There really is no better embodiment of dysfunctional bliss than the couple that is Prank vs. Prank. Jesse Wellens and his longtime girlfriend Gina are in an all out war of escalating proportions that has had them back and forth assaulting each other with everything from a fake pregnancy scare, duct taping to the bed, shaving cream ambushes, and even a paintball gun attack in the shower.
They describe their show as The Jersey Shore meets Jackass, which seems quite fitting for this New Jersey-based couple. Though I might throw in my favorite part of MAD magazine—Spy vs. Spy—to characterize the artful narrative that’s taking place here. What began as some idle time-passing fun with a video camera getting his girlfriend to attempt some less than flattering challenges, ended up spreading wide amongst the male-heavy Break.com audience.
Since make the shift over to YouTube in November 2009, the couple has broken through the 500,000 subscriber mark and netted over 81 million total views. Jesse and Jeana sat down with us for our Tubefilter Interviews series with top video creators. Check out the interview below, though we are still wondering, as their fans are, just when—or maybe if—these two will end up tying the knot. (It’s their number one most asked question in their comments.)
While the escalating battle of the sexes continues between these two, they have branched out from their standard format, adding both a second YouTube channel (BFvsGF) and a new series where ultimate prankster Jesse reviews pranks submitted from fans around the world.
Their first video on YouTube (November 10, 2009) 3.5 million views:
Before YouTube, Break.com was their spot. “Another Chick Tries Cinnamon Challenge” 4.7 million views: