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Tru Tv's 'Operation Repo' is staged?

Sad but true - I finally came to the belief that 'Operation Repo' is staged. I had my doubts about it for months.

I really liked the show but there were moments that just didn't seem real or possible. Such as when Lou karate chopped that jerk with a knife. Or when the team

ran across a nude couple, or ran into gangbangers, or when Frank is supposedly arrested for being drunk.

There was just something fakey about it. Now it turns out that the debate over whether "Operation repo"is staged is all over the net. Seebelow.

All so disappointing.

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Anybody watch "operation repo" on the tru TV network? - Yahoo! Answers - 11:25pm
Jan 15, 2008 ... Operation Repo, on the other hand, is clearly staged. All of the people they repo from are clearly actors. I am a pro, and this is fake. Report Abuse ...
answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid... - Cached - Similar -
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of course
written by roman, November 26, 2012
Yeah its fake. it says in the begging of every episode that the stories are based on true events. not that they are live real events.
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Of course it's fake
written by longislandsurfer, August 15, 2012
I was watching an episode, and you could tell it must be fake when they would cut from one camera to the other... first, they'd be shooting from one person's perspective, and then they would cut to the other person's perspective. From the first perspective, there is no camera behind the other person, but instantly, when the cut happens, there's a camera behind the other person... getting the other perspective. Defiintely staged.
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Fake Vs. Real
written by Darryl, May 07, 2012
Just watched the season finale 5/7/12... @ the end of the show unless I totally phased out Sonia had on a black (of course) velvet dress, then in the middle of the repo it looked as if the dress morphed in2 another black dress. Did she ear it? Oopse no i did'nt.... I like her as well as the entire cast,Hmmm? Still, all & all it's mindless enjoyment!
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written by Chersk5664, April 18, 2012
Wow u ppl r rlly pissed off about a tv show for goodness sakes its a show some ppl like it some ppl dont its not up to you to tell ppl if its fake or not let them decide on their own and for the funny comments i see ppl writting about kiking mats and sonjas as lol DOnt make me laugh u probably wouldnt last Half a second against them LOl fail posing thats wut i call it
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Fictionality
written by cooter craver, March 27, 2012
Call it what it is - FICTION passed off as realITY. You never see a drop of blood etc....

