The BEST Episodes of The Carbonaro Effect

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Network: truTV

Michael Carbonaro is a magician by trade, but a prankster by heart. In this show, Michael performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them.

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Vanishing Daycare

#1 - Vanishing Daycare

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 26, 2019

At a thrift store, Michael transforms a t-shirt that's suitable for all four seasons and at a daycare, his aid thinks she loses more than her mind. Plus, in a museum, Michael's helper runs scared when a sculpture starts to slither away.

star 8.57
21 votes
Simon Soft

#2 - Simon Soft

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 14, 2018

Michael turns iced tea into a tea candle and later, at a pet store, he reveals that caterpillars have wicks. Plus, at a warehouse, Michael stumps his assistant when he proves that big tricks come in shrink-wrapped packages.

star 8.41
46 votes
Moving Dragon

#3 - Moving Dragon

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

While working at a pool store, Michael flies on a kickboard and shows the culinary pros of a pool noodle. Plus at a pet store, he breeds hamsters from pellets. Then, Michael stuns his helper when moving day heats up with a fiery statue.

star 8.23
35 votes
Just a Milker

#4 - Just a Milker

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 4, 2014

Michael fishes for trouble in a toy store with pop-up books that contain live animals and, at a health food store, he makes a woman's day by showing her how to milk almonds. Later, a mummy causes an employee to question ancient curses.

star 8.22
60 votes
The Albino Corn Snake Viper Patrol

#5 - The Albino Corn Snake Viper Patrol

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 19, 2015

Working at a tattoo parlor, Michael gets some killer ink in a flash. Then it's SNAKES ON A SEDAN when a serpent ambushes a routine car checkup. Down on the docks, one unlucky guy learns a lesson in shrinkage.

star 8.21
126 votes

#6 - Fishguise

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 28, 2015

At a local copy shop, Michael introduces a print by hand technique and at a bait and tackle shop, he unveils the latest fish fashion trends. At an office, Michael pulls a switcheroo and the new temp has no idea who's the boss.

star 8.21
78 votes
You've Been Marked

#7 - You've Been Marked

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 7, 2018

Michael shows off a seashell from the seashore, that still has the seashore in it, and reveals desserts that break the mold. Plus, at a farm, Michael startles his assistant with a trick that's "out-of-this-world."

star 8.19
47 votes
Take the Mirror

#8 - Take the Mirror

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 16, 2015

Michael's candy shop customers witness a live scorpion get freed from a lollipop and later Michael's cocktail invention has one man drunk with envy! In the big finish, a cursed mirror turns simple reflections into reality.

star 8.18
111 votes
Dr. Bones

#9 - Dr. Bones

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 12, 2018

Michael explores the true depth of a deep-dish pizza, and later, he plays doctor to a patient questioning his own vision and sanity and then explains how the “Carbonaro Effect” could cause hallucinations. Plus, as a locksmith, Michael stuns his assistant with a surprise on the other side of the door.

star 8.18
34 votes
In Case What?!

#10 - In Case What?!

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 20, 2014

Michael stumps a delivery man by pulling live crabs out of a Chinese food order and leaves a mother and daughter in disbelief by using a spinning bowl to extract peanuts from candy. Plus, he puts one man in a serious ethical dilemma.

star 8.14
73 votes
A Faux Pas to Wear

#11 - A Faux Pas to Wear

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 27, 2014

Michael stuns shoppers at a thrift mart with a remarkably advanced antique that self-tailors clothes and a chalkboard that solves mathematical equations. And at a hardware store, a DIYer is left questioning the intelligence of beetles that follow blueprints and unscrew nuts and bolts. Plus, one woman is shocked and bewildered when Michael disappears and reappears before her very eyes.

star 8.13
68 votes
Prehistoric Fossil Breeding

#12 - Prehistoric Fossil Breeding

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 2018

Michael schools a man on fish fossil breeding at a rock store; he colors with his tongue at a paint store; on a construction site, Michael and his helper dig up a skeleton that still has some life in it.

star 8.13
31 votes
Drone Care

#13 - Drone Care

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 25, 2016

While working as a florist, Michael nukes petal popping flowers, sheds light on frog mutation, and turns an ant farm into a work of art.

star 8.12
75 votes
This is Not an Orange

#14 - This is Not an Orange

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 6, 2014

Surprising shoppers with items featuring hidden compartments; a raft in a pill; a new way to levitate.

star 8.12
85 votes
Top Priority of NASA

#15 - Top Priority of NASA

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 18, 2016

Michael's tricks include a soup fit for space, odd ear wax removal and a mystic massage. Later, a mover travels through time.

star 8.12
86 votes
There's Life in Here

#16 - There's Life in Here

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2018

Michael gives a confused woman the license to speed at the Department of Motor Vehicles; he unclogs a toaster at the return counter; he blows the mind of a beach attendant with a scaly encounter from under the sea

star 8.11
35 votes
Lipstick and the Flying Nun

#17 - Lipstick and the Flying Nun

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

While working at an antique shop, Michael unpacks an item with a message from beyond and a problem-solving toy puzzles his co-worker. Plus, Michael works a fundraiser where a painting raises not just money but the body of a nun.

star 8.11
27 votes
Just During the Previews

#18 - Just During the Previews

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 13, 2014

Michael tests gravity when he floats the idea of astronaut snacks; his darkness-triggering popcorn is too newfangled for one movie goer; and he astonishes an antique store employee with glass figurines that feel emotion and repair themselves!

star 8.09
66 votes
Total Face Rejuvenation

#19 - Total Face Rejuvenation

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired May 17, 2018

Michael shocks a receptionist with a medical procedure that leaves both their jaws on the floor, and then at a party store, Michael reveals a regenerating piece of gum. Plus, an electrifying trick rewrites history.

star 8.09
58 votes
Relax the Back

#20 - Relax the Back

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 24, 2018

At a library, Michael shocks people with every trick in the book, including a voice controlled page turner and outfit changes that almost get him recognized! And later, Michael amazes a trainee with a weightless mattress!

star 8.08
59 votes

#21 - Whippit

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 28, 2018

In an ice cream shop, Michael whips up a mind-boggling app; at a party store, he spills the tea on a self-brewing decoration; and at a farm, Michael's helper looks like he saw a ghost after a run-in with a spirited scarecrow.

star 8.08
36 votes
The Food Flattener

#22 - The Food Flattener

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 5, 2018

At a cooking class, Michael gets crabby when chopping salad and brings the heat to instantly cook a meatball with his breath. And later, Michael chills his assistant to her bones when a cryotherapy experiment freezes.

star 8.08
36 votes
Super Saturn Moon Travel

#23 - Super Saturn Moon Travel

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 2017

At Michael's fireworks stand, he's got everything from exploding fruit to levitation sparklers, and at a hemp store, Michael shows off his innovations in hemp technology. Plus, a time capsule completely blows one man's mind!

star 8.08
49 votes
Cuban Assimilatory Persea Plant

#24 - Cuban Assimilatory Persea Plant

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 2017

Michael tries new foods like shape-shifting pasta and never-ending soup! Then it's off to a vinyl shop for a record-breaking illusion, and later, Michael tries to convince his coworker to explore a new plant.

star 8.08
38 votes
Amvox 73

#25 - Amvox 73

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 26, 2015

Michael unearths a mutant turtle from a mystical Peruvian clay. A woman is blown away when 2 adorable bunnies become 8 and to top it off, a hapless carpenter becomes an accidental time traveler when a potent new glue has him coming undone.

star 8.08
105 votes