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




 

no matter what

Anonymous on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 14:57

I think some hater of the show posted those lies on Wikipedia. Anyone can put something on there and it would take months or even over a year for each 'fact' on wiki to be reviewed and proven false.
The show is very real, they even state on one episode that they've only aired episodes that have conflict! Obviously a situation where everything goes perfectly isn't good tv. So, they have the camaramen there on every repo hoping for conflict. Matt has always done things in self-defense first of all and secondly yelling at someone or pushing them off of you is not violating any state laws.
The show is awesome and reality tv...deal with it!

You inbred hillbilly!!!!

Anonymous on Tue, 05/04/2010 - 05:23

This show is as real as the fat chick is hot. WWF Wrestlind is more real than this stupid show. Get a clue!!!

fake as fake can be

Anonymous on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 05:10

stupid idiot, its about as real as WWE wrestling. Obviously you're from the U S of A, it states at the beginning of each episode that they are reenactments of actual events. I bet you still believe in santa claus or the tooth fairy. How bleeding blind do you have to be. The Person who appears as matt is an actor, He's been on television a couple of times previously. "matt" is a roidhead all muscle no dick. Did the Easter Bunny leave you any easter eggs this year.

What F-ing Planet are you on?!?!

Anonymous on Sat, 04/17/2010 - 17:05

You cannot seriously believe that this show is real.

WOW, u really are an idiot to

Anonymous on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 08:46

WOW, u really are an idiot to truly think this show is real. I feel really bad for you, you must be a sad lonely moron, bc no one could stand to be near you or listen to your moronic ideals or thoughts. ANYONE who says this show is real needs to be euthanized bc the world cant afford ppl THAT stupid. I really am surprised that you have survived this long in life being as dumb as you are!!!!! I feel bad for your family, im sure they must be VERY VERY proud of your intelligence level

Re (2): No Subject

Anonymous on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:49

Fuckin damn good actors then

AND REMEMBER IT AINT NO JOKE

Anonymous on Mon, 01/18/2010 - 16:03

AND REMEMBER IT AINT NO JOKE IF YOU DONT PAY THAT NOTE YEAH"

Its kind of disappointing

Anonymous on Sat, 01/16/2010 - 16:04

Its kind of disappointing that it is fake. I don't want to watch a fake reality show. WEAK!

Give me a break

Anonymous on Mon, 01/04/2010 - 17:18

Why exactly is everyone ripping on this particular show for being "fake" when every other reality show is just as staged, exaggerated, etc.? This show is no different than Jerry Springer, The Bachelor, Miami Ink, or any other "reality" show. And need I mention abortions like Flavor of Love and Dating in the Dark? All reality TV is fake but based on real events. Of course there is always fiction involved for entertainment value. If you think any other "reality" show is more true to life than this one, you need to back away from your television in a calm and orderly fashion and go get help for your inability to decipher reality from fantasy. Just shut the hell up and enjoy the good old fashioned mind numbing trash TV and stop overanalyzing stupid things to death.

PS: quoting Wikipedia as a resource = EPIC FAIL

I'm wasting my time replying to this idiot

Anonymous on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 10:03

You say, "Every other reality show is just as staged..."

INCORRECT. Take Cops for example. Nuff said, end of story, you're wrong.

What makes Operation Repo so bad is that when the show first aired there was no disclaimer that said that the situations were re-enactments. They tried to trick us and that's just annoying and wrong.

PS: you saying that quoting wikipedia as a resource is an epic fail makes you an idiot. You're one of those people who doesn't change with the times and understand that no matter what kind of info you get, you always have to be critical about it. Wikipedia is the best source for our collective knowledge in this world. If you doubt the info, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and look up the cite. But you don't want to do that, you just want to bash wikipedia every time something is written on there that you don't agree with. However, the moment you need to prove something to someone and can find the info on wikipedia, you'll use it as a trusted source. I hate people like you, you need to die.

i relized the show was fake

Anonymous on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 16:51

i relized the show was fake when "lou" supposedly hit that guy on the chin while he was standing by his wife. i rewinded it and played it in slow-mo because it didnt seem real. in slo-mo i could totally tell that he didnt even make contact with the guys chin. and is it just a coincidence that there are so many weird people along with so many odd vehicles? hardly ever an old common car or pickup.

Fake or not fake

Anonymous on Tue, 12/15/2009 - 01:01

Just like WWE wrestling operation repo makes good entertainment so whether or not it's true I will continue to watch it regardless.

