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If It Were Real is a Smosh series. From 2009-2017, it consisted of Ian and Anthony depicting how various forms of media (movies, video games, the internet, etc.) might look in real life.

Concept (2009-mid-2017)

The episode usually begins with Anthony and Ian either watching television, playing video games, or on the internet and Ian talks about how stupid it is. Anthony then says how stupid it would be if the subject were realistic. A collection of clips portraying popular examples of the subject ensues. At the end of the sketch, the guys agree the subject would be stupid if it were realistic. After that, Ian (and sometimes Anthony) experience(s) the exact same thing they were talking about at the beginning of the video and usually that thing is something bad.


Season Name Released Summary
2009 If Movies Were Real September 4, 2009 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Twilight. Harry Potter. Ian and Anthony show what movies, with their impossible plots, would be like in reality.
2010 If Video Games Were Real March 26, 2010 Ian and Anthony show how the strange and sometimes unrealistic world of video games would be like in real life.
If Cartoons Were Real  July 30th, 2010 (deleted on YouTube in 2014) In cartoons, anything can happen. Ian and Anthony show what would happen if the cartoons we all grew up with were real.
If Scary Movies Were Real  October 29, 2010 Slashers, Monster Movies, Zombie Films... What do these all have in common? They're all types of Scary Movies. What is the possibility that the things that happen in horror movies could potentially happen in real life?
2011 If Kid Shows Were Real February 18, 2011 Kid Shows are designed to fit a younger audience's simple minds and short attention spans. But usually they don't make any sense to adults watching them. Ian and Anthony show what kid shows would be like in real life.
If Superheros Were Real May 13, 2011 What if superheros we all knew and loved were bound by the constraints of everyday lives?
If The Internet Was Real (AKA If The Internet Were Real) July 1, 2011 YouTube, MySpace, Twitter, Google Images, even itself - what if they be if they were actually in real life?
If Movies Were Real 2 July 29, 2011 Now back with another set of impractical movies, Ian and Anthony demonstrate what movies would be like in actuality, for a second time.
If Holidays Were Real December 23, 2011 Santa? The Easter Bunny? What would holidays be like if they were real?
2012 If Video Games Were Real 2 April 13, 2012 Video games, the home of N00BS and Leeroy Jenkins. What would they be like in real life?
If TV Shows Were Real December 7, 2012 Ian and Anthony look at the strange shows that for some reason, some people actually watch.
2013 If Movies Were Real 3 April 12, 2013 Skyfall 007? Fast and the Furious 6? The Hobbit? Ian and Anthony return for a third time to imagine what life would be like if movies were realistic.
2014 If Video Games Were Real 3 April 4, 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts, Plants vs Zombies, and Slender. What if these games were real life?
If Apps Were Real June 13, 2014 The Candy Crush Saga? Angry Birds? Tinder? Let's see what these apps would be like in real life!
If TV Shows Were Real 2 August 22, 2014 Breaking Bad, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and more shows are pictured in real life.
2015 If Romantic Movies Were Real February 13, 2015 Ian and Anthony take a look and see what romantic movies like 50 Shades of Grey, Romeo and Juliet, and Brokeback Mountain would be like in real life.
If Board Games Were Real May 22, 2015 Ian and Anthony picture board games, such as Life, Candy Land, and Snakes and Ladders, in real life, and just how stupid it would be.
If The Internet Were Real 2 September 11, 2015 Tumblr, Reddit, Pinterest, and more are pictured applying to real life by Anthony and Ian, and obviously, they are really stupid like that.
If Video Games Were Real 4 October 30, 2015 Once again, video games are pictured in real life, such as Fallout, Five Nights at Freddy's, and Super Mario Maker.
2016 If TV Shows Were Real 3 January 15, 2016 TV shows are great because they're on TV. We can imagine what they would be like if they were real. But what if they WERE real? Holy crap, it would be terrible!
IF REALITY SHOWS WERE REAL February 12, 2018 Reality shows love to claim how real they are - it's even in the name. But what if Reality TV was ACTUALLY real?
If Disney Princesses Were Real July 15, 2016 Life would be so simple as a Disney Princess... you get to sing your emotions out, and find your true love... even if it is an animal. But what if Disney Princesses were real?!
If Video Games Were Real 5 September 30, 2016 Video games are awesome when you're playing them. Video games are not so awesome when they exist for real.
If Movies Were Real 4 October 21, 2016 Anthony and Ian see what even MORE movies would be like if they were realistic.
2017 IF APPS WERE REAL 2 March 3, 2017 What if your favorite phone apps were real?
IF BOARD GAMES WERE REAL 2 June 9, 2017 What if your favorite board games were real?
IF REALITY SHOWS WERE REAL 2 June 30, 2017 What if your favorite reality shows were real... again? Shows like Keeping up with the Kardashians, America's Next Top Model, Hell's Kitchen, Dancing with the Stars, and The Bachelor would never be the same.
IF DISNEY MOVIES WERE REAL August 9, 2017 What if your favorite Disney Movies were real?
IF KIDS SHOWS WERE REAL 2 September 20, 2017 What if your favorite kids shows were real? Part 2!
2018 IF MOVIES WERE REAL 5 March 28, 2018 IT, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles, and more, we wonder what movies would be like in real life!
IF VIDEO GAMES WERE REAL 6 September 5, 2018 God of War, Fortnite, Mario Kart, and more - what would your favorite video games be like if they were in REAL life?!
IF SCARY MOVIES WERE REAL 3 October 17, 2018 Whether it's Halloween, Get Out, Friday the 13th, The Purge, or more, we explore what our favorite scary movies would be like in real life!
IF APPS WERE REAL 3 October 24, 2018 Twitter, Postmates, Venmo, and more, we wonder what our favorite apps would be like in REAL LIFE
2019 IF MARVEL CHARACTERS WERE REAL April 15, 2019 Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, and Ant-Man are all superheroes on the big screen— but what would life be like if Marvel characters were real?
IF TV SHOWS WERE REAL 4 May 13, 2019 From Riverdale’s jingle jangle epidemic to familial relations on Game of Thrones, life would probably be weird if tv shows were real.
IF TEXTS WERE REAL June 10, 2019 What would life be like if text messages were real?
If Movies Were Real 6 October 28, 2019 Whether it’s Pennywise’s untimely return, a highly-anticipated Frozen sequel, or Charlie’s Angels, what would life be like if our favorite movies were real?
2020 If Instagram Were Real February 17, 2020 What would life be like if Instagram were real?
If Animal Crossing Were Real April 6, 2020 From shaking trees as cardio to catching bugs as a profession, life would be pretty strange if Animal Crossing were real.
2021 If Texts Were Real July 26, 2021 One weird look, and I'm smashing that block button. This is what life would be like if the world of text messages was real!


  • There is a reference to the skit in REJECTED VIDEOS! called If Religions Were Real, but was cut off due to the fact it would have been offensive.
  • In the Every Smosh Video Ever, If It Were Real was parodied by "If the Titanic Were Real".