Candid camera

The use of a hidden video camera to show people while they are being tricked as a joke.

Cambridge Dictionary

Candid camera verwijst naar het fotograferen of filmen van personen die niet weten dat zij gefotografeerd of gefilmd worden. De term wordt nu vooral gebruikt voor televisieprogramma’s waarin willekeurige mensen zonder het te weten in humoristische situaties worden gefilmd. Candid camera (eigenlijk: openhartige camera) betekent in de praktijk verborgen camera.

In de televisiewereld was de formule ‘candid camera’ al succesvol toen de KRO in 1963 in Nederland een variant presenteerde onder de naam Kiekeboe, gepresenteerd door Teddy Scholten. De opvolger van Kiekeboe was Poets, van de AVRO, met Fred Oster als presentator. Medewerkers van Poets waren onder anderen Cherry Duyns, C. Buddingh’, Gerard van Lennep en Frits Bom.

In 1982 lanceerde Ralph Inbar Bananasplit, bij de TROS. De grappen werden gaandeweg steeds inventiever, maar ook ingewikkelder. Inbar voerde regelmatig bekende Nederlanders op als “slachtoffer”. Zo ontstak Ajax-voetballer Søren Lerby, toen nog getrouwd met Willeke Alberti, in grote woede toen Van Lennep een telefooncel ging plaatsen op zijn oprijlaan.

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1 Ralph Inbar Bananasplit Verhuizers

26 jul. 2012

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The Granddaddy of ‘Voyeur TV’: Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera”

Hidden Cameras and Human Behavior - An Interview with Allen Funt

Perhaps we should begin by having you define “candid.”

Funt: “Candid” in general photographic terms means unposed, relatively unposed. For us, “candid” means hidden and completely unaware photography.

 

Do you think you really find truths about people even though your situations are so highly contrived?

The truth about people very often sneaks in despite our effort. We never, of course, have controls, so that we’re never sure what would happen to a certain individual if he was just carrying out his normal life without our interference or without our involvement. The closest to a scientific approach, the closest to the beginnings of truth, as you say, are these: we never show a piece of behavior that we are positive is atypical. …So the truth sneaks in occasionally—that is, the scientists’ truth. The truth about people, I think, is in all of the things we do, even if they’re not typical.

 

In your different situations you often have to “push” people to get their reactions. Do people have a limit emotionally and psychologically?

That question really has a many-headed response to it, and let me see if I can’t boil it down. The limits to which you can push people divide themselves roughly into the emotional limits, intellectual limits and psychological limits. On an emotional level, it’s a very strange thing that people have emotional short circuits if the provocation is too strong. Psychologically, the limit has more to do with whether a person is alone or with other people. There’s a kind of ego reflection if you’re with somebody else. If he’s alone he’ll take a hell of a lot more. If he’s with somebody else he’ll take a lot less.

 

Can you spot people who can be provoked into good reactions? And do you do this in the course of making your Candid Camera episodes?

I have to give a little basic definition, because I think we’re leading up the wrong alley of our work. I think the idea of provoking people into good reactions needs some re-examination. Let me tell you first that the best Candid Camera subject is the strong person who is best able to cope with our predicament, not least able. To the extent that we find a strong guy—who goes all the way from taking care of the predicament to turning the tables on is—that’s the best subject. The weakest subject needs the greatest provocation. The weakest subject leads us into a closest-to-error behavior.

Your show has been around on radio and television and in one form or another for almost 20 years. Why has your show endured?

Number one, the basic comedy of Candid Camera is the comedy of watching a man fall on the ice. It’s someone else. You’re happy it’s not you. You have a moment of superiority. And you recognize the possibility of yourself in the predicament. Beyond that, at our best, we are dealing with subjects closer to the real lives of our audience than almost any other show on television.

 

You were one of the first to examine ordinary people in everyday locales for your own kind of “documentary” entertainment. Do you consider yourself responsible in any way for the development of cinema vérité? Were you conscious of the difference between your techniques and those of others at that time?

