The BEST Episodes of Punk'd

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021

Network: MTV

What happens when the biggest stars in the world get too high on the Hollywood hog? When their bank accounts start swelling bigger than their heads? We PUNK 'em down to earth. It's a reality show with a twist as superstars suffer for your viewing pleasure. To misquote the acclaimed thespian Steven Seagal: "You guys think you're above the law…but you ain't above ours."

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Ashton Kutcher, Carmen and Dave, Tara Reid

#1 - Ashton Kutcher, Carmen and Dave, Tara Reid

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 23, 2004

Segment #1 - Ashton gets held up at the security gate and refuses him to pass and they make him take off his clothes. Segment #2 - Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro think they're meeting Ashton about a new show but on their way there they are involved in a hit and run. Segment #3 - Tara Reid is also experienced in a hit and run when the driver hits a woman and drives away.

star 7.94
35 votes
Kevin Richardson, Trishelle Cannatella, Seth Green

#2 - Kevin Richardson, Trishelle Cannatella, Seth Green

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 14, 2003

Segment # 1 - Kevin Richardson is stopped by the MTV security and tells him he cannot go through because the security keeps going off. Trishelle Cannatella is also stopped and cannot pass. Segment #2 – Seth Green is set up for the blame when their craps game is raided by the authorities.

star 7.92
48 votes
Jack Osbourne, Wee Man, Pink, Stephen Dorff

#3 - Jack Osbourne, Wee Man, Pink, Stephen Dorff

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 28, 2003

Segment #1 – Jason "Wee Man" Acuna and Jack Osbourne are stopped by the MTV security and are denied access through the metal detector Segment #2 – Pink thinks she is being framed by her boyfriend for running a motorcycle "chop shop". Segment #3 – Stephen Dorff is set up to get stuck with an $8,000 bar tab.

star 7.89
47 votes
Zoe Saldana, Serena Williams, Zach Braff

#4 - Zoe Saldana, Serena Williams, Zach Braff

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 20, 2005

Segment #1: The set-up: Kellee (Zoe's friend) and Chris (Field Agent) are dating. Zoe walks in on Chris and Julia (another Field Agent), and now Zoe is in the middle of this feudal triangle. Zoe doesn't hold back, and really lets both Chris and Julia have it. But now Kellee is trying to say that Chris is "the one" for her. Zoe flips out even more, until finally Kellee drops the Punk bomb on the already-ballistic Zoe. Segment # 2: Serena Williams and her friend stop at a supermarket, and park next to a woman who is having difficulty with her nephew Rob, who is really emotionally charged. When the woman goes into the store and asks Serena to look after the boy, he takes off with the car! It's a wild goose chase all over town when the woman, Serena and her friend go after the missing car. Finally they catch up with the car in a parking lot, where Ashton is there to let her know that she's just been Punk'd. Segment #3: Zach Braff is so protective of his porsche that his friend Donald Faison decides that he's in for a lesson. So, these kids (led by Field Agent Rob Pinkston) ask Zach and Donald for some beer at the store. When they blow the kids off, the kids spray paint Zach's car all up and down with graffiti. Zach comes back and catches the kids red-handed. A big argument ensues and Zach is ready to press charges or kill the kid, whichever happens first. Finally Ashton arrives to pull the plug on the situation.

star 7.87
38 votes
Jadakiss, Rachel Bilson, Dirk Nowitzki

#5 - Jadakiss, Rachel Bilson, Dirk Nowitzki

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 27, 2005

Segment 1: Jadakiss is a passenger in a car that is suddenly stuck in traffic. Everybody is yelling at Jadakiss to get out of the backseat and get up in the front to move the car. Jadakiss is playing it rather cool. He eventually abandons the car and hops in a taxi, driven by Field Agent Chris. When he goes the wrong way, Jadakiss hops out and starts heading down the street on foot. Chris follows him to tell him that he's just been Punk'd. Segment 2: Rachel Bilson's dog is being blamed for the tipping of a mail delivery truck and the breaking of a water main. The police officer lets her know that she's going to be in a lot of trouble because of what her dog did. The water company and everybody on the scene are giving poor Rachel a hard time about all the damage. Finally Ashton arrives on the scene to let Rachel off the hook. Segment 3: Rob Pinkston playing a fan comes up to Dirk asking him to sign a shirt, which he gladly does. But the kid comes back with a jersey, a pennant, a poster, some hats, a ball, a weight training belt and all kinds of stuff, which still he does. The items keep coming, and Dirk's patience is being pushed now. His friends that he's eating with are trying to encourage him to step up and say no. When the kid comes back with a second bag FULL of stuff, he says no, and the Maitre D comes by to tell them that they're not to visit the restaurant again. Finally, the kid comes back with one final item, a menu that reads, "Hey Dirk, you've been PUNK'D."

