During the Reddit AMA, Sal Vulcano answered a fan who inquired how he felt filming the dental assistant gag. “It was the hardest I’ve laughed in two years. I only wish everyone could experience what it felt like,” shared the comedian. He noted that there was more footage of him laughing that was edited out of the episode.
Vulcano also discussed the dentistry prank in an August 2022 interview on “Stern Show Summer School.” He explained that he could not contain his laughter over the absurdity of having a patient possibly slide out of the dental chair. “I didn’t realize, I guess, how high the chair was able to go up, and so he went up to like eight, nine feet,” he recalled. “Then I hit the other button and his head goes down and his feet go up and so he’s nearly — he has on sandals, his crusty toes are hanging out and he’s telling me ‘I’m in so much pain.'” Vulcano revealed that he gave up his guise as a dental assistant because he did not want to laugh while pretending to help a patient. “I just felt so bad like cry-laughing in front of his face,” stated the “Impractical Jokers” star.