One of my favorite reality shows turns out to be completely fake.  Operation Repo is show on TruTV (formerly CourTV) where a team of reposession agents go around repossessing vehicles for finance companies.  Everytime I watch the show, one of the guys (Matt) is always roughing someone and I always wonder how they get away with it.. i know now, it's all FAKE!  If the show was real, Matt would violate the Collateral Recovery Act of the State of California as repossesion agents are not allowed to rough people up.   Not sure I can watch the show anymore now that I know it's fake.  

Here is the entry for Operation Repo @ Wikipedia:

Operation Repo is a faux reality show where a fictional repossession team from the San Fernando Valley in California enact the repossession of vehicles for finance companies.

Some of the actions shown violate the Collateral Recovery Act of the State of California and are only for dramatic purposes. Repossession agents are prohibited from breaching the peace (ie: fighting and wresting with debtors). However, some of the actors on the team were repossession agents in real life.[1]

Although as a channel, truTV is described as presenting "Reality TV", Operation Repo consists of scripted reenactments where the team is often confronted by actors portraying debtors with prop weapons, prop drugs, and naked women; and with actors portraying police officers with prop weapons and prop squad cars.

Operation Repo began in April 2008, and is based on the Spanish language program, Operacion Repo shown on Telemundo, which began in November 2006.

TruTV has a forum just for Operation Repo and there seems to be a few dissappointed folks there that also learned that the show is fake.

Related: Pawn Stars is fake


LOL you are funny!!

Anonymous on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 10:44

Obama and the democrats have ruined the economy??? What exactly do you think Bush did too it? Starting wars with lies maybe? How much do you think it has cost our economy to fund almost 10 years of war, and money aside how about the human toll (on both sides, but then you probably don't count Iraqi's do you?)?

You right wing ding bats are all the same hiding behind religion (which has no place in politics FYI), yelling about how morally right you are, and all the while sending innocent lambs to the slaughter. If you have so much Faith and Belief in God, then why not trust in Him to oversee the future of our country. Pray for whomever gets elected to be swayed by God.

You weep for the unborn yet have no remorse for sending young men and women to fight for a lie? The economy started collapsing when the wars started my fellow American, and that was under the Bush regime. The whole reason Obama got elected was because people finally figured out what was really going on. You all lost because you were ashamed about wrecking the country and couldn't get behind your next sheep herder.

There's No Way This Would Happen

Anonymous on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 16:16

Notice they do not show the real beat downs.
The ones where these repo agents are being beat so bad they spend weeks in the hospital, if they are not killed.
Reality my a$$

As for Matt he's a punk bitch, if there wasn't a camera recording, he would have hot piss running down his legs.

Proof that the show is fake.

Anonymous on Sun, 07/04/2010 - 12:31

I am a police officer with the California state Sheriffs department. I work mainly in east LA, On one day me and my partner pulled up on a scene where a man was wrestling with another man on the ground we stopped to break up the fight. The character Matt Burch stopped and stated they are shooting a scene for a television show. The director, Luis comes out of a SUV and confirmed there just shooting a show. They re shot the scene while me and my partner was there
The show is bull, made just to entertain people.

Calling BS on "Officer" Sparkey here.

Anonymous on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 16:49

NO, Sparkey, you are not.

#1 Sworn personnel of a Sheriff's Department are called DEPUTIES.

#2 Everyone, except morons, knows that a Sheriff's Department is a COUNTY law enforcement agency NOT a City agency, not a STATE agency, a COUNTY agency.

#3 If you were a LEO, and it's obvious you are NOT, you wpuld be with either the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, The Los Angeles Police Department or one of the myriad of smaller cities in the area (such as Compton, Pomona, Barstow, etc., etc.). So, IF, as you postured, you and your partner had "pulled up on a scene" that was part of Operation Repo you would be a Deputy with the LASD. That stands for Los Angeles (County) Sheriff's Department, Sparkey, there is no such thing as the California State Sheriff's Department. (What an imbecile.)

#4 Any LEO rolling up to an event that was a scene for Operation Repo SHOULD have noticed the abundance of CAMERAMEN as well as the guy with the BOOM MICROPHONE surrounding the "action". Pay attention Sparkey... a fight surrounded by a complete audio-visual CREW is a subtle HINT that it ain't real!!! Did I mention what an imbicile you are?

#5 Even a knuckle-dragging neanderthal back-wood constable from the deep south can construct a better sentence that you can. No real Law Enforcement Officer writes an after action comment like you did.

