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Punk'd

Punk'd Opening (2003-2005)
Format Reality/Candid Camera
Created by Ashton Kutcher
Starring Ashton Kutcher
Country of origin United States / Canada
No. of episodes 64[1]
Production
Running time 30 min with adverts.
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Original run April 15, 2003May 29, 2007

Punk'd is an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. It bears a strong resemblance to both the classic hidden camera show Candid Camera, and to TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes, which also featured pranks on celebrities. Being "Punk'd" refers to having such a prank played on oneself, and to "punk someone" refers to making someone else the victim of the show's style of prank itself. Punkd logo This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... A hidden camera is a still or video camera used to film people without their knowledge. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... This article is about the actor. ... Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as Candid Microphone June 28, 1947. ... TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes was a weekly NBC television series that ran from 1984 to 1988. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ...


The series finale aired on MTV on May 29, 2007. The series culminated in early June with the Punk'd Awards.[1] This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... is the 149th day of the year (150th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Contents

Formats

Candid Camera format

The show begins with a description by Kutcher of which celebrity will be punk'd, why he feels the celebrity deserves to be punk'd, and what the setting of the joke will be, including the premise and the accomplices. As the show is usually set in Los Angeles, the pranks often take place in common locations such as parking lots, restaurants, hotel rooms, or residences. Occasionally, Kutcher will engineer the prank at a celebrity event at which the target is a prominent guest, as when he led actress Halle Berry believe she had been barred entry to the premiere of her film, Gothika, because the number of the people in the theater exceeded the fire code, or when he pranked Denver Nuggets' Guard Allen Iverson into thinking he could not enter his own 30th birthday party because the President's daughters and Secret Service men were inside. Kutcher will also sometimes use real-life current events as elements in his pranks, as when he pranked tennis player Andy Roddick, who was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show, by convincing him that his automobile was trapped by the Los Angeles mudslides. Kutcher sometimes sets his pranks on the sets of movies, TV shows or music videos where his targets are working, as when he pranked Kanye West by convincing him that he could not shoot any footage for his music video for the song "Jesus Walks" on Sundays without a permit, or when he pranked rap artist The Game by convincing him that he could not leave his former studio because his crew had repaved its entrance, or pranked Daddy Yankee where he was slapped with a $463,000 fine by the FCC for swearing on live radio. Kutcher has also done holiday-themed pranks, as when he pranked Beyoncé Knowles into thinking she knocked over a 50-foot Christmas Tree, or when he pranked Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz into thinking he derailed a train at a Christmas festival. After the joke progresses to a point, usually with the celebrity having become angry or frustrated at the outrageousness of the situation, Kutcher or one of the actors will announce to the surprised victim that they just had a practical joke played on them, usually with the line, "You just got Punk'd!", or by revealing a large sign or banner to that effect. Each half-hour episode usually features three pranks. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... Aftermath Entertainment is an American record label founded by Dr. Dre. ... Raymond Ayala (born on December 12, 1977 in Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico), known artistically as Daddy Yankee is a successful Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist. ... FCC redirects here. ... Beyoncé Giselle Knowles (IPA pronunciation: [1]) (born September 4, 1981) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer. ... Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. ... Pete Wentz (born June 5, 1979) is the bassist, back-up vocalist, and primary lyricist of Chicago-based band Fall Out Boy. ...


Road trips

In Season 3, Ashton Kutcher and his crew went to the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., at an event tied to the release of the film The Prince and Me, and pranked actress Julia Stiles. This article is about the actor. ... The Smithsonian castle, as seen through the garden gate. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The Prince and Me is a 2004 motion picture, directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Ben Miller, with Miranda Richardson, James Fox, and Alberta Watson. ... Julia OHara Stiles (born March 28, 1981) is an American stage and screen actress. ...


