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Dr. Steve-O

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

"Self-help" stunt show is bad medicine for teens.

TV USA Reality TV 2007
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DR. STEVE-O is a lot like its eponymous host, an extreme stuntman who shot to fame as one of Johnny Knoxville's partners in crime on Jackass. The pacing is frantic, the editing is somewhat schizophrenic, and it doesn't always make a whole lot of sense. It's almost as if the show had ADD and were begging for a dose of Ritalin.

In one episode, one of Steve-O's hapless patients seemed to have the right idea. After being ushered into an ice skating rink and being told he'd have to put on a pair of tighty-whities -- all so he could be dragged around by a Zamboni and basically humiliated -- he walked off the show. Steve-O declared him uncommitted to the healing process. But we declare him refreshingly sane. If you're entertained by Steve-O's antics, you've probably already admired his work on Jackass or in any of the various Jackass movies. And those who can put it in the right context know it can be fun. But remember, kids ... don't try this stuff at home.

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