Never Underestimate the Internet, Kids: TruTV and the NCAA Tournament Strike Back

“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” 

It has further been said that an innocuous tweet from someone with a limited following, upon questioning the existence of TruTV, is the butterfly flutter that sends its fanbase out in droves.

The tweet in question:

Within 90 seconds, Impractical Jokers, a show where I am going to logically assume they pull practical jokes on unsuspecting people. Wikipedia says the following: “(they) coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. The show differs from other prank television programs in that the stars of Impractical Jokers do not know the details of the prank until the moment they are performing it on strangers. While one cast-member performs the prank, the other three comedians in the troupe are behind the scenes feeding lines to their friend via microphone (with an earpiece). The lines fed to the prankster are meant to create a humorous and awkward exchange between the prankster and the stranger being pranked.”

I GOT GOT! But I will definitely give the program a shot. I feel like I’m obligated now, and I kinda enjoyed Punk’d for maybe two episodes before Ashton Kutcher inevitably annoyed me senseless.

Unfortunately, they also started the hashtag #nodsfromChad, as I am obligated to give curious nods of respect to those who can name a show on TruTV. Embedding this many tweets would cause a carpal-tunnel related loss of productivity at the age of 27, so please accept one mass nod with a LOT of screencaps to follow.

And the chaos that ensued. Sweet heavenly mercy, TruTV people. Well played.

Oh, and since TruTV is part of the media conglomerate that is paying the NCAA $11 BILLION for broadcast rights over the life of their 14-year contract, your daily reminder: #deathtotheNCAA.


A colleague using the only choice language on the whole correspondence.




Shy, aka @TruJokerStyle, is the first TruTV loyalist to stand up. Daniel keeps throwing shade.



SHY. Get at me. Is Greenville, by any chance, about the city in NC, SC, or GA? If so, COUNT ME IN. Impractical Jokers doesn’t realize how fickle the DYC columnists’ followings are, and individualized nods will ruin my following like Hall’s Pretty Little Liars tweets.



Ja’Crispy Gals Club, you are correct. Shy confirms my suspicions.



My buddy John chimes in, and then tries to explain to a group text consisting of old friends who don’t use Twitter what is going on. It doesn’t end well.






After initial publication, I chose to follow @TheVampsHolly_B and @truTVJokers. Don’t let me down.



And lead it to clever guy @ChuckScalies to bring it full circle.

Carry on and prosper, TruTV. I’ll sleep with one eye open.


About Chadwick

Enjoyer of adventure, would support a Trump policy that requires a minimum IQ to tweet. @Chad_Floyd for fun, @ChadFloydKW for real estate.

Posted on March 17, 2015, in Death to the NCAA. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Who cares about Basketball Georgia has the worst basketball program in major collage competition and has for over 30 years. What a joke we are!

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