The Carbonaro Effect

The Carbonaro Effect

2014 - 2018, Comedy, Other, Reality
Magician Michael Carbonaro plays pranks on unsuspecting members of the public.

Episode Guide

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Holiday Survival Guide (Season 3 Episode 71)
    Season 3 Episode 71:

    Holiday Survival Guide

    From how to handle dinner to what to do when a special surprise guest shows up out of thin air, Michael presents never-before-seen tricks tailored especially for the holidays.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Carbonaro Effect (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    The Carbonaro Effect

    Michael turns leftovers into beauty products at a soap shop; a hip-hop fan at a record store learns how to jump around; Michael's coworker at a children's store learns about the dangers of babysitting.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Carbonaro Effect (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Carbonaro Effect

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Industrial Asphalt Sealant (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Industrial Asphalt Sealant

    Michael trains his coworkers how to hold a dog who can't hold it; manhole.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Italian Food Matter (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Italian Food Matter

    Michael uncovers ancient secrets at an Asian gift shop, reveals a transformative spray at Eataly and leaves his assistant speechless at a photo shoot.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Pixelated Vision (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Pixelated Vision

    Michael reels in customers with a new fishing tool and shows off a literally paper-thin camera; a day of mini golf turns explosive.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Cuban Assimilatory Persea Plant (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Cuban Assimilatory Persea Plant

    Michael tries new foods, heads to a vinyl shop for a record-breaking illusion, and attempts to convince his co-worker to explore a new plant.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Super Saturn Moon Travel (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Super Saturn Moon Travel

    Exploding fruit; levitation sparklers; a discovery in hemp technology; a time capsule blows a man's mind.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Kind of Like a Seafoam Green (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Kind of Like a Seafoam Green

    Michael shows some unsuspecting shoppers how to manipulate solid objects, and he reveals the truth about automatic vacuums; one employee's shift at a camping store becomes very colorful and confusing.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Similar Rock Energy (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    A Similar Rock Energy

    Michael hashes out new ideas at a hemp store, inspects spooky churches and teams up with actor Jack Black.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Impractically Carbonaro Jokers Effect (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Impractically Carbonaro Jokers Effect

    In this special crossover event, the Impractical Jokers help Michael stun coffee bar customers - but soon discover the joke is on them; Michael's woodland creatures display fantastic hidden abilities.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Speed Thieves (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Speed Thieves

    Michael and his fellow employees debate the authenticity of a giant lizard and find a game with a very specific target audience.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Soliciting Statue (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Soliciting Statue

    Michael shows off an impossible way to organize your clothes; there are some surprises lurking in our favorite foods at the super market; Michael pushes his skills by tricking two people at the same time.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Wait, My Chair! (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Wait, My Chair!

    Michael shows a caterer the true power of dairy products, and an antique store customer is stunned when a species of termite chews through the scenery.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - It's a Chicken, Sir! (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    It's a Chicken, Sir!

    Discovering a ferocious new breed of animal at a park; invading a local tea shop; Michael transforms himself at an abandoned art studio.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Bro, They're Surrounding Us! (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Bro, They're Surrounding Us!

    Michael reveals an amazing credit card hack; demonstrating how far stem cell research has come; spooking a gnome-fearing gardener.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Holy Moly Mirror (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Holy Moly Mirror

    In a local Chicago diner, Michael brings new meaning to the term "hold the pickles"; discovering an aggressive new breed of fungus at Humboldt Park.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Incredibly Unsettling (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Incredibly Unsettling

    Michael proves one is what one drinks; derailing a commuter's sense of reality.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - He's a Professional Dude (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    He's a Professional Dude

    Michael silences a traveling squeak while remodeling a home; a hospital becomes the scene of a mind-bending game of cops and robbers.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - House of Horrors (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    House of Horrors

    Michael reveals a coffee-making app, gets textually active with the world's thinnest disposable phone, and debuts a new beauty invention that turns ugly.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Living Trilobite (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    A Living Trilobite

