Parents' Guide to

Frank TV

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Popular impressionist is fun for teens and up.

TV TBS Comedy 2007
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There's no doubt that teens and adults will crack up at Caliendo's impressive impressions, and with a range of characters that includes sports gurus like Terry%20Bradshaw and John Madden, culture icons like Robin Williams and Sean Connery, and -- comedy's favorite fall guys -- politicians like Bill Clinton, Frank has a little something for everyone.

But even though most of the show's humor is derived from exaggerations of quirky personalities, skits sometimes touch on more mature topics like sexuality and drinking, and there's a bit of strong language (mostly along the lines of "hell" and "ass"). So it's worth a quick preview before sharing it with your kids. That said, they may already be familiar with Caliendo's work thanks to his visibility on Web sites like YouTube and MySpace, which has contributed to his rising popularity among fans. If you're trying to deter your teens' interest in sites like these, whetting their appetite for more Frank might not be the best move.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: November 20, 2007
  • Cast: Frank Caliendo
  • Network: TBS
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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