A fake reality show

Anonymous on Thu, 11/19/2009 - 08:33

Not reality, not actuality, but total fabricality.

Why would anyone watch this phony hoax? No true drama, just a lot of make-believe. What a sham.

Only the mentally challanged would believe this is real

Anonymous on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 17:10

Mexican Wrestling is more real than this crap. The repo team should wear masks and get wild stage names.

Froy beatdown

Anonymous on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 04:11

If it was fake what about the episode where Froy got beat up by the Bikers....Was that fake or real or what?

Fake

Anonymous on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 14:49

just watch the show. reenactment or not you know by law no state will allow you to put your hands on anyone then say you touched me first. come on man you are on national tv pushing someone first. How do you explain that?

Still...

Anonymous on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 12:58

Still, the fact that the network slogan is " not reality, actuality " and they show something this fake and try to pass it off as being real greatly tarnishes the reputation they're trying to build. Still I must admit it is entertaining, fake as it is.

Still..

Anonymous on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 12:56

Still, there whole network slogan of " Not reality, actuality " is badly tarnished by how staged this show is. I do admit that its an entertaining show, but they should let you know that it is fake instead of trying to pass it off as something real.

Makes the job harder for real repos

Anonymous on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 14:17

I was reading another forum and actual repo-ers were really upset at this show because it is making their job a lot more dangerous than it might already be. One guy said "I was going to repo a car and a guy pulls a gun on me saying that 'I know all repo guys carry guns, I saw it on TV'"

Makes the job harder for real repos

Anonymous on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 14:16

I was reading another forum and actual repo-ers were really upset at this show because it is making their job a lot more dangerous than it might already be. One guy said "I was going to repo a car and a guy pulls a gun on me saying that 'I know all repo guys carry guns'"

sounds legit

Anonymous on Mon, 08/23/2010 - 03:38

my dads a repo man. people have become more threatening.

but that bullshit on operation repo is completely fake. trust me, I know.

GUNS

Anonymous on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 01:54

I have never seen matt or any of them with a guns so why is that this shows fault the guy is just a d-bag

Had me stumped...

Anonymous on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 21:09

At first me and my brother thought the show was real, though we never understood how Matt got away with everything, got fired, like, five times and rehired each time. Now that we know it's fake, it's no-go for us now. Now we only watch TruTV for World's Wildest Videos, Cops, etc.

Had me stumped...

Anonymous on Mon, 08/10/2009 - 21:09

At first me and my brother thought the show was real, though we never understood how Matt got away with everything, got fired, like, five times and rehired each time. Now that we know it's fake, it's no-go for us now. Now we only watch TruTV for World's Wildest Videos, Cops, etc.

Operation repo

Anonymous on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:22

We have been trying to get our own reality TV show for some time now. Our videos have been on many TV shows. In fact, one of our stunts is on true tv this month. The abuse we put theses cars though is REAL. The cars either made it or did not make it. I Could tell this show was fake from the first time it aired. It's time we show how REALITY tv should be......

www.willitmakeit.com

Oh just so you know ANY BODY

Anonymous on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 17:28

Oh just so you know ANY BODY can put something on wikipedia :P

Yeah.. but

admin on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 08:14

Yes, anyone can add to Wikipedia, but there are a lot of watch dogs that check for people just posting nonsense.  I believe what Wikipedia says about Operation Repo being fake.

I'll still watch it!

admin on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 08:10

Ok, so I said I wouldn't watch it anymore since finding out Operation Repo was fake.. but damn, they make it look so real!!  I can't stop watching.  Oh well..  I still enjoy the show.

Operation Repo

Anonymous on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 12:48

Just sitting watching O Repo i know its fake but like you i still find my self tuning in lol

It is SOOOO not real.

Anonymous on Mon, 02/08/2010 - 20:21

To avoid breach of contract I will not disclose my identity but, as an actor hired to portray a mark's "buddy", I can assure you that everything you see is completly imagined. There are five people who have shared stories from their 15-25 years of repo work and the producers pick out the pieces they like and turn them into episode chapters. Many details from one scene have most likely been bits and pieces from many different accounts on the job. (Did you see the midget episode?? Like THAT would have ever happened...)I hope you still watch though. Entertainment is what entertainment does....

i know

Anonymous on Tue, 01/19/2010 - 11:50

im watching it right now hahaha. i mean some things just seem so fake like the chicken man and the losers playing with sword in the woods and you can tell there acting. i always thought it was fake but gave it the benefit of the doubt. although its fake its still funny to watch. sona is a beast. a sexy beast j/k

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