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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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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 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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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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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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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 location that is right next to an airport and a golf course; the animals that keep getting loose on set; an animal that is camera-shy; never-before-seen footage.
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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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Michael reveals which trick he thought was too goofy at first and which one took nearly a week of rehearsals; includes never-before-seen footage.
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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 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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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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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 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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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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The trick Michael loves to perform at parties; a trick is inspired by Michael's fascination with superhero movies; the name of Michael's favorite wig; never-before-seen clips.
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Never-before-seen clips of the series including a nightmare crew clean-up, a long rehearsal, and a set that made Michael nervous.
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Never-before-seen clips and highlights of the series include a producer tending to a wasp sting, a headache-inducing set and an undersized vest.
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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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