star 7.81
36 votes
Shopping Spree, Crib Crashes, He Got Game

#6 - Shopping Spree, Crib Crashes, He Got Game

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 24, 2003

Eliza Dushku and Mandy Moore get Punk’d.

star 7.76
54 votes
Jessica Alba, Wilmer Valderrama

#7 - Jessica Alba, Wilmer Valderrama

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 31, 2003

Segment #1 – Jessica Alba is tormented by a shopper running around naked and won't leave her alone. Segment #2 – Wimer's SUV gets destroyed by a jealous boyfriend in a love triangle thinking the car belonged to Ashton. Wimer is left speechless.

star 7.63
52 votes
Michelle Trachtenberg, Nicollette Sheridan, Travis Pastrana

#8 - Michelle Trachtenberg, Nicollette Sheridan, Travis Pastrana

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired May 8, 2006

Segment #1 - Michelle and Joel Madden are driving into a parking garage but there's a low water pipe hanging so Michelle gets out to check the height and tells him its clear but as they move forward the pipe breaks off and she gets blamed for telling him to go. Segment #2 - Nicollette and her husband are asked to help a guy propose to his girlfriend but just as he's about to, Michael drops the ring and the diamonds fall out and his girlfriend gets mad and leaves. Segment #3 - Travis and his friend meet up with some girls and his friend goes into the bedroom with one only to find that her husband walked in and saw her wrapped up in a bedsheet and thinks Travis is dating his wife.

star 7.52
61 votes
Kristen Bell, Bam Margera, Amber Valletta

#9 - Kristen Bell, Bam Margera, Amber Valletta

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 20, 2005

Segment #1 - Kristen and her boyfriend find a dog and try to save it but run into the owner who accuses her of taking it and that she steals dogs all the time and tries to re-sell them. Segment #2 - Bam Margera and Ryan are at a liquor store that gets robbed. Bam tries to find out why Ryan's taking so long and the police arrive. They tell him to call Ryan and he tells them that there are 4 guys inside. Segment #3 - Amber Valletta sees a guy choking and she finally decides to help by hitting him on the back. Matt performs the heimlich. He accuses her of pushing him away. Will asks if anyone wants to press charges and the guy tells her its a hate crime.

star 7.49
63 votes
Ciara, Vanessa Carlton, Nicole Richie

#10 - Ciara, Vanessa Carlton, Nicole Richie

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 2005

Segment #1: Vanessa Carlton is preparing for a visit on the Leno Show. She is assisted by a back-up band that is really trying her patience. She keeps her cool for the most part, but she has a tough time dealing with the many changes going around her. After many bad takes and an argument in management, the cameras arrive and she's been PUNK'D! Segment #2: Ciara is being driven to an event, when the driver, Jordan, has an altercation with another driver. They engage in typical road-rage activities, until the other car hits several water barrels and leaps off a dirt embankment. The police arrive and start to question Ciara. Notably, the officer gives her a hard time about her name. Finally, when they feel she's had enough, Jordan drops the PUNK bomb on her. Segment #3: Nicole Richie and her fiancee go out to eat. The waiter, Chris, takes a liking to Nicole and later asks for her number while the fiancee is using the restroom. Nicole is patient and very kind and takes his number anyway. When Chris comes back, constantly with his hands on Nicole's arm or shoulder, the fiancee takes great offense and starts an argument with the waiter. When the manager gets involved, they blame Nicole for taking the waiter's number! Finally, she is let off the hook. She takes it well.

star 7.48
64 votes
Matt Leinhart, Elijah Wood, Olivia Wilde

#11 - Matt Leinhart, Elijah Wood, Olivia Wilde

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired May 1, 2006

Segment #1 - Matt Leinhart gets accused of solicitating a prostitute but he tries to tell the police that he wouldn't do anything stupid like that a month before the draft. One of the cops tells him to blame his friend and Matt agrees. Segment #2 - Elijah and his friend drive by a dumpster and Elijah throws a can into it and after driving away from it the dumpster explodes and knocks a huge shelf with paint down onto a car and destroys it. He gets blamed but promises to never smoke in the car again. Segment #3 - Olivia and her friend try to put a quarter into the parking meter but it won't go in so her friend smacks the meter and it breaks off and they get caught holding it and get charged of destroying city property.