I was very much aware of the differences between our approach and the approach of those who were doing things like it. The earliest documentarians I can think of were using real locations and, on occasion, real people, most of the time because they couldn’t afford actors or because it was more convenient. So we weren’t starting anything, we were developing it. And from the beginning, we were handicapped, in a sense, by a religion. The religion was that we had to use concealment, and that our subjects must not be at all aware of what we were doing. When some filmmakers tell me—“Well, people get used to the camera”…well, they weren’t aware of the camera, they were provoked or involved to the extent that they didn’t know the camera was there, or after two hours they’d forget about the camera,” we would constantly have to reply –“You go your way, but our way is ordained now.”

Now, to get back to this question of pioneering—I am vain enough to think that not only camera vérité, but all the realism in television commercials stems from our work. The whole body of those things using real people and simulating reality—all of those come directly from us. Our impact on cinema vérité was simply that we kept on showing that real people were engaging, that when the people on our show were funny it was not always an accident. If everything we did was an accident then we would have no value to the production field. The control was that we would think of a funny situation and then place a man in it. And after all, if this is to be art and not just an accident, it involves discipline. And our discipline is that every single week we get out a show. That’s not an accident.

 

Do you deliberately use telephoto lenses or other film devices to create an additional candid effect, to give an added eavesdropping quality?

No. The truth is that we never use any film techniques, because we want the thing to look a lot more like live pickups than film. We never use dissolves, we never use opticals, we never use more than one camera. No matter how easy it would be. Because our point of view has to be the eavesdropper’s point of view.

 

What is the usual reaction by people—or is there a usual reaction—when you tell them that it’s all a gag? Do they resent it? Do they laugh along with you at themselves?

I have to make a composite of so many people. But I would say that the prime response is one of relief. The relief is that the situation—no matter what kind of a situation—is really not one that they have to cope with.

The second thing is what I call “defensive disbelief.” Now, here’s what happens. Your ego says—“I’ve been fooled.” Your defensive response is—“You didn’t really fool me.” So I say—“Do you mind being on coast to coast?” He says—“I was? I knew it all the time.” That’s pure defensive disbelief.

 

Do people sometimes object because it was all a trick?

Oh, they do once in a while. But I’m always avoiding that half-of-one-percent exception. We have had people who have threatened to sue everybody from the president of CBS to our sponsors. Now, those are people who don’t think it’s funny—and there are many. But just go by the number of releases we get. We get 997 out of every thousand releases without any pressure.

 

How do you feel about critics who don’t like your eavesdropping and your playing practical jokes on people?

I feel terrible. I feel terrible because they’re right. You see, the horror of it is that you never can win those people. You let a critic point out any other fault that you can think of, and there’s something you can do about it. But we cannot change the basic strength or fault—you call it—of the concept of our program. We must have an initial advantage over our subject., and maybe a lasting advantage.

So that’s why the critics resent us. It’s not because we’re Big Brothers, because we’re not. We use enough restraint, enough self-discipline, so that we rarely do anything that would hurt a man, But the sympathy that is generated by a sensitive human being to the inequities of what we do is something we can never overcome.

 

Although people sign releases for your show, do you find that they generally have little idea of what their skit has been all about? They never see an edited version before airtime, do they?

They can hear a track immediately. They never see an edited version except on rare, rare occasions. People have a very hazy recall of what happened to them, but all of the very important elements are operating whether they have a vague or a clear recall. These are the important questions to most people’s lives—“Was I in the wrong place, was I with the wrong person, did I say, in general, the wrong thing?” Those things they remember. Now, whether they remember the comedic sequence of things, or the particular structure of it, is another thing.

 

You don’t get people who forget how…

How stupid they looked?

 

Yes, and come back later, after they’ve seen the show on TV, to complain.

No, we don’t have it happen that way. I think most filmmakers will agree with this–people look better on film in general than they do in real life. The second thing is, who is to judge whether a man looks silly on television? You may be looking at a man who’s big enough to smile at the kind of weaknesses that all of us have. He may also be the kind of egotist who doesn’t care how he looks, just as long as he got the notoriety. Generally the subject has no important second thoughts after the film is used, because most people get the whole spectrum of responses at once.

 

Do you think your episodes will last as statements about people in our time and in our society?