But take hope. After you finally graduate middle school, if you still haven't been convicted of a felony or violent misdemenor that is, you just might have a chance of surviving high school without a record. Thwn if you have the desire, you can go to college, apply to your local LE Academy and maybe by the time you're old enough to wear big boy drawers, you can become a Law Enforcement Professional too.

To the ppl that say wikipedia

Anonymous on Mon, 06/28/2010 - 14:06

To the ppl that say wikipedia is good for searching facts are idiots because people can change the information it has been done so many times before u fucken idiots


Anonymous on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 12:02

So, are you saying that you believe the show is real? There is nothing real in that show. When you graduate from 4th grade, please come back and engage us in an intelligent conversation. The show is fake, and you don't need wikipedia to figure that out. My dog figured it out after 7 minutes of watching.

That show is so baaaaaaad.

Anonymous on Thu, 06/24/2010 - 00:37

That show is so baaaaaaad. And to top it off, it isn't even real. It's hard to believe that someone could be as repulsive as the fat chick.

So true!

Anonymous on Mon, 07/05/2010 - 13:23

Actually all the staff, except the owner have had their repo license's revoked, so yea, it's not real, but that nasty fat chick! beyond yuk city! We need her to get off TV for all of us!


Anonymous on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 13:09

I read that Operation Repo are reenactments of real events. If there is no exaggeration or distortion of the facts then I would consider Operation Repo to be real.

I didn't think the show was

Anonymous on Fri, 06/18/2010 - 11:07

I didn't think the show was real. There's a disclaimer at the very beginning of the show that clearly states that it's recreations of real events. Sure some of it's over-the-top sometimes, but answer me this: Would you watch a polite exchange where the debtor hands over the keys and calmly agrees to surrender their vehicle and contact their finance company or would you rather see something that's exaggerated?

Naturally they're only showing the crazy repo stories and padding it with some exaggeration. It's how shows get ratings.

Besides the cast is pretty classic isn't it? You have the big-daddy father figure, the mouthy Hispanic woman who doesn't take shit from anyone, the lady's man, the mouth teenager who's at times disobedient and looked down on by her co-workers/family but trying hard to prove herself, and of course the tough-on-the-outside teddy bear who will beat down anyone who threatens his family (even though he's, like, adopted or something XD)

Then there was Frank who was, let's be honest, a horrible actor. He was shown pissing off each of the crew members until he was finally canned for DUI. And the fact that Matt get's "fired" a few times but always comes back. Soooo obviously scripted to get a reaction for the viewers. "OMG Frank is terrible get rid of him!" "Ah! No! Don't fire Matt! Give him another chance D:". Ratings rating ratings!

But anyway, I like the show because it's amusing and because these kinds of scenarios probably do happen (just with a little less violence). Just because the show isn't real doesn't mean the events are impossible. As they say: "Truth is stranger than fiction".


Anonymous on Wed, 06/16/2010 - 05:12

In response to Luis getting hit by the two bottles in the head and on the shoulder... just as the guns, drugs, and other weapons are props, well so are the bottles they use. they are called "prottles". Its a regular looking beer, pop, liquor etc bottle, the only difference is the thickness of the glass. a regular domestic beer bottle is about 3 mm thick, a 'prottle' is a glass bottle of only .5-1mm thick. therefore, when u get hit by it, it shatters very easily. Just like those wooden chairs they break over wrestler's heads and backs. I haven't seen worse acting in all my life. Bullshit sells, and thats why everyone watches it...

the bottles are made out of

Anonymous on Mon, 07/12/2010 - 16:00

the bottles are made out of hardened sugar, not glass ;-)

Get a Clue

Anonymous on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 12:52

I can't believe anyone would have to read that it's fake and not realize it beforehand.
Any reasonably intelligent person should be able to see through the bulls**t.

it must be fake

Anonymous on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 06:40

One of last night's episodes had a young woman on it as the owner who didn't pay for her van. that woman looked awfully familiar from a TV craft show. I'm sure her part in repo was an acting job. the show is definitely fake.

Even Worse

Anonymous on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 07:24

OMG__> i got one that is even worse called:
"ALL WORKED UP" The acting is soo bad i cant stop watching it! At least Operation Repo had that 1 show when Matt flipped the car they were towing with the camera guy inside (lol) looked a lil bit real?!

some real

Anonymous on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 14:44

Not sure about the process server or ticket writer on "All Worked Up" but the towing company, Lizard Lick Towing and the people from there are real.

