Parents' Guide to

Girls Behaving Badly

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Title makes prank show sound worse than it is.

TV Oxygen Reality TV 2002
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

I havn't seen it on TV but...

I read some articles about the show and watch some clips and I see that some of the sexual content may be a concern; one prank involved a woman pretending to be a prostitute (although nobody stated explicitly that she was a prostitute), another prank involved making a woman think her husband rented various porn movies and another involved a woman walking around with the top of her thong showing above her waistband. I think most preteens would have already heard of things like porn, though.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While most of this show's pranks are harmless and in good fun, some are rather silly and verge on mean-spiritedness (taping signs on random people's backs for others to ridicule, for example). And sometimes it's not clear whether some of the targets are ever let in on the joke. But the series' strength is how it creatively and effectively showcases the cast's comedic talent -- they fearlessly draw people into their stunts by acting friendly, seductive, weird, crazy, and, at times, even frightening. Their talent for fooling unsuspecting people into believing that the craziness happening to them is real is