In a season 5 road trip to Tony Hawk's hometown Carlsbad, California, Hawk was pranked by son Riley, who destroyed a park restroom with an M-80, supposedly injuring a bystander played by an actress. This article is about the American skateboarder. ... Location of Carlsbad within San Diego County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... M-80s are a class of large firecrackers, sometimes called salutes. ...


In Season 6, Kutcher sent crew members to Moorestown, New Jersey, the town of residence of football player Terrell Owens, in order to prank him there. The crew staged an auto accident in which Owens, believing it to be real, attempted to assist elderly men from an overturned bus.[2] Moorestown Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Terrell Eldorado Owens (born December 7, 1973), is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ...


Red carpet format

A frequent segment during the first two seasons was a Punk'd cast member pretending to interview celebrities at red carpet events, only to mock them instead. During the first season the show had then fifteen-year-old Ryan Pinkston do the interviewing, where he would pretend to be a reporter from a kid's show who would then hurl insults at the celebrities.[3] During Season 2, the producers then chose a foreign interviewer accompanied by her interpreter who would then ask inane questions to the guests. Out of the 4 times this segment aired during the first two seasons, it received its own segment three out of 4 times. The only time it didn't was due to Halle Berry being punk'd at her own movie premiere. Ryan James Pinkston (born February 8, 1988) is an American actor and model. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ) (born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ...


The following is a list of stars interviewed on the red carpet in all 4 segments.


Ryan Pinkston- VH1 Big in 2002 Awards

Robert James Ritchie (born January 17, 1971), best known as Kid Rock, is an American rapper, singer and rock musician most notable for his albums Devil Without a Cause and Cocky and his hit singles Bawitdaba and Picture. ... Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian/American[1] actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author. ... Ray Liotta[1] (born December 18, 1954) is a Golden Globe-nominated American actor. ... This article is about the singer. ... Denise Lee Richards (born February 17, 1971) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Tori Amos (born Myra Ellen Amos on August 22, 1963) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. ... Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actress, particularly well-known for playing the very attractive, promiscuous, dim-witted Kelly Bundy on the Fox television network sitcom Married… with Children. ... Eddie Griffin (July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and television/film actor. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE [1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer best known for portraying James Bond in four films from 1995 to 2002: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. ... Johnathon Schaech (born September 10, 1969 in Edgewood, Maryland) is an American actor, writer, director and producer. ... Lifehouse is an alternative rock band from the United States. ...

Ryan Pinkston- Diesel Party

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Foreign Interviewer- Gothika Premiere

Gothika, a 2003 horror / supernatural thriller movie directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez, is the story of a psychiatrist (played by Halle Berry) in a womens prison who wakes up one day to find herself on the other side of the bars, accused of having murdered... Penélope Cruz Sánchez (pronounced ) (born April 28, 1974, in Madrid), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated Spanish actress. ... Robert John Downey Jr. ... James Lesure as Mike Cannon in Las Vegas TV Series James Lesure, born in Los Angeles, California hit the media spotlight recently for his portrayal of Mike Cannon on hit TV series Las Vegas. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ) (born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ...

Foreign Interviewer- Entertainment Weekly

Alicia Silverstone, (born October 4, 1976) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... Maria Menounos (Μαρία Μενούνος in Greek) (born June 8, 1978) is an American actress, journalist, and television presenter. ... Nicole Camille Richie (born September 21, 1981) is an American socialite, actress, author, and singer. ... External link IMDB entry for Dule Hill Categories: People stubs | 1974 births | Television actors ... Rose Arianna McGowan (born September 5, 1973) is an American actress best known for her role as Paige Matthews in The WB television series Charmed and the cult-classic The Doom Generation. ... Taryn Manning (born November 6, 1978) is an American actress, fashion designer, dancer and singer/songwriter. ... Wilmer Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is a Venezuelan-American comic actor best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That 70s Show and as the host of the MTV series Yo Momma. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Recurring South Park characters. ... Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Mountbatten-Windsor, née Spencer) (1 July 1961–31 August 1997), commonly, but incorrectly, known as Princess Diana, was for fifteen years the wife of HRH The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. ...