If somebody digs up a capsule of our society, if he finds all the documentary films that were ever done—and here I’m talking about Nanook and on down—I think he’ll learn more about human beings from our films than he will from almost any other documentary films I can think of. Now, mind you, I’m not saying he’ll learn more about making pictures, or that he’ll be more entertained, but I can’t think of a set of films that will give a stranger a better insight into our race than our kind of pictures. We have done so many now that if I picked 20 films out of 30 thousand episodes, I’d say they’d stand up with almost any documentary. They will be remembered, but not as entertainment. Most people in the film business are in it for entertainment. A small number for instruction and inspiration. We are in it for entertainment and for its comedic value. But the side thing—seeing children as we portray them, seeing certain kinds of adult behavior, and the insight about it that our films give you—I can’t think of anything that’s better.

 

2 Bananasplit. Pakketje voor Linda de Mol.

30 mei 2010

(1989)
 

3 De leukste grappen: We gaan je huis slopen…

29 sep. 2010

De Leukste Verborgen Cameragrap van Nederland – SBS 6
 

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4 Ralph Inbar Bananasplit Goochelaar ontgoocheld

27 jul. 2012

 

5 Bananasplit Jaap Buis

30 apr. 2013

 

6 De proefrit

23 mrt. 2013

Autoverkoper beleeft hachelijke proefrit. Klant blijkt geen klant, maar een stuntman… Candid uit “Boobytrap” (Veronica)
 
 
 

7 Sonja Barend bij Banana split 1987

30 dec. 2011

Sonja Barend word bij de neus genoemen door Allard. Uitzenddatum: 10-11-1987 Bron: Philips n1502
 
 
Sonja Maria Barend (Amsterdam, 29 februari 1940) is een Nederlands televisiepresentatrice, die ook wel de Koningin van de Talkshow wordt genoemd. Meer dan veertig jaar was ze op televisie te zien. Eind 2006 hield ze op met het maken van televisie. Naar haar is de jaarlijkse Sonja Barend Award vernoemd, een prijs voor het beste tv-interview.
 

8 Ralph Inbar Bananasplit Shören Lerby

27 jul. 2012

 
In 1982 lanceerde Ralph Inbar Bananasplit, bij de TROS. De grappen werden gaandeweg steeds inventiever, maar ook ingewikkelder. Inbar voerde regelmatig bekende Nederlanders op als “slachtoffer”. Zo ontstak Ajax-voetballer Søren Lerby, toen nog getrouwd met Willeke Alberti, in grote woede toen Van Lennep een telefooncel ging plaatsen op zijn oprijlaan.
 

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9 Funniest Awkward Pranks – Best Of Just For Laughs Gags

21 okt. 2012

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10 Bananasplit – Meisje kraakt de kluis – Dat kan niet, dat kán niet! Het kan wel…..

30 aug. 2015

xplore2012

Eindelijk……naar deze hilarische verborgen cameragrap van Bananasplit heb ik zo lang gezocht! En dan vandaag, zomaar in de uitzending van Bananasplit op Best24.

Ff op een knullige manier vastgelegd, maar mag de pret niet drukken!

BANANASPLIT – KRAAK DE CODE EN OPEN DE KLUIS
Meisje doet een poging om op de beursstand van ‘Remmers Kluizen’ de code van de brandkast te kraken om zo 10000 gulden te winnen.

De eigenaar ziet glimlachend toe hoe een meisje haar best doet om de code van de kluis te kraken.

Het lachen vergaat hem echter snel als ze na een paar minuten de kluisdeur écht opendraait en euforisch de enveloppe met 10000 gulden aan haar moeder laat zien.

