Tricked (Canadian TV series)

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Tricked
StarringEric Leclerc
Country of originCanada (Season 1)
United States (Season 2)
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes28
Production
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
Production company(s)Force Four Entertainment
ITV Studios Global Entertainment
Release
Original networkYTV
BYUtv
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 5, 2016

Tricked is a Canadian television series that originally premiered on YTV[1] in September 2016 and BYUtv[2] in October 2016. Starring magician and YouTube personality Eric Leclerc, the series features Leclerc performing magic tricks as hidden camera pranks.[1] In addition to BYUtv the series has also aired in the US on Universal Kids[3].

During season 1 YTV helped produce the episodes in conjunction with ITV Studios. For season 2 YTV was replaced in the credits by BYUtv. Season 2 also saw a shift from occurring in Canada to occurring in New York City.

The series is based on Ben Hanlin's British television program Tricked, which premiered in 2013.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Season One[edit]

No. overall No. in
season
Title Original air date
11"Food"September 5, 2016 (2016-09-05) (YTV)
October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01) (BYUtv)
Watch as Eric Leclerc blends food and magic together in unpredictable ways. Some of the tricks include turning a salad into a chicken, hiding an orange in a watermelon, hiding a ring inside an eclair, and turning table scraps into compost.
22"Creativity"September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) (YTV)
October 10, 2016 (2016-10-10) (BYUtv)
Eric shows off the new Drinkomatic 5000, a coffee pot that can make any drink fresh as long as it's not hot. He also creates the freshest cookie imaginable, lets kids set him up in a unique art post that has a statue copying him, and repairs a torn $1200 picture as though it were new.
33"Health"September 7, 2016 (2016-09-07) (YTV)
October 17, 2016 (2016-10-17) (BYUtv)
Eric turns bread into food for ducks and geese, a new health trend called internal flossing is created, and endless items like chips, cream, and sugar bewilder spectators at restaurants and in a food court.
44"Technology"September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08) (YTV)
October 24, 2016 (2016-10-24) (BYUtv)
Eric illustrates new technology by showing off DNA gum that can reveal a person's thoughts, ways to recover a phone when it has been lost on a public street (even if it's lost in the sewer), and teleportation of drivers licenses.
55"Family"September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12) (YTV)
October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) (BYUtv)
Eric brings kids toys to them in the park through an interdimensional portal, he shows a group in the park how friends and family support each other, he takes pictures of families in a local cafe that come out slightly different than expected, and he takes a couple through the experience of Cafe Leclerc.
66"Fashion"September 13, 2016 (2016-09-13) (YTV)
November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07) (BYUtv)
Eric makes accessories appear from paper and attends the London School to cause some mischief among upcoming designers. Additionally kids try to figure how he gets a crayon through a quarter.
77"Sports"September 14, 2016 (2016-09-14) (YTV)
November 14, 2016 (2016-11-14) (BYUtv)
Eric shows off games of chance at a golf putt practice game, with a soccer club throwing balls at random boxes, and with a sailor and his friend showing how easily knots and rope can pass through someone if they've been properly trained.
88"Travel"September 15, 2016 (2016-09-15) (YTV)
November 21, 2016 (2016-11-21) (BYUtv)
Eric has people use the power of their minds to determine different travel locations through postcards, snow globes, and even a random picture. What makes it even crazier is when they randomly produce items of travel blind folded to said locations.
99"Music"September 19, 2016 (2016-09-19) (YTV)
November 28, 2016 (2016-11-28) (BYUtv)
In his latest magic show Eric displays a new shoe cleaner that works by sound until it goes awry, he cuts a teenagers earphones, and he visits the Nimbus School of Recording Arts to display how magic and sound can work together to confound the mind.
1010"Work"September 20, 2016 (2016-09-20) (YTV)
December 5, 2016 (2016-12-05) (BYUtv)
Eric performs magic tricks at a local office featuring everyday items like a pen, paper, a copier, money, and even a moving box and duct tape. However none of the individuals know they're his latest magic show guests.
1111"Money"September 21, 2016 (2016-09-21) (YTV)
December 12, 2016 (2016-12-12) (BYUtv)
Eric visits the local mall to introduce e-money, or programmable money. Other tricks include multiplying a $5 to become a $50 bill and making one individuals ring appear in an unexpected location.
1212"Emotions"September 22, 2016 (2016-09-22) (YTV)
February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06) (BYUtv)
For his latest set of tricks Eric has people write down the strongest negative emotions they can think of. Imagine their shock when those words of emotion change into the exact opposite emotion, handwriting and all. In an additional trick Eric shows how fear can be a worthwhile magic tool when it's unexpected.
1313"Energy"September 26, 2016 (2016-09-26) (YTV)
February 13, 2017 (2017-02-13) (BYUtv)
Eric and the Tricked team focus on the four forms of energy: Positive Energy, Negative Energy, Emotional Energy, and Physical Energy. Among the magic tricks shown are Eric creating a photograph in his mouth, recycling a light bulb by eating it, purifying salt water with two regular cups, and creating a comfortable yoga mat with glass inside of it.
1414"Farm"September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27) (YTV)
February 20, 2017 (2017-02-20) (BYUtv)
Eric lets kids randomly select toy animals from a bag before roping them out. Also at a farm house he lets someone draw a random color before copying it identically in the bag and then making 8 people appear with the exact same outfit, including himself under a jumpsuit. It's all part of farm themed magic tricks that'll blow your mind.
1515"Entertainment"September 28, 2016 (2016-09-28) (YTV)
February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) (BYUtv)
Eric performs random tricks at a house party, has rope appear up his sleeve that rips something unexpected, and performs some surprise unbirthday tricks at the TRKD Cafe.
1616"School"September 29, 2016 (2016-09-29) (YTV)
March 6, 2017 (2017-03-06) (BYUtv)
Eric displays a chalkboard that can solve math problems by itself to school kids, he turns flash cards into solid steel at a school library, and he leads an old fashioned family rivalry (big brother vs. little sister) in an unexpected school activity.
1717"Secrets"October 3, 2016 (2016-10-03) (YTV)
March 13, 2017 (2017-03-13) (BYUtv)
Eric introduces a special lite popcorn that is so lite it can float into your mouth. Next Eric plays some tricks on some ladies at the photo studio. What other spooky tricks will cause the heart to pound on unexpected spooky episode of Tricked?
1818"Games & Luck"October 4, 2016 (2016-10-04) (YTV)
March 20, 2017 (2017-03-20) (BYUtv)
Eric tries to solve a rubik cube behind his back with unsuspecting fans only to mystify them when they have the same pattern. Meanwhile at the cafe Eric produces a bag that contains unexpected random items people name. How is it water moves from one cup to another without slight of hand? Eric produces unexpected magic with rubber bands. He also shows how an individual can win a free soda, and at the bowling alley he has people determine if games are determined by skills, trick, or luck.
1919"Weather"October 5, 2016 (2016-10-05) (YTV)
March 27, 2017 (2017-03-27) (BYUtv)
Eric changes a soda can from ice cold to boiling hot. At the garden center he uses a spray to magically repair broken items as it protects it against the elements. At the mall he conjours water out of thin air from a hand drawn ice cube. Meanwhile Cafe Leclerc has made up charities that they donate people's money to without asking. Finally random card tricks are performed with candy and gum.
2020"Friends"October 6, 2016 (2016-10-06) (YTV)
April 3, 2017 (2017-04-03) (BYUtv)
Eric creates friendship bracelets from random letters in his mouth. He also has never ending gum appear in his mouth, and some mischief at Cafe Leclerc causes people to think friends that mysteriously appear inside the magic board. Also what happens when people sign a blank sheet of paper that turns into a check addressed to Eric, and what random mischief will he pull at the library this time?