Failed punks

  • In December 2003, Kutcher attempted to "punk" then-WWE wrestler Bill Goldberg by having a truck run over an exact replica of his prized motorcycle, but the stunt went wrong when the truck clearly missed the bike. When the bike spontaneously exploded without any visible reason, Goldberg quickly realized what was going on, and asked, "Who do I get to kill first?" as Kutcher (accomplice Jesse James walking with him) revealed himself, knowing the joke had failed. This was the only failed punk to actually make it on air. It aired on the Season 2 finale.
  • According to Kutcher himself, he failed to punk Neve Campbell twice until he finally succeeded on his third try in season 6.
  • In June 2005, Kutcher failed to "punk" Lil Jon. He was boarding a plane headed for Las Vegas, but Kutcher used actors to play customs agents to tell him that he was actually headed for Ecuador. Lil Jon quickly identified members of the "customs agents" from previous episodes of the program, and asked for Kutcher to reveal himself. Lil Jon is currently one of four celebrities to thwart an attempted "punking" by Kutcher. Later in an interview Lil Jon quipped, "You can't Punk the King of Crunk."
  • He also has failed to "punk" Nick Cannon, because, according to a quote by Cannon in People magazine, being a TV show producer himself, he "recognized the poor acting and hidden cameras".
  • Ashton claims that he himself is "unpunkable." Though he was "punk'd" in the very first season, his crew attempted to burn him again using Britney Spears. But the whole thing backfired--Ashton realized what was happening and got Britney to turn on his own "Punk'd" crew.

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Controversy and conflict

  • In late 2003, it had been announced by MTV that Kutcher had decided not to continue production on Punk'd. Some commentators speculated that the announcement was a ploy designed to lower the guard of increasingly wary celebrities in an attempt at another season of pranks. This theory was given more credence when the third season began airing on April 25, 2004.
  • Alias star Michael Vartan reportedly refused to sign the release after being pranked by Kutcher, preventing the prank from airing. However, Vartan denies ever being pranked, and claims that the story was completely false.[4][5]
  • Tre Cool, drummer for pop-punk band Green Day, was supposedly Punk'd but denied broadcasting rights because the prank involved his son being kidnapped.[citation needed]
  • American Pie star Shannon Elizabeth filed for divorce from her husband Joe Reitman, a year after her appearance on the show. She was reportedly furious over his involvement in the prank, which involved leading Elizabeth to believe that they had been filmed on a celebrity porn tape.[6]
  • Pamela Anderson also denies ever being fooled by the attempted prank on her, which involved convincing her that a porn movie was being shot in her back garden, explaining that she realized it was a prank when she confronted a nude model on the premises.[7]
  • New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez refused to sign the release after his prank and asked Kutcher to destroy the tape. "It was a good idea. It was just bad timing," Rodríguez said later.
  • During his interview of Kutcher for Interview, actor Brad Pitt advised Kutcher not to prank his Ocean's Eleven co-star George Clooney, a notorious expert prankster himself. Pitt told Kutcher, "Don't do it. Don't ever go near it. Clooney will kill you and everything you love. I know it's tempting, but don't do it."[8]
  • Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has stated that she does not wish to be Punk'd, and is so paranoid that she often assumes she is being Punk'd whenever any suspicious or out of the ordinary mishap occurs, as when, for example, a valet gives her the wrong car when leaving a restaurant, which Kutcher's crew members did to Simon Cowell during the Season 5 Premiere.[9]
  • Ashton Kutcher has said that the only people he will never Punk are his wife, Demi Moore, and his step-daughters Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. He has stated this is because he doesn't want them to ever doubt him in an emergency situation.[citation needed]

