Disney’s “Code 9” allows kids to punk their parents

Disney Channel's new series Code 9 plays pranks on unsuspecting parentsParents, your worst nightmare has officially arrived. With all of the prank shows on TV nowadays, it was only a matter of time before some network came up with a opportunity for kids to embarrass their folks nationally. And thanks to Disney Channel, that nightmare comes in the form of Code 9 (tonight, 7:30pm ET).

I knew something was askew last week when my kids (ages 9 and 7) told me I had to sit down and watch “this cool new show” with them. They thought the idea of children making their mom and dad look silly was the funniest thing ever, so I reluctantly joined them believing I was going to see some cheaply-produced Punk’d knock-off. Boy, was I wrong.

Disney has spared no expense to ensure the most elaborate of tricks, which are pulled off using premiere special effects, professional actors and hidden cameras. Hosted by Wes Dening, Code 9 also relies on Hollywood’s best prosthetic make-up and costumes to put one family member undercover to enhance the gag even more.

In the episode I watched called “Golf Cart Dad,” a mother and her three kids set out to get the patriarch of the family by making him believe his clubs were blown up in a huge explosion caused by his cart drifting into a gas line. Not only does he believe he is being held accountable for the damage at the course, but one of the “workers” claiming it was his fault is actually his young daughter made up to look like an older man. (Note: Disney is re-airing this tomorrow at 9pm ET.)

I have to admit that I found myself laughing out loud several times, and it was especially rewarding because I got to experience it with my kids. However, I should point out that this show can also be appreciated by those without children. Every once in a while a network finds a program that’s entertaining across the board, and Disney has that in Code 9. In tonight’s episode entitled “Steal of a Deal,” a mom believes she has gotten a great deal on a car until authorities inform her it may be stolen.

I’ll be watching with my kids, who understand that they will never, ever watch TV again if I ever end up as a victim of the show.

You’re going to have to wait awhile for this one. Disney Channel tells us they are not accepting applicants as this season has officially wrapped. We’ll let you know the details for next season as we learn them.



  1. Can you please help me and my brother prank our dad he loves basketball and is obsessed with it also, he cant let anything happen to his new car and is sooooo worried about it. Me and my brother would love to see the look on his face and also on code:9

  2. Can please help me and my sister. My dad likes the car to much the car is a GT 37

  3. hi i have a sister shes 18 and a bro 18 there twins and another brother who’s 16 im 10 my sis is obsessed with her car so she has a porshe cayenne gts and shes so serious about it and i feel like pranking her cause shes leaving to college and im really gonna miss her sooo please plz plz code:9 help me make the best prank ever !!!!!!!!!

  4. Pls pls I am 18 and I realy won’t my mom like rely bad the put me on scar tactics she pranked me so I need to prank her

  5. My mom works to much and I think she needs to let loose and have a little fun she is alway up tight and on us about how we don’t do enough around the house. She loves jewlery. Ihave a great idea for a prank. Help me get my mom.

  6. My mum loves crochet so i have a FANTACTIC idear we are going to make a fake crochet shop and which ever cotton she pulls out she is going to make it fall on top on ANY ONE and the manager will show the bill and call the police and the ambalanc! PLEEEEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME CODE 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. plzzzz can you help me prank my mum she loves plants thats my idea of a perfect prank.

  8. My step dad loves cars and mustangs if you could do a show were he messes up the cars or something i would love that

  9. my dad like being an putting CCTV up an i would what him to put a cctv up then the fake house blows up

  10. My Mom loves fashion. If you guys could make a prank scene where my Mom is setting out the models clothes, gies to get a glass of water and bam the whole closet blows up!!! I would do anything to get my Mom on code 9

  11. she dose not like cleaning but when she dose it she dose a good job so mabey you can take her to play badminton and a cleaner comes and askes her to clean something the it falls and everything falls as well or you can come up with something else that is better than that

  12. i need to prank my mum she is all ways working and never doing anything fun she likes badminton please prank my mum she needs a bit of fun instead of her working and then taking me to netball and place for me. please prank my mum

  13. I would love to prank my mum!
    But she likes alot of things, like…
    photo frames, cleaning, reading with her kindle, handbags and shoes!

  14. i would like to prank my mum because she is doing wii fitnes so could you plezzzzzzzzzzzz prank my mum !!!!!!!!!!!

  15. I need to prank my mom!!1She likes flowers and most of all roses.she alwascleans up and never breaks anythin at all so pleeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz!!!!!! i need to prank my mom

  16. I need help pranking my mom! She get’s very annoying. She loves nothing more than horses and me but horses his my prank idea. I thought of something like a raffel and she won a free arrangment of horse supplies and has to go pick it up. Plzz help me prank my mom…PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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