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A Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera but famous celebrities are the victims. Each week Ashton and his crew of pranksters play a joke on celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz.
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Ashton Kutcher ...  Himself - Host / ... 105 episodes, 2003-2012
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What happens when the biggest stars in the world get too high on the Hollywood hog? When their bank accounts start swelling bigger than their heads? Master prankster Ashton Kutcher is there to PUNK 'em down to earth. It's a reality show with a twist as Asthon makes superstars suffer for your viewing pleasure. To misquote the acclaimed thespian Steven Seagal: "You guys think you're above the law...but you ain't above ours." Written by MTV

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You've been punk'd!

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USA

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English

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17 March 2003 (USA) See more »

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Harassment See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Katalyst Films,MTV Networks See more »
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Color (NTSC Color)| Color
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Actress Carmen Electra and musician Dave Navarro were the first celebrities to be "punked". The prank featured Dax Shepard as a limo driver who picks up the couple, makes odd comments to them during the ride, then gets into a hit-and-run incident at a gas station. This bit was later used on other celebrities such as Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson. See more »

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Referenced in MTV Pilipinas Music Video Award 2006 (2006) See more »

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Boy, I miss Candid Camera
5 April 2005 | by ellisdetripp-1See all my reviews

Do I ever miss Candid Camera. That show actually showed some imagination in regards to the pranks they pulled. Of course if I was 10 years or younger, I might find Punk'd a good show. But now that I think about, I would still have to pity myself.

Believe me, I am an immense fan of the practical joke. Having had many pulled on me as well as coming up with some good ones myself, so I can't understand how anyone can take the fine art of practical joking and reduce it to something so lame and pathetic. I think the makers of this show forgot that practical jokes are supposed to be funny and fun for all involved. Not just for themselves without including the audience or victims.

Hopefully with all this DNA and stem-cell research going on, someone will be able to bring Allen Funt back. Until then I can't stand watching this lame second-rate sitcom reject trying to mug it up for the camera when there is really nothing to mug about at all. Truly sad.


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