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There's An R-Rated Version Of Impractical Jokers That No One Will Ever See

The humor of truTV's "Impractical Jokers" relies heavily on its cast's friendships and their strong desire to embarrass one another in public. Armed with an earpiece and outrageous suggestions from the other Jokers, one lone cast member blends into the crowd and interacts with an unsuspecting passerby.

As a hidden-camera reality TV show, there are likely hours upon hours of footage of the Jokers talking to random people that never made it to air for one reason or another. Apparently, if we're to believe Joe Gatto — a former Joker who left in 2022 — there's so much cut footage that, if compiled, it could make an entire season of "Impractical Jokers."

And it seems that there's even footage that's too inappropriate to make it to air, at least according to Joker Brian "Q" Quinn. In a chat with YouTuber Celebrity GamerZ, Q confirmed the existence of other cut material that will never be released, explaining that while filming, they might encounter a person who isn't providing any usable footage, so the friends will start to amuse themselves by further going beyond the pale.

"Not only that but there are jokes that we do for each other that can never air. So there's like an R-rated version of 'Impractical Jokers' that you could cut together that would be crying hysterical, but we could just never do it," Q added.

Q dishes on an R-rated version of Impractical Jokers that will never air

In the interview, Brian "Q" Quinn noted that the Jokers' humor is never at any stranger's expense, and the R-rated cut material isn't offensive in nature. Instead, this version of "Impractical Jokers" involves darker humor simply not fit for television. "You know, we never go to offend or hurt anybody's feelings ever, that's not us," Q clarified. "But we'll get weird or really out there, dark, talking about like who died. There's like a real R-rated version of 'Jokers' that people would love, but they'll never make."

Considering the Jokers have been friends since high school, it seems like it's just humor that only longtime friends have with one another. And fans know that aside from embarrassing one another, their primary objective is to make each other laugh, so once they know that the broadcast rules will likely no longer apply since they're not using the footage, they have some fun. However, it's a wonder how the random stranger must feel about listening to the dark ramblings of a guy off the street, giggling to themselves.

Having premiered in late 2011, "Impractical Jokers" has been running for over 10 seasons now, featuring improvisational comedians Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Sal Vulcano, and Joe Gatto (who left during Season 9). The series focuses on improvised directions meant to embarrass one of the cast members, as they interact with strangers in public and the stranger's reactions to their performance.