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If TV Shows Were Real
If TV Shows Were Real
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December 7, 2012 (Smosh)
December 9, 2012 (El Smosh)

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Ian, Anthony, several TV show characters

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If TV Shows Were Real is a Smosh video uploaded on December 7, 2012.


Ian and Anthony imagine TV shows in real life.


(Some of the characters' names aren't 100% true and are usually based by the looks)


Ian and Anthony are watching Adventure Time when Ian complains how unrealistic it is, due to Jake, who is a talking and shapeshifting dog. Ian says that they gave up on trying to make things real, but Anthony asks him to imagine how dumb it would be if TV shows were realistic.

Two and a Half Men

Alan (Anthony) and Walden Harper are sitting on the couch when Alan wonders where the half man is. Jake Harper (Ian) comes in and says that they had their half man right here, and flashes his penis to Alan and Walden, who scream in horror.


Four guys are stranded on a deserted island when Jack (Anthony) screams that a smoke monster is coming at them. Him with Shahid and Sawyer run away, but Charlie (Ian) says that he's just smoking crack.

Pretty Little Liars

Mona Vanderwaal (Anthony) read a text saying "If you don't do what I say, I'm going to tell everyone you stuff your bra!" She is shocked and asks how they knew that, only for the camera to zoom out to reveal that she (poorly) stuffed her bra with tissues.


Ross (Ian) asks Joey (Anthony) about everyone's dating life. Ross asks if Monica is dating Chandler and if Rachel is dating Joey. Joey corrects him by saying that Ross is dating Rachel, but Joey also wanted to date Rachel and Chandler is dating Rachel's boss. Ross points out that Chandler is married to Monica and Joey kissed Phoebe's sister thinking she's Phoebe, but Ross loses his train of thought, gives up and says that he'll just date his right hand. Joey says, "Lucky!"

The Vampire Diaries

Stefan Salvatore (Ian) writes in his diary that vampires are scary. Elena Gilbert comes in, flirts, and threats Stefan. Stefan turns around and opens the window blind, in which the sunlight burns her.

True Blood

Jason Stackhouse (Ian) is running away from Jessica Hamby and Pam Swynford De Beaufort who were flirting and threatening him. Jason opens the door, causing the sunlight to burn them.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Kim (Anthony) asks Khloe (Ian) if her pants make her butt look small, in which Khloe agrees. Rob (Ian) opens the window blinds, causing the sunlight to burn the Kardashians.

The Walking Dead

Carl (Ian) and Rick (Anthony) Grimes wonder what they need to do with their house surrounded by zombies. Carl asks Rick what supplies do they have. Rick points out that all they have is a Wii, suggesting that at least they can play it until the whole thing blows over. Carl happily agrees, but Rick points out that it's just a Chinese knockoff of a Wii called a "Glii" which only does karaoke songs of Glee songs. As Rick sings horribly, Carl says he doesn't want to live on this planet anymore and gives himself up to the zombies.

Dancing With The Stars

Anthony is told by Tom Bergeron that he is going to lift June Shannon (Honey Boo Boo's mom) in the air and do a triple twist. Anthony just leaves after hearing that.

Jersey Shore

Snooki is yelling at The Situation (Anthony) to get out of her bar, until he has enough and punches her. The director, Seymour Tayntz (Ian) yells at The Situation for not punching Snooki as hard as he could, saying that reality TV has to look realistic. The Situation tries again, but the director hated the shot and tells him to try again. The Situation does this several times, never pleasing the director and Snooki looking more bloodily hurt as they continue. The director is purposely repeating the shot as an excuse for The Situation to punch Snooki over and over and suggests for the next shot, punch Snooki in the uterus. The total of takes were 531. 

Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls (Deleted)

Bear Grylls (Ian) is out in the wilderness on his own and tries to climb up a tree to find some bugs to eat. When Bear Grylls started climbing, the animation stopped working and Grylls revealed his real, higher pitched voice saying that there was a spider on the pole. Grylls complained about the spider and relaxed for a little bit. When he saw a girl, Grylls in the middle of his sentence changed into his acting voice saying that he drank his own piss.


Ian admits that TV shows would be stupid if they were real, only to feel that he has to go to the bathroom. He tells Anthony that he needs to go home because of his dislike for going poo in other people's bathrooms. Ian struggles to hold it in, fearing that he isn't going to make it, when Ian encounters a talking dog, claiming that he'll give him a ride. The dog grows giant and Ian enjoys the ride, but tells him to hurry up saying that he's not going to make it. The dog then claims that he has the solution. Later, Ian then makes it to the bathroom, but the dog has shapeshifted into a toilet. The dog asks Ian to hurry up and Ian then shouts out "Power Poo ENGAGE!"


If TV Shows Were Real/Script


  • This is the first If .... Were Real Series where the video only has one deleted scene.
  • Honey Boo Boo's mom represented Honey Boo Boo in Addicted to Honey Boo Boo Child.
  • Bear Grylls drink his piss was a reference to DRINK YOUR P!SS.
  • This is Seymour's second appearance. The first was BIGGEST ZIT EVER!.
  • At 0:44 you can clearly see in the Lost scene that Charlie wasn't smoking but the Smoke Monster is noticeable on the corner of the scene.
  • At 4:02, Snooki starts saying "Pepperoni..." before she is "interupted" again.
  • The director's name is revealed to be "Seymour Tayntz" (This can be seen on the Clapperboard at 3:42 , 3:46, 3:49, 3:53, 3:55, 3:57, 3:59, and 4:01.)
  • Plus,the name of the cameraman is "Jon Hooker"(This can also be seen on the Clapperboard)
  • The Clapperboard says "Take 531" at the end of the "Jersey Shore" scene.
  • If the viewer listens closely, they can still hear Anthony singing after 2:58 ,though he is barely audible. 
  • The full song on the Glii is writen here:

                                         We are handicaped,

                                       geeky, pregnant and gay,

                                            and that's a-okay.

                                     This show only gets viewed

                                         because it's provocative

                                        and we do covers of songs

                                       when they get popular online.

  • Since Stefan is also a vampire, he could have been burnt too.

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