Most of the characters on this show would be better off being contestants on the Biggest Loser. Sonia is THE grossest woman I have ever seen. While we're at it, Tru TV should flush Lizard Lick along with Repo the next time after that fat nasty mexican takes a dump.
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i knew it was fake after i saw this one episode
written by antonia, February 23, 2012
where they showed up at this lot and their were about 6 adults dressed up in marching band outfits and had instruments,
claiming they had a show to get to with that vehicle and that it was urgent.
The repo men asked them to play them a song and when they did they sucked!
so they were just "lieing" so they wouldn't take their vehicle.
how in the hell would someone put on outfits and instruments in the time of knowing they were coming for their vehicle n shit. def, fake.
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operation repo fake??? "YES"
written by eduardo meza, January 17, 2012
YES IT IS FAKE, ON ONE EPISODE, TRHEY WENT INTO MEXICO TO REPO A CAR FROM A BEACH HOUSE, THEY WERE CAUGHT AND FAKE MEXICAN POLICE OFFICERS TOOK BALDY, FIRST OF ALL THE COPS IN TIJUANA DO NOT USE JEEP CHEROKEES. AND THE SO CALLED COPS HAD NO GUNS OR THERE PLAYING STICKS.. THAT PARTICULAR HOUSE IS LOCATED IN ROSARITO AND IS UP FOR RENT FOR THE WEEKENDS, THAT DOME ACTGOR PLAYING THE ROLE OF THE OWNER OF THE CAR IS "STUPID".... AS HE MENTIONED HE NEW PEOPLE IN POWERFUL PLACES,,,, THAT IS THE WORST THING YOU CAN SAY ESPECIALLY ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, YOU WILL BE KILLED BY MORNING FOR ADVERTISING YOURSELF... THATS THE RULE THEY HAVE, KEEP QUIET AND YOULL LIVE LONGER...... YES OPERATION REPO IS FAKE!!!!!
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Fake shows
written by Cliff, December 06, 2011
When Operation Repo first came on, didn't they say it was produced by Jennifer Lopez?
Also, the first episode I watched had the bald wannabe wrestler claiming he had to take a dump really urgently, so he began driving really badly while towing a BMW with a cameraman in the car.
Yada yada yada...
Turns too fast, rolls car onto its top. Everyone freaks out. Operation Steroid doesn't have to go anymore (amazing!), car is obviously NOT the same one shown before, cameraman ok, boss rolls up angry, blah, blah, blah.
This show and that "Lizard Lick" show should team up with the Kardashians - "Operation Lizard Sisters Pick Up Anything But Talent".
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written by ♥them ★s, November 28, 2011
Ok people...listen up...ain't that hard to figure out...TV=entertainment =money÷op repo csi Dr Phil days of our lives wwe evening news x infomercials + TV talk shows...FAKE STAGED SCRIPTED Whutever....yes it is...every bit...so lets get over it...long live Harry Pothead
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FAKE....FAKE....Fake!
written by Valued Customer, November 25, 2011
It is horrible & FAKE. I can't believe they try and pass it off.
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Fake as it can be!!
written by axton Rowe, October 20, 2011
First of all, repo men, or women are not allowed to TOUCH you!!! That fat, nasty broad on there routinely pushes, shoves and threatens people.The first time that skank laid a hand on me she'd be headed for the emergency room........then straight to jail for assualt.
I watched two episodes and that was all I could stomach. I like her partner....to an extent. But HE gets physical too.In the real world anyone they touched would just call the law and have them arrested for assault.
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written by bybi, October 13, 2011
If this show really is fake, which I doubt however i think there are many points on both sides of the arguments, then could you people tell the name of this actress in the "family matters" episode. I have searched all over and even reveres searched this image, but still haven't gotten a name.
http://media1.break.com/dnet/m...matter.jpg
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repo
written by Taisha, October 03, 2011
what about the pregnant chick, suppouslynshe dont know her car it's about to get repo, but still manage to come out with a fake belly making believe she is pregnant so they wont take her car? please yes is fake, i enjoy the show i do, because is enteetaining, but is fake it has to be. and sonia, you right she is beautiful, everybody in this world is beautiful in their own way. but the way they put her in the show, the way they present her, that has to be fake.
but hey i like to see it.
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written by erika, September 21, 2011
is it fake or do they add stuff to make situation worse
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written by get real, September 17, 2011
Of corse its fake ...duh...99% of TV is-even the news is mostly b.s. N if u think cops is real...puleeeeeze...have u ever seen one shooting??? Its entertainment plain n simple n if u believe n e thing u see on TV yer simple too...the only reality is stuff like most daring which shows ACTUAL footage...so give it a rest y'all ...get real cuz nothing on TV is...period
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written by timt88212, September 15, 2011
It's 100% fake if you watch the episode where the monster truck runs over a porsche, the bonnet of the porsche collapse's because theres no motor in it, its just a prop
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written by andrew crespo, September 14, 2011
one more thing sonia is a really nice person in reall life .she looks after her own . and she is alright if u dont piss her off
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written by andrew crespo, September 14, 2011
its real and they dont throw fists or anything cuz if they do they could get sued. also lou was in the army so he can make that dude with the knife drop it. also even if they dont giv conscent if the other person acts irrationally they can publicly post it to have proof just in case repo men wants to press charges.if the faces are blocked how will they use it as proof.and no one would shoot anyone so they dont go to jail.
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About the show
written by Carolyn Baylies, August 27, 2011
I enjoy Operation Repo--What makes so you people think your so beautiful. Sonia is a beautiful women and she has a heart. It's not her fault that she is overweight. That has nothing to do with her doing her job. God made her to. She does her
job well. Matt to is a caring man. I don't understand people that write and make fun of people, plus they don't care who they hurt.
I will watch the show as long as it is on t.v. I hope there are
other people like me that likes Sonia for who she is, not her weight. Carolyn
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written by Charlie, August 03, 2011
Yea Matt being a big dude and being a big pussy come on, I could kick the guys ass
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written by recapper, August 03, 2011
IT IS FAKE, FAKE, FAKE. SONJA IS TOO UGLY TO BE REAL AND MATT IS TOO DUMB TO BE ON TRU TV. GET REAL OR GET LOST
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written by mike mike, June 05, 2011
No way is this real. Notice all the physical altercations there are no closed fists thrown? Lots of shoving, about as violent as a mosh pit.

