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|The Jamie Kennedy Experiment - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Jamie Kennedy, Tenaya Cleveland, Adrienne Janic, Joannah Portman, Nick Swardson
Directors: Andrew Kozar, David Franzke, Michael Dimich, Tim Gibbons
Genres: Comedy, Television
Stand-up comedian and film star Jamie Kennedy is the host and multi-personality star of this off-the-wall series where unsuspecting people - and celebrities - are caught off guard with his endless array of pranks and disgu... more »
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Reviewed on 11/10/2014...
Laugh out loud funny!!!
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 4/4/2012...
I bought this with no real clue what it was. I came across all three season for $20 and figured to give it a try. I'm glad I did. This show is one of the best unexpected surprises I've seen in ages. Too bad it only lasted 3 seasons, but as the show became more popular it became harder to pull off the pranks without people figuring out what was happening. Not every persona Jamie uses works, but the majority do.
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The ONLY Good Reality Show On TV
Andrew | Chicago, IL, USA | 05/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I hate reality TV. I loathe it. Reality TV consists of some of the worst shows in television history, like The Swan and The Littlest Groom. However, these shows are so popular with viewers and with networks that scripted shows are cancelled in order to make room for more reality junk (The WB admitted that it cancelled its long-running show Angel because they needed more reality). However, there is but one reality TV show that is not only good, it is one of the funniest shows that I have ever seen.
The premise of the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, or JKX, is that Jamie, the host of a million faces, goes into disguise to "X" unsuspecting people. He has characters like Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman, the Jewish rapper from Malibu, a mobster who runs a pizza parlor, and Virginia Hamm, an African-American talk-show host. Yes, Jamie not only dresses up as a black woman, he passes for one! Kennedy is truly a master of disguise who can change his appearance and voice with ease.
The reason that this show works, despite its reality TV genre, is that Jamie isn't over the top, isn't shameless (most of the time), and he gives people what they want. There are too many shows like Fear Factor where the whole idea is to gross out participants and viewers. Sadly, I doubt that this show will ever be the first to come to mind when talking about reality TV in the future, but it sure deserves to be.
Some geat bits were the Spring Break jokes, the pizza delivery guy, the driving instructor, anything with Brad Gluckman, and the one where Jamie tried to X a fellow WB star."
Welcome to Brad Gluckman World
Dubyac99 | San Francisco, CA | 11/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! I love this series! I'll never forget the first time I saw this show! Please join me on a journey, while I tell you about my favorite hidden camera show.
I happen to be flipping channels, and ended up on the WB, one Thursday night, about 9 p.m. I saw Jamie Kennedy introducing a segment. He was explaining about a new rapper sensation, named Brad Gluckman. I was distracted, temporarily, by my young newborn son. I began watching the segment, laughing my head off, and thinking Brad Gluckman was so funny. Who was this guy? It wasn't until the end of the segment, and Jamie made the reveal, that I realized Jamie Kennedy and Brad Gluckman were one and the same. And I realized at that moment that I had found my new favorite Hidden Camera show!
After that I was hooked every Thursday. I even converted some of my relatives and friends over to the Jamie Kennedy addiction. I then began taping every show I could find. Of course, I had a load of VHS tapes, after this.
When the DVD was announced, I knew that my prayers had been answered. I reserved this immediately, and bought it on launch day. Now I can watch and rewatch my favorite episodes over and over again.
Some of my favorite episodes:
1) Jamie pretends to be a Yoga Instructor. He gets into a pickle, when some outside workers don't take kindly to his cursing at them, and enter his Yoga studio seeking justice. My favorite line: when one of the actors is confronted by a rather large, burly construction worker he states: "I'm bigger than you, and stronger than you, and more powerful. Hmmmmmm. (humming). The large man then proceeds to toss his body into a metal door like a ragdoll. (No, he was not hurt, he was a stuntman.)
2) Spring Break in Florida, and Jamie dresses up as a "hot chick" who very obviously wants to hook up with an unsuspecting male spring breaker. Ohh, and its REALLY obvious Jamie is a "dude." This, despite the mark's friend's (who's in on the joke) insistence that Jamie is not a dude, and to just stick it out.
3) Jamie plays a boss, interviewing a job candidate. They are interrupted by Jamie's male boyfriend, actor A, who confronts him about his flirting with another male friend at a party. Jamie is married, and of course his wife shows up to complicate matters. The job candidate is then asked to pretend to be "friends" with Actor A. Halarity ensues.
I could go on, but I don't want to spoil the fun. I highly suggest you purchase this one.
Only complaint, would be, it would be nice to see more special materials, such as behind the scenes filming of the behind the scenes folks who make these gags works. We rarely get a chance to see their side of the story. The commentaries are nice, but Jamie sounds half asleep (which he apologizes for on Season 2 DVD's commentary, see my review.)
All in all, very well done, and supper funny. I like the outside jacket artwork and photos, and the disc covers as well.
Great job Jamie!"
Be Prepared to laugh!
Dubyac99 | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"For under $35.00, the purchase of this 3 dvd disc set is just the fail-proof "experiment" everyone should take. If you like surprise comedy, you'll like this. It's funny, fresh and the setups are quite believable. Oh and I must say, with his arsenal of characters, Jamie is quite the "master of disguise". Characters like Brad Gluckman (the rapper from Malibu,Virginia Ham (the Oprah-like talk-show host)and "Judge Jamie" are hysterical. Can't wait for the next seasons to be released on DVD, I just hope Jamie doesn't do an "experiment" on me!!"