Friday, September 3, 2010

Iraqi Prank Show - Planting Fake Bombs in People’s Cars at Checkpoints

The host got stabbed on Cheaters, and they were just confronting people who were unfaithful. What is the apex of this show; target is actually a terrorist and detonates the real bomb thinking they have been discovered? Innocent man freaks out and with the aid of a body guard starts shooting up the place? I bet someone out there will still think it is good TV.

Video embedded below.

"Alternate headline: “Iraqis invent greatest show in history of television.”

The show “Put Him in [Camp] Bucca” has drawn numerous protests but has stayed on air throughout the fasting month, broadcasting its “stings” on well-known Iraqi personalities.

All of them were ensnared by being invited to the headquarters of the private television station Al Baghdadia to be interviewed, but en route to the station a fake bomb would be planted in their car while they were being searched by Iraqi soldiers, who were in on the deception.

The unwitting celebrities are then secretly filmed, Candid-Camera-style, as they reacted with shock, disbelief and anger as fake checkpoint guards shout abuse at them: “Why do you want to blow us up?” “You are a terrorist.” “How much did they pay you to do it? You will be executed.”

Follow the link up top for oodles of angry complaints from the public. I’m going to rate this 99 out of 100 on the inappropriateness scale, just because somehow — and I’m really not sure why — the fact that they’re limiting the targets of the pranks to Iraqi celebrities instead of average people slightly mitigates the awfulness of it all.

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