Best Impractical Jokers episodes according to IMDb

Throughout its 11-year run, Impractical Jokers has given ample memorable episodes; we share three of the top-rated episodes according to IMDb.

Impractical Jokers is the 2011 truTV premiered comedy and candid camera reality show format series that has become the channel’s flagship show, as the series has only grown in popularity in the years since it started airing.

Throughout its 11-year run, the series has delivered a total of nine seasons, to date, with over 258 episodes.

Binge-watching the series can be a daunting task, so we have compiled three of the best episodes based on the eager approvals by IMDb users to help first-time viewers or avid fans navigate the series, and to see what other fans consider the best episodes from the series.

What is Impractical Jokers?

Many fans of Impractical Jokers consider the comedic show one of the best series of this format of all time.

First premiering on truTV in December 2011, the series has since become a flagship show for the channel, even spawning a fictional adaptation, Impractical Jokers: The Movie.

Impractical Jokerspremise is shared as, “Comedians Joe Gatto, James ‘Murr’ Murray, Brian ‘Q’ Quinn, and Sal Vulcano are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to the most outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera.”

Moreover, at the end of every episode, the joker with the least points after the series of dares, will need to fulfil a “punishment” on which they cannot renege.

Best Impractical Jokers episodes according to IMDb

With the comedy genre not performing well in terms of overall ratings compared to other genres on IMDb, it is interesting that Impractical Jokers’ overall approval rating is touted as 8.7 out of 10 on the platform.

The overall approval rating affirms why the series has remained one of truTV’s flagship shows, as the series is heading towards the milestone of the tenth season of the series.

The series’ tenth season is one that is set to be bittersweet, in light of original cast member and executive producer, Joe Gatto’s departure from the series following his public exit announcement shared in 2021, after the ninth season concluded.

Gatto is believed to have made the decision due to his divorce from his now estranged wife, Bessy.

As a result, it is only fitting that we share the three best episodes with Gatto still part of the series, according to IMDb’s viewer approval ratings.

1. The Permanent Punishment

The Permanent Punishment has an approval rating of 9.4 out of 10 on IMDb. Moreover, more than just being a critically appreciated episode, the episode continues to make the top 10 of the funniest episodes of the series.

The episode aired as the twenty-seventh episode of season three in 2014.

The premise was, “Q, Murr, Sal, and Joe provide a false sense of security to some sassy shoppers at a drugstore, and the competition reaches new heights during a rematch of their balloon challenge in the grocery store. And tonight the guys laugh and cry their way through the first ever permanent punishment!”

Watch The Permanent Punishment episode on Apple TV

2. Whose Phone is Ringing?

Whose Phone is Ringing? has an approval rating of 9.3 out of 10 on IMDb. The episode was written by Andrew Wood, and was directed by James McCarthy.

The episode is the eleventh episode of season five, and the premise of the episode was, “Joe, Sal, Q and Murr hit a bull's-eye at a clothing store, sabotage each other in a focus group, and the big loser is called upon at a book reading.”

Sal ends up losing in the episode, and as punishment, he is forced to read Silence is Golden as his phone continues to ring in his pocket in front of the listening crowd.

Watch Whose Phone is Ringing? episode on Apple TV

3. Brother-in-Loss

Brother-in-Loss has an approval rating of 9.1 out of 10 on IMDb. The episode was written by James McCarthy, and it marked the thirty-second episode of the third season airing in 2014.

The premise of the episode is, “Joe, Q, Murr, and Sal are forced to get cheeky with interviewers and explain their lackluster resumes while trying to land a job at a mobile company. And tonight's loser witnesses a joining in matrimony that's anything but holy.”

While Murr might have lost the overall episode and had to suffer a punishment, it is Sal who is the cause of the most laughter in the episode.

Watch Brother-in-Loss episode on Apple TV

Final thoughts

Impractical Jokers is set to mark a milestone as the series is gearing up for the premiere of the tenth season.

The milestone is also bittersweet as the upcoming new season is set to mark the first season that does not feature Joe Gatto, as he left the series following the ninth and most recent season.

While there has not been a shared official date of release for the new season, with over 258 episodes from the nine available seasons, Impractical Jokers has an array of episodes that fans and newcomers to the show can binge on as we all wait for season 10.