A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Promotes extreme fighting as way of solving problems between people who don't get along. But it also makes interesting social and political statements about how we view celebrities in our culture.
Violence & Scariness
The show's title says it all. Claymation celebrities fight to the death, using whatever means possible to kill their opponent. Everyday objects become weapons, and the results are bloody and often gruesome (if any of it was live-action instead of animated, it would be like watching a grotesque snuff film). That said, all of the violence is clearly meant to be unrealistic and funny.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many references to sexual activity, but they're discussed in a way that will go over the heads of young viewers. Occasional references to female body parts.
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Mild language, including words like "ass."
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Products & Purchases
Occasional references to films and television programs celebrities star in, books they've written, and other commercial items they're promoting.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional subtle comments about drug or alcohol use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that as funny as this animated show may be for teens and adults, it's not appropriate for grade-schoolers and tweens. The series' extreme violence is continuous, and provides no discussion of the consequences of fighting and conflict. Parents should also know that sideline commentaries and interviews include many subtle references to drugs, alcohol, sexual activity, and more (one of the male commentators sports breasts under his suit).
Is It Any Good?
Good writing and inventive animation create funny moments that parody some of the public scandals, strained relationships, and annoying habits of today's celebrities. Viewers will likely be entertained by matches that pit clay caricatures of public figures against each other; sample pairings include The Simple Life's Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, American Idol's Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, and former *NSYNC singer Justin Timberlake and Kevin "Mr. Britney Spears" Federline.
The show's suggestive and sometimes politically incorrect humor -- sideline commentators Johnny Gomez (voiced by Jim Thorton) and Nick Diamond (Chris Edgerly) host the updated series, offering tongue-in-cheek play-by-play observations that are filled with sexual innuendo and bathroom humor -- will very likely go over the heads of younger teens. And each deathmatch includes a graphic display of clay characters being beaten, sliced open (sometimes playing with their internal organs), blown up, or burnt alive. While these gruesome events are unrealistic and played for laughs, they're still extremely violent and aren't appropriate for young children.
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