let me know when someone actually get cold cocked...
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written by Ih8faketv, May 30, 2011
Matt is nothin but a punk, who won't do anything unless they're a woman or a skraunny guy. I hate this show, im sick of even seeing commercials for it.smilies/tongue.gifsmilies/tongue.gif
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bull
written by bee, May 19, 2011
dont call people hillbillys i knew it was fake when that guy came on they call that we dont look or act like that it's like say the N word so grow up.
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written by bee, May 19, 2011
i liked it but when they put the hillbilly on i knew it was fake we dont look or act that way. and p.s dont like to be called hillbillys its like niger so move on to a new name.
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Definitely staged and very disappointing!!
written by Jo, May 11, 2011
I've been watching the show for a while now and just tonight while watching it I was like this is so stupid and so fake!!! They go to pick up a beetle and the girl comes to the door and says "does it look like I don't pay my bills" and then another guy steps up who soon calls for 5 other guys to come out with bats and iron rods and run off the repo guys. But not once dud they call the cops??!!! Fake fake fake!! I just hate that they fooled me like that. I am truly disappointed. I had to jump on my computer and google "is operation repo fake?" and that brought me here. I'll never watch it again!! I hope they take it off the air. smilies/angry.gif
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I always wondered about that Sonya
written by Johnny Ola, April 27, 2011
some of the fights look real, I just watched hoping to see Matt get his fat mouth punched. Now don't tell Lizard Lick towing is faked. I know that process server is faked
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written by Jaydubya Busch, April 13, 2011
Sadly...repo men are a needed "scum". But I tell you, I would so fvck these people up. And my god...that fat Sonia...belongs in a freak show. I hate these people. I'm glad the show is staged because I look forward to someone putting a bullet in one of them!
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Operation repo.
written by Cindy, April 09, 2011
The show may or may be fake..I really don't care. The show is for entertainment..No different than watching any sitcom off TV..You have a right to your own opinions as I have a right to mine. I will continue to watch it
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Color me stupid!
written by Sandee-Eggo Gal, March 06, 2011
OMG, I feel like a gullible fool! Seriously, my husband and I never noticed the disclaimer. We thought the show was real, but now that I've read some comments here about the people on the show, it does make sense that they are actors. I was surprised at some of the outrageous things that happened. Those people...the repo crew and the debtors...gosh how could I have missed the bad acting?! This will teach me to more discerning! Hubby and I watched just to watch the freak show that Sonia is...gross and no self-respect. Yeah, like that one guy wrote...she puts the U in UGLY! Matt's character...total bully and big pussy dork. Lou, Sonia, Froy and Lynda ought to go to Weight Watchers! Or Jenny Craig! Somebody call Valerie Bertinelli to the rescue!
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Whats Scary about this FAKE Joke is
written by islhopr, March 04, 2011
I Repossed Cars for over 2 years in some pretty bad areas, and even so I only had 3 mildly violent experiences!/

What this show represents is a DANGER to anyone in the Repo bussiness.
When Debtors watch this show, they will think it is OK to Wail on the guys doing thier Job!!
Or Its OKAY to act like a JACKASS, Or its OKAY TO PULL GUNS.
ALL THIS SHOW IS, IS COMPLETE BS!

Although there is a WORSE Repo show out there called Lizard Lick, which is almost laughable.

Almost Everytime we did a repo that we thought might be a tough one, or in a different city, the first stop we made
was to the Local PD to notify them, RARELY did we yank cars out of someone;s driveway in BROAD DAYLIGHT, and Even More rarley did we enter someone's property that went more than 15 feet back from the steeet !!!

Another thing they do NOT show you on the show is that about 80 percent of the Clients have KEY CODES to thier cars, or trucks!!!! We Just CUT the keys b4 we even went out and drive the cars away, WE DID NOT NEED TO KNOCK on doors and ASK for thier KEYS, and even if we had to tow the cars we HARDLY ever asked the the keys, unless it was a Voulantary, that is how you get HURT!

AS a matter of fact we ALWAYS tried to avoid confrontation, beacuse if the Debtor Called the Police and PD rolled up to a argument between us and the debtor on their property, Guess who gets to keep the Car>?, LOL Not us!!

Now I stopped working in this field over 10 years ago, but I can guar you that the Repo laws have gotten even tougher, not like the Wild West you see on these trashy shows!!!

Thanks
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written by alejandro d, February 02, 2011
This show is as FAKE as it gets. I'm an ex cop. No way these people can pull the shit they do. Matt, your nothing but a pussy with muscles. Sonia, they don't come any more UGLY than you.
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Sooo Disappointed....my childrens father repo'd cars before he passed away.
written by tonya johnson, February 02, 2011
I am so disappointed in finding this out. My 13 yr old told me today her teacher had told her it was fake. He said at the end of the show it states something of this sort. My daughters dad (he recently passed away) made a name for himself repo'ing cars and honestly loved his job. (He was also featured on our local news.) He faced some very similiar and also some very scary situations. This truly disappoints me and I will not be watching this show ever again. What a disgrace to the men and women who make this their career. Ugh, I am truly irritated. Screw operation repo! Feature what the people who really do this job go through!!!!
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itss fake
written by ahend, August 17, 2010
the episode where matt got stunned gunned by the old man, should be a lesson to them and anyone who repos for a living. You cannot trespass illegally. repos must take place on public property with police presense and notification prior to.

their job is to locate, and take back the car. not to trespass, threaten, harass, demand, extort, assault and so on. all three of them need to be sued once or twice civil and see if their show airs next season. see if the bank backs them then or pays for their legal fees.

