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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. In each half-hour episode, Carbonaro performs baffling tricks on people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. 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 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.
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Michael shows off an impossible way to organize your clothes; there are some surprises lurking in our favorite foods at the super market; Michael pushes his skills by tricking two people at the same time.
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Michael reveals an amazing credit card hack; demonstrating how far stem cell research has come; spooking a gnome-fearing gardener.
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Michael serenades a clam while posing as a cook; a spirited trick leaves one man questioning the afterlife.
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Michael shares brand-new takes on his favorite tricks with never-before-seen footage.
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While working at a frame store, Michael becomes a piece of art; a woman goes haywire when Michael literally loses his head.
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When Michael opens a shocking package at a warehouse, a man goes hog wild; one woman believes a curse has transformed a man right before her eyes.
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In this special crossover event, the Impractical Jokers help Michael stun coffee bar customers - but soon discover the joke is on them; Michael's woodland creatures display fantastic hidden abilities.
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Michael reveals an exciting new way to fix a tablet, makes an impossible-to-swallow drink and turns a dog into the world's smartest animal.
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Michael uncovers ancient secrets at an Asian gift shop, reveals a transformative spray at Eataly and leaves his assistant speechless at a photo shoot.
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Michael turns leftovers into beauty products at a soap shop; a hip-hop fan at a record store learns how to jump around; Michael's coworker at a children's store learns about the dangers of babysitting.
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Michael gets a bug out of a customers phone; patrons at a bar fall for a never-ending beer bottle; gullible co-workers believe Michael can freeze-dry animals and reanimate them.
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Michael proves chipmunks are nature's accountants; Michael stuns a museum worker by bringing a fossilized creature to life.
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Losing a credit card in a series of absorbing containers; sloppy handwriting reveals calligraphy; catering assistant gets spooked when chinaware sets itself.
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Michael pushes a single-serve soup machine fit for space travel and amazes patrons with an ear wax removal kit that takes DIY candles to a shocking level; Michael stuns a massage therapist when a healing stone gets stuck in a client.
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Michael serves up a drink that can eat away anything; Michael astounds a customer with a new sneaker lacing technology.
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Michael turns iced tea into a tea candle and later, at a pet store, he reveals that caterpillars have wicks; Michael stumps a warehouse assistant when he proves that big tricks come in shrink-wrapped packages.
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Michael shows off a seashell from the seashore that still has the seashore in it, and reveals desserts that break the mold; while on a farm, Michael startles his assistant with an out-of-this-world trick.
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Michael and his fellow employees debate the authenticity of a giant lizard and find a game with a very specific target audience.

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