“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon presided over Thursday night’s edition of “Punk’d,” and from a standpoint of laughs and laughs alone we have to give the show credit — we don’t know if this was Cannon’s creativity or some great idea behind the scenes, but this was easily one of the best shows of the season.
Of course, part of the reason for this week’s success came courtesy of the victims and their crazy reactions.
Ashley Tisdale – There’s really no way that this prank could have gone better than it did. The former “High School Musical” star was convinced that she dragged a homeless man down the street after he tried to wash her windows, and she even fell for the whole guilt trip from all of the witnesses on the street. The only thing that made this better? A man pretending to record the whole ordeal for TMZ. Grade: A (and it would have been an A+ if this had actually shown up on TMZ)
Demi Lovato – Demi’s prank was also rather brilliant, since it played both to her fear of ghosts and also presented something that we haven’t seen all season. While it would have been nicer to see the former Disney star react a little more than she did, we’re happy that there was at least some pretty great payoff here and Demi took the entire stunt in stride. Grade: B+
New Boyz – Nick Cannon justified this entire prank by saying that he wanted to put the hip-hop duo that he manages in “their place,” and it really worked as he put them in a rather humiliating situation. After he invited the boys to an exclusive party, he had the security team treat them like they were nobodies to the point where they actually started to freak out. Grade: B+
The whole ordeal was pretty funny, even if we learned that the guys have a breaking point that comes a little bit faster than it did with Ashley or Demi.
Which one of the stunts this week was your favorite?