Hidden Camera Pranks

Did you know that Candid Camera is back? The classic hidden camera gag show has been revived with Peter Funt (son of the original host Allan Funt) and his co-host, actress Mayim Bialik. The first episode was pretty weak, with the jokes too simplistic, but in later episodes they're taking more chances.  There have been many imitators over the years: Betty White's Off Their Rockers, MTV's Buzzkill, Impractical Jokers, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, the U.K.'s Prank Patrol, Scare Tactics on Syfy, Totally Hidden Video on FOX, and the infamous Punk'd.

Online there are even more of these types of humor videos.  Many of them are hilarious, and some of the foreign-made ones push the boundaries when it comes to frightening their victims in ways they could never get away with here in the States.

It's all fun and games until someone is sued.  Until then, we laugh.