Zelden iemand zo onthutst zien reageren: “Dit kán niet! Dit kán niet…….Het is absoluut onmogelijk.
Er zijn 3 miljoen combinaties te maken met deze kluis……dit kán dus niet!………Tja…… Het kan dus wel…..”‘

En toch kan het niet 😉

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11 Ralph Inbar’s Bananasplit De taartenkoerier

19 feb. 2017

 

12 Bananasplit 2013 Aflevering 6 planken zagen voor een kast Ed Nijpels S04E06 14-04-2013

22 apr. 2013

Het is weer zover. Dit seizoen 2013 komt Frans Bauer weer met nieuwe candid camera grappen bij de TROS op Nederland 1. Bananasplit! Dit seizoen naast de korte grappen, FC Bananasplit en gasten als Xander de Buisonje, Bas van Werven, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Raemon Sluiter, Charly Luske, Jan des Bouvrie, Jean-Marie Pfaff, Hans Klok, Yes-R, Fajah Lourens, Annette Barlo, Dennie Christian, Raffaella Paton, Ed Nijpels, Quintis Ristie, William Bossong en Bert Knoops van Mooi Wark. En elke week leest Edvard Nieesing het BSN nieuws voor. In dit filmpje: Ed Nijpels heeft een timmerman ingehuurd om planken te zagen voor de kast. Alleen bij elke keer zagen klopt de maat van de plank niet.

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13 Ralph Inbar Bananasplit Taxi omgekeerd

27 jul. 2012

 

14 De Leukste Verborgen Cameragrap van Nederland – Supermarktgrap

17 sep. 2010

Preview van een van de grappen die maandag 20 september in de uitzending zitten: mensen aan de kassa van een supermarkt worden in de maling genomen. Een meneer vraagt of hij even voor mag. Hij blijkt de 100.00ste bezoeker te zijn, en wint naast 10.000 euro ook nog eens een auto! De slachtoffers zijn in shock!
 

15 De leukste grappen: 100.000ste bezoeker

21 sep. 2010

De Leukste Verborgen Cameragrap van Nederland – SBS 6
 

16 De leukste grappen: Geldtruc met Wesley (1)

15 sep. 2010

Wesley wordt belazerd bij het tankstation… De Leukste Verborgen Cameragrap van Nederland – SBS 6
 

17 De leukste grappen: Geldtruc met Wesley (2)

15 sep. 2010

Wesley belazert zelf mensen bij het tankstation! De Leukste Verborgen Cameragrap van Nederland – SBS 6
 

18 Mike Murphy Candid Camera the football pools win.

16 apr. 2011

A dry cleaners worker has won the Pools then a customer gets different news and has to tell him.
 

19 Bananasplit Ralph Inbar John de Wolf en Regilio Blinker TVSpot

19 dec. 2016

 

20 Candid Camera Classic: Parachute Fail

4 jan. 2016

At the Rose Bowl, office workers help out with a sky-diving show that goes very wrong. Subscribe to our
 
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NOTE: We are the owners of this video and all content on this YouTube channel. We produce the “Candid Camera” TV show. No material on this channel is borrowed or sourced from any other owner or creator. —Candid Camera, Inc.
 

21 Candid Camera Classic: Photo Switch

20 mrt. 2017

Customers at a photo studio discover that strangers have been added to their family portraits.
 
NOTE: We are the owners of this video and all content on this YouTube channel. We produce the “Candid Camera” TV show. No material on this channel is borrowed or sourced from any other owner or creator. —Candid Camera, Inc.
 

22 Candid Camera Classic: Gator in the Can!

19 dec. 2020

Restaurant patrons find an alligator in the bathroom drain! NOTE: We are the owners of this video and all content on this YouTube channel. We produce the “Candid Camera” TV show. No material on this channel is borrowed or sourced from any other owner or creator. —Candid Camera, Inc.
 

23 Magic Reporter

14 mrt. 2011

Reporter needs some help with camera, she then falls through a manhole and reappears from behind a tree.
 

24 Tied up and Gagged Man In Trunk

10 mei 2011

 

11 mln. abonnees

Taxi drivers are asked by a cop to pull over and give them a lift. They head into the police officer’s house to grab the luggage, but when they open the trunk, they find a man tied up in the trunk. This sure doesn’t look good for the cabbie, since it seems like he’s kidnapped some guy and shoved him in the boot of his car.
 