And some laws

However, when seizing the vehicle, your creditor may not commit a "breach of the peace" by, for example, using physical force or threats of force. Taking your car over your protest or removing it from a closed garage without your permission also may constitute a breach of the peace, depending on the law in your state.

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written by Billy, August 02, 2010
Hmm, I never had any reason at first to doubt it. I always thought the disclaimer only meant that the names of the 'victims' had been changed. A lot of people are yelling at other people in this forum, but everyone can think whatever they want I suppose. I just randomly stumbled upon a, "It's all fake!!" thread online which then lead me into more and more and more. Started to think, "This is kinda odd... Is it true?"

Makes sense, but it is a little disappointing because it all seemed real to me. Other people can discover falsities in shows like this instantly, but I was never good at it. Re-enactments, based on stories, staged... It's probably true that it's fake if the disclaimer is up and all I see on the Net on the issue. Ah well. Fake or not, it was still a fun show. But now I'm not so sure I'm gonna watch it anymore...
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written by Belinda, July 26, 2010
The ones getting repo'd are pretty bad actors indeed.
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written by Belinda, July 26, 2010
I enjoyed watching operation repo with my 11 year old daughter, until we realized some of these incidents were coming across really bizarre and down right fake. I at first thought it was real but the more I watched the more i was convinced it was so staged. now its just dumb
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Making a Mockery of the Church
written by Big Orange, June 15, 2010
They went too far with the fake staging by using a fake pastor who was cussing and casino chips fell out of his pocket. This was by far the worst acting job of all, and Lou claims to be afraid of getting hit by lightning for doing a repo on a car, but he is using the show to create a fake situation and make a mockery of the church. Pretty lame.
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written by fred noir, May 26, 2010
Do you guys ever see how they always bring the right members of the crew for every repo.. i hate to admit its bs thosmilies/sad.gif
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So what!
written by Kimmie, May 25, 2010
Ok so it's staged... so freakin what!?!?
It's t.v. and what is the purpose of the television. ENTERTAINMENT.

WWF is even more fake than Operation Repo, and people still love and watch that.
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written by cody, May 24, 2010
I, too, at first thought it was all real. However I did pick up on the disclaimer at the beginning, so I was weary right away. My personal feeling, for what it's worth, is that at least SOME of it is actual footage. And why not? I mean in my own life experience I've seen some crazy stuff, so this isn't hard to believe. For instance as a bartender in a redneck town I saw things some of you might not believe if you saw it on tv. On the other hand do concede that a lot of it is only "based" (loosely?-who knows) on actual repos. Of course they embellish for tv when necessary... but don't we all really make things that happen at work sound better, or at least make ourselves look better and the other guy look like an idiot? I also have to say that when I got laid off for a while last year, I stopped making my car payments and waited for the repo guys. They showed up eventually (of course I'm not an idiot so I was expecting them). And when they got there it was actually very similar to the show. Only difference was I'm not a moron and I just gave them the keys, and they were helpful and even helped me get stuff out of my truck. I even made a joke about the show and told them I could have been a jerk and let the dogs out or something. I've read posts about the show where people said repo people should have some kind of ID or have the authorities, or wear uniforms. Well I can tell you that when they have a court order, they need nothing else. I can also understand why. But I was cool with them, and they were cool with me. I, after all, was the one who did not make the payments. You have to be a real idiot to hold the repo guys responsible. Anyway, that's just my personal experience.
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written by fred, May 17, 2010
matt on repo is a babyif he whent up to any one alone he cry like one
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written by Felecia Marie, May 12, 2010
That show is pathetic!! Even my 14 year old son said it is the worst, staged, show ever! I really liked it but did not take long to see it was soo unrealistic and not believable. Won't watch the white-trash, hillbilly, bad acting group of rejects. PLEASE!! they should just go to Jerry springer for a job.
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written by steve w, May 12, 2010
lena b just watched a show where paramedics showed up and all they did was put a dude on a gurny and take him away no fire rescue no ekg no pulse no medical attention at all. now I love real tv buttt dang ask somebody how it is should look.
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Staged? Yes!
written by Eddie, May 05, 2010
I'm like many others. When the show first aired, I think it was genuine but now some of the scenes look like something from Reno 911! Some of the scenarios are absurd. I'd like to think they could have pulled it off without the faking but it didn't happen. I no longer watch the show.
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vagemini master
written by con man kall, April 23, 2010
course its staged VIP.Its a dammmmnnnn stupid show but when nottin else is on what the hell its stupid entertainment,But damm I must say the fat women is one scary beast`,i would not want to hit the can after she drops a load,ai curumba!!!!
About Lou's chope, Lowly rated comment [Show]
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Ben
written by Ben, April 12, 2010
It is an re-enactment. Look it up in your Funk and Wagnall. A re-enactment is something that occurred at one time and is re-enacted at another time for the camera. It states that right at the beginning of each show. And to the person who said the show isn't funny, it's not supposed to be funny, it's supposed to be entertainment and it certainly is that.
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Pigs
written by Ima Knotrepo, March 22, 2010
I have never watched one minute of this show. But after seeing the advertisements I don't watch shows about pigs. Especially ugly ones!
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Mr
written by Robin B, March 16, 2010
It's about as well staged as a high school musical. Or the WWF. Totally fake and phony. This show is scripted. No doubt AT ALL. None.

