Trickery is a frequent theme in shows, no matter what the genre is. So streaming these shows on April Fools’ Day is the perfect time to bring your funny side out. Whether you’re looking to copy a character or just enjoy their performance, we have 14 shows that will put you in the mood for pranks, tomfoolery, and practical jokes.
One of the most watched sitcoms of all time, ‘FRIENDS’ literally needs no introduction. People all over the world keep comparing their friends to Joey, Rachel, Ross, Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler – the ideal group of friends. This show is a goldmine of hilarious moments that are unforgettable. Also full of ridiculous pranks.
The Jack Cutmore-Scott starrer, ‘Deception’ is a story about Cameron Black who is the world’s greatest illusionist and prankster. The superstar magician Cameron joins the FBI as their consulting illusionist in order to help them solve crimes. However, after a point, his greatest secret was exposed leaving his career destroyed. Even worse, Cameron has good reason to believe this was no accident.
3. The Office
This U.S. adaptation of ‘The Office’ can literally crack you up in laughter instantly. Set at a paper company based in Scranton, the series is quite similar to that of Ricky Gervais’s British original. Steve Carell as Micheal Scott is the star of the show. The characters are based on the British show and one can easily connect with it, as we bet you too have people like this in your office as well. There’s Jim, the likable employee who’s a bit of an everyman. You also have Dwight, the co-worker who is successful but lacks common sense and social skill. Every character in the show is weird and good enough to entertain you.
4. Impractical Jokers
Q, Sal, Joe, and Murr are real-life buddies who often challenge each other to the most outrageous stunts and dare ever. Basically, you can’t afford to not complete the task and gets a thumbs down. The one with the most thumbs down gets punished. This is Comedy Central’s best-quirky show!
5. First Day of Camp
This Netflix original delivers a pitch-perfect satire of not only camp films, but also the ’80s. The jokes come at a relentless pace and even though the series is heavily playing into fun tropes, you’ll really have no idea where some of these ridiculous gags are heading.
6. New Girl
You can love and hate Jess for her idealism as you follow her journey with three male roommates! Nick is a law-school dropout, Schmidt thinks he is God’s gift to women and Winston is a former athlete whose career is about over. Hilarity ensues when such a diverse group of people live together. Coupled with awkward humor and light-hearted drama, this show is perfect for those want to unwind with a show that doesn’t require too much mental investment.
7. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
This Amazon Original show is everything one would love to watch in a show. Miriam “Midge” Maisel, 1958 New York City woman has everything that one can desire of. But things take a new turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent–one that changes her life forever. Donning new role, she storms the world of stand-up comedy. This is one of the most critically acclaimed shows and you just can’t miss it!
8. The Tick
Welcome to the world where superheroes are a real thing for decades now. An accountant with no superpowers somehow discovers that his city is owned by a supervillain. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he comes in contact with a strange blue superhero. A hilarious watch indeed.
9. How I Met Your Mother
12 years on television at the McLaren’s bar with Ted, Robin, Barney, Lily, and Marshall was indeed a legen-wait for it- dary affair! The versatility of its characters and the dynamism of the show was a stroke of genius for this cult show. Audiences were constantly piecing together the trail of clues to figure out who the ‘mother’ was. Coupled with flashbacks and forwards that tie together perfectly, Lily and Marshall’s couple goals, Robin’s badassery, Ted’s naivety and Barney’s awesomeness all come together to make this sitcom a classic.
10. 2 Broke Girls
Well, not everyone’s cup of tea but ‘2 Broke Girls’ is all about two waitresses at a greasy diner who develop a different friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business….but if only they can raise the money required for it.