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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 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 demonstrates the latest in winter gear: a hat that also makes hot cocoa; Michael's co-worker at an abandoned garage is stunned when a ghostly violin strikes a chord all by itself.
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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 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 takes viewers behind the scenes and shows them never-before-seen tricks.
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Michael sweetens a woman's day, causing a chocolate bunny to eat her ring; he inflates pretzels at a baseball stadium snack stand; one of Michael's tricks gets flushed down the tubes.
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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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Michael schools a man on fish fossil breeding at a rock store; he colors with his tongue at a paint store; on a construction site, Michael and his helper dig up a skeleton that still has some life in it.
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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 bakes bread in a deli with power tools; Michael's outfit change doesn't suit a tux store customer; at the Chicago White Sox's stadium, Michael swings for the fences with a fiery trick that stuns his helper.
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At an appliance store, a man goes bananas over Michael's self-stocking fridge; Michael speeds up the life cycle of a frog in a science lab; Michael pulls the strings at an estate sale when a haunted doll toys with his assistant.
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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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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 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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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 proves one is what one drinks; derailing a commuter's sense of reality.
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Michael tries new foods; heads to a vinyl shop for a record-breaking illusion; he also attempts to convince his co-worker to explore a new plant.
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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 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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Discovering a ferocious new breed of animal at a park; invading a local tea shop; Michael transforms himself at an abandoned art studio.

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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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