Impractical Jokers' Top 5 Humiliations

Impractical Jokers

By Jason Leung

Lifelong friends and Impractical Jokers Joe, Murr, Q and Sal spend every episode of their hidden-camera show ridiculously outpranking one another. The foursome, also known as the comedy troupe, The Tenderloins, face off in outrageous challenges that unleash the guys on the unsuspecting public as they do the bidding that their fellow jokesters are barking into their hidden earpieces.

Whether it’s pitching a “self-destructing pregnancy test” to a focus group or riding a mechanical bull while blindfolded, the challenges come with a price, since the joker who pulls off the least pranks is punished at the end of the episode with a brutal humiliation challenge devised by the other guys.


Impractical Joker Murr at one of the crew’s annual appearances at
Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.
(Photo by Jason Leung)

Every episode’s punishment is brutal, and here’s a roundup of some of the guys’ most memorable humiliations. 

5. Joe’s Sumo Challenge
Joe is forced to dress as a baby complete with giant diaper and bib, thinking his punishment is to star in a baby commercial. When he walks out to the stage, he realizes he's just entered a sumo ring and has to face off with a professional sumo wrestler. 

4. Murr the Human Piñata
Murr gets stuck having to wear a confetti-covered piñata costume as he's raised above a city courtyard by a crane. Little kids armed with sticks unsuccessfully take turns trying to whack the candy out of his costume before a surprise guest is invited to beat the living Snickers out of him.

3. Sal’s Lost Keys in Elephant Poop
In one of Sal's many poo-related humiliations, the losing joker has to dig through pounds of fresh elephant dung using his bare hands to uncover his hidden house-keys. After some gagworthy probing, Joe reveals that he's had Sal's keys the whole time. Sal's reaction and retaliation against Joe is priceless.

2. Q’s Chair of Death
Q gets strapped into a wheelchair contraption armed with a megaphone and confetti cannon that are all remotely controlled by the other guys. Q is at the mercy of the pranksters as they drive him full speed into obstacles and make embarrassing announcements that the unsuspecting park-goers can only assume are coming from Q's mouth.

1. Murr’s Exposing Interview with Danica McKellar
Murr is forced to stripped down to a thong and get oiled up for what he thinks is a bodybuilding challenge. However, when he enters the room, he finds himself face to face with his childhood crush, Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. She's there for a TV interview, and Murr does his best as he asks her questions and tries to keep his composure.

For more pranks, watch Impractical Jokers Weekdays at 17:00 on Sony Max.