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The Impractical Jokers' Crew Had To Beg Murr To Put On Pants In A BTS

"Impractical Jokers" is a reality series that thrives on making its hosts and audience as uncomfortable as possible. Originally hosted by James "Murr" Murray, Brian "Q" Quinn, Sal Vulcano, and Joe Gatto, the show focuses on a series of hidden-camera pranks and dares that each "joker" must complete while the others give them instructions through an earpiece.

Based on how well each joker performs these egregiously cringe-worthy tasks, they'll receive either a thumbs up or thumbs down from their cast-members. The joker with the most thumbs down by the episode's end must then perform the "punishment" — a dare that is often so horrifically embarrassing it can make the show hard to watch. Some of these dares are so exceptionally horrible that the joker performing them will bail on the prank early or plead with the jokers behind-the-scenes to let them off the hook. Meanwhile, one "Impractical Jokers" punishment was too painful to watch for fans.

On top of that, some of the bits that the jokers pull off are so uncomfortable that even the crew of "Impractical Jokers" has been known to beg them to stop, as was the case in one memorably absurd Q&A session from TruTV's YouTube channel.

Murr opted not to wear pants in a bubble bath

The Q&A in question saw longtime "Impractical Jokers" host James "Murr" Murray answering some questions from fans from within a bubble bath. Although he opted to wear a pink shower cap, for some reason he appears to be completely naked. The first few minutes of the interview are then spent with Murr shifting the bubbles to cover himself within the tub.

Eventually, the camera cuts off and airs the brief message "the crew begged Murr to put shorts on." When the camera returns, Murr wears a pair of black shorts instead being nude. Why he thought it would be a good idea to go nude for this interview is never clarified. 

It's safe to say that there have been plenty of pranks and scenes throughout the series that are way more uncomfortable than this, but it's still an exceedingly odd moment in what seems like a straightforward Q&A for the fans.

In any case, this brief scene illustrates Murr's indefinable talent for making those around him feel embarrassed. It is also a great example of why he and the rest of the jokers have made a career out of embarrassing themselves.