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The Carbonaro Effect: Inside Carbonaro

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Michael Carbonaro is a multifaceted entertainer. He's an actor who has had recurring roles in various TV series, and he has also performed in his own comedy and magic show at clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He puts all of those talents to use -- and throws in a unique improvisation skill -- in "The Carbonaro Effect," an unscripted series in which he deceives, amazes and amuses an unsuspecting public. "Inside Carbonaro" offers classic episodes of the series, on which Michael performs baffling tricks on people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. He also gives viewers exclusive insight into his best tricks and mind-blowing moments. Whether the marks are alone or with friends, everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what they just experienced.

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Michael uses an inhaler during a trick; the magic team surprises Michael during a trick; the name of Michael's pet tarantula; one of Michael's passions besides magic; never-before-seen clips.
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A trick goes viral on a hip-hop blog; Michael has trouble pronouncing a certain word; Michael's college degree; with never-before-seen footage.
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A trick nearly results in Michael burning his face; Michael gets into prank wars with someone on-set; Michael creates a prop; plus, never-before-seen footage!
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Why Michael says "shenanigans" during some tricks; Michael's favorite trick of all time; why the crew had to shut down production for an hour; never-before-seen footage.
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A trick made it hard for Michael to walk the next day; one trick was added at the last-minute after a prop broke; Michael fostered an animal during shoots; never-before-seen footage.
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Never-before-seen footage of the trick that required the camera operator to hide inside a box for an entire day; how "The Carbonaro Effect" got its name; never-before-seen footage.
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The tricks that make Michael the most nervous; the times when the show needs extra security on hand; a trick was tried 18 times before anyone noticed; plus, never-before-seen footage.
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How a governor helped out the show; a good sign that a trick is a success; how long the crew spent folding origami for a trick; unaired footage.
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Something leaves a foul smell in "The Carbonaro Effect" production office; how Michael met one of his magic team members; Michael pretends to be hard of hearing; plus unaired footage.
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A team member knows how to ride a unicycle; a trick almost uses an alpaca; a trick nearly results in Michael slicing open his neck; plus, never-before-seen footage.
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Learning which trick occurred when a location fell through at the last second, what producers did when screaming kids collided with a shoot day, and who crossed paths with Michael months after being tricked on the show.
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Michael has been performing the same trick since he was a child; someone on set embarks on a 21-day juice cleanse; a moment causes everyone on set to erupt in laughter; with never-before-seen footage.
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A trick nearly wounds a delivery man; an illusion is difficult for even skilled magicians to pull off; fans speculate about the show's connection to the illuminati; with never-before-seen footage.
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Michael tricks an off-duty cop with a fake bill; a prop keeps malfunctioning; unaired sitcom pilot; unaired footage.
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A compression trick; the weapon Michael was surprisingly handed during filming; the prop that melted in a production assistant's car.
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Learning how Michael makes himself sound like an expert and what he loves to collect; the magic team surprises the rest of "The Carbonaro Effect" crew; never-before-seen footage.
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A camera cable is severed before shooting; the magic team messes with Michael during a trick; learning Michael's nickname on the set; never-before-seen footage.
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Why Michael had to get scorpion training; what animal the crew chased around a store; Michael's favorite vacation spots; never-before-seen footage.
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A trick leads to a large fire; an opossum is sometimes funnier than a squirrel; extended footage of one of Michael's favorite tricks.
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Michael names one of his wigs after a celebrity; a trick requires Michael's hidden hip-hop talents; Michael reveals how to get people to believe his illusions; never-before-seen footage.
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A trick is almost canceled due to rain; an insect attacks the magic team during rehearsal; learning Michael's shirt size; never-before-seen footage.

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