We’ve all heard the phrase “pulling a fast one” on somebody. But what about “pulling a slow one?” Jeff Dye has–hell, he may even have invented it–and he brings us along for the ride in “Money From Strangers,” his slow-burn prank show in which he and some of his comedian friends enlist a stranger from the street to f*** with a place of business. And the pranksters can win up to $1000 if they do all the pranks Jeff tells them to do via a secret earpiece. $1000 to f*** with people? Most of us would have done that for free. That’s like getting rewarded for breathing.
Season 2 is coming this coming Monday, Oct 22 at 7:30/6:30c, and we’re pumped. Like Lance Armstrong-bullying-his-teammates-into-drinking-testosterone-and-olive-oil-before-a-race pumped. But we know what you might be thinking…you’ve seen funny prank shows before, so why is this one so special? You’re right. “Punk’d” was dope. “Crank Yankers” was funny and had sleazy puppets. But “Money From Stangers” has real people pulling the pranks on other real people, so the show has an intensity that you don’t feel when you’re watching celebrities or puppets.
Speaking of that intensity, some of the people being pranked get straight up pissed. That might be the best part of the show. There’s no shared laugh at the end of the prank. No “Smile, you’re on candid camera!” type of line. The prankster just leaves, and the pranked employee has to go on about his day thinking that there are some crazy f***ing people in this world. Here, we put together five of our favorite angry reactions to pranks so you can enjoy their pain as much as we do.
Don’t miss MTV’s Ultimate Prank Weekend Oct. 20-21 with marathons of “Money From Strangers,” “Pranked” and “Ridiculousness” … all leading up to MTV’s new hidden camera game show “Totally Clueless” on Monday Oct. 22 at 7p/6c.