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Salvatore "Sal" Vulcano, also known as Prince Herb (born November 6, 1976) is a member of The Tenderloins. He is the youngest of the characters of Impractical Jokers. He has had the most punishments out of any Joker.

He is one corny mofo.

Personal Life

Prince Herb was born on November 6, 1976, making him a Scorpio, in Staten Island, New York City, New York. His parents are Sal Vulcano Sr. and Dianne Fernandez-Vulcano, though they divorced when he was young. Herb has three sisters: Kelly Ann, the eldest; Diana and Jenna, his two younger sisters. Jenna has made appearances in three episodes of Impractical Jokers.

Herb went to Monsignor Farrell High School and graduated in 1994. At MFHS, he took part in various sports like hockey, basketball, and football. Then he went to St. Johns University and graduated with a degree in finance in 1998.

Prince Herb suffers from ailurophobia (fear of cats), acrophobia (fear of heights), and mysophobia/germophobia, all three of which are used against him in challenges and punishments.

Trivia

  • As an ordained minister, Herb officiated Joe's wedding. He also officiated a wedding for two IJ fans during an episode of Impractical Jokers: After Party.
  • The Jokers have described Herb as the easiest to punish due to his neurotic tendencies, multiple phobias, and timid attitude.
  • As of March 2020, Herb has done the most punishments at 68.
  • Herb's favorite Lionel Richie song is 'Running with the Night'.
  • He was a vegetarian for six years.
  • Herb and Murr are the only jokers to have never won an episode by themselves, although Herb was close to winning one by himself in Tooth and Consequences, but Murr forfeited due to his tooth falling out, thus giving him an impromptu punishment.
  • Herb was hit by a car when he was four years old.
  • In The Permanent Punishment, he got a tattoo of Jaden Smith on his thigh as the result of a punishment. He later got a second tattoo of Jaden on his other thigh as part of Impractical Jokers: The Movie.
  • In a Reddit AMA, Herb said he has been physically assaulted two times: A woman slapped him for telling her that her baby was ugly, and a shell-shocked war vet choked him for cutting in line.
  • He has Italian, Cuban and Puerto Rican ancestry.
  • His eyes are dark green. He has a freckle on his right eye. In some promo photos they edit it out, but it is more apparent in recent seasons.
  • Herb has been ridiculed for having flat feet. This trait was also mocked as a highlight of his punishment in "Flatfoot the Pirate".
  • A picture featuring Herb in his youth when he was heavier has been seen on the show multiple times, and it also became a popular Photoshop meme on Instagram in November 2016. However, Herb dislikes being spammed with it and infamously hates it, while the other guys love it.
  • Prince Herb's birthday is November 6th.
  • Before Herb was famous, he worked as a pizza delivery guy, as a bartender at The Full Cup, and has performed stand-up comedy. When he was a teenager, he had a cameo appearance as the lawn mower boy in the movie Damned!, and as an adult, he appeared as a man known as Pinky in Just Another Romantic Wrestling Comedy.
  • He has been given the nickname of "Prince Herb", as his royal Joker-ness is the Joker formerly known as Sal Vulcano, and had to wear ear piercings during his punishment.
  • In Season 3, Episode 30 "B-I-N-G-NO," it is revealed that Herb has kept a dead pet goldfish, wrapped in tin foil, in his freezer for four years because he wanted to bury it, but hasn't gotten around to it. Fellow joker Joe Gatto got Herb's mom to bring them the dead fish to put inside an ice pop cooler as part of a popsicle-selling challenge.

Punishments

Season One

  • Pay It Forward - Herb has to pick up dog poop and hold it for twenty seconds.
  • Butterfly Crime Scene - Herb has to sing a song made up by the other Jokers in front of a crowd at a baseball game.
  • Unmotivational Speaker - Herb posed as a motivational speaker as he goes through a presentation made by the other Jokers.
  • Drawing a Blank - Herb reads a book with all blank pages, realizing he has to come up with the story.
  • Supercuts - Technically a four-way tie where the Jokers gave themselves funny haircuts. Herb got two bleached horns.

