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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Repo

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.  http://boards.trutv.com/forumdisplay.php?f=41


Related: Pawn Stars is fake




 

trutv failed

Anonymous on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 22:32

why would u air this crap?

Totally fakey

Anonymous on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 15:53

I was watching the other night where the huge main guy was getting hit by guys with pool cues...he fell to the ground and was stumbling around yet the guys were barely hitting him...I thought the show was real at this point...it just seemed odd...they were hitting him with the skinny end of the cues and he was acting like a pussy. THEN....i saw the disclaimer saying it was all reenactments. I won't watch the show anymore.

oh god

Anonymous on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 03:00

the acting on this show makes me want to vomit. with every line comes a gag in my throat. terrible

Fake as crap that doesn't smell

Anonymous on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 15:44

It's like a bad accident. I can't turn away. I watch just to spot the bad acting and the subtle fake nuances. I love the posters calling them out on their fake crap even on their own website! Like the airplane repo and the pilot who spent alot of time proving it was fake citing FAA policies!ROFL

Happy April Fool's Day!

Anonymous on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 19:07

Hola , Happy April Fool's Day!

A man, after being hurt, calls 911 for help.
Man: Operator, operator, call me an ambulance!
Operator: Okay, sir, you're an ambulance!

Happy April Fool's Day!

For Sure Fake!!

Anonymous on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 12:07

I was asked to be in the Ice hockey episode and play one of the hockey players. So for sure fake!!!

Cheaters is also fake, isn't it?

Anonymous on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 04:01

I get the feeling that the show Cheaters is also fake. I mean, it shouldn't hurt my partner that much if I cheat on her, should it?
I'm not saying it's fake fake like Repo but somewhat fake, like 80% or so?
On Cheaters it's like they completely lose their minds but it can't be that bad.
I know it can't be that bad.

Still very entertaining

admin on Wed, 03/24/2010 - 07:24

After not watching it for a while I decided to watch an episode last night and it's still very entertaining. I think they do a good job in making it look real.

UR KIDDING RIGHT?!?!?!

Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 09:52

THIS SHOW IS SOO @#$%ING FAKE IT MAKES ME WANNA HIT SOMEONE. HOW THE HELL DOES IT LOOK REAL AT ALL? FAT CHICKS AND GUYS ON ROIDS TAKING PPLS CARS.......RIGHT......

Oh come on!

Anonymous on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 17:14

"a good job making it look real????" Even the commercials look totally fake.

Please!!!

Anonymous on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 16:56

I have never watched an episode because even the commercials look fake!!!

no s**t

Anonymous on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:15

and if you pay attention, the cops that come to the scenes are usually the same

THATS NOT JUST IT....

Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 09:53

THERES @#$%ING DUM PPL HAVING THERE CARS TAKEN, LIKE THE ONE EPISODE I DID WATCH WAS SOME PPL CASTING MAGIC SPELLS ON THE REPO FAT CHICKS WTF!?!??! R U PPL RETARDED?

Eff Around So Dissapointed

Anonymous on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 16:49

I just saw the one with a stupid backhoe smashing a Toyota. That blew my suspension of disbelief - I was in plausible denial up to that point. But now I'm thinking of the out of work actor with a Ninja costume...brutal. I hate myself for wasting my time on this.

same as me

Anonymous on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 09:51

omg this is wierd but the same exact i mean exact thing happened to me as what you said happened to you o your thinking ......weird

MATT , YOU ARE FAKE, stop pumping steroids

Anonymous on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 12:58

MATT , YOU ARE FAKE, stop pumping steroids,and stop !@#$% your momma

????

Anonymous on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 11:49

So is the pepper spray fake too???

wow really?

Anonymous on Sat, 03/20/2010 - 11:32

anyone who didn't know it was fake right away should really kill themself. worst show i've ever seen. belongs on telemundo.

DUH!

Anonymous on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 09:32

The disclaimer at the beginning of the show states it is a reenactment ofr god's sake!!

Also, if you had your car repossessed would you agree to be put on tv to look like a loser? Think about it, they would NEVER get signed releases from actual debtors, not many anyway. Also, if there were as many fights as portrayed the lawyers would keep that video from airing....it is amazing how naive people are to even consider this was real in the first place!