All Worked Up

Anonymous on Tue, 07/27/2010 - 02:58

Byron the process server...the one who styas getting his ass kicked...sounds like the narrator from "Hookers at the Point."

One episode so over the top, it had to be fake!!

Anonymous on Sat, 06/26/2010 - 17:49

The whole thing's a total sham with actors portraying everybody.

I just saw the episode last night where they - get this! - go to a construction site, at night, with workers all around with access to backhoes and 15 pound mauls and pickaxes. AS IF!
Any repo man in his right mind would score the wanted car away from such danger from hotheads. Then the erstwhile owner destroys his own white sports car with a Diesel ditch digger... no way.! Fake! Fake! Staged beyond belief.

I feel a mite thick it took me so long to cop to the gaff. It's all phoney. Oh, icing on the cake: the big fat guy (Luis, you are indeed rotund!) gets "emotionally over-involved" and gets put on oxygen. Then the cameras are "...stopped at the request of Luis' daughter Lyndah." There's a hint right there: NOBODY spells "Linda" as LYNDAH!!

Phony as a three dollar bill, and a whole lot less laughs than their Dumbest Criminals shows.

I'm over it and done with it.
Phooey! Nuts to it.

Is it fake

Anonymous on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 22:27

if this show is fake how can luis "lou" get hit with a bottle round his head, and one episode a girl smashed a bottle around his shoulder and cutting his arm blood every were luis shows the wound explain that ?

watch it again

Anonymous on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 15:46

if you watch it again you notice that the blood comes from the bottle and sprays all over the bottle will cause that much blood to spray like that.

Response to 'Watch it again'

Anonymous on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 04:23

I've seen people get hit with real beer bottles and believe me the blood does spray

They have already said its

Anonymous on Wed, 06/30/2010 - 14:15

They have already said its fake. Do your research. In the twilight movies they turn into warewolves and stuff. I guess they really do that too then huh?

It's fake

Anonymous on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 12:40

Aside from the idiot cast made up to create a good show, I have seen the same vehicle used in two different scenerios. I have seen the same people as the owners of vehicles in seperate shows. Oh, and there is the California law regarding repos. These people would be shut down for some of the crap they do. The cops that show up at the scenes are fake. No patches, uniforms don't make sense and the vehicles that show up on scene are not government plates. Please!!!

You are CORRECT!!!

Anonymous on Thu, 06/17/2010 - 13:50

It's 100% phony! The LAPD cars are SO INCORRECT!.They never have plates,they have the wrong antennas, the "Cops" never have handheld radios.The LAPD cars have the WRONG numbers on the roof/trunklid.The towtruck is a tired old nag, but it has a "Galpin" bracket and dummy plate on the REAR of it and no permit in the window.You DO see the same faces over and over. REPO and all worked up are BOTH Phony pieces of crap!!

It's called cameras, makeup,

Anonymous on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 20:02

It's called cameras, makeup, and editing. And you should try editing your messages man. Seriously worst grammar ever.

Seriously worst grammar ever?

Anonymous on Sun, 09/05/2010 - 13:13

another example of illiteratcy. lmao

Your an idiot

Anonymous on Fri, 07/30/2010 - 08:06

i know i dont use proper grammar either but thats because im lazy, but you dont start sentences with "and" and you are supposed to have a comma after seriously

I hate the show!!!

Anonymous on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 11:34

It's a bunch of ugly ass fat bitches.. Take the show off the air.. It's soooooo stupid...

i hate the show as well!

Anonymous on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 03:43

i agree!


Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 09:58



Anonymous on Wed, 05/12/2010 - 18:18

Okay, I'm sorry that I have to point this out to everyone, but here it is. . . Any idiot can post anything they want and claim it to be fact on the Wikipedia site. Even if a factual page is submitted and posted on the site, anyone can go in and edit the content and create a bundle of misinformation. Never, ever, ever use wikipedia if you want FACTS. If you want an opinion from some anonymous joe, then by all means log on!

suck my nuts wikipedia is fake guy...stinky hippy

Anonymous on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 18:50

GEEZ.....seriously. This is directed towards WIKIPEDIA IS FAKE GUY. I bet your a teacher or professor that thinks everyone should still go to the library and read articles and encyclopedias. Welcome to the 21st century where research is done and shared with others through websites such as Wikipedia. At the bottom of informative material on Wikipedia is citations of many authors and people of doctrine level knowledge on the subject. I use Wikipedia often for quick information I may need on a topic or use it as reinforcement to something I'm not positive on.

