The Carbonaro Effect

Continuing Thursday / 7:00pm truTV 30 min.
Michael Carbonaro is a magician by trade, but a prankster by heart. In this show, 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.

Season 5

8 Episodes

At an appliance store, Michael blends juices with a sticker. Then, at a pet shop, he reverses the food chain. Plus, at a doggy spa, an old dog learns new tricks when a rejuvenation machine turns back time and Michael doesn't go unscathed.
Jan 02 2020
At a thrift store, Michael transforms a t-shirt that's suitable for all four seasons and at a daycare, his aid thinks she loses more than her mind. Plus, in a museum, Michael's helper runs scared when a sculpture starts to slither away.
Dec 26 2019
Michael delivers a shock in a shipping store when packaged wine tips over and gets the bubble wrap tipsy. At a popcorn shop, Michael dons the latest kernel fashions. Later, at a theater, he stuns his helper when a trick jumps off the screen.
Dec 19 2019
Michael works in a spice shop and gets the icy treatment with his take on "chilly flakes". Plus at a hotel, he cleans a spill with his phone. And then, at an abandoned house, Michael amazes his assistant when he climbs through a wormhole.
Dec 12 2019
While working at a book store, Michael feeds some book worms. Plus, Michael serves food and gives new meaning to the term "grass fed beef". Then, at a food testing center, Michael spooks his assistant when an experiment takes a new shape.
Dec 05 2019
While working at an antique shop, Michael unpacks an item with a message from beyond and a problem-solving toy puzzles his co-worker. Plus, Michael works a fundraiser where a painting raises not just money but the body of a nun.
Nov 21 2019
While working at a pool store, Michael flies on a kickboard and shows the culinary pros of a pool noodle. Plus at a pet store, he breeds hamsters from pellets. Then, Michael stuns his helper when moving day heats up with a fiery statue.
Nov 14 2019
In the premiere episode, Michael wows directors with costume changes but cracks when he sings. Plus, things get sticky when he demos flying post-its. Then, Michael’s co-worker’s jaw drops when a shapeshifting tenant returns while they clean house.
Nov 07 2019

Season 4

16 Episodes

At a deli, Michael bakes bread with power tools, and in a tux store, his outfit change doesn't suit his customer. Plus, at the stadium for the Chicago White Sox, Michael swings for the fences with a fiery trick that stuns his helper.
Feb 07 2019
At an appliance store, a man goes bananas over Michael's self stocking fridge. Then, Micheal speeds up the life cycle of a frog in a science lab and pulls the strings at an estate sale when a haunted doll toys with his assistant.
Jan 31 2019
At a campsite, Michael turns rain into wine and has an app that gives a new meaning to the "call of nature." Later, things get thorny at a plant shop and in a museum, Michael drums up ancient history that grasps for the present.
Jan 24 2019
While working at a cheese store, Michael milks the reaction of a woman stunned by breeding brie. Then Michael nails down the perfect app in a salon and unpacks a trick in an airport that ruffles his assistant's feathers.
Jan 17 2019
Michael sweetens a woman's day at a candy store when a chocolate bunny eats here ring. Then, at the Chicago White Sox stadium, he inflates pretzels at a snack stand. Plus, one of Michael's tricks gets flushed down the tubes.
Jan 10 2019
Michael feeds a cannibalistic plant at a garden center; he sells a necktie that literally suits itself; at a hockey rink, Michael's assistant is speechless with a trick so electric it melts the ice.
Dec 27 2018
Michael schools a man on fish fossil breeding at a rock store; he colors with his tongue at a paint store; on a construction site, Michael and his helper dig up a skeleton that still has some life in it.
Dec 20 2018
Michael gives a confused woman the license to speed at the Department of Motor Vehicles; he unclogs a toaster at the return counter; he blows the mind of a beach attendant with a scaly encounter from under the sea
Dec 13 2018
Michael explores the true depth of a deep-dish pizza, and later, he plays doctor to a patient questioning his own vision and sanity and then explains how the “Carbonaro Effect” could cause hallucinations. Plus, as a locksmith, Michael stuns his assistant with a surprise on the other side of the door.
Jul 12 2018
At a cooking class, Michael gets crabby when chopping salad and brings the heat to instantly cook a meatball with his breath. And later, Michael chills his assistant to her bones when a cryotherapy experiment freezes.
Jul 05 2018
Whippit 4x06
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.
Jun 28 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.
Jun 14 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."
Jun 07 2018
Michael demonstrates the latest in winter gear: a hat that also makes hot cocoa; Michael's co-worker at an abandoned garage is stunned when a ghostly violin strikes a chord all by itself.
May 31 2018
At a library, Michael shocks people with every trick in the book, including a voice controlled page turner and outfit changes that almost get him recognized! And later, Michael amazes a trainee with a weightless mattress!
May 24 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.
May 17 2018

