The Carbonaro Effect
Michael Carbonaro is a magician by trade, but a prankster by heart. Michael performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Apr 2, 2014
Got the Bug Out Apr 2, 2014 Posing as a technician, Michael literally "gets the bug out" of a customer's phone and has him convinced it was in there all along.
S01 E02May 16, 2014
A Problem with Chocolate Turtles and Seeds May 16, 2014 Posing as a cashier, Michael makes a shopper's face appear on a milk carton and tries to convince her that she really is a missing person. Then, in a shipping store he has customers believing that impossible technology of the future has arrived, like a bowling ball that can be mailed in a flat box. Plus, he has a hotel guest questioning her identity when he swaps her ID, and stumps a valet when he does a disappearing act from his car.
S01 E03May 16, 2014
A Waddle, a Scratch... May 16, 2014 A duck fools thrift store shoppers; an endless chain of hangers; cheese corks in a liquor store; freezing wine; destroying and reconstructing art in a museum.
S01 E04May 23, 2014
Just Smash It Out May 23, 2014 Michael convinces car wash patrons that he broke their window, only to miraculously fix it with the push of a button. Then, dry cleaning customers are confused when Michael is suddenly wearing their clothes in the blink of an eye. Plus, pet shoppers see fish in a dry water bowl.
S01 E05May 30, 2014
Out of Bounce May 30, 2014 Too good to be true toys; Michael poses as a personal trainer who sweats a bucket-full; a disappearing car makes a security guard panic.
S01 E06Jun 6, 2014
Don't Freeze Me Jun 6, 2014 A light box turns heavy in a sporting goods store; Michael poses as a barista for a glass illusion; a boomerang in a museum; taxidermy mischief.
Season 2TruTV | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jul 30, 2015
Just Made History Jul 30, 2015 In the season two premiere, Michael poses as a hipster at a farmers market and makes an endless supply of juice. Then things become blurry at the eye doctor, and later, shape shifting aliens send Michael's co-worker into a frenzy.
S02 E02Apr 1, 2015
Exposed Apr 1, 2015 In this special episode Michael presents the most talked about tricks from previous episodes and reveals all new behind-the scenes material. Responding to viewer questions, Michael pulls back the curtain on never-before-seen rehearsal footage and provides new insights into the tricks that earned the most social media buzz! How does a wooden duck decoy transform into a live duck? How exactly does improv help one ghostly trick? Plus, when a car disappears is there some clever editing afoot or is it real magic?!
S02 E02Aug 6, 2015
Dangerously Drinkable Aug 6, 2015 Michael astounds dental patients with molar radio transmissions, and while appraising art, he brings an extinct species back to life. Plus, an unusual brew stirs a ghostly hallucination that will make draws drop.
S02 E03Aug 13, 2015
Japanese Waterless Folding Toilet Aug 13, 2015 Michael stretches headphone cords and reality with a mystical putty and stuns a co-worker with new bathroom technology. In the big finale, a Porta Potty becomes a Portal Potty.
S02 E04Aug 20, 2015
The Albino Corn Snake Viper Patrol Aug 20, 2015 Working at a tattoo parlor, Michael gets some killer ink in a flash. Then it's SNAKES ON A SEDAN when a serpent ambushes a routine car checkup. Down on the docks, one unlucky guy learns a lesson in shrinkage.
S02 E05Aug 27, 2015
Amvox 73 Aug 27, 2015 Michael unearths a mutant turtle from a mystical Peruvian clay. A woman is blown away when 2 adorable bunnies become 8 and to top it off, a hapless carpenter becomes an accidental time traveler when a potent new glue has him coming undone.
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Mar 23, 2016
EggShaq Mar 23, 2016 Michael unveils the ancient mystery behind bowling balls, and later does the world's longest spit-take! Plus, LITERALLY THE BIGGEST special guest in the show's history, a.k.a. Shaquille O'Neal, helps with a plan to blow one superfan's mind!
S03 E01Feb 2, 2017
Incredibly Unsettling Feb 2, 2017 Michael breezes into the Windy City to shock and amaze the Chicago locals. In a health store, he sells a supplement that proves you are what you drink, and at a Metro station, he utterly derails a commuter's sense of reality.
S03 E02Feb 9, 2017
Holy Moly Mirror Feb 9, 2017 In a local Chicago diner, Michael brings new meaning to the term "hold the pickles". Plus, he discovers an aggressive new breed of fungus at a park, and later, he helps a co-worker disappear from work early in a hospital warehouse.
S03 E03Feb 16, 2017
Bro, They're Surrounding Us! Feb 16, 2017 At a market, Michael reveals an amazing credit card hack, and at a science shop, he demonstrates how far stem cell research has come. Later, Michael spooks a gardener who's certain that angry gnomes are hunting him down!
S03 E04Feb 23, 2017
It's a Chicken, Sir! Feb 23, 2017 Discovering a ferocious new breed of animal at a park; invading a local tea shop; Michael transforms himself at an abandoned art studio.
S03 E05Mar 2, 2017
Wait, My Chair! Mar 2, 2017 Michael shows a caterer the true power of dairy products, and an antique store customer is stunned when a species of termite chews through the scenery.
Season 4Rent or Buy
S04 E01May 18, 2018
Total Face Rejuvenation May 18, 2018 Michael shocks a receptionist with a medical procedure that leaves both their jaws on the floor, and then at a party store, Michael reveals a regenerating piece of gum. Plus, an electrifying trick rewrites history.
S04 E02May 25, 2018
Relax the Back May 25, 2018 Michael shocks people with every trick in the book at a library, including a voice-controlled page turner and outfit changes that almost get him recognized. Plus, Michael amazes a trainee with a weightless mattress.
S04 E03Jun 1, 2018
The Snowball Jun 1, 2018 Michael visits a ski shop to demonstrate the latest in winter gear—a hat that also makes hot cocoa. Plus, when taking inventory at an abandoned garage, Michael stuns a coworker when a ghostly violin strikes a chord all by itself.
S04 E04Jun 8, 2018
You’ve Been Marked Jun 8, 2018 Michael shows off a seashell from the seashore, that still has the seashore in it, and reveals desserts that break the mold. Plus, at a farm, Michael startles his assistant with a trick that’s “out-of-this-world.”
S04 E05Jun 15, 2018
Simon Soft Jun 15, 2018 Michael turns iced tea into a tea candle and later, at a pet store, he reveals that caterpillars have wicks. Plus, at a warehouse, Michael stumps his assistant when he proves that big tricks come in shrink-wrapped packages.
S04 E06Jun 29, 2018
Whippit Jun 29, 2018 In an ice cream shop, Michael whips up a mind-boggling app; at a party store, he spills the tea on a self-brewing decoration; and at a farm, Michael's helper looks like he saw a ghost after a run-in with a spirited scarecrow.