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25 Blind Woman in Toilet Prank – Just For Laughs Gags

9 mei 2011

Blind woman goes into a porta-potty to use the restroom. She asks nice people near by if they would be kind enough to watch over her seeing eye dog in the meantime. While the woman is doing her business, a truck hooks the portable toilet to its back and drives off with it – and the blind lady – inside! Prank victims shout for the driver to stop while they are still holding the blind woman’s dog that’s been left behind.
 

26 Dog Escape Prank

Here’s a dog who’s mind is MUCH smaller than his stomach. We almost feel bad for him, jumping into that butcher’s truck and all. Almost.
 
A presentation of the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!
 

 

27 Invisible Archer Helps Stranger Win Tournament

28 okt. 2018

The invisible Archer magically helps strangers win the biggest award in the archery tournament.
 

28 Sleeping with the fishes accomplice

28 mrt. 2011

 
Woman needs some help throwing a corpse down in the river. A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!
 

 

29 Cartoony PrankCartoony Prank

20 mei 2011

What happens here is hard to explain. A thief steals a bag near a prank victim and a high speed chase ensues. While a police officer is running after the thief, they stumble onto a Scooby Doo movie set and do the whole “people running after one another and coming in and out of different doors routine” – to the amusement of the prank victims watching on. But how can the thief and cop be running in and out of the doors and hallways so quickly? It’s revealed that the prank victims are actually seeing double – there are two twin policemen, and the thieves are also twins. All four of them have been running all over the place, adding to the confusion! A presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!
 

30 Little Boy Turns Into Little Girl Gag

6 mei 2011

 
Pedestrians are asked to take care of a little boy but while a small group of tourists creates a diversion, the young boy has become a young girl.
 
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31 Shark Attack Prank

5 mei 2012

32 The Most Ridiculous Traffic Signs Prank!

5 jul. 2016

 

33 Best Milk Pranks Of ALL TIME!

26 mrt. 2017

 

Filmed in Montreal, Quebec Welcome to the world-famous Just for Laughs Gags channel, where we pull public pranks on unsuspecting Montreal residents and tourists.

 
 
 

34 Crazy Baby Arm Prank

22 dec. 2012

 

The pregnant lady invites passersby to feel her baby kicking, but when they put their hands on her tummy, a little hand reaches out and punches theirs. How creepy!

 
Gags are filmed in Québec. Originality, authenticity and joie de vivre…
 

35 Presumed Innocent: The Myth, The Mantra and Messiah | Deirdre Enright | TEDxCharlottesville

17 dec. 2015

Deirdre Enright is a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia and the Director of Investigations at UVA’s Innocence Project. She takes us through the details of the arrest and questionable conviction of Messiah Johnson for armed robbery in 2000 who is still in prison. Deirdre’s examination of this case reveals the flaws in our legal justice system and challenges the assumption of the term “and justice for all”.
 
Deirdre Enright is director of investigation for the Law School’s Innocence Project Clinic. Enright previously worked at the Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center, where she represented clients and consulted on cases in all stages of capital litigation, with primary focus on federal and state post-conviction proceedings and Supreme Court certiorari review. After graduating from the University of Virginia Law School in 1992, Enright worked as a staff attorney at the Mississippi Capital Defense Resource Center.
 
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
 

36 Fake videos of real people — and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn

25 jul. 2018

 
Do you think you’re good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they’ve never said in real life? See how they’re made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech — and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse.
 
Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com
 
The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more.
 

37 Corona vaagt ons verstand weg, zegt Hoogleraar Filosofie René ten Bos

29 jun. 2020

Voormailg Denker des Vaderlands en Hoogleraar Filosofie René ten Dam schreef een urgent boek “De Corona Storm”met als ondertitel “Hoe een virus ons verstand wegvaagde”. De Nijmegenaar met Twentse roots maakte een rit in de auto met me en sprak overhartig over de 26 hoogstukken die de lettes van het alfabet volgden van A tot Z. De trigger om het boek te schrijven kwam van een terloopse uitspraak van Marc Rutte, die tijdens een persconferentie had opgeroepen te stoppen met filosoferen omdat het virus anders zou winnen. In de video behandelen we de hoodstukken BEELDEN, FASCIST, HOOP en WAARSCHIJNLIJKHEID.