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Parents' Guide to

Freak Out

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Silly but sometimes scary prank show with fake violence.

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From getting back at a roommate who put a boa constrictor in someone's bed to teaching a lesson to a friend to whom someone else has given one too many free rides, the pranks featured here are well-planned, highly involved scenarios in which victims come face to face with their worst fears. Authentic actor portrayals only add to the craziness of each situation.

Many of the pranks are designed to pay back or punish people for past deeds, rather than simply creating some hijinks for laughs. Some of the gags go beyond being funny to being just plain absurd. But there are some funny moments, and you might find yourself chuckling from time to time.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 21, 2014
  • Network: Freeform
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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