reaction(s), because I knew they were genuine.

Buzzkill was defiantly one of my favorite MTV SHOWS, and I wish that it still existed in its purest form, as opposed to the Non-Dairy creamer version Jackass...

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