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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 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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Never-before-seen footage includes a bizarre animal chosen to play the "alien" in one of Michael's most popular tricks and an ingredient so gross, it was replaced at the last minute.
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Michael's favorite time to avoid eye contact; a prank almost too silly to go through with; bug-infested prop in a dining room; never-before-seen footage; trick becomes a viral meme.
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Discovering which illusion Michael actually learned as a child in magic camp, if he ever burned himself during a trick, and which horror movie inspired one of his creepiest tricks.
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Learning who names the crazy products that Michael uses, why Michael sometimes asks the cameraperson to make noises, and who earned the name "Ghost Stuff Bro Guy."
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Learning why Michael is so comfortable around snakes, what trick could only happen with the help of local pizzeria owners, and why Michael sometimes whispers in the middle of a trick.
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Tricks in coffee shops; a live animal tries to make a break for it in the middle of a trick; exclusive unaired footage.
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A person is not in front of the right hidden camera; learning if Michael ever had cash register training; a trick is performed 18 times before anyone notices.
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Michael finds a customer with a "bug" in his phone; learning how many times Michael tries the average trick.
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Why there is at least one cat in every season of the show; one of the riskiest things Michael can do during a trick; mementos Michael likes to keep from the show.
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A trick led 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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A business owner turns out to be a big fan of the show; never-before-seen footage; why former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal insisted on not being told how the tricks worked.

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