star 7.46
63 votes
Hayden Panettiere

#12 - Hayden Panettiere

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 2012

Guest host Hayden Panettiere punks Dianna Agron, Zac Efron and Snooki.

star 7.26
42 votes
Tony Hawk, Jesse McCartney, Brittany Snow

#13 - Tony Hawk, Jesse McCartney, Brittany Snow

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 10, 2005

Segment #1- Tony Hawk arrives on a scene where his son just set of an m-80 in a toilet causing a girl to get injured from the bomb exploding. His son drops the Punk'd bomb on him. Segment # 2 - Jesse McCartney gets blamed for a bunch of motorcycles that got smashed from the car he was in. Once Jesse is in tears, Ashton ends it. Segment # 3 - Brittany Snow faces her worst nightmare when she knocks a port a potty over.

star 7.14
35 votes
Julia Stiles, The Rock, Kaley Cuoco

#14 - Julia Stiles, The Rock, Kaley Cuoco

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 9, 2004

star 7.13
45 votes
Allen Iverson, Jermaine O'Neal, George Lopez, Tyrese

#15 - Allen Iverson, Jermaine O'Neal, George Lopez, Tyrese

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 3, 2005

Segment #1: Allen Iverson is having a birthday party but secret service wont let him in since the presidents daughter is about to arrive. Segment #2: Jermaine O'Neal is trying to get in to the same party but he wont be let in since he did not bring any girls. Segment #3: Apparently George Lopez has built a part of his house over a sewer main and that part of the house has to be torn down. Segment #4: Tyrese needs money to shoot a movie. Maybe the mob can give him some...

star 7.10
63 votes
DJ Paul, Stacy Keibler, Elisha Cuthbert

#16 - DJ Paul, Stacy Keibler, Elisha Cuthbert

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 17, 2006

Segment #1 - DJ Paul thinks he's going to dinner with a producer couple. The producer's son wants to be like Paul by having grillz. Then the producer takes out his father's urn and passes it around but Juicy drops it as he's handing it to Paul. Segment #2 - Stacy Keibler and her boyfriend Geoff are leaving but her fans ask for autographs but their bus is parked in the entrance blocking their exit. The valet hoses the fans and blames it on Stacy. Segment #3 - Elisha comes across a baby sitting on top of a car and when the owner of the car calls the police and is about to take it to a hospital the mother shows up and the police take her baby away.

star 7.09
35 votes
Rosario Dawson, Britney Spears

#17 - Rosario Dawson, Britney Spears

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired May 5, 2003

Segment #1 – Rosario Dawson is taken for a ride when she is duped into thinking her limo hit a pedestrian. Segment #2 – Originally, Britney Spears was going to punk Busta Rhymes, and Ashton had an agreement with her that he could not punk her. When they realised they couldn't punk Busta, Britney and the Punk'd crew decide to punk Ashton. Ashton lets Britney know he knows what's going down, and they turn the tables on the Punk'd crew. Segment #3 – The Punk'd crew is rude to NFL players during a golf tournament. Featuring Jerome Bettis (Pittsburgh Steelers*), Jeff Garcia (49ers*), Rod Smith (Denver Broncos*), Dax Shepard and Jeff Goldberg (Punk'd Co-creator) * Correct when the episode was filmed

star 7.09
47 votes
Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Mario

#18 - Salma Hayek, Eva Longoria, Mario

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 6, 2005

Segment #1: Penelope Cruz decides she's going to punk her friend Salma Hayek, so Master Punkster Ashton Kutcher conjures up a colossal fecal nightmare in the Ladies' restroom for Penelope to show to her friends as a joke. It's not a joke, however, when the manager accuses poor Salma of making a big mess when the toilet overflows! Segment #2: Eva Longoria and co-star Jesse Metcalfe are leaving the set of Desperate Housewives, when they get pulled over by the police. Eva becomes scared when Jesse flees the scene. The police discover a false identity and a large amount of cash left behind, and tells Eva that she may be a criminal! Segment #3: 18-year old Mario thinks he's going to meet a friend in a hotel room, but instead opens the door to a half-naked elderly woman. The hotel manager tries to get to the bottom of the situation and ends up making Mario very upset. Poor Mario is finally let off the hook when the elderly woman "flashes" a T-shirt reading, "You've been PUNK'D."