Season Two

  • Elephant in the Room - The other Jokers hid Herb's car keys in a pile of Beulah the elephant's poop and he has to go through the pile of poop using his bare hands, until Joe tells him that he had his car keys in his pocket the whole time and realized he searched in there for nothing.
  • Sound EffeXXX - Herb had to go in a coffee shop with a laptop while the other jokers add in sound effects making sound as if he's watching porn.
  • Psychotic Not-Line - Herb posed as a psychic and couldn't leave until he makes an accurate prediction.
  • Scaredy Cat - Herb is forced to go in a cage full of cats while under the impression of teaching a cat-bonding seminar in front of a group of people.
  • Joker vs. Joker - Herb and Q had to shoot a basketball into a hoop and every time they missed, they would get hit in the leg by a little girl with a baseball bat. Herb was lucky enough to make the shot on his first try.
  • Down in the Dump - The other Jokers hid his phone somewhere in a pile of garbage and he has to search through the garbage to find it.
  • Sweat the Small Things - Herb has to introduce a stress-relieving slideshow presentation, where in the demo videos, he finds out the other Jokers broke into his house while he was on vacation and abused everything.
  • The Alliance - Herb, Joe and Murr all had to jump off a cliff unless they can answer questions about Q's life. Joe won the punishment while Herb and Murr jumped off Q Falls.
  • Enter the Dragons - Herb and Joe must pretend to be part of a fake band and open for Imagine Dragons at a live concert.
  • Sorry for Your Loss - Herb had to run the "No Apology Gauntlet" where he had to perform 5 tasks without apologizing. Herb had to step on someone's foot, woof at a baby, sneeze on someone without saying "excuse me", blow an airhorn at someone, and stick his middle finger in front of an elderly woman.

Season Three

  • Field of Screams - Herb had to go through a massive cornfield following a guided red rope, and along the way, Herb had to overcome a bunch of scares and obstacles.
  • Toasted - Herb must deliver a wedding speech written by the other guys.
  • Snow Way Out - Herb and Murr were stuck on a ski lift while Joe and Q threw snowballs at them and shot them with paintball guns.
  • Junk in the Trunk - Herb had to climb in the trunk of a car while a woman was driving. Herb was unaware that the woman driving was in on the joke as she was acting shocked.
  • Clash of the Jokers - Joe posed as a king while Herb fed him grapes, Murr was his throne, and Q had to fan him.
  • Up Loser's Creek - Herb thought all he had to do was give a boat tour, but much to his dismay, he also has to kayak across the Hudson River.
  • The Permanent Punishment - Herb, Murr and Q all got embarrassing tattoos chosen by Joe. Herb's tattoo was an image of rapper Jaden Smith.
  • Parks and Wreck - Herb must present a slideshow created by the other guys in front of Mount Pleasant city council.
  • B-I-N-G-NO - Herb takes part in a Bingo tournament and has to yell "Bingo!" at regular intervals.
  • Brother-in-Loss - Herb is forced to watch Murr marry his sister.

Season Four

  • Elevating the Game - Herb is trapped in an elevator with someone acting sick and another with a hairless cat.
  • Deal With the Devils - Herb and Q became target practice as they pose as hockey goalies for the New Jersey Devils.
  • The Dream Crusher - Herb poses as a kids talent show Judge with the attitude of Simon Cowell.
  • Bathroom Break - Herb is trapped in the Bathroom of Horrors and has to do some tasks in order to escape.
  • Sneaking Number Twos, Going Number One - Herb is the ringleader of an escape room and pees his pants in front of a bunch of strangers and can't leave until he solves all the puzzles.
  • Blind Justice - Herb poses as a convict and wears a pair of blind glasses and is misled into thinking that he was talking to a group of rebellious teenagers. He takes off the glasses to realize he was talking to a bunch of old people.
  • The Big Uneasy - Herb and the Jokers head to the New Orleans swamp, where Herb is forced to dress as a Bog Monster for an ongoing tour. At the end, Herb is surprised by another Bog Monster that is camouflaged behind him.
  • The Taunted House - Herb has to go into a haunted house to blow out candles in different rooms, each with something to scare him.

