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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Pranks are supposed to be funny, but the ones featured on the show are potentially dangerous, and often seem mean-spirited.
Positive Role Models
The co-hosts often take risks in the name of being funny.
Violence & Scariness
Stunts range from being shot from a cannon, having fireworks attached to one's person and set off, to being shot at by paint guns, and being dragged across the pavement using wooden crates as skis. Protective gear is used by the contestants, but usually not by the hosts when they are pranking each other.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Women are often referred to as chicks.
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Words like "ass"; curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped, and sometimes mouths are covered.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bam's Bad Ass Game Show features adult contestants participating in a range of wacky and potentially dangerous stunts for money. Stunts featured here range from being shot from a cannon to being shot at with a paint gun while being suspended and hogtied. There's also lots of bleeped vocab ("s--t," "f--k"); on occasion mouths are shielded. It's not meant for young viewers, and is an iffy viewing choice for younger teens thanks to some of the socially irresponsible behavior featured. Viewers of all ages are reminded to never attempt what they see here.
Is It Any Good?
The unscripted series, which is produced by Margera, features lots of over-the-top stunts that are variations of things like human bowling and turning people into crash-test dummies. All are designed to be funny, gross, and even painful, to the amusement of the show's co-hosts.
It's meant to be taken lightheartedly, but the stunts the friends play against each other often appear deliberately painful and mean-spirited. The contestants are also a little too happy to put themselves through these uncomfortable or painful ordeals. In the end, rather than a game show, the series simply seems like a desperate plea for attention.
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