Season 3

17 Episodes

Michael turns leftovers into beauty products at a soap shop, and at a record store, he shows a hip-hop fan how to jump around. Plus, at a children's store, Michael's co-worker learns about the dangers of babysitting.
Jan 11 2018
At a cell phone store, Michael reveals an exciting new way to fix your tablet, and later, he makes a drink that's impossible to swallow. Plus, a dog owner loves that Michael has turned her pet into the smartest animal in the world!
Jan 04 2018
Michael trains his coworkers how to hold a dog who can't hold it, and at the AT&T store, Michael shows off a new way to lighten the load. Plus, a man can vanish into a manhole, but the whole hole can't vanish, right?!
Dec 28 2017
Michael uncovers the secrets behind baoding balls, origami and paper lamps, and at Eataly, he reveals a spray that turns everything into bacon. Plus, a picture worth a thousand words leaves Michael's assistant speechless.
Dec 21 2017
At a wilderness store, Michael reels in customers with an amazing new fishing tool, and at an AT&T store, Michael shows off a camera that's literally paper thin. Plus, a day of mini golf turns explosive when a loose cannon appears.
Dec 14 2017
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.
Dec 07 2017
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!
Nov 30 2017
Michael shows some unsuspecting shoppers how to manipulate solid objects, and he reveals the truth about automatic vacuums; one employee's shift at a camping store becomes very colorful and confusing.
Nov 16 2017
Michael is back in Chicago to hash out new ideas in a hemp store, but it's not until he inspects a spooky church that people start getting stoned, literally. Plus, Michael teams up with special guest star, Jack Black!
Nov 09 2017
In this special crossover event, the Impractical Jokers help Michael stun coffee bar customers - but soon discover the joke is on them; on a nature trail, Michael's woodland creatures display fantastic hidden abilities.
Mar 29 2017
At a diner, Michael adds some spice to lunchtime and gives patrons the chills while demonstrating a new way to cool soup. And at a furniture store, Michael shows his coworker that impossible things can happen in the blink of an eye.
Mar 22 2017
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.
Mar 08 2017
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.
Mar 01 2017
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.
Feb 22 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!
Feb 15 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.
Feb 08 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.
Feb 01 2017