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Influences

In addition to the obvious influences of past hidden camera prank shows such as Candid Camera and TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes, Method Man, Redman and Matt Besser of the Upright Citizens Brigade had a hidden camera celebrity prank show on MTV called Stung in 2002, a full year before the introduction of Punk'd. Whether this was a direct influence on Punk'd is unclear. In an issue of the hip hop magazine S.M.A.C.K. DVD Vol. 9, an interviewer asks Redman about the similarities between Stung and Punk'd, and the rapper replies "Fuck you, Ashton Kutcher," to the delight of the audience, who begin to chant the phrase. Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as Candid Microphone June 28, 1947. ... TV Bloopers & Practical Jokes was a weekly NBC television series that ran from 1984 to 1988. ... This article is about Method Man. ... Reginald Reggie Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper. ... Matt Besser was born on September 22, 1967, in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The Upright Citizens Brigade is an improvisational comedy and sketch comedy group that emerged from Chicagos ImprovOlympic in 1990. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...


Parodies and derivatives

MTV shows derived from Punk'd

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Parodies and references

  • Dave Chappelle parodied Punk'd and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment in a skit that he called Zapped.
  • The That's So Raven episode "Skunk'd" is a parody of Punk'd.
  • In 2003, the first victim of the show Justin Timberlake spoofed Kutcher and Punk'd when he hosted Saturday Night Live.
  • During the National Hockey League season, the Los Angeles Kings broadcast on Fox Sports West produced a handful of segments called Puck'd featuring practical jokes on various Kings players. The segments were created for pre-game and between-period entertainment. Luc Robitaille, who was retired from the NHL after the season, played the role of Kutcher. Puck'd made a return in the season.
  • During the 2003 NFL Season, Monday Night Football aired a Punk'd type program during its Halftime segment entitled You Got Sack'd.
  • Stephen Colbert parodied the show in his well-known segment on The Daily Show, This Week In God, introducing a new fake program called Baptiz'd.
  • In the television comedy Will and Grace, Jack McFarland, an executive of a gay television network, invents Pink'd, the gay equivalent of Punk'd, in episode It's A Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World. The first person to be "pink'd" is title character Will Truman.
  • In an episode of the sketch comedy show MADtv, Will Sasso, impersonating Kenny Rogers, did his own version of Punk'd. The jokes involved Kenny botching his pranks and, forgetting what to do next, would simply kick the celebrity in the groin. Targets included Clay Aiken (played by Ron Pederson).
  • In the Family Guy episode "I Take Thee Quagmire", Peter remembers that one time he pranked Kutcher by throwing an axe at him and saying, "You've just been Tomahawk'd! That's my show, Tomahawk'd."
  • In the movie Just Friends, ditzy pop singer Samantha James (played by Anna Faris) had microwaved a plastic tub containing food and aluminum foil while traveling on an airplane accompanied by music producer Chris Brander (played by Ryan Reynolds). The aluminum foil caught fire, and the plane was forced to land. When Samantha gets angry about the plane landing, she calls her father and starts to complain. In a ditzy moment, Samantha forgets completely that it is her fault the plane has landed, and states suddenly, "Oh, my God! Am I being punk'd!? (Laughs) Ashton!? Ashton!?"
  • The film High School Musical refers to Punk'd in one scene with Lucas Grabeel and his on-screen sister Ashley Tisdale. When Grabeel's character, Ryan, finds out that Troy and Gabriella (Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens) have made it into the callbacks, he says, "Maybe we're being Punk'd...maybe we're being filmed right now! Maybe we'll get to meet Ashton!" Ashley Tisdale and fellow co-star Zac Efron have since been Punk'd.
  • In 2006, novelist Todd Brendan Fahey created the term funderbunked, indicative of a particularly vengeful and retaliatory strain of the phenomenon.
  • In May, 2006, O.J. Simpson released a candid camera show for pay-per-view and DVD called Juiced. One of the pranks showed Simpson trying to sell a white Ford Bronco like the one he made famous in the slow speed chase in 1994.[11]