    Michael proves chipmunks are nature's accountants; Michael stuns a museum worker by bringing a fossilized creature to life.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Sets Itself, Lights Itself (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Sets Itself, Lights Itself

    Losing a credit card in a series of absorbing containers; sloppy handwriting reveals calligraphy; catering assistant gets spooked when chinaware sets itself.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Drone Care (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Drone Care

    While working as a florist, Michael nukes petal popping flowers, sheds light on frog mutation, and turns an ant farm into a work of art.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Top Priority of NASA (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    Top Priority of NASA

    Michael pushes a single-serve soup machine fit for space travel and amazes patrons with an ear wax removal kit that takes DIY candles to a shocking level; Michael stuns a massage therapist when a healing stone gets stuck in a client.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Positive Presence (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    A Positive Presence

    Michael serves up a drink that can eat away anything; Michael astounds a customer with a new sneaker lacing technology.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Warthogs, WogHearts and Hogwarts (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Warthogs, WogHearts and Hogwarts

    Michael refreshes stale nachos, finds the truth behind a counterfeit bill and unveils cellular soda machine technology.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Skull with a Flower Hat (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Skull with a Flower Hat

    While posing as a security guard, Michael turns a metal detector into a microwave; a mover is dumbfounded when a woman rises from the ashes.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Framing Canon (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    The Framing Canon

    While working at a frame store, Michael becomes a piece of art; a woman goes haywire when Michael literally loses his head.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - I Am Ogle Thorpe (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    I Am Ogle Thorpe

    When Michael opens a shocking package at a warehouse, a man goes hog wild; one woman believes a curse has transformed a man right before her eyes.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Dead Man Walking (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Dead Man Walking

    Michael serenades a clam while posing as a cook; a spirited trick leaves one man questioning the afterlife.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - EggShaq (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:


    Michael unveils the mystery behind bowling balls, and does the world's longest spit take; Shaquille O'Neal helps with a plan to blow one super-fan's mind.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Fishguise (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:


    Michael introduces a print-by-hand technique and unveils the latest fish fashion trends; Michael pulls a switcheroo, and the new temp has no idea who's the boss.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Deep Space Air (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Deep Space Air

    While doing scientific research, Michael makes things heavy with some otherworldly air. Then, at a bakery, the new rolls are so light, they defy gravity; as a golf instructor, Michael gets caught by the ultimate sand trap.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Catch The Flu (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Catch The Flu

    Michael helps a man realize his amazing mind powers; an art gallery's tribal mask goes missing and has the security guard fearing war.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - That's Voodoo (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    That's Voodoo

    Michael wows shoppers with the astounding talents of earth's creepiest creatures, unveiling snakes that soothe and spiders that stitch; at an art supply store, one woman is joyfully stunned to find she's a natural-born wood whittler.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Doughy Parts (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Doughy Parts

    A man is flabbergasted to discover that his painter's touch is worth thousands; at a pool club, Michael and his strange friend are in the deep end with security, and it's headed for a blowup.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Sierra Volcano (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Sierra Volcano

    Michael performs a revolutionary skin treatment that turns back time; a pungent pre-historic cheese mesmerizes one shopper's taste buds; an accident with a 3D printer has Michael meeting his match.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Take the Mirror (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Take the Mirror

    Michael's new instant cocktail invention has one man so drunk with envy he wants to invest; a cursed mirror turns simple reflections into eerie duplicated reality.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Turn to Gold (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Turn to Gold

    A miraculous liquid gives Michael the Midas touch in an eyeglass store; Michael trains the new girl at a tanning booth, but things take a horrifying turn when she believes she's killed her first customer.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Carbonaro Effect: Secert Stash (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    The Carbonaro Effect: Secert Stash

    Join Michael as he unveils the greasy side to pizza, shows lobster secretion is the future of hair care, and shocks patrons when a lunchtime favorite goes from crunchy to smooth in an instant.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Amvox 73 (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Amvox 73

