Wrong Playwright was the fourth episode of Season Four of Impractical Jokers and the eighty-first episode overall. It had 1.09 million U.S. viewers and aired on February 19, 2015.


The guys play hide-and-sneak at the grocery store, and draw straws at a BBQ joint causing trouble.


Hide and Sneak

Goal: Select the secret item.
Loser: Murr, lost the first and third round as the selector. Q, lost the first and second round. He was also the selector.

One joker must put an item into someone's cart and the other joker must guess which item was added to the cart. If he guesses right, the guessing joker wins a round. If the stranger walks away with their cart without a correct guess, the joker who selected the item wins that round. This is a best-2-out-of-3 challenge and whoever wins the fewest rounds gets a loss.

Last Straw

Goal: Steal a sip.
Loser: Q lost because of his huge straw and the fact that the strangers at the table were disturbed by him interrupting their conversation.

The jokers get a random strange-looking straw and they must take a sip of a customer's drink.


Loser: Q
Punishment: Q lost and had to pose as a playwright and his punishment play is all about his actual life about his proposal to a woman named Mallory who agrees but dumps him for a cop two weeks before his wedding. Then he has some awkward story lines he must present.