  • In an episode of The Adventures of Chico and Guapo, the two title characters decide to come up with a prank show called "You've been Guapo-sized", in order to become stars in the next Punk'd.
  • Carlos Mencia played Ashton Kutcher in a sketch on his show, Mind of Mencia, in which he would bust online sexual predators in a skit called "Dateline Punk'd."
  • The Ronnie Johns Half Hour parodied Punk'd on a sketch, instead naming it Pope'd
  • In the episode of Hannah Montana "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Favorites", the Queen of England remarks after Hannah's rather speedy rendition of "The Other Side of Me", "Have we just been punk'd?"
  • In the video game Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories, when the main character Adell attacks Axel, before the battle Axel asks the question, "Hey, am I on 'Screw'd'?" in obvious reference to "Punk'd".
  • In the film Epic Movie, after Edward, played by Kal Penn, is kicked by the White Bitch, played by Jennifer Coolidge, David Lehre, along with a camera crew, enters the scene dressed like Ashton Kutcher and annoyingly tells Edward again and again that he has been "Punk'd" (exaggerating how Ashton reacts to the celebrities he has punk'd), until eventually Edward knocks him out in annoyance. Lehre did a Punk'd parody himself for his own studio, Vendetta.
  • In the September 25, 2006 and February 19, 2007 editions of LAMB!, a premier magazine for the young artist community in Michigan, the art news column featured an editorial on the "Ashton Kutcher of the art world", in which the world-famous Leonardo da Vinci's American Horse, a 24-foot high bronze horse at internationally renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, fell victim to a sculpture punk called Paletta Grande ("Big Shovel").[12][13]
  • On the TV show Reba the titular character pranks her son on Halloween, later saying, "You got Reba'd!"
  • On Nick Cannon's MTV show, Wild 'N' Out, hosted by Nick Cannon, several jokes have been made at the expense of both Ashton Kutcher and Punk'd, including one skit which makes fun of what is perceived as the show's terrible acting, predictable pranks, uncreatively hidden cameras, and now-tired humor.
  • On the sitcom Drake and Josh, after their house has been robbed, the father asks if he has been punk'd.
  • Season 3 of Entourage features an episode titled "Gotcha" that revolves around the premise of Pauly Shore hosting a Punk'd rip-off named Gotcha! with the catchphrase, "You got GOT!"
  • In the House episode "The Jerk", Dr. Foreman accuses Dr. House of cancelling his job interview at another hospital. House suggests it might have been Ashton Kutcher.
  • On an episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart referenced the show when he said, "Tonight's guest is former President Bill Clinton, unless I'm being punk'd."
  • On the Australian TV show the Shak...they had an episode which was similar to that of Punk'd yet instead of saying "Punk'd" they said "Shak'd".
  • In Black Christmas Kyle says that the girls are getting punk'd after the threatening phone calls.
  • In a sketch on The Late Show with David Letterman, staff member Biff Henderson goes around town doing random pranks to people, saying, "You Got Biff'D".[citation needed]
  • In the film Knocked Up, when things start to become weird during Katherine Heigl's character interview with actor James Franco, he says "If this is one of those fucking joke shows then I'm not into it."
  • The web cartoon site Liquid Generation produced a flash animation called "Decepticon'd" which was hosted by Starscream. This animation first appeared close to the release of the 2007 Transformers film.
  • On the show Summer Heights High Jonah pretends to be hit by a car by his teacher, then gets up and says "Miss you got Punk'd, haha".
  • Comedian Chris Rock poked fun at Punk'd during MTV's 2003 Video Music Awards, remarking that African-Americans would never be Punk'd. In an example he hypothesized that if rapper DMX would respond to such a prank with violence, saying, "You've been stabbed!"
  • In the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1, Cameron Mitchell sarcastically exclaims that he's "being Punk'd" after the other members of SG-1 briefly joke that Jack O'Neill fathered Mitchell during the team's adventures in the Season 2 episode, 1969.
  • In the film Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, Tad Hamilton's manager and agent convince him to open his motel room door by shouted, "Come on, you're not gonna get Punk'd."

