was a show created for the MTV
network. The show was essentially a series of elaborate pranks
(backed, of course, by a major television
network's budget) played not only on the layman but often on celebrities
and major public figures. The show backfired, however, when one of the principal pranksters disguised himself as famous designer Issac Mizrahi. The likeness was so uncanny that he fooled superstar Whitney Houston
at an awards show; when Houston discovered the error, she felt made a fool of and vowed never to appear on MTV again. Consequently the show was canceled.