A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive Role Models
Bam and his friends are rude and disrespectful of others, including parental figures. Bam also takes silly risks and is violent with his friends. On the (slim) plus side, Bam loves his wife-to-be and is usually respectful of her (though he leaves the bulk of the wedding planning to her).
Violence & Scariness
Not surprisingly, considering that Margera is a Jackass veteran, there are lots of stupid, painful antics -- like hitting a friend with a lamp to wake him up. Also lots of unsafe skateboarding stunts (like going off a roof).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Unmarried couple sleeps in bed together; allusions to sex; nudity (genitals are blurred).
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Plenty of casual cursing, with "ass" and its ilk unbleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show about an anti-establishment couple planning their wedding is full of harsh language, adult scenarios, and dangerous stunts. The focus of the show is Bam Margera (of Jackass fame), who's known as an unpredictable risk taker. In one episode he wakes up his (naked) friend by hitting him with a lamp. In another scene, he skateboards off the sloped roof of a house onto concrete, where he falls, in apparent pain. The relationship between the bride- and groom-to-be is pleasant enough, though it falls along rather traditional lines, with the woman taking responsibility for much of the planning while the man takes shortcuts or shirks his share. Bam and his friends are often disrespectful of parental figures.
Is It Any Good?
As anyone familiar with Margera's antics in the Jackass franchise (as well as Viva la Bam) might imagine, the show features wild stunts, crude language, and strange characters. The series' appeal -- aside from providing the opportunity to witness Margera doing stupid things -- is the way it juxtaposes the supposed anti-establishment rule breaker with the traditional, rather conservative notion of a big wedding.
Viewers who happen to find Margera's personality -- or his propensity to wake up his friends by bashing them with a table lamp -- charming will enjoy the show. But without the car-wreck dysfunction of a couple like My Fair Brady's Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry, Bam's Unholy Union feels a little been-there, done-that.
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