Cast: Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano
Release Date: Now Available On DVD
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7.5/10
Lifelong friends Sal, Joe, Murr and Q return for the third season of Impractical Jokers to compete to embarrass each other in the craziest and most humiliating ways yet. With episode titles like “Make Womb for Daddy,” “Junk in the Trunk,” and “Baggage Shame,” the foursome take entertainment and laughter to the next level.
Get ready for plenty of kooky mayhem and nonstop hilarity when everyone’s favorite group of goofballs returns yet again, making every attempt possible to humiliate each other during the most elaborate pranks imaginable and bringing some wild new levels of punishment to the mix for the losing parties. The fun and laughs don’t pause for a moment as this season Joe, Murr, Sal and Q do everything from wreaking havoc at singles’ events, tennis lessons and a video game store, while also taunting the hapless customers as they weakly attempt to adapt the roles of everything from deli waiters, liquor store customer service and questionable bellhops.
Fans of TruTV’s wonderfully ridiculous and at times almost painfully hilarious series ‘Impractical Jokers’ will almost certainly want to make sure to pick up a copy of ‘Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season’ on DVD to add to their collections. While expected, it should be noted that the release includes the standard 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio tracks for the episodes, not 5.1 tracks as listed on the rear of the case. Nonetheless the release delivers solid video and audio presentations as far as DVD’s are capable, in addition to some great bonus goodies including a number of Deleted Scenes from the season and more (more detailed information regarding the bonus content can be found in the special features section of the technical specification coverage below) likely making it a must own for many hardcore fans of the series.
The DVD release of ‘Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season’ features a 16×9 friendly video presentation on all of the third seasons episodes, utilizing the 1.78:1 aspect ratio in which the episodes were originally broadcast. The video presentations look pretty great for a DVD, delivering detailed, clean and sharp presentations on every episode, holding up surprisingly well during the fast moving sequences which aren’t uncommon in the series, never resulting in anything occurring on screen to become negatively affected or rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are solid standard definition video presentations that should easily satisfy the series fans, especially those who don’t mind DVD quality in general.
The DVD release includes a lossy 2.0 channel Dolby Digital soundtrack on all 32 season three episodes. These lossy stereo soundtracks are nothing extraordinary, yet they deliver in nearly every aspect required of them, providing a fairly clean and clear audio presentation on each episode, never with any conflictions resulting from the activity sharing the two channels and never causing any dialogue which may be occurring simultaneously with other auditory elements to become distorted or rendered inaudible. Overall, these are capable 2.0 Dolby Digital soundtracks that hold up and deliver in every way required.
The DVD release of ‘Impractical Jokers: The Complete Third Season’ may not be overloaded with bonus content, although it does include some fun and hilarious extras. Included on the release are a number of Deleted Scenes from the season (running approximately 15 minutes altogether) along with Audio Commentary tracks on two episodes; ‘Toasted’ and ‘The Permanent Punishment’. Lastly we are treated to a number of funny ‘Digital Originals’ (approximately 20 minutes in total).