The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment was a half-hour-long American television show that was broadcast on the WB Network. The host and star of the show is Jamie Kennedy, a comedian who presents a reality format which combines a hidden camera with sketch comedy.
The show's format vaguely resembled that of earlier TV shows like Candid Camera.
In the show, Kennedy travels across the U.S. and finds people to participate in on-camera practical jokes ("experiments"). Usually there is at least one accomplice (who is in on the joke) and the "mark" or victim of the prank (usually a friend or relative of the accomplice). Kennedy dons one of several disguises and assumes a character of his own creation to be part of the gag, often using a different voice. The mark then finds himself in some bizarre, unbelievable situation. When it appears that the mark has had as much nonsense as he can tolerate, Kennedy delivers his punchline: "You've been X'ed!".
The show was cancelled in April 2004 after having failing ratings on the WB. It was recently picked up by G4TV Network for syndication.
Popular Recurring Sketches
Brad "B-Rad" Gluckman - A skit where Jamie portrayed a stereotypical white rapper, often trying to convince the mark to let him stay at his/her house. The "B-Rad" character was later spun-off into a movie, Malibu's Most Wanted.
Pizza Delivery - A skit where a mark was hired as a pizza delivery boy to a pizza shop run by the mafia.
Judge Jamie - A parody on numerous judge shows, Jamie played the role of James W. Leighland, an old, confused, and incompetent judge, often with perverted tendencies.
Jaw Surgery - A skit where Jamie "X'ed" his marks by pretending to be a waiter who just had jaw surgery, and has to wear a metal-wire contraption that keeps his mouth open.
Virginia Hamm - A parody of daytime talk shows, Jamie would undergo an entire transformation and become an African-American Female talk show host.
You Be the Judge - Another parody on judge shows, a mark was picked to be the judge for an episode, and had to preside over a case with an extremely unusual plaintiff or defendant.
Lou Hollander - A skit where Jamie portrayed a driving school teacher, with the student as his mark, and had to "take a detour" during the lesson due to family/marital issues. Also used during the second season, but with Lou Hollander having a paper route instead.
Old Rascal - A skit where Jamie dressed up as Mario, the world's oldest waiter, and the gag on the mark was that Mario was retiring, and he/she would be his last table.