From the IMDB website regarding Operation Repo:

Series Stunts
Maegan Stewart.... assistant stunt coordinator (26 episodes, 2009)
Nils Allen Stewart.... stunt coordinator (26 episodes, 2009)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1495163/fullcredits

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To Lena B
written by Patrick, March 09, 2010
Hi lena,

You said you needed proof that the show was staged. have you ever watched it? Watching half of one episode should be proof enough! And its not even a good staging!
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Idiots
written by Maegan and Shervin, March 02, 2010
These people try to be professional...even though it is fake, they are trashy with and gross. they should really get lives. the show isnt funny.
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written by John, March 02, 2010
This show by far is the worst show on television today. It looks like Tru TV could at least read up on the repo laws a little and write a script which does not violate the laws. I cannot wait for garbage like this show to be permanently removed from TV
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written by M.P.Snerdley, March 02, 2010
Don't the credits say at the beginning of the show that the repossession scenes are all re-enactments? Of course, it's fake!! smilies/cheesy.gif
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written by Fake Ass, February 23, 2010
That Matt is the biggest pussy I know for his size. Bitch acts like he is all big and then cry like a baby when someone touches him. Yummin is right however I don't think that bitch could even cut it in wrestling. WCW is more realistic than this show
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written by c-dogg, February 20, 2010
i knew it was fake when i saw the episode of this fat, black dude (that looked like fat albert)getting his car repoed in from of his shot gun house(he laid on the hood). What was the catch? his wife was a GEORGEOUS black woman that had model looks. I never watched another episode after that bcuz i knew she wouldnt be with him in real life. And by the looks of the house, he was clearly poor.....which made no sense as to why she would be married to him. SCAM SHOW!!
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written by BigSport, January 29, 2010
After watching the show i just watched, where a guys son comes out from no where and supposedly kick Matt in the nuts....... Yeah that was as fake as it gets, and almost as bad as the Mid South Wrestling actors back in the 70's. That will be the last show watched by me! LOSERS1
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written by yummin, January 26, 2010
All I know is I do not mind watching the show but that egotistical overstated Matt needs to get fired. I can not stand that guy. Heslooks like a farmer on steroids. Plus...he always has to start something so he looks like the big tough guy to the rescue. In my opinion he is a freakin idiot who needs to go into wrestling so he can really get his butt kicked.
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written by Wayne, January 26, 2010
FAKE!! that Sonia Puts the U in UGLY!! Fake brows Make up and pearcings. I worked for a Repo CO. We would loose our job if we did any of the things they do !
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Operation Repo is fake: Inside source
written by Paul, December 30, 2009
I know someone who works for the show.
All the physical altercations are STAGED... with actors or stuntmen. That's why you never see anyone's faces being blurred out. In a real reality show... a face MUST be blurred out if the person doesn't give their consent to be on camera.
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dumb bus driver
written by josec, December 29, 2009
i now that in texas. if a stranger was atempting to take my property,i would b alowd to use reasonable force to stop the threat. wich means u r under arest. a citizens arest. like a police. u surender and comply. if not, then u r resisting arest. dont resist. everything will b investiated once police arive to do there job.
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written by dwane, December 09, 2009
its fake my father inlaw is a cop over there and he said if he caught them doing that they would go to jail
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written by Oscar Rodriguez, September 24, 2009
The show is fake. I've known this from the beginning. It tells you at the start of the show the the names are changed and that they are re-enactments. It is quite obvious.

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