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Review of "Punk'd"

published 15/12/2004 | martint1983
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"Punking Brillaint"

Now for anyone who can remember that great show 'Beadles About' and enjoyed watching it this show on MTV could be right up your street. The show is presented by Hollywood movie star Ashton Kutcher, who has appeared in films such as Dude Wheres My Car, and the show is shown on MTV at various times throughout the time but it tends to be shown in the afternoons and evenings and each show is 30 minutes long.

The concept of the show is exactly the same as the one presented by Jeremy Beadle all those years ago in which the whole show involved pranks being played on people whilst the prank and their reactions where recorded by secret cameras and shown on TV. Punk'd relies on exactly the same principle however it has one major difference. Instead of the victims being members of the general public Kutcher uses his Hollywood conections to pull these stunts on some of the most famous celebrities in America such as Justion Timberlake, Pink and Kelly Osbourne just to name a few.

The concept of the pranks are put forward by Kutcher but as he is the one who is famous for the show he doesn't acctually take part in the pranks but has a team of guys who help in the setups and are often better actors than some of the actors they end up Punking.

As well as playing practical jokes on celebrities there is also a section of the show known as 'the red carpet' in which one of Kutchers team a small boy who is aged about 8 takes to the red carpet as a reporter and stands behind the barrier waiting for the celebrities. However this 8 year old is no ordinary reporter instead of asking serious questions he throws abuse at the celebrities or confuses them with other celebrities and will nearly always hit on all the female celebrities that he manages to talk to which is absolutely hilarious. My favourite red carpet moment is when he talks to Pierce Brosnan and proclaims that he thinks Sean Connery is the best ever bond and what makes it really funny is that Brosnan just goes along with it.

The pranks are however the main highlight of the show with my personal favourite being the show when they managed to punk Justin Timberlake at his house. The concept of the punk was that Timberlake was to return home and find that all his possesions had been boxed up and ceased by the tax evasion authority. When Timberlake returned to his house the young pop star was clearly upset and very close to tears with the fact that he was goin to lose his possessions including his pet dogs as he had $750,000 of unpaid taxes.

This show is really funny and is a must for anyone who enjoyed the Beadles About show as it is so similar and the fact that it is celebrities being put through all this makes it even better. So tune in and see which big name celeb willl be the next on Kutcher's list of people to punk.

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  • L0BSTER_QUADRILLE published 20/01/2005
    I've watched this a few times ... the one with justin timberlake was funny ! philippa. x
  • melodysparks published 19/01/2005
    Not my sort of thing but an excellent review. Chris
  • bennyong published 21/12/2004
    Watched it but getting sick of the pranks. Loved the Beyonce prank. Benny XXX
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