Reddit user Spinach-God consulted the Impractical Jokers Reddit community to ask their choice for the harshest or most abject punishments. Several people have made solid decisions, ranging from Q’s constant hiatus on a Universal Studios tour to Murr’s brief tenure as a baseball game snack salesman. However, Redditor luis9323’s choice of Q uncomfortably following a person at a networking event is undeniably the worst of them all. Not only did he hold on to the guy the whole time, but he kept interrupting his conversations with others and was clearly getting on his nerves.
The sheer awkwardness of this punishment is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl, and while he hated what he had to do, it’s not uncommon for Q to end up with some harsh punishments. As he told Forbes in 2019, he’s had to endure some achingly uncomfortable ones thanks to his three lifelong friends. “The first thing was my parents, where I had to teach them sex ed, it was really bad. That was eventually replaced by them putting the tarantulas on me because that was one of the worst things,” he said, noting that the tarantula punishment was eventually overtaken by his experience at Universal Studios.
Impractical Jokers has earned a spot as one of truTV’s most popular shows, so it’s likely to stay that way for years to come, even after Joe Gatto is gone. This is great news for the fans, but it only means even tougher penalties for Q and the rest of the Jokers.