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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'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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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 compression trick; the weapon Michael was surprisingly handed during filming; the prop that melted in a production assistant's car.
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Purchasing certain props makes the magic team nervous; a trick gives Michael freezer burn; learning Michael's favorite moment of the series so far; 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 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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Michael tricks an off-duty cop with a fake bill; a prop keeps malfunctioning; unaired sitcom pilot; unaired footage.
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A scorpion gets loose during magic rehearsal; a money trick sends the crew scrambling; learning what fruity trick had a British influence; includes unaired 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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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 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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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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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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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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Learning what the record is for the most people Michael has tricked at once, where Michael get his BS skills from, and how he puts his artistic abilities to use; includes unaired footage.
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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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