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'Punk'd': 6 Classic Pranks From Original Version (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Alex Moaba  |  Posted: 03/29/2012 3:14 pm Updated: 03/29/2012 3:45 pm

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"Punk'd": Memorable videos from the original installment.

The new, rebooted "Punk'd" premieres tonight (Thurs., March 29 at 10 p.m. ET) on MTV, with Justin Bieber serving as the inaugural host in a new format that will feature a rotating cast of celebrity pranksters. Ashton Kutcher is still serving as the prankmaster general, but he's moved behind the scenes and is acting as an executive producer on the series.

The return got us reminiscing about some of the most memorable "punkings" from the original installment. Back in the days of yore, i.e. the early-to-mid 2000s, the concept of scaring a celebrity within an inch of their sanity was a new and exciting concept.

Remember when they blew up The Rock's trailer? Or when they convinced Justin Timberlake that all his possessions were being seized by the government? Let's take a stroll down memory lane and look back at some classic incidents in "Punk'd" history in the video slideshow below.

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On the set of "Be Cool," 'Punk'd' took things to the next level, blowing up a replica of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's trailer. Kutcher's crew included a guy posing as a cop, who insisted on blaming The Rock for the accident. Also making a cameo in this video as the wardrobe person who turned the gas on and possibly started the blaze: Whitney Cummings.

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