star 7.08
36 votes
Jesse Metcalfe, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Rodriguez

#19 - Jesse Metcalfe, Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Rodriguez

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 13, 2005

Segment #1: A mere accomplice in the first episode, Jesse Metcalfe is now asked to step into an audition for a super-villain role in a fictitious Spider Man film. Jesse puts on tights and recites lines for the audition. He follows the casting director's advice for his movements, but this displeases the technician. The equipment breaks and it looks like Jesse is blamed for it. Segment #2: Kirsten Dunst is out with two friends for dinner. At the restaurant, they were given fake drinks. Later on, they reach a sobriety checkpoint. Kirsten's friend becomes responsible for hitting the front end of a police squad car, and it looks like all of them are about to be taken away to jail... until Ashton arrives on the scene and lets them off the hook! Segment #3: Michelle Rodriguez and her friend Giancarlo go to a convenient store. While there, they start horeplaying around. When Michelle Rodriguez pushes her friend into one of the shelves, they all topple over, leaving one man trapped underneath. They lift the shelves, exposing a mess of broken bottles, spilled liquids and an injured man. The panic causes a lot of arguments to break out. Finally the Punk'd cameras come into the store to reveal Michelle's look of embarassment!

star 7.08
37 votes
Missy Elliott, Hilary Duff, Usher

#20 - Missy Elliott, Hilary Duff, Usher

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 26, 2003

Segment #1: Missy Elliot goes to a jewelry store for a little shopping and to get some of her precious necklaces cleaned. What she doesn't know is that a delivery person has accidentally walked off with the wrong package. The Punk ends when Missy issues a harsh ultimatum -- get the jewelry back in five seconds or things will get ugly! Segment #2: Hilary Duff goes for some routine driving lessons. Her driving teacher, however, wants to teach Hilary some very unorthodox driving strategies! The result is an outrageous carjacking that is blamed entirely on poor Hilary. Segment #3: Usher is notified that his little brother is in some big trouble. To Usher's surprise, he's going to have to fit the bill for his little brother.

star 7.06
48 votes
Pitbull, Kelis, Too $hort

#21 - Pitbull, Kelis, Too $hort

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired May 22, 2007

star 7.06
33 votes
Travis Barker, Jaime Pressly, Red Carpet Interviews

#22 - Travis Barker, Jaime Pressly, Red Carpet Interviews

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 30, 2003

Segment #1 - Travis Barker goes on a date with his girlfriend, Shanna. Shanna's ex boyfriend shows up and Shanna ends up telling Travis what a great boyfriend he was. Segment #2 - Jamie Presley is starting her own clothing line and is met at one of her factories by FBI agents, telling her the factory has had children working at it for under minimum wage. Segment #3 - Celebrities at a red carpet get asked inapropriate questions by an asian reporter.

star 7.05
38 votes
Dave Mirra, OutKast, Amber Tamblyn

#23 - Dave Mirra, OutKast, Amber Tamblyn

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 7, 2003

Segment #1 - Dave Mirra gets accused of fraud by the IRS. Segment #2 - OutKast are told they must pay the bill for a totaled rental car. Segment #3 - Amber Tamblyn gets asked to watch a dog while she waits for her fiancee but some stranger walks up to her and acts like its his and she lets him take it. Later, when the owner returns she finds out Amber gave the dog away and the owner starts blaming her and tells her it was a show dog and how she would feel if her dad died.

star 7.05
38 votes
Hilary Swank, Ashley Tisdale, Chamillionaire

#24 - Hilary Swank, Ashley Tisdale, Chamillionaire

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 17, 2007

star 7.03
32 votes
Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce, Goldberg

#25 - Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce, Goldberg

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 14, 2003

Segment #1 - Lindsay Lohan and her assistant are riding in a limo who's driver's wife is having a baby and when he stops at a gas station some people tell them they have to take the car. He returns and tells them the car just got stolen. He misses his child being born and blames Lindsay. Segment #2 - Beyonce visits a bunch of kids for Christmas and gets to put the star on the giant tree. When she tries to get the star on the tree falls over and crushes all the presents. They tell her she must make it up to the children. Segment #3 - Goldberg is led to believe his motorcycle just got run over by a truck but the driver misses the bike and it blows up without being touched. Ashton is forced to end it so the prank never happened and he almost got Punk'd.

star 7.03
40 votes