Just for Laughs: Gags (in French, Juste pour rire: Gags) is a Canadian silent comedy/hidden camera reality television show that is under the Just for Laughs brand.
One of the most famous JFL is the “kid fall into puddle hole” prank. Let’s check it out!
There was an artificial puddle there, and the boy will pretend to fall into it.
And disappear completely!
So first, the mom will ask passer-by to take care of her boy when she goes to the restroom for a while.
And when he jumped into the “puddle”, they record the reaction of these passer-by!
The series uses a hidden camera format, playing pranks on unsuspecting subjects while hidden cameras capture the subjects’ responses; each episode presents multiple gags. While some segments have included brief dialogue, most do not contain any sound or dialogue; the audio is replaced with sound effects, a laugh track, and public domain music. Most segments are filmed in Quebec City, Montreal and Vancouver, while some have been filmed in Mexico. British and Asian versions have been produced in the UK and Singapore, respectively. In 2011 the show spawned a spinoff, Just Kidding, which consists exclusively of kids playing pranks on adults.
If someone asked me to take care of their kid, and if he was like this 5 seconds after, i’d have a heart attack, too!
This is typical Asian mom behavior!
And their reaction knowing that it was all just a prank!
With its silent format and no translation required, Just for Laughs: Gags has been purchased for use in over 100 countries throughout the world as well as in airports and by airlines. Reactions to the gags range from “inane” to cross-culturally funny. The same distributors also distribute Surprise Sur Prise, a similar show.