A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that while comedian Jeff Foxworthy hasn't shied away from making his share of tasteless jokes in the past, for this show he sticks to the straight-and-narrow and delivers good, clean fun. He does include some of his trademark redneck jokes, but all of the references are made in jest and aren't mean-spirited.
What's the story?
Each week on FOXWORTHY'S BIG NIGHT OUT, comedian Jeff Foxworthy opens the show with a monologue, then segues into comedic sketches in which he's joined by castmates Brooke Dillman, Peter Oldring, Shane Caldwell, and others. Also on hand is the week's special guest (country stars like Kenny Rogers, Trace Adkins, and Hank Williams, Jr. have appeared in the past), who takes part in each skit before entertaining the audience with a live musical performance. For example, in a skit called "Celebrity Deer Hunter," Foxworthy discussed hunting with guest star Sara Evans, who later performed songs from her latest album. The show also features redneck words of the day (in one episode, "Sioux Falls" was highlighted, and Foxworthy defined it by explaining that "after she drinks, Sue falls") and offers audience members the chance to take the stage and interact with Foxworthy.
Is it any good?
Although known for his sometimes-ribald "redneck" humor, Foxworthy tones it down a notch for this series and delivers a half-hour of good-humored fare that the whole family can enjoy, so parents looking for a program to view with older tweens and teens can feel good about Foxworthy's Big Night Out. The comic's delivery is wry enough to keep adults entertained, and his skits are silly enough to grab the attention of younger viewers. Foxworthy's Big Night Out may not be the most original thing you'll find on TV, nor does it really break any new comedy/variety ground, but for family-friendly viewing, it's a fine choice.