    Michael unearths a mutant turtle from a mystical Peruvian clay; a woman is blown away when two bunnies become eight; a hapless carpenter becomes an accidental time traveler.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Top 5 Freakouts (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Top 5 Freakouts

    Selections from the hilariously mystified to the downright horrified illustrate the show's top five funniest reactions.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Albino Corn Snake Viper Patrol (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Albino Corn Snake Viper Patrol

    Michael gets some killer ink in a flash; a serpent ambushes a routine car checkup; down on the docks, one unlucky guy learns a lesson in shrinkage.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Critter Countdown (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Critter Countdown

    Michael ranks the series' most incredible moments involving animals; preview of a fishy trick from the upcoming season.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Japanese Waterless Folding Toilet (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Japanese Waterless Folding Toilet

    Michael stretches headphone cords and reality with a mystical putty, stuns a coworker with new bathroom technology, and in the big finale, a Porta-Potty becomes a Portal Potty.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Dangerously Drinkable (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Dangerously Drinkable

    Michael astounds dental patients with molar radio transmissions; Michael brings an extinct species back to life; an unusual brew stirs a ghostly hallucination.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Just Made History (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Just Made History

    Michael pretends to be a hipster at a farmers market and makes juice; after a trip to the eye doctor, alien's send Michael's coworker into a frenzy.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Exposed (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:


    Michael gives new insight into viewers' favorite tricks and reveals what happens when someone decides to play a prank on the prankster himself.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Cause & Effect: Second Edition (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    Cause & Effect: Second Edition

    Michael pushes magical boundaries with a potato laser and an unusual puppy; Michael is recognized mid-stunt; someone decides to play a prank on Michael.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - An Over-Grooming Situation (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    An Over-Grooming Situation

    Michael leaves a co-worker with a technologically confounding hose that wirelessly transmits water; Michael's puppy takes to the catwalk after dressing himself in the most fashionable canine attire.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Flash Melt (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:

    Flash Melt

    Michael hits the jackpot in a convenience store with a man who guesses the winning lotto numbers and amazes a mother at a toy store when he demonstrates her own child's genius abilities.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - 3D Galastical Morphin' Ranging Power Tents (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    3D Galastical Morphin' Ranging Power Tents

    Michael tries to pull a fast one on burger joint patrons with his inflatable hot dogs and his unusual technique for bagging buns, then he creeps out a flea market vendor when he brings an acrylic encased arachnid back to life.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Iguanasaurs (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:


    Michael shrinks into a leprechaun outfit; a museum employee makes the discovery of a lifetime when a preserved egg hatches a baby dinosaur.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - An Awogami Is Ripe (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    An Awogami Is Ripe

    Michael works at a camping store where his life-saving s'mores and pop-up coolers stun customers; a child safety pill bottle with built-in invisibility proves too complicated for adults; Michael adjusts the size of a model train.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Might Be Trippin' (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Might Be Trippin'

    Michael fills in for a karate instructor and interrupts the Zen of his students; a frog necklace that is so realistic; a clothing display that puts the "man" in mannequin.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Suburban Pimp (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Suburban Pimp

    Michael gets spooky at an antique store with a vintage voodoo doll and, at a costume store, a Dorothy outfit comes complete with a little dog too.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Just a Milker (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    Just a Milker

    Michael fishes for trouble in a toy store with pop-up books that contain live animals and, at a health food store, he shows a woman how to milk almonds; a mummy causes an employee to question ancient curses.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Faux Pas to Wear (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    A Faux Pas to Wear

    Michael stuns shoppers with a remarkably advanced antique that self-tailors clothes and a chalkboard that solves mathematical equations.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - In Case What?! (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    In Case What?!

