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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Lighthearted medical show includes surgery scenes.

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age 2+

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age 2+

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True to form, Nielsen plays the lovable dolt, asking oddball questions and generally wreaking havoc on the medical equipment -- and his unsuspecting nephew. Each episode also has an underlying storyline between the two stars that ties all of their visits together, whether it's Uncle causing Robert to break a high-tech testing machine or both of them getting involved in the disappearance of a transplant organ. If slapstick's your thing and the medical world intrigues you, you'll definitely find a winner in Doctor*ology. And even if the humor is a bit hokey for your taste, there's still a lot of fun and fascination to be had learning about the medical world in this lighthearted style. After all, where else will medical explanations include terms like "funky," "helmet thing," and "putz around"?

But you'll probably want to preview the show before inviting your tweens to watch with you, since some scenes of blood and organs may set squeamish tummies in motion, and certain segments include discussion of topics like male and female genitalia.

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