What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dancing Fools features family-friendly Internet clips of people of all ages dancing. Some videos feature people doing dance moves with potentially dangerous props (like fireworks) or falling from the tops of tables, boats, and even houses (but no one gets hurt). Some of the dancers like to shake their butts or dance in bikinis, too, but none of the moves are too risqué. Jokes sometimes contains some mild potty humor and innuendo.
What's the story?
DANCING FOOLS showcases the Internet's best viral dance clips. Hosted by comedienne Melissa Peterman and video jockey Guy Torrey, the series features videos starring men, women, children, and even cats showing off their best moves. In between screenings, dance videos that have received record numbers of hits over the years are inducted into the "Hall of Fools." The in-house dance crew, a.k.a. "The Dancing Fools," performs, too. At the end of each episode, the dancers from the two top Internet videos of the week square off in an on-stage dance-off for a $10,000 prize.
Is it any good?
Dancing Fools offers a look at some of the more popular amateur viral dance videos on the Internet, some of which date back to a decade ago. It also shows random clips of people engaging in silly and/or potentially dangerous dance routines in order to get audiences laughing.
The show is family friendly, and the various gags that take place between videos are mildly entertaining, but some of them feel like silly, half-hearted attempts to fill up part of the show's 30-minute time slot. There isn't a whole lot of substance here, but folks who like this sort of thing may find it worth tuning in to.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about why dance videos are so popular. What makes them so appealing? Over the years, a handful performers have gotten their break through YouTube and other online sites. Can viral dance videos lead to someone's success in the entertainment industry?
Why do people choose to put themselves out in public online? What do they stand to gain? Is there a downside to posting videos of yourself and making them public?