The show that made Siskel and Ebert famous. These two Chicago-based movie critics sit around and review movies, giving either "Thumbs up" or "Thumbs down." Noted for the good-natured ... See full summary »
Hour-long series which presented bloopers preserved forever on film or videotape. After all, what actor or actress hasn't forgotten or fluffed a line, fallen down or made some other mistake while filming a show or movie? Hosts Clark and McMahon introduced the clips, usually grouped by subject or popular prime-time/syndicated show. While many outtakes were from soap operas, popular prime-time shows and current movies, anything was fair game even documentary programs about animals (usually where the animals wouldn't perform or behave or did their "thing" at the wrong time) and clips from local newscasts were fair game. During each show, the producers with the help from a few friends a usually elaborate practical joke on an unsuspecting celebrity. Other popular features included classic TV commercials or those from foreign countries; serial films from the Hollywood's early days; and comedy skits featuring Len Cella. The series was inspired by a series of popular specials that Clark and ... Written by
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This show featured tons of the best, funniest bloopers in the world. The comedy sketches they dug up were all right, such as the hit-and-miss Silly Cinemas. But the other half of the show's title is something of note to all who have seen MTV's "Punk'd." This show was first to play hidden camera practical jokes on different types of celebrities in each episode. Those jokes were not only cruelly funny, but also kind of annoying. When I first watched 'em, very often I was hoping more bloopers would be shown. Nevertheless, a very good joke that stands out in my memory was when co-host Ed McMahon himself was stopped at the NBC security gate, with his car's trunk full of "stolen" office supplies and other items. Basically, Ed was among the best to get Punk'd.
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