Parents' Guide to

American Chopper

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Boisterous bike building; older tweens and up.

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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

American Chopper Boring!

Discovery Channel rolled American Choppers out of mothballs recently. Big deal. The Big Money days of companies spending 6 figures on a barely rideable motorcycle are gone. Same old father-son conflict theme. Good to watch at night when you're having trouble falling asleep! might enjoy it.
age 2+
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Kids say: Not yet rated

Paul Teutul Sr. is OCC's founder, and his massive tattooed arms, bushy moustache, and gravelly voice add to his already stern presence in the shop. While he leaves most of the work to his son, Paul Jr., he saunters in occasionally from his office to stir up some tempers (mostly his son's) or to join in the staff's excitement over a job well done. Paul Jr. takes charge of the hands-on work and is a constant presence during the entire design and construction process for each bike. While much of the jargon is a little too technical for non-gearheads, it's fun to watch their ideas take shape as the bike comes together.

American Chopper's entertainment value is high for young and old, making it an option for family viewing with tweens and up. The only iffy content in this show is the volatile temper Paul Sr. often unleashes on his hard-working crew. Parents may need to remind their kids that his anger is often bred from stress over problems with parts or an approaching deadline rather than a personal conflict with his staff.

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