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 really wont to get back at my step father. He’s always pranking me. i would just for once get him back. he works at selling houses. i have a great plan or if you can help get him back. plz help! be the best.

  2. Please help me prank my dad he always saying he can never be prank it works out what he loves since he into snowmobiles I try to prank him it doesn’t work. Can you please help me prank him?

  3. i really want to prank my dad because he’s always saying something’s wrong or missing from our ps3 and he always calling me and asks me about what happen and im never there at the house and my sister to even though shes always at the house and she is on the wii playing it and just give me a chance to put my dad on code9 ps he loves the ps3 more than anything thing in this world

  4. Can I please prank my mam please I really want to prank her she is always prancing me so please can I please prank her

  5. i want to prank my mom. she always plays pranks on us and we want to get her back. she is good at pranking and she usually knows when we try to prank her we need help. please!!!!! 🙁

  6. I really want to prank my dad because he is addicted to rock and roll. On the weekend he listens to it every day i cant stand it. He even listens to it in the car it is so annoying. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhh

  7. November 25 , 2012
    Hi this is Megan and precious and we would like to prank our mom because she is a neat freak and can’t stand any tiny messes like a paper on the kitchen table she gets mad and cleans the entire house just because a little paper so please help us prank our mommy !

  8. I really want to prank my dad. Everyday he seems to pay all his attention to tennis, ignoring anything else. He needs a good prank to keep him in line.

  9. My name is Shianne I want to prank my mom cause she pulls pranks on me like saying that my friends are there when there not and I want to get her back I don’t ask you to pick me but if you do email me

  10. my mom worrys way to much. and never has any fun. so lets give her a sighn to go to the code 9 poety shop + i wanna get disciced into a different person sinsaerly nicole

  11. Hi! Our mom and step dad are huge fans of the Cardinals baseball team and we have huge ideas to prank them with. We want to get revenge on them for all of the pranks they have pulled on us! Please help us pull the prank we wish to pull

  12. Please teach my dad a lesson about taking away sports. My whole family loves sports and he is threatening to take mine away because of my grades. Please teach him a lesson.

  13. Hey im Kamryn! I would love to sign my mom and dad up for code 9, they are always trying to prank me and they never fall for my pranks. Can you help me prank my mom and dad please? Thank you

  14. I would love to put my dad on code 9 because he so serious and he does not like using money and if he sees everything break he will go crazy also see him smile and. He is obsessed with boxing

  15. help me my dad will do anything for beer boos wine and hunting please help me teach him a lesson without gettin in trouble!!!!!!!!!!

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