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. i would like to prank my dad because he loves to clean up every where! so thats why my mom, sister,and I picked code 9.

  2. I want to prank my dad because he loves nebraska football and when they are looseing or they lost he would get so fusterated and sometimes even really mad. also he would love to meet them.my dad is a nebraska freek when it comes to football!

    help me!

  3. i Matthew would love to prank my mom shes in love with purfumes when she spots a store like that she goes in spraying so may on her and when she goes home she smells so wierd so i would like to see her face for what you make up for her on code 9 thank you for taking your time to read this and hope to see you us pranking my mom on code 9

  4. Me and my sister REALLY want to prank our dad! He is always doing what he wants to do, and he only does what we want to do after what he wants to do. It’s sooooo not fair. So we want to prank him. He also loves to sing and is a cantor at our synagogue and will do anything to look good. He is always making sure he has a good reputation, and we think it will be sooooo much fun and really hilarious if we could prank him.

  5. heyy this is taylor i want to prank my dad and i want it to be to crack a flat screen he loves flat screen he says i could never prank him i watch code 9 every day its on and i love the pranks also i never get picked for nothing i short and love code 9

  6. My dad loves to pull pranks on me and my sister. We think it’s time for us to have a little fun too:)

  7. I won’t to prank my mom. She loves 4/wheelers like me and if it is gods will y’all for her to get prank. Thank u I hope to hear that my mom will get prank!!

  8. Hey code 9 my name is Ally and me and my brother Michiah want to play a prank on my dad. He loves motorcycles and he wants to get a new one. So I was wondering if you could play a huge prank on him. It would be the best thing in the world.Hope to see you guys. 🙂
    Thanks, Ally

  9. hi my name is maya my brothers name is mateo an we want to prank our dad because he is sutch a neat freak nothing is done right unless its done his way if this is not a good enough reason for u to pit my brother and i on code 9 well heres another one he is always pranking us and we r tired of it and theres only one show that can help us prank him and hed have to not get mad please please please please put my bro and i on code 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  11. my mom is NEVER joking or having fun, and i want to get her having fun. Also she is CRAZY about our furnishing. She yells at me if i even scratch our couch, our chair or our beds. PLEASE HELP ME PRANK HER!!!

  12. hello my dad love archery and i want to show him a lesson on hunting and how his things can get destroyed please help me prank him without getting in trouble!!!

  13. my wife is an attorney for homeland security she thinks that she is never wrong. she is also a clean freak.
    my daughter, Brooke and my son, Geoffrey would love to prank her.

    we look forward to hearing from you.

  14. My name is Madison i would,love to,prank my mom because she love shoes and she wont let anyone tuch her shoes and she love them because she has,like a millon shoes and i want to prank her and se what se says

  15. My dad loves to watch the basketball games he also loves when the lakers win and when they lose he gets so mad .please help me prank him
    Thank you


  17. my name is breanna and my mom is a clean freek…..
    plz help me and i want to prank her 🙂
    thank you…….

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