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Impractical Jokers Participants Can Walk Away With Prizes

The main premise of truTV's "Impractical Jokers" is that the hosts of the program compete against each other in a string of challenges. These trials are often embarrassing, painful, or just plain strange, forcing the jokers involved to endure pretty rough scenarios. Although, it's not uncommon for other folks to get sucked into these shenanigans. Members of the general public take part consistently despite not knowing what's going on. If you happen to be one of these individuals, you could actually walk away with some pretty sweet prizes.

During an after-episode web chat, longtime "Impractical Jokers" star Joe Gatto took a fan question regarding a specific challenge that saw members of the public given gift cards. Not only did they actually give them the gift cards in real life, but this is hardly unheard of on the show's set. "It doesn't come out of my pocket, I don't care," Gatto said with a laugh, revealing that specifically in grocery store-based challenges, it's not uncommon for them to go out of their way to cover the cost of people's groceries.

It's certainly possible that you could get something neat out of popping up on "Impractical Jokers," but it's not a guarantee. Just ask some of the folks who've appeared on the program. 

People have had a variety of experiences on Impractical Jokers

As of this writing, "Impractical Jokers" has been on truTV for over a decade, amassing 10 seasons and hundreds of episodes in that time. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that countless members of the public have appeared on the show in varying capacities. It should be even less surprising that a few of those people have taken to the internet — specifically Reddit — to discuss their brief time on the program. As evidenced by those in the Reddit thread started by u/FlenForTheWin, a range of experiences are likely if you appear on the show. 

For instance, u/PrinzessinJoey recalled the time they and a friend appeared on the "Boardwalk of Shame" episode from Season 1, taking part in a challenge that left their friend in tears. They had their fortune read and were indirectly told that their partner, who was in a coma in real life, had died. They left distraught, and the crew caught up with them to apologize. As for u/Dcd425, they had a much more positive experience. They and a friend were tricked into checking out a secret Smash Mouth show at a local restaurant. There was no show, just the "Impractical Jokers" crew having a good laugh over the absurd situation.

If one thing is for sure, it's that there's no way to predict what will happen if you take up the chance to appear on "Impractical Jokers."