Season Five

  • HellCopter - Murr and Herb made a bet that they can beat each other at a race. Since Murr doesn't weigh as much as Herb does, he will be forced to wear a fat suit while racing. The fat suit slowed him down to the point where he lost his momentum, thus causing Herb to win the race. Herb's prize was a seat on a helicopter that would fly around a lake. At the end of this punishment, Herb was forced to jump from the helicopter.
  • You're Cut Off - At a major beer and wine event, Herb works as a vendor, and is forced cut people off from drinking any more alcohol, or cut "all you can drink" bracelets off people's arms so that they can't drink anymore.
  • Ruffled Feathers - Herb is forced to give a presentation to zoo patrons, with Q chosen to "assist" him, all the while dealing with his fears of the animals attacking him.
  • Statue of Limitations - In Season 4, when Murr and Herb were playing a game of "Do it Better" in the park, Herb had taken the "nose" of a statue, and the Department of Homeland Security told Joe, Murr, and Q that they weren't allowed to play on a national landmark again. However, they never told Herb, so for his punishment, he must sit face-to-face with the Director of Homeland Security, explaining his behavior, while the other guys are telling the director what to say and do.
  • Whose Phone Is Ringing? - Herb is forced to pose as an author with a book at an authors' presentation while his phone continuously plays an annoying ringtone, to the audience's growing frustration. Eventually an annoyed patron confiscates his phone when Herb must let it ring without turning it off.
  • The Coward - Herb is forced to help a cow give birth.
  • Virtual Insanity - Herb is forced to be locked in a virtual reality room, and play a horror game entitled "Sisters" while the crew secretly redecorates the room to resemble the setting of the game. When Herb tries to leave the room, he is surprised by Benjamin Cat.
  • Water Torture - Although initially meant to be the final challenge of the episode, the other guys turn Herb's growing annoyance with the child actors into a punishment.
  • Training Day - Herb, Murr and Joe all had to go through a fire academy. For Herb, he had to climb a ladder to rescue a cat from a tree, but he froze at the start. In the end, Q hosed down all 3 losing Jokers until they respected him.
  • Nitro Circus Spectacular - Herb, who got the most votes from the public, was hoisted into the air via harness and swung around for a bit. He was brought down to rest for a minute before being hoisted again and sent flying into a giant "cake".

Season Six

  • Swim Shady - Herb invades a water aerobics class to take pictures for a website. He must invade the students' privacy in order to get shots.
  • Catastrophe - Herb is forced to go through what Q went through last season with his biggest fear, cats.
  • Footlose - Herb has to rub people's feet with different condiments at a boat show.
  • Medium, Well Done - An actual psychic named Jesse Bravo is predicting Herb's life from the other Jokers (most of it didn't actually happen). Herb must say that those predictions are correct.
  • Three Men And Your Baby - Herb, Murr and Q have to pitch their own TV show called "3 Men & Your Baby", but none of them know about parenting.
  • Flatfoot The Pirate - Herb is forced to pose as a pirate for a children's event. A lollipop is passed around that is licked by every child on the boat. After they're finished, Herb has to give the lollipop one final lick. After this, Herb is forced to drink a cup of women's breast milk. In the end, the "crew" mutinies against Herb and force him to "walk the plank" - right into the murky filthy waters of the New Jersey river.
  • Silence Of The Lame - Herb has to randomly shush people for no reason over at a crowded food court in a mall.
  • The Walking Dread - Herb enters a sewer and has to save his nieces from a zombie apocalypse.

