Parents' Guide to

Do Not Disturb

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Stereotypical hotel comedy just doesn't check out.

TV Fox Comedy 2008
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DO NOT DISTURB attempts to be witty by bringing in a wide range of eccentric, rather neurotic personalities to get some laughs. But while it succeeds in assembling a diverse cast -- including people from various racial/ethnic backgrounds, a plus-sized woman, and a gay man -- they mostly serve as the foundation for sexist and at times racially motivated stereotypes. For example, Rhonda flashily tells Molly that she can't work upstairs because she's not skinny enough to fit into the hotel's hip look. The silly plotlines aren't very interesting either.

Although the series pushes the envelope with some strong language and lots of strong sexual innuendo, it falls short of offering the kind of true edginess that viewers will want to check in for. In fact, Do Not Disturb seems to be about nothing -- and not because it wants to rival Seinfeld, but because it fails to offer anything substantial. But the real bottom line is that it just isn't very funny.

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