Season 2

26 Episodes

Michael proves chipmunks are nature's accountants; Michael stuns a museum worker by bringing a fossilized creature to life.
Jun 08 2016
Michael silences a traveling squeak while remodeling a home; a hospital becomes the scene of a mind-bending game of cops and robbers.
Jun 22 2016
Michael unveils a coffee making app and gets textually active with the world's thinnest disposable phone. Then he debuts a new beauty invention that turns ugly.
Jun 15 2016
Michael loses a credit card in a series of absorbing containers. In an art store, he shakes off sloppy handwriting to reveal some fancy calligraphy. Later on, a catering assistant gets spooked when the chinaware sets itself.
Jun 01 2016
While working as a florist, Michael nukes petal popping flowers, sheds light on frog mutation, and turns an ant farm into a work of art.
May 25 2016
Michael's tricks include a soup fit for space, odd ear wax removal and a mystic massage. Later, a mover travels through time.
May 18 2016
Michael serves a drink that can eat away at anything and cleanse so organic that it creates life. Later, his sneaker lacing technology shocks a customer and makes an assistant think someone has risen from the dead.
May 04 2016
Michael refreshes stale nachos and peels back the truth behind a fake bill. He also unveils the latest in cellular soda machine technology. But what will happen when he breathes life into a T-Rex?
Apr 27 2016
While posing as a security guard, Michael turns a metal detector into a microwave, exposes a surveillance operation and finds himself in the line of fire. Later, a mover is dumbfounded when a woman rises from the ashes.
Apr 20 2016
While working in an art supply store, Michael astounds a customer with a framing device, shocks a patron who can't see the whole picture and becomes a piece of art. Later, a woman goes haywire when Michael literally loses his head.
Apr 13 2016
When Michael opens a shocking package at a warehouse, a man goes hog wild. And while pigs may not fly, Michael proves that kittens can. One woman believes a curse has transformed a man right before her eyes.
Apr 06 2016
Michael serenades a clam while posing as a cook; a spirited trick leaves one man questioning the afterlife.
Mar 30 2016
EggShaq 2x14
Michael unveils the mystery behind bowling balls, and does the world's longest spit take; Shaquille O'Neal helps with a plan to blow one super-fan's mind.
Mar 23 2016
At a local copy shop, Michael introduces a print by hand technique and at a bait and tackle shop, he unveils the latest fish fashion trends. At an office, Michael pulls a switcheroo and the new temp has no idea who's the boss.
Oct 28 2015
While doing scientific research, Michael makes things heavy with some otherworldly air. At a bakery, the new rolls are so light that they defy gravity. Michael then gets caught by the ultimate sand trap as a golf instructor.
Oct 21 2015
Michael helps a man realize his amazing mind powers and an art gallery's tribal mask goes missing which has the security guard fearing war.
Oct 14 2015
Michael wows mall shoppers with snakes that sooth and spiders that stitch. At an art supply store a woman finds out that she's a natural born wood whittler. Plus, an abandoned house won't let go of its precious things.
Oct 07 2015
At an office, Michael goes from suave to slacker in the blink of an eye. Then at a museum, a man discovers his painter's touch is worth thousands and at a pool club, Michael and his strange friend are in the deep end with security.
Sep 30 2015
Michael performs a revolutionary treatment that turns back time and at the farmer's market, a pungent pre-historic cheese mesmerizes one shopper's taste buds. Plus, an accident with a 3D printer has Michael meeting his match.
Sep 23 2015
Michael's candy shop customers witness a live scorpion get freed from a lollipop and later Michael's cocktail invention has one man drunk with envy! In the big finish, a cursed mirror turns simple reflections into reality.
Sep 16 2015
A miraculous liquid gives Michael the Midas touch in an eyeglass store. Later, Michael trains the new girl at a tanning salon, but things take horrifying turn when she believes she's killed her first customer.
Sep 09 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.
Aug 26 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.
Aug 19 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.
Aug 12 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.
Aug 05 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.
Jul 29 2015