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Celebrities who have been Punk'd

// Bold: Victims appeared on Punkd more than once Italic: The following pranks were inducted into Hall of Fame On April 7, 2007 MTV aired back to back episodes of season 8 of Punkd. ... This is a catalog of celebrities who have been Punkd up to season 8 (as of 2007), according to MTV. S=Season. ...

Pranks not aired

Name of Prankee Intended Season: Notes
Al Shearer 1 The prank was never seen on MTV but was released on The Complete First Season: DVD
Alex Rodriguez 3 First celebrity to deny Punk'd broadcasting rights, although he was amused by the show's concept. (See above)
Black Eyed Peas 3 Claimed in an interview that they were pranked. They noticed the 'cops' apparently featured in the prank weren't real and got into a fight because they suspected the fake police not of being Punk'd staff, but criminals.[14]
Juliette Lewis 4 MTV forgot to air her on Season 4.
Michael Vartan 4 Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights. (See above)
Pamela Anderson ? Denied Punk'd broadcasting rights (See above)

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International versions

  • An Icelandic version of the show, Tekinn, hosted by Auðunn Blöndal, premiered on channel Sirkus in fall 2006.
  • A Norwegian version, "Bøff" aired on BTV Triplet in spring 2007.

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References

  1. ^ Punk'd: Is Ashton Kutcher Really Calling It Quits?; TVSeriesFinale.com; March 27, 2007
  2. ^ "T.O. -- You've Been Punk'd!" NBC10.com; November 10, 2005
  3. ^ Soriano, Cesar G,; "MTV prankster Pinkston is a wee bit popular"; usatoday; July 13, 2003]
  4. ^ World Entertainment News Network; "Kutcher's Punk'd Prank Leaves Vartan Unimpressed"; April 10, 2005.
  5. ^ "Vartan: World Entertainment News Network; "I Was Not Punk'd" Internet Movie Database; April 5, 2005.
  6. ^ World Entertainment News Network; "Elizabeth Splits from Husband"; The Internet Movie Database; March 8, 2005.
  7. ^ "PAMELA REFUSES TO BE PUNK'D"; contactmusic.com; May 2, 2004.
  8. ^ "Brad Pitt Warns Ashton Kutcher 'Don't Punk George Clooney'"; celebrityspider.com; March 22, 2005.
  9. ^ "Ellen DeGeneres Refuses to be Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher"; celebrityspider.com; October 4, 2005
  10. ^ "STARS TEAM UP FOR NEW PRANK SHOW"; contactmusic.com; November 5, 2004.
  11. ^ Associated Press; "Treading on the past, O.J. pulls Bronco prank: Simpson pretends to sell vehicle as part of his pay-per-view show"; msnbc.com; May 15, 2006.
  12. ^ Becherer, Dr. Joseph; "Meijer Garden really did get Punk'd" Lamb!; February 19, 2007.
  13. ^ Paletta Grande Exhibit Photos; palettagrande.blogspot.com
  14. ^ "Black Eyed Peas Entourage Gets Physical With 'Punks'!"; sixshot.com; April 30, 2004.

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Punk'd | MTV (492 words)
Punk'd (puhn-gkd) slang: To be made a fool of as the target of an extravagantly arranged prank, as in "You just got punk'd!" Being punk'd is what happens when Punk'd creator and...
Being punk'd is what happens when Punk'd creator and master prankster Ashton Kutcher stages an elaborate practical joke to trick one of today's biggest stars in an effort to bring them back down to earth.
Ashton even pranked Punk'd fans by announcing that the second season of the show would be the last, when in fact he knew Punk'd would be back for season 3.
HMV.co.uk: DVD: Punkd: Complete Season 1: 2dvd (2004) (137 words)
Punk'd sees Ashton Kutcher catch the rich and famous off guard with a series of elaborate pranks.
This 2-disc set includes the complete first season of Punk'd, as well as deleted scenes and bonus footage.
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