THANKS!

Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 09:55

MY GOD THESE PPL R RETARDED

I fully aree

Anonymous on Sun, 05/30/2010 - 09:15

I agree some people show mental and behavioral defects. Especially those that abbreviate people as PPL and are as R. You are not texting when you comment on a web site. Learn to fully express your thoughts without abbreviations

i'll still watch it

Anonymous on Tue, 03/16/2010 - 10:35

mhm i knew it was fake from the begining... but w/e its entertaining

Operation Repo is sooo fake

Anonymous on Tue, 03/16/2010 - 07:14

I know for sure Operation Repo is fake but I still enjoy watching it for some reason. In the episode where they repo from another repo company...the dad in that episode is also in a commercial advertising a legal group or something like that.

Repo man"s sister (fatty)

Anonymous on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 05:42

That chick needs some P90X workout vidoes and some tatoos removed along with the piercings.I would punch her if she tried to repo my truck. Matt needs to bel clocked right in the nose.I would lay matt out with one punch. He's such a idiotic goofball anyway. I think Froy and Lindah do some midnight stakeouts together.

Matt punched

Anonymous on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 11:11

Yes today I started to get the impression it is all fake I watched a rerun episodewere some blk dude punched him in the jaw n knocked him out it was hilarious so I have a TiVo system Wichita I waited 4 that shot the dudes fist goes completely under mats chin I watched it four times to make sure and the camera fool makes sure to try to hide the shot but I played it in slow motion 4 times sooooo fake

Can you say RE-ENACTMENT I

Anonymous on Fri, 05/21/2010 - 15:34

Can you say RE-ENACTMENT I know you can. What you think that he is going to get hit in the RE-ENACTMENT as it states at the beginning of every show!!!!!!!!!!

Punches

Anonymous on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 06:30

ok, I agree the show is for sure a stretch, but can anyone tell me how Froy managed to get his face beat to hell in one episode? I mean his eye could barely be opened...do they really use that much makeup?

you all best be steping

Anonymous on Sun, 03/14/2010 - 22:56

you all best be steping

dude, what?

Anonymous on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 03:31

dude, what?

What the hell does that mean

Anonymous on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 13:16

What the hell does that mean ?

the one where matt gets beat

Anonymous on Sun, 03/14/2010 - 21:10

the one where matt gets beat up with the pool cues was the worst acting i ever saw. The cops that showed afer weren't much better. Will never watch this show again. i've never seen the disclaimers, it must be pretty small

you didn't know it was fake!?!?!?!?

Anonymous on Sun, 03/14/2010 - 09:04

how stupid are you? it takes about 10 seconds to realize that all dialogue and physical altercations are completely scripted. Also, that behavior would have them all arrested if it was real.

but damn, they make it look so real!!

Anonymous on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 14:16

You Cant be serious. Who in the hell would hire 4 fat ass out of shape loud mouths and a steriod jort wearing junkie to go and conduct bussiness on thier behalf? Come on.

Horrible Show !

Anonymous on Sat, 03/13/2010 - 02:01

The show is fake ! Those actors playing the "car owners" are horrible and the sister in the Repo crew is disgusting!

Watch the opening

Anonymous on Tue, 03/09/2010 - 06:23

It says it is reinacted from stories of real repo men at the beginning.

Simple facts: 1) EGA Recovery

Anonymous on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 08:30

Simple facts:
1) EGA Recovery company does not exist as a Repo company, EGAPRODUCTIONS, a TV show producing company DOES EXIST. Luis Pizarro is his president, producing this idiotic show and others. Go to the website and check it out !

2) Operation Repo in the IMDB.COM data base of movies shows all these players as ACTORS as well as many of the repossessed people...

3) Picture this: you have been pushed around, pepper sprayed, and rear-naked choked...then they take your car away, do you want to let them make money off you by showing that spectacle ?

4) Do a google of Matt Burch Actor, there will be your answer. By the way my son in law sees Matt at the local starbucks laughing about his own show...on Wikipedia it shows he also acted in Project Greenlight TV show.

5) Did you see the Matt vs Hockey players skit ? How about the one when they went to a ranch to repo a truck, a bunch of gangbangers come out with guns and start shooting, everyone piles on the the truck...but the cameraman is left behind filming the cholos from behind, even though he is part of the repo team ?

