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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Prank call comedy series is juvenile, crass, not so funny.

TV E4 Comedy 2006
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The victims' emotions are real, and it's hard to make comedy out of anger. Sure, teenage boys may find it hysterical -- in fact, they'll probably want to try a few Fonejacker-style calls themselves -- but that doesn't mean that the show is funny. It mines stereotypes, accents, and broad ethnic humor for its laughs and veers into territory that some people might consider racist.

All of this is an attempt to goad people into reacting with anger, hostility, confusion, or a few choice words. It's mean-spirited, crass, and juvenile, but it's not very funny.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 9, 2006
  • Cast: Kayvan Novak
  • Network: E4
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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