show_name = Infarto
format = Spanish
runtime = 60 minutes (including commercials)
TV Azteca/ Azteca América
imdb_id = 0449724
"Infarto" (Spanish for heart attack) is a
hidden camerashow on TV Azteca/ Azteca América. People appearing on the show have been subjected to prankssuch as the victim believing that they will be sacrificed in a cultritual or believing that they will be murdered by axe-wielding neighbors in the midst of a blackout. Because of the extreme and traumatizing nature of the show's content, the authenticity of the show is heavily debated. This is similar to Sci-Fi Channel's original show, " Scare Tactics".
The American television show
The Soup, known for its lampooning week-in-review of celebrity and television stories, began airing short clips of Infarto since July 2006, mainly to mock the deep, menacing voice which utters "Infarto" when the show's title logo is displayed. This may, in part, be because "Infarto" contains the word " fart" and is therefore amusing to English-speakers. The Soup host Joel McHalehas called Infarto "the most evil practical-joke show in the world."
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