6) OK, people will say: "Yes some of them are faked but some of them are real". The only real fact of this show is that Sonia is REAL, the most disgusting woman on earth ! Yes, wrestling is real too as real as you want it to be...it is YOUR REALITY not mine !

Dissapointed

Anonymous on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 18:59

I thought the show was real, but after doing some quick research found out otherwise. This show was my new favorite show! I will never watch trutv again.

the show is so fake i cant

Anonymous on Mon, 02/22/2010 - 15:20

the show is so fake i cant stand it.. when lou gets hit by a bottle first a bottle wont break that easy its a stunt bottle and second he starts bleeding every where before the bottle completely breaks great show guys..

k if you can`t stand it

Anonymous on Tue, 06/08/2010 - 15:58

k if you can`t stand it theres an easy option, stop watchin it u stupid idiot

FAKE

Anonymous on Tue, 02/16/2010 - 05:23

Your an idiot if you think this is even close to being real. Just pause it when they are fighting and youll see NO contact in any of the punches. On top of that the begining of the show wouldnt say based on real events and names and identies have been changed. Give me a break. Horrible acting with that huge nasty lady.

U must be kidding..

Anonymous on Wed, 02/10/2010 - 16:40

If u thought this show was even remotly real u are a true America idiot. It is so obviouse that the show is fake that if u and ur red neck brother actually beleived the shit ass acting then ur mother and father came from the same parents and as a result u were born with a undeveloped brain which exlaibs why ur a fucn fool and ur parent don't fuck anymore. Hang ur head in shame and tuck ur dick between ur ass cheeks

Spelling

Anonymous on Sun, 05/16/2010 - 00:39

Your spelling and grammar would suggest that you are an inbred redneck yourself... How exactly did you figure out the CAPTCHA math problem to post? They must not have implemented it yet.

Anthony C.

Anonymous on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 19:08

The Star Trek episode finally made me say, "NO WAY THIS IS REAL!" I'm a huge Star Wars fan myself, and If I'm dressed like a Lando and a pal is Han-I know to drop the charade the second I think I'm in danger of being arrested..the way he stayed in "Spock" character was just..too good to be true.

Funny as hell...but yea I'm not surprised as the revelation, still entertaining-doesn't change it any for me.

Operation Repo been fake

Anonymous on Tue, 02/09/2010 - 19:06

It is fake, look at the plolice cars, no matter where they are they are all ways the same cars, police cars chage from city to city, also all ways when Matt is fighting looks realy fake.

FAKE

Anonymous on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 13:27

I knew this show was fake the first time I saw it. The acting is SO bad. And that BIG blond woman is the skankiest b***h I've ever seen! The whole family needs to drop a few lb's!!!

It is very fake with some

Anonymous on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 18:32

It is very fake with some very bad acting!

Operation Repo Is Hilarious

Anonymous on Wed, 02/03/2010 - 15:59

I was flicking channels the first time I saw Operation Repo so I thought it was real. Over the course of a few weeks I saw bits and pieces and realized it had to be fake.

The stupid big mouthed bald guy isn't a very good actor plus some people were pulling guns on them but the camera guy wasn't even flinching.

That doesn't change the fact it's a hilarious show. If you have a few minutes to kill and like cheap laughs, this is a good show for you. I wouldn't watch full episodes of it, but it's still entertaining.

Yes, it is FAKE!

Anonymous on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 15:21

I know alot about LAPD squad cars and LAPD uniforms, since I worked around them alot in Los Angeles. And I can for SURE tell you that the Badges the police are wearing ARE NOT LAPD badges and the "Serve and Protect" decal on the police car door is a MAGNETIC SIGN!! I feel for it at first, but then I started noticing LAPD things that just were NOT CORRECT!!

Look at the cop cars and the

Anonymous on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 13:52

Look at the cop cars and the uniforms, they are so fake, and each cop looks like he's from an ambercrombie and fitch commercial

Look at the cop cars and the

Anonymous on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 13:52

Look at the cop cars and the uniforms, they are so fake, and each cop looks like he's from an ambercrombie and fitch commercial

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