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The Carbonaro Effect is an unusual entertainment show that combines magic, humor, and disbelief all into one program. In this reality television show, the host, Michael Carbonaro, works his magic on unsuspecting bystanders in a series of practical jokes and amazing magic tricks. Michael Carbonaro may fancy himself an illusionist, but his routine is much more than meets the eye.

Sometimes with the help of a public store or local business, Carbonaro astonishes people in the most unusual ways, such as by making a bowling bowl or a live puppy appear to come out of a flat mailing envelope. All the time the victims are trying to figure out what just happened, the cool Carbonaro simply acts as if everything were quite normal.

On other occasions he makes an image or personal data such as name or date of birth appear on an inanimate product such as a milk carton or wine bottle. As the unsuspecting customer is checking out in the store, they see their personal image or data and ask where it came from. Once again they are shocked and captivated by the overly cool Carbonaro, who does not seem at all surprised. This is what they call the Carbonaro Effect.

Thursday 10:00 PM et/pt on truTV
6 Seasons, 79 Episodes
May 15, 2014
Cast: Michael Carbonaro
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The Carbonaro Effect Full Episode Guide

  • In this special episode, Michael gives a fresh look to your favorite tricks with never-before-seen footage. From the arcade to the science lab, Michael revisits classic moments with footage from the cutting room floor.

  • Customers get worked into a lather at Michael's luxury soap shop, which includes exotic items like living loofas and an impossible way to turn leftovers into beauty products. Later, at a record store, Michael shows a Hip Hop fan how quick and easy it is to jump into other genres of music, finally, at a children's store, Michaels co-worker learns all about the rising dangers of babysitting.

  • At a cell phone store, Michael beta tests a new app that cleans house, and shows an exciting new way to fix your tablet in a snap! Later, at a Tiki bar, Michael shows off the ingredients of a tropical punch and makes a drink that's impossible for a customer to swallow, Finally, a dog owner is delighted to find that Michael has turned her pet into the smartest animal in the world!.

  • At a dog grooming store, things get messy when Michael trains his coworkers on how to hold a dog who just can't.. hold it, and discovers a shampoo that will give your pet a completely new look. Later, at the AT&T store, Michael shows off an unbelievable new way to lighten the load. Finally, at a construction site, a whole man can disappear into a man hole but certainly the whole hole couldn't vanish, right?!.

  • Magic meets ancient mystery when Michael works at an Asian gift shop and reveals the secrets behind baoding balls, origami and paper lamps. Then it's back to Eataly for the latest food trends including a spray that turns everything into bacon and a bucket of glop that's essential to modern Italian cuisine. Finally, during a late-night photo shoot, Michael's assistant questions his sanity when a picture that is worth a thousand words leaves him speechless.

  • Michael sets up camp at wilderness store to reel in some customers with an amazing new fishing tool before shedding some light on a bright way to use potato chips! Then at the AT&T store, Michael shows off the unexpected side effects of augmented reality and a new camera that's literally paper thin. And finally, a day of mini golf turns explosive when a loose cannon is added to the mix!.

  • Michael tries new foods like shape-shifting pasta and never-ending soup! Then it's off to a vinyl shop for a record-breaking illusion, and later, Michael tries to convince his coworker to explore a new plant.

  • At Michael's fireworks stand, he's got everything from exploding fruit to levitation sparklers. And at a Hemp store, Michael shows off his innovations in hemp technology. Plus, a time capsule completely blows one man's mind!.

  • Stressing out over the holidays? Don't worry. From how to handle dinner, to what to do when a special surprise guest shows up out of thin air, Michael Carbonaro's never-before-seen tricks are the gifts that keep on giving!.

  • Michael shows some unsuspecting shoppers how to manipulate solid objects, and he reveals the truth behind how automatic vacuums work. Plus, one employee's shift at a camping store becomes very colorful - and confusing.

  • In this special episode, Michael gives a fresh look to your favorite tricks with never-before-seen footage. From the arcade to the science lab, Michael revisits classic moments with footage from the cutting room floor.

  • In this special crossover event, the Impractical Jokers help Michael stun coffee bar customers - but soon discover the joke is on them; Michael heads to a surplus store where a woman can't seem to hold it together; on a nature trail, Michael's woodland creatures display fantastic hidden abilities.

  • Michael shows off an impossible way to organize your clothes, reveals some serious surprises lurking in your favorite foods, and attempts one of his most ambitious feats yet - tricking two people at the same time.

  • Michael shows the transformative properties of fruits and vegetables and shows a caterer the true power of dairy products. Then, an antique store customer is stunned when a species of termite literally chews through the scenery.

  • Michael discovers a ferocious new breed of animal at a park, customers are stumped in confusion when Michael invades a tea shop. Later a woman gets her feathers ruffled when an art studio becomes the site of a transformation.

  • 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!

  • It's time for some of Michael's favorite mind-bending inventions! From an electric removable eyeball to a 3D printing pen, this episode features the best reactions to Michael's most innovative creations.

  • Get ready to celebrate Michael's all-time greatest sports moments! Things get heated in the bowling alley; golf course hazards come out of nowhere; and during a workout, Michael shows that transformations can happen in an instant.

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The Carbonaro Effect Video Clips & Extras

Reliving the Shirt-Making Trunk Trick (Tease) | truTV Clip (01:38) DIY Nursery Rhyme | truTV Clip (04:54) Buffalo Wing Soap | truTV Clip (04:44) Endless Tiki Drink | truTV Clip (05:15) Buffalo Wing Soap (Tease) | truTV Clip (03:09) The After Effect: Episode 316 | truTV Clip (02:54) Smartphone Vacuum Cleaner | truTV Clip (03:10) Digital Lifting Gloves (Extended Reveal) | truTV Clip (04:46)