A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Two grown men engage in horribly immature behavior in an attempt to win silly challenges.
Violence & Scariness
Roughhousing includes punches, kicks, and wrestling. In one episode, a guy uses electric shocks on his friend.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Depending on the scenario, content includes lots of flirting, some making out, partial nudity (mostly male), and mention of sexual topics like erections. One scene showed a visible penis when a man stood up from using the toilet.
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"S--t" (unbleeped), "damn," and "dick" are pretty common, as is the bleeped version of "f--k."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Smoking and drinking, mostly during social gatherings. One episode showed the guys downing so many beers and mixed drinks that they couldn't even walk down the street.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the stars of this Jackass-esque show are two adult Englishmen who challenge each other to physically and mentally grueling (but mostly just inane) tasks like making themselves sick, seeing who can gain the most weight, and attracting the most women. Content often includes partial nudity (a penis is visible in one scene of a man using the toilet), strong language, and alcohol and tobacco use. There aren't too many redeeming qualities to be found, so parents would be wise to skip it, even for teens (who might get some bad ideas from the on-screen duo).
Is It Any Good?
While it's likely that Ed and Spencer's ridiculous behavior will garner some laughs from adults (who hopefully can put the pair's childishness in perspective), this definitely isn't a family show. Strong language, relatively rough fighting, partial nudity, and overall juvenile behavior make it little more than a wasted 30 minutes that might give impressionable teens some iffy ideas -- hence the "don't try this at home" disclaimer that pre-empts each episode.
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