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. My step dad loves basket ball his favorit team is Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he always acts like a big kid trying to scare me and my friends so me and my mom were wondering if you could do something that has to do with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that would really scare him i would really appreciate it thank you

  2. hi my name is hailie and my dad works all the time and when he is home he works on his car i would the to smash his car. please code 9 help my brothers and sister and my mom and i punk are dad.

  3. code 9 please help me and my 2 brothers and 1 sister punk my dad he love cars i what to smash his car pleasssssssssssssssse code 9 help up

  4. Hi my name is Tylicia (Ty for short) and my dad is obbsest with sports. When me and my brother are at home watching tv having a good time my dad comes home from work takes off his shoes then walks to where we are watching tv and says where is the remote. we answer we dont know. then he says well nobody can watch it if there is no remote. so we give it up. Then he starts to watch sports. Even if its not on he records a lot of stuff so he can wath it over and over again. Then when we want to play in the pool with him he says he doesent want to. so code 9 can you please put my dad on the show it would mean so much thank you. =]

  5. My husband always watches football when ever its on or during football season so, my kids and i want to prank him and be on t.v. and my kids want to be on code 9.And pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help us prank my husband.

  6. my dad is trying to look for a job and he wont let us buy anthing code 9 you have two prank my dad please please it would kill him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  7. Hi My Name Is Kori And My Mom Been Pranking Me For Many Of Months Now And Its Time For Me Do Get Her Back What Can You Help Me With Also She Works For Comcast And Sometimes The Custmers Are Very Rude Please Help Me !

  8. my dad is always working and then when he is home he is watching football so can you please put me on code 9 so we can really prank my dad!!!!!!!!!!!!pleaseeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I would LOVE to prank my mom on tv because she does everything PERFECT!!!!! but it might be a challenge because her fave thing is kids and quiet!

  10. Hi my name is alyssa. and my dad loves disk golf and barbeguing and me and my sister sarah would love to be on code:9

  11. Hello, My Name Is McKenzie And My Dad Loves Basket Ball. He Loves The Trail Blazers. He Has This “Special Basket Ball” And We Can’t Use It. When A Game Comes On, He’s Louder Than Us And I Have 4 Other Siblings. I Don’t Know Exactly How To Prank Him But It Would Be Very Funny To Watch. Please Put Us On Code 9, He Would Be In Tears If Like He Broke Brandon Roy’s First Basket Ball. Brandon Roy Is His Favorite Player That Has Now Left. Thx

    McKenzie, Benjamin, Trinity, Jakob And Sophie.

  12. hey my name is nolan always is pranking me i want to get him back can you help us but when or if you call the first thing you should say is, is nolan there i dont know how i should prank him so you should let me take to you on the phone when or if you call me so you can help me know how to prank him, it would be awesome if you could be help me prank my dad

  13. We really want to be on Code 9! My mom is obsessed with her new jeep. she’s bought lots of accessories for it and loves it to bits. We want something bad to happen to it. She’ll be crushed! Or she also loves her lululemon clothing. if they somehow got “burnt”. Or her shoes. She has like 50 pairs! or maybe our brand new trailer. she also LOVES that thing. she would be horrified!!!!!! I can just imagine her face!!! I really hope my brother and I can be on Code 9 next season! THANKS!, Emily and Ethan.

  14. hi my name is jordan and i am 11 years old.My dad is really fun and funny and likes to have fun and i think it would be so much fun to put him on code 9.I think it would also let him realease som stress from work and it would be the funniest thing ever!Please help me get him on code 9!It would be a great experience for him!

  15. Hey my name is Diamonique and my stepdad wants to be a rapper and is very talented but hes always pranking me and i can never get him back please help me out:-) !!!

  16. Hi my name is Alyssa and my mom always goes running and never has time for me are my brother please let me put my mom on code 9 thank you

  17. My Mom Has Been Stressing Out About Getting A New Job And My Dad Has Been Telling Her To Find One But She Still Hasn’t Found One Yet ‘ And My Mom Has Always Been Scaring Me And I Wont Her To Get A Tast Of Her Own Medison ‘ So I Would Really Appreciate If You Put My Mom On Code9 ….? Thankx You So Much.

  18. during football season my dad always hogs the tv and sometimes doesn’t talk to us all day . I want to get on code :9 and see what happens

  19. my name is cheyenne guider and my mom is looking for a new house can you please make a prank out of that i wanna be on code 9

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