You know Punk´d came back after a long time out, when the show was hosted by Ashton Kutcher. The series, which became a pop culture phenomenon, is back, revealing the vulnerable and fun-loving side of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities as only MTV can.
Well, tonight Punk´d came back, and that was good for so many reasons, that I needed to list ten.
Ten reasons why Punk´d with Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and others works
1- It´s about time:
There are three shows on 2012 with pranksters: The senior lady who everybody loves in Betty White´s Off Their Rockers, the guys nobody knows so they can do anything without suspicion in Impractical Jokers, and now Punk´d with probably the most recognizable young star: Justin Bieber.
2- Haters will be haters:
I know there´s a lot of people making fun of him and all, but he surely seems a good guy, and holds his own hosting the show. So haters, hate away, I´m sticking with my kudos to MTV and Kutcher for choosing the Biebs.
3- You won´t get used to one host:
Pranksters will be guesting, so one week you get Justin Bieber, another week you get Miley Cyrus, or Kellan Lutz or Bam Margera
4- It´s MTV classic:
Ok, it´s not the classic classic video clip show, I give you that, but it´s as classic MTV as you can get these days, and that´s something to cheer about.
5- Ashton is not hosting:
Don´t get me wrong. He is funny, but I think celebrities could expect him pranking people, since the word of Punk´d coming back has buzzed a lot. So him, not doing the pranks makes for real surprises.
6- Not every joke is simple:
The other shows I named are simple jokes, one on one, low budgeted. Punk´d goes all the way. The first prank got a boat on fire!
7- Fresh faces, funny moments:
Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Kellan Lutz. You know you want to see it. You know the ratings are going to be through the roof. Those kids have big fan bases.
8- The pranksted reactions
Seeing Taylor Swift reaction was just priceless. And I expect the same from episodes to come. As Justin Bieber says it himself: “She´s such a sweet girl”
9- The trip down memory lane:
We watched the show when it was a novelty, and Ashton was on That 70´s Show. We wanted to see it again. (yeah, both shows!)
10- Twitter and Facebook:
When Punk´d made its first run, there was none of those, and now Bieber, Kutcher and the rest of the team on Punk´d are amongs the Social Media royalty. So, it´s going to be fun to see how much buzz it gets.
What do you think about my ten reasons why Punk´d works? Let me know in the comments section.
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