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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is a late-night talk show that offers lots of intelligent satire but also contains curse words, crude jokes, and references to drinking and drugs. Brief violent images are used as gags. It's not meant for kids, but older teens interested in this sort of thing may be able to handle it.
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What's the story?
FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE is a late-night talk show starring former Daily Show field correspondent Samantha Bee. From discussing the flubs of political candidates to tackling issues such as abortion, she offers her humor-infused thoughts about current events. Adding to the fun are a variety of news and popular culture video clips, along with humorous segments produced "on the field," during which she and her producers talk to people about topics related to that week's episode.
Is it any good?
This no-holds-barred series offers lots of fun, irreverent humor with a feminist flair. But behind the sex jokes and strong language is some intelligent commentary about the American political climate, as well as relevant social and economic issues.
Bee's brand of sharp humor is occasionally crude, but the overall show is full of laugh-out-loud moments. Fans of The Daily Show with John Stewart will be drawn to it, and people looking for some good satire will certainly find it here.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about comedy. What is the difference between a parody and a satire? Should serious topics ever be a source of humor?
Families can talk about the late-night-talk-show format. Why do you think it's popular? Does having a woman as the host change anything about this particular show?
Our editors recommend
For kids who love late-night laughs
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