    Michael stumps a delivery man when he pulls live crabs out of his Chinese food order and leaves a mother and daughter questioning everything they know when he uses a spinning bowl to extract peanuts from candy.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Just During the Previews (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Just During the Previews

    Michael tests gravity when he floats the idea of astronaut snacks; his darkness-triggering popcorn and he astonishes an antique store employee with glass figurines that feel emotion and repair themselves.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - This Is Not an Orange (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    This Is Not an Orange

    Michael confuses variety store customers with products that have secret hideaways; astonishes camping store patrons with rafts that come in pill form; and convinces a woman that a tiny propeller enables human levitation.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Out of Control (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Out of Control

    Michael stuns customers in a holistic store by treating them to kale cannolis and shows one customer the mighty mouse effects of muscle supplements; Michael bewilders green thumb enthusiasts with seeds that instantly sprout.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Cause and Effect (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Cause and Effect

    Michael breaks the laws of physics with a multitude of tricks, and then introduces new technologies to some very accepting patrons; discover what happens when people learn they're on a TV show; see spectacular moments that went terribly awry.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - An Elevated Ferret Alert (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    An Elevated Ferret Alert

    At a car wash, Michael uses a unique method to retrieve keys that were locked in a car, and horrifies a woman who does not want new furry friends.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Serious Deja Vu (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Serious Deja Vu

    Posing as a bartender, Michael turns water into liquor. Then, Michael blows the minds of customers in a coffee shop.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Maybe It's the Echinacea? (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Maybe It's the Echinacea?

    Michael sells customers on the novelty of pets that can hatch out of balloons, and convinces a hotel valet that he can park a car without even sitting in the driver's seat.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Green Friendly (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    Green Friendly

    Wine drinkers are confused with an incredible shrinking bottle; a jewelry store patron is amazed when her rings suddenly vanish.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - It's a Makeshift (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    It's a Makeshift

    Michael makes a man's day when he convinces him that he's hit the coin machine jackpot in the laundromat.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Lizard Law (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    The Lizard Law

    Michael makes salsa so spicy it melts metal; a never-ending brown bag lunch; freshening dead flowers.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Don't Freeze Me! (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Don't Freeze Me!

    A customer debates the laws of physics with Michael after he makes a lightweight box impossibly heavy; Michael shows cafe patrons that glass is not impenetrable.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Out of Bounce (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Out of Bounce

    Michael convinces customers to buy toys that couldn't possibly exist; a security guard panics when Michael makes a car disappear on his watch.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Just Smash It Out (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Just Smash It Out

    Michael convinces car wash patrons that he broke their window, only to miraculously fix it with the push of a button; Michael is suddenly wearing the clothes of customers.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Waddle, a Scratch... (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    A Waddle, a Scratch...

    Michael makes shoppers believe that a real waddling duck is just a lifelike decoy, and confuses clerks with a never-ending chain of hangers; liquor store customers are convinced that some corks are made of cheese and a wine can freeze on command.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - A Problem With Chocolate Turtles and Seeds (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A Problem With Chocolate Turtles and Seeds

    Michael makes a shopper's face appear on a milk carton and then tries to convince her that she is really a missing person; Michael wants shipping store customers to believe that a bowling ball that can be mailed in a flat box.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Got the Bug Out (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Got the Bug Out

    Michael gets a bug out of a customers phone; patrons at a bar fall for a never-ending beer bottle; gullible co-workers believe Michael can freeze-dry animals and reanimate them.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Special (Episode 80)
    Episode 80:


  • The Carbonaro Effect - The Carbonaro Effect: Gadgets and Gizmos (Episode 64)
    Episode 64:

    The Carbonaro Effect: Gadgets and Gizmos

    Featuring the best reactions to Michael's most innovative creations, from an electric removable eyeball to a 3D printing pen.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Behind the Curtain (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Behind the Curtain

    Never-before-seen footage; Michael shares backstage secrets, the most epic freak out, and hilarious moments of recognition.

  • The Carbonaro Effect - Behind the Curtain (Episode 58)
    Episode 58:

    Behind the Curtain

    Never-before-seen footage; Michael shares backstage secrets, the most epic freak out, and hilarious moments of recognition.