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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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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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Michael introduces a print-by-hand technique and unveils the latest fish fashion trends; Michael pulls a switcheroo, and the new temp has no idea who's the boss.
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While doing scientific research, Michael makes things heavy with some otherworldly air. Then, at a bakery, the new rolls are so light, they defy gravity; as a golf instructor, Michael gets caught by the ultimate sand trap.
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At a campsite, Michael turns rain into wine and has an app that gives new meaning to the call of nature; Michael gets thorny at a plant shop; while in a museum, Michael drums up ancient history that grasps for the present.
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While working in a cheese store, Michael milks the reaction of a woman stunned by breeding brie; Michael nails down the perfect app in a salon and unpacks a trick in an airport that ruffles his assistant's feathers.
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Michael gives a confused woman the license to speed at the Department of Motor Vehicles; he unclogs a toaster at the return counter; he blows the mind of a beach attendant with a scaly encounter from under the sea.
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Michael explores the true depth of a deep-dish pizza; he plays doctor to a patient who questions his vision and sanity; as a locksmith, Michael stuns his assistant with a surprise on the other side of the door.
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Michael jumps back in time and unleashes unseen content for a fresh spin on classic bits; Michael rehashes a potato laser, re-designs an emergen-suit, takes another shot on the ice and more; with new reactions.
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Michael reboots a living skeleton, an instant pet trap, a flipping mermaid, and more.
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Reanimating a chameleon fish; rebooting lengthy corks; remaking the airport bird man; more with all-new reactions.
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Michael revisits a spirits-drinking spirit, a living fossil, history, and more.
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Michael visits a library and shocks people with every trick in the book, including a voice-controlled page turner and outfit changes that almost get him recognized; Michael amazes a trainee with a weightless mattress.
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Michael shocks a receptionist with a medical procedure and later reveals a regenerating piece of gum; an electrifying trick rewrites history.
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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 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 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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Michael hashes out new ideas at a hemp store, inspects spooky churches and teams up with actor Jack Black.
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Michael shows some unsuspecting shoppers how to manipulate solid objects, and he reveals the truth about automatic vacuums; one employee's shift at a camping store becomes very colorful and confusing.
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Michael reels in customers with a new fishing tool and shows off a literally paper-thin camera; a day of mini golf turns explosive.
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Michael feeds a cannibalistic plant at a garden center; he sells a necktie that literally suits itself; at a hockey rink, Michael's assistant is speechless with a trick so electric it melts the ice.
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During a cooking class, Michael gets crabby when chopping salad and cooks a meatball with his breath; Michael chills his assistant to her bones when a cryotherapy experiment freezes.

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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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