LOL!!! I can believe anyone

Anonymous on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 11:55


I can believe anyone uses wikipedia as any credible source of information. Go ahead - try it yourself. You can go write anything on any wikipedia page... it doesn't make it right.

your a complete idiot

Anonymous on Mon, 06/14/2010 - 12:16

your a complete idiot wikipedia gives you a list of peer reviewed journals where the information is from the exact same sources they use in university it locates them for you everyone in the modern world uses it try going to school university professors would use it its a fucking incredible resource


Anonymous on Sat, 05/22/2010 - 01:17

That's why you have to read their sources you dope. Then you can decide for yourself if their sources are valid or not. Wiki is a great way for a variety of sources about a topic to be presented to you along a concise description of what they state. Its about as trustowrthy as anything else that you'll read provided you don't mind using your goddam brain.

dave in georgia

Anonymous on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 13:12

wrestling is more realistic! half of what they do would be illegal for real repo men. if a repo man shows up to get your car, do not give him the keys. thats a voluntary repo, you have zero recourse. unless they have a court order, if you tell them to leave your car alone, they have to do so. they cant just load up your car and say sorry without a court order where the bank took it to court and you are ordered to relinquish custody of the car! cant believe tru tv is running this bs show, and advertising it as real.

Some real, some fake.... ?

Anonymous on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:57

I KNOW most of 'em are fake, you can tell!... But what about the episode w/ the bikers beating the crap out of Froy? That looked real.

Repo Mooder Fakers

Anonymous on Mon, 05/10/2010 - 12:07

The show is soooo staged and fake. I fell like a dummy for a few episodes (just like I was supposed to) then came to my senses. It's like a soap opera. Sonya is hot though.

Fake Pap

Anonymous on Sun, 05/09/2010 - 12:45

I'll admit i was kinda in at the beginning. but the stories started to get more outlandish. matt was more out of control and still no one was shooting his dumb ass. then they went after a paparazzi. after stalking his prey for months the guys show up to get his crappy car. ok, most of those guys have suv's. nice ones. next the guy gets out with a cheap little film camera. as everyone knows, film is so 20th century. total fake. then i met a woman whos husband is a real cop. he sometimes works the show as traffic control while they shoot. she said its completely fake. cant watch it anymore.

how can anyone trust

Anonymous on Wed, 05/05/2010 - 00:10

how can anyone trust wikipedia as a referance

Sonya is HoTTTT

Anonymous on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 04:25

I don't care if it is fake or not. Sonya is so hot. I always have a few used tissues after the show. Anyone know if she is single?


Anonymous on Tue, 06/15/2010 - 15:30


IT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 09:49


Sonya is not HOT

Anonymous on Tue, 05/11/2010 - 13:01

Man u must be f**ked up if u think shes hot

Actors Know

Anonymous on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 15:37

If you are an actor, (like I am) you will often receive auditions to be part of this show. It clearly states in the audition that you will be using acting skills to re-create an actual event.
ITS FAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

So Stupid

Anonymous on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 11:35

This show is one of the worst on tv. I know it's reality tv but at least make an attempt at making it real. Matt is an idiot. If he seriously fought everyone and it was real, not only would he get his ass beat, someone would bust out a gun and shoot his ass if it was real.

The pepper spray that they use is water because you don't recover that fast when you get sprayed. I'm a police officer and trust me when I say that. Most repo men are calm and collected and most repos go off without a hitch.

This show sucks

matt and the fat moo moo

Anonymous on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 02:26

matt and the fat moo moo should hook up than it would get real interesting

Funny stuff!

Anonymous on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 19:57

The episode where the guy comes out dressed as a ninja with his nunchucks....Matt starts laughing before that guy even appears on camera....

Who cares...

Anonymous on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 14:36

So it's fake. Who the f*(k cares. It's entertainment. I mean, religion, society, YOU, all lie, all are deceitful and all lead a degree of fake lives yet you're comfortable. Let it go and enjoy the show like the WWE or go watch COPS or fools act like this was blasphemy or something.

0peration repo

Anonymous on Mon, 04/19/2010 - 11:20

my husband and I knew from the start that O repo was fake, no one could be sutch a pussy as matt

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