Parents' Guide to

Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sweet family sitcom has predictable humor, some edgy stuff.

TV Netflix Comedy 2021
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Off Color

The show has potential but the adults of the family smoking “medicinal marijuana” together, constant sexual references and language gives me more concern than humor. There isn’t much that’s funny. The teen references seem to be on point according to my 11 year old and the show was interesting to her. Good to start watching with younger teens to discuss issues that might create questions or misunderstanding.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (12 ):

The cast has chemistry, and Jamie Foxx is richly blessed with comic gifts, but the comedy is shticky and broad and the setup feels dated in this throwback sitcom that seems imported from another era. Perhaps from 1990s WB, where The Jamie Foxx Show ran from 1996 to 2001, also with a high-concept setup, a laugh track, and Foxx delivering irascible commentary and physical comedy -- and also produced by Foxx's Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! co-creator, Bentley Kyle Evans. It can't be denied that the guy's good at it; in the show's pilot, the gift of a pair of white skinny jeans is the trigger for a cascading series of gags in which Foxx uncomfortably twitches his way through a social occasion in said skintight pants.

To its credit, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! leans into sweet moments too, in which the Dixon family comes together to support Sasha -- there are hugs and lessons learned. David Allen Grier is a comic highlight as a weed-smoking lothario of a grandpa, despite the fact that he's only 11 years older than Foxx; his habits are the source of much of the teens-and-up mature laughs. For a certain type of humor, Dad is like a warm hug: predictable, an occasional guffaw, and actors you like spending time with.

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