Comedy Central has a new TV show called Con. The premise is a guy named Skyler Stone (sounds like a con name to me) who has this “amazing” ability to con people. The cameras follow him around and he scams people and companies. They sell the show as a how-to guide to getting things free etc.
This show IS the scam… the setups are preposterous, the scams are not even possible without a tv show budget, and the things that the average guy could pull off are downright illegal.
Take the scam of getting a free meal in a restaurant. Skylar (isn’t that name the worst) happens to have a friend that looks like Brad Pitt (yeah right, we all do.) He calls a fancy restaurant and tells them they are shooting a Punk’d style show and want to fool Brad Pitt in their restaurant. The manager agrees – who wouldn’t? They have like five of their “friends” act as the show crew to help setup the prank and then all get together and giggle when Skylar (chuckle) gets his free meal. Yeah – you too can get a free meal if you have a friend that looks like a celeb and have a half dozen friends willing to work for free to get you a meal.
Another one is the time they wanted to break into the porn industry. The goal was to throw a party and have all the big names in porn attend the premiere of the film thinking Skylar (haha) is a big time director. You too can pull of this caper if you A) have a studio to film your fake porn B) are willing to pay porn talent to be in your film C) rent a fancy venue for the premiere party D) promise & deliver free food & free drinks at your party. Not a very profitable scam.
The show intercuts segments with mini-scams… but most of those are not scams but petty theft and/or vandalism. Skylar (that name is really killing me) paints over a no-parking sign, takes a polaroid, and uses it in court to fight his parking ticket… hmm, can of paint, hassle of court, possibly arrest for vandalism, all to get out of a parking ticket? It’s easier to park a block away.
In another “quick scam” he shows how to get out of paying for parking in a garage. Using the thinking that you have a 15 minute grace period in which you don’t have to pay, he waited by the entrance for another car to arrive and then ZOIKS! steals their parking ticket as it comes out of the printer. He runs up to his car, drives out and says he decided not to park here. Uh, what about the guy who just had his ticket stolen, or maybe the guy in the little booth that probably saw it all? How stupid is this?
The only real con going on is seeing how long Comedy Central keeps paying the tab for this show.
I agree about the “con” show. It is a joke. I think it spawned from the popular fallout from the movie “Catch Me If You Can,” but the movie was about a kid who conned out of necessity, and conned with little or no outside help or resources. “Con” the show features an egotistical teen who seems proud of the fact that he has no conscience.
you are a real smart guy CDog. that c must stand for chump because that’s what you are. i’ve known skyler (it’s skylEr you idiot) and he can con anyone. he doesn’t need cameras to do it. and the show has to be funny to you jerk. so why don’t you stop picking your nose and eating your boogers for two seconds and actually accomplish something in your life. you really suck. aand you are not a smart person. noone likes you.
You know Skyler huh? I feel sorry for you, cause I know Skyler Clipner “Stone” really well and he is a complete jag off. The guy can’t con shit. Skyler used to try and pull his bullshit with people and the only ability he did have was to cry his little ass off so they wouldn’t knock all his teeth out. Without his camera crew, Skyler is nothing but a liar and a punk. He belongs in LA where they reward retardation and bullshit like nowhere else. I hope he stays there after his run in show biz is over. I hope he likes being the fluffer in low grade porn flicks. That will be perfect for Stone.
Screw u ____. con rocks
im wit zoey!!!!!!!
Dude what is your problem.
let me guess your really fat, and late at night when everyone is asleep or gone you go to that porn site…you know the one with the stuff your ashamed of yet addicted to.
Con is meant to be funny, weither its real or not isnt up to you to decide and even when you try to make insights they are often invalid and somewhat retarded, you should really watch closer.
Example in the ep about porn, first it was shot outdoors…wheres that studio you mentioned needing? second the male “Actor” he met in a grocery store, and the women was found on a site for budding porn stars to break into the biz.
But no dont let me stop you from running your digital mouth while you chomp on those digital dorito’s.
And by the way the free pizza trick works great, Ty Mr. Stone.
half fake, half real. end of discussion.
Riding with your Fly down guy
Skyler Rocks that’s all there is to it.
Man, people have some really strong feelings about this skylar guy…I doubt they all REALLY know him. Anyway, I agreed with your blog, but my comment was actually to tell people not to try his “mini-con” with teh parking ticket b/c it doesn’t work. Oddly enough I had a job where I screened police reports for the medical center parking lots, and 8 times out of 10 either the parking attendent or the cameras saw them take a ticket and then leave…then sent them a bill or a ticket…so … not advisable. That’s my whole comment if it’s worth anything to anyone.
Skylar stone’s show the con is soooo funny, skylar rocks
What up player?
I guess you hate me, that’s cool. FYI, the show wasn’t meant to be a “how to” and yes you are correct at times the ends don’t justify the means on the show, but hey…it was a comedy (or at least to some…not you).
I like seeing discussions though on the net and I love opinionated people. Good to see some people jumped up and stood up for me.
Hey, not everyone liked Andy Kaufman either.
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