Season 1

25 Episodes

Michael leaves a co-worker out to dry at the garden center with a technologically confounding hose that wirelessly transmits water. Later, at the dog groomers, Michael's puppy takes to the catwalk after dressing himself in the most fashionable canine attire.
Jan 22 2015
Michael hits the jackpot in a convenience store with a man who guesses the winning lotto numbers and amazes a mother at a toy store when he demonstrates her own child's genius abilities. Later, as a party planner at a Japanese restaurant, MIchael astonishes his co-worker with a set-up that really takes the cake.
Jan 15 2015
Tonight, Michael tries to pull a fast one on burger joint patrons with his inflatable hot dogs and his unusual technique for bagging buns. Then he creeps out a flea market vendor when he brings an acrylic encased arachnid back to life, and later his co-worker doesn't give a hoot about her job at the camping store when an owl takes over their display.
Jan 08 2015
Michael befuddles a hardware store patron with a collapsible spray paint can, and cuts a costume shop employee down to size when he shrinks into a leprechaun outfit. Later, a museum employee makes the discovery of a lifetime when a preserved egg hatches a baby dinosaur.
Jan 01 2015
Michael works at a camping store where his life-saving s'mores and pop-up coolers stun would-be glampers, and later at a health food store, a child safety pill bottle with built-in invisibility proves too complicated for adults. Then, at variety store, a customer goes off the rails when Michael adjusts the size of a model train.
Dec 25 2014
Filling in as a karate instructor, Michael disrupts the Zen of his student with skills that literally lift him off the ground, and at a toy store, Michael's frog necklace is so fashionably realistic that it has one little girl begging for a new pet. Then at a military outfitting store, Michael and an employee put together a clothing display that puts the "man" in mannequin.
Dec 18 2014
Michael gets spooky at an antique store with a vintage voodoo doll and, at a costume store, a Dorothy outfit comes complete with a little dog too. Then, at an arcade, the atmosphere turns from fun to freaky for an employee when Michael gets "zapped" from one game to the next.
Dec 11 2014
Michael fishes for trouble in a toy store with pop-up books that contain live animals and, at a health food store, he makes a woman's day by showing her how to milk almonds. Later, a mummy causes an employee to question ancient curses.
Dec 04 2014
Michael stuns shoppers at a thrift mart with a remarkably advanced antique that self-tailors clothes and a chalkboard that solves mathematical equations. And at a hardware store, a DIYer is left questioning the intelligence of beetles that follow blueprints and unscrew nuts and bolts. Plus, one woman is shocked and bewildered when Michael disappears and reappears before her very eyes.
Nov 27 2014
Michael stumps a delivery man by pulling live crabs out of a Chinese food order and leaves a mother and daughter in disbelief by using a spinning bowl to extract peanuts from candy. Plus, he puts one man in a serious ethical dilemma.
Nov 20 2014
Michael tests gravity when he floats the idea of astronaut snacks; his darkness-triggering popcorn is too newfangled for one movie goer; and he astonishes an antique store employee with glass figurines that feel emotion and repair themselves!
Nov 13 2014
Surprising shoppers with items featuring hidden compartments; a raft in a pill; a new way to levitate.
Nov 06 2014
Michael stuns customers in a holistic store by treating them to kale cannolis that are too good to be true. Later, while working in a toy store, Michael shocks his coworker by bringing a large teddy bear to life.
Oct 30 2014
Michael poses as an interior designer and makes a staircase disappear. At a car wash, Michael uses a unique method to retrieve keys that were locked in a car, and horrifies a woman who does not want new furry friends.
Jul 24 2014
Posing as a bartender, Michael refutes distillation while turning water into liquor. Then, Michael blows the minds of customers in a coffee shop, and gives a man déjà vu.
Jul 17 2014
Michael sells customers on the novelty of pets that can hatch out of balloons, and convinces a hotel valet that he can park a car without even sitting in the driver's seat.
Jul 10 2014
Michael confuses wine drinkers with an incredible shrinking bottle and a supposedly deep cork that defies the laws of physics. Then, he bedazzles a jewelry store patron with disappearing diamonds. Later, he heads to the carwash where one woman takes a stand when her "go green" clean takes an unexpected turn.
Jun 26 2014
Michael mystifies laundromat patrons by impossibly multiplying miniscule amounts of detergent and makes one man's day when he convinces him that he's hit the coin machine jackpot. Then at a thrift store, Michael taps into his musical abilities by turning into a human record player. Plus, as an employee at a shipping store, he astonishingly flips a full bowl of punch without spilling a drop and repeatedly teleports a glass penguin to one customer's dismay.
Jun 19 2014
In a Mexican restaurant, Michael treats incredulous diners to a good luck serpent with their tableside guacamole and makes salsa so spicy it melts metal. Then, he confuses office coworkers with a never-ending brown bag lunch and a frozen meal that turns out to be alarmingly fresh. Plus, he confounds his new assistant with some tricks of the trade as a real estate agent, including freshening dead flowers right before her eyes.
Jun 12 2014
At a sporting goods store, a confused customer debates the laws of physics with Michael after he suddenly makes a lightweight box impossibly heavy. Then as a barista, Michael shows cafe patrons that glass is not nearly as impenetrable as it seems. Plus, he spooks museum workers when he shows that boomerangs really do always come back, and that taxidermy is a less than permanent solution.
Jun 05 2014
Michael convinces customers to buy toys that couldn't possibly exist, like bubbles that turn into Christmas ornaments when you catch them. Then, as a personal trainer, he makes a client think he actually sweat enough to fill a bucket. Plus, a security guard panics when Michael makes a car disappear on his watch.
May 29 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, he has pet store shoppers convinced that they're seeing multiple fish in an empty water bowl.
May 22 2014
Posing as a thrift store employee, Michael makes shoppers believe that a real waddling duck is just a lifelike decoy and confuses clerks with a never-ending chain of hangers. Then, he convinces liquor store customers that some corks are made of cheese and a wine can freeze on command. Plus, in a museum he shocks a gullible new employee by destroying a priceless piece then impossibly reconstructing it.
May 15 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.
May 15 2014
Michael poses as a phone technician and a bartender, and "resurrects" freeze dried animals.
Apr 01 2014