The Misery Index Sneak Peek
Tonight after the Impractical Jokers aired on TruTV we got a sneak peek of their new game show The Misery Index. It will are two premier episodes Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on TBS. The show is hosted by Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) who is well known for her activism against body shaming and bullying.
Each contestant is introduced along with an embarrassing story about themselves.
First is Jodi. Her boyfriend now husband posted a pic of them online having sex.
Jonathan hurt his butt on his toilet. Q immediately jokes about eating bad Mexican and that his butt burnt his toilet.
Joe and Q are teamed with Jodi and Sal and Murr are teamed with Jonathan. Jameela goes over the rules gives examples and explains how the answer will be rated.
The two players are given facts and must guess how high on an index based of pain,trauma and impact the misery is of each circumstance. Mental health experts have already determined the percentage from 0 to 100 were it falls on the index. Jodi and Jonathan must guess and if their numbers are close to or matching the experts answers that contestant wins. They are playing for $30,000.
Jodi must determine if a partner screaming out an ex’s name during sex rates higher than a nail that’s been hidden in a paper bag being stabbed through a persons hand. She pick the paper-bagged nail. She loses.
Jonathan must choose between waking up covered in fire ants or a 72-year-old grandmother who’s in love with her grandson and wants to marry him. He guess the grandma and wins $500.00.
Each tenderloin (impractical jokers) helps the contestant to choose an answer. The guys crack jokers with each new fact.
Jodi in round two has to choose between a husband that faked his death so he didn’t have to give his wife money or a husband that won the lottery divorces his wife then collects the winnings. She picks the latter and wins $1,000.00
Jonathan must chose between a public personality boasting about being invincible to hackers on twitter only to be hacked minutes later. Or a nurse photographed flipping off a newborn. He chose hacked and lost.
The third round is what determines who stays for a chance at 30 grand and who goes home.
The contestants are shown a clip of Murr receiving a prostate exam in a public seminar and must rate it. Jameela asks what its like to receive one. One joker shouts they root around in there. Joe asks Jameela if she ever lost her lipstick in her purse and had to dig for it. Jodi guess 46 and Jonathan 47 he beat her by one point. He will continue to round 3.
Sal joins Jonathan on the floor and must help him choose. For $5,000 he must rate within a certain percentage on the misery index what it would be if teenagers stole what they thought was coke and it was really grandpa’s ashes. He chose 26-56 it actually ranked 69.
He loses the $5,000 but moves on to $10,000. He must rate a man spreads peanut butter on his penis and testicles and a bull dog rips them off and eats them. He guessed 80-100 hit scored 91.
On the final for $15,000 all the jokers come out to cheer him on. This one involves a lady from Connecticut mistaking dynamite for a candle lighting it and nearly blowing herself up. Jonathan chose 73-83 it was 81. He won $25,000 in all.
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