Season Two[edit]

On September 8, 2018 Tricked announced on their Facebook page that season 2 would premiere on BYUtv October 8, 2018. For season 2 YTV is removed from the production credits and is replaced by BYUtv.[4]


No. overall No. in
season
Title Original air date
211"Mouse Multiplication"October 8, 2018 (2018-10-08)
Some families and friends decide to set up their loved ones. Among the tricks are pizzas that fall on the floor before reappearing in the box brand new, ice cream made in a bag, and a DNA multiplying machine that turns one mouse into a dozen mice.
222"Moving Magic"October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)
In his latest set of magical tricks Eric debuts a new ice cream app that costs $1.50 and will place any topping you want on your ice cream. Up next some young shoppers are introduced to the newest puzzle- a puzzle that will change randomly based off the DNA of the individual who touches it. Finally what happens to a pizza delivery man when a lady magically disappears in front of him, and what will the reaction be of some friendly pedestrians who agree to watch Eric's moving supplies?
233"Balloon Donut"October 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)
Eric is once again up to his trickery as he introduces a new lighter than air donut, a donut trapped inside a baloon that appears when it's popped. Later on Eric performs some jelly bean magic where he guesses exactly how many jelly beans are pulled out of a jar and the colors each of them have. Finally Eric plays some cupcake magic on one girl who's always pranking her father.
244"Phone Meltdown"October 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)
Eric explodes a phone that has been brought in for repair, he conducts interviews in the park for a special newscast with individuals who are willing to help only to watch his shirt rip into many pieces, he introduces some new special technology at a pet store, and what happens when Eric lets people in the park create his new bands nickname?
255"Big Burger"November 5, 2018 (2018-11-05)
266"Tube Chips"November 12, 2018 (2018-11-12)
277"Necklace Bust"November 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
288"Key Hanger"November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26)

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