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Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera

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Smile, You're Watching Candid Camera

With Candid Camera, Allen Funt made unwitting stars out of thousands of people during the show's decades on the air. Funt pioneered the art of hidden-camera practical jokes, putting normal people into highly abnormal situations, usually with hilarious results. It was always in good fun, as evidenced by the smiles that appeared once the participants heard Funt's catchphrase, "Smile, you're on Candid Camera." Now, 15 years after his death Sept. 5, 1999, the show that started it all is coming back, bringing Funt's legacy of laughter to a new generation via the TV Land channel. Before it hits the airwaves, see clips of some of our favorite Candid Camera moments.