America's Funniest Home Videos

TV review by Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

One person's humiliation is another's chuckle.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 73 reviews

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age 18+

Not worth 1 star - Cruel

There are nasty videos that should never have aired (ie: big cat trying to get in his home through a tiny door. Poor thing hurts himself doing so. That’s extremely cruel, and drastically UN-evolved, grade 1 Neanderthal behaviour), and should never be aired. These pet owners are so cruel to their pets, like they own them just to torture them in nasty ways, yet AFV continues to show such cruel videos since day 1. I have also seen some upsetting videos with young children being hurt and ridiculed, and it’s allowed on the show?! What is wrong with these dumb parents, ABC and AFV?? Also should not be put on the air. Who chooses these nasty cruel videos, and who approves them? It’s sad. The people who send these videos in should be followed up on, charged and banned from owning animals period • for sure! Also the nasty parents should never get their videos on air. WOW It’s sickening to anyone with empathy and compassion (“real” human(e)s). I want to know where the ethics and morals are. Can’t find any, so I boycott the show with many of my friends : ). It sucks and is very primitive.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 6+


Who judges the videos? The winners are not as funny as the honorable mention.

This title has:

Too much violence

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