Parents' Guide to

All That

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny '90s sketch comedy can spark discussion with tweens.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

Saturday Night Live and Mad TV for children under 12 years old.

All that is like Saturday Night Live and Mad Tv, but without the swearing and sexual talk.
age 7+

Great show, but the real concern is its datedness

There is no real concern here. It's a Nickelodeon classic. The only real consideration is the fact that the show is 30 years old. Today's kids might find it old and not be that interested. You can find it on iTunes, but due to copyright the musical guests have been edited out. They have remade it for the modern generation, but I have not seen the new show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (16 ):

Much like Saturday Night Live does for older viewers, All That finds the funny in the mundane aspects of life, like facing down a class bully or dealing with a clueless teacher. The show's changing nature keeps the content fresh and fun for tweens, who will enjoy the cast's take on everyday situations and quirky people. Some skits rely on satirical humor related to people and events from the '90s that won't resonate with a new generation of viewers, but there plenty of laughs that cater to the tween set and transcend the timeliness gap.

Although the show isn't out to spark discussion, some aspects of its content offer a jumping-off point to talk to tweens about issues like stereotyping, bullying, and society's impression of celebrities. Be sure to remind kids that while shows like this one appeal to fans by poking fun at a person or group of people, there are repercussions for doing the same in the real world.

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