Season Seven

  • No Good Deed - At a fundraising event for the Algonquin Arts Theatre, Joe and Herb are forced to present to charity donors how they spent the money on ridiculous and insensitive projects.
  • Indecent Proposal - Herb must make an indecent proposal to several couples at a dance class while acting as an instructor.
  • Lords of the Ring - Q and Herb are forced to be given a turquoise ring that they must sell by rotary telephone while in an extremely hot room with only 1 gerbil water dispenser each to stay hydrated. After 4 hours of unsuccessful attempts to sell the ring, Q manages to sell it to the owner of a pizza joint that he regularly visits.
  • Card Against Humanity - While posing as a businessman at a networking event, Herb has to give a single business card to the people at the event, but then take it back in favor of "a better person."
  • The Running of the Bullies - Herb is forced to pose as a lifeguard at the Cresskill Swim Club in Cresskill, New Jersey where he must kick everybody out of the pool without reasoning, on the grounds of a new bullying policy.
  • Chick Magnet - Herb, being fearful of animals, is forced to catch a bunch of wild chickens and chicks with his father in the room witnessing the punishment.
  • The Bogey Man - After rigging Herb’s loss in the final challenge, the guys force Herb to go to a golf course where he must ruin the games of golf players by intentionally moving their balls.
  • Pantsing With the Stars - Herb takes a loss on the final challenge (in which he has to pants someone) without realising that this means he loses the whole episode: for his punishment, he must take out a 3-time heavyweight champion, Randy Couture, who easily ties him down every time he tries. The punishment doesn’t end until he successfully takes his pants off.
  • Staten Island Holiday Spectacular - The guys trap Herb in a cage at a bear reservation where he is forced to face the wrath of grizzly bears as he feeds them some fried chicken.

Season Eight

  • Crash Test Dummies - At the Demolition Derby's half-time show, Herb and Murr are forced to compete in a monster truck jam to see whose prized possession will be crushed by the other guys. Murr’s is an expensive Segway set and Herb’s is an IJ-themed pinball machine. The game ends in a tie, leading Joe and Q to order both items to be crushed by a Zombie-themed monster truck.
  • Tipping Point - Herb poses as a delivery person delivering lunches to a company, but must criticize the customers for providing too low of tips, no matter the amount.
  • Off the Reservation - Herb is forced to serve as the bouncer for Delmonico's steak house in Manhattan, and purposely not give customers their reserved tables. The punishment ends when Herb gets $20 from someone to prioritize seating.
  • Well... - In previous episodes, when the Jokers want to perform a switcheroo on a cast member, they normally say "Well...". In this episode, they take it to a new level when they use it in Herb's punishment. For his punishment, Herb thinks that he is shooting a normal challenge with the guys, but instead he is continuously tortured psychologically by having him think that he has to do things that 'somehow, coincidentally appear next to the set of the challenge' and things that happen to incorporate his worst fears whenever the guys say "Well…". This continues on and on until Herb starts catching on to the fact that everything is actually a single punishment and the other guys affirm this.
  • Urine Trouble - Herb is forced to pretend to be stung in the leg by a jellyfish and must ask strangers at Coney Island beach to urinate on him. Soon enough, the other guys bring in a Barber Shop quartet, whose leader, Chris, agrees to pee on him.
  • Fast Feud - The guys return to White Castle where Herb is forced to become the head of the drive-thru. Meanwhile, the other guys control the microphone and speaker, and say very insulting things to customers, making Herb take the fall for it. The guys eventually end the punishment after an insult backfires on them and a customer recognizes Herb from the show.
  • The Shame of Water - Herb has to play the clumsy waiter at the Dallas BBQ where he must wear "alcohol glasses" and try and serve water, then get spun around in a chair and try to serve food.

Season Nine

  • Poetry Slammed - Herb goes into a Gotham Writers poetry slam where he has to criticize all the poems competing, as well as read a poem the other jokers wrote.
  • Smashing Success - After losing the artist challenge, Herb is forced to destroy the furniture others have been working on.
  • The Prince and Me - Herb has to change his name to Prince Herb for the rest of Season Nine.
  • Documentary No!
  • Food, Air, Toilet

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