A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lighthearted comedy is usually at the expense of political figures and celebrities, typically focusing on exaggerated personality quirks (Southern accents, facial expressions, catch phrases) rather than anything truly mean-spirited. Mature themes are occasionally at the heart of jokes.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many skits joke about sexual topics -- alluding to sexual activity, showing drawings of female bodies with breast outlines, making light of serious topics like sexual harassment, etc. Women occasionally don skimpy outfits; some sketches include kissing. Some jokes refer to homosexuality.
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Infrequent use of expletives like "hell" and "ass."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Plenty of jokes about drinking; some skits show adults drinking alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that some of the jokes in this sketch comedy series include strong language ("hell" or "ass") and touch on mature topics like sexuality (references to the Kama Sutra, homosexuality, and sexual harassment, for instance) -- but it's probably nothing teens haven't seen before. Generally, the series pokes lighthearted fun at political figures and celebrities, exaggerating quirky traits like speech mannerisms, facial expressions, and catch phrases for laughs. Star Caliendo's visibility on Web sites like YouTube and MySpace contributes strongly to his popularity, so if your teens enjoy him, they may want to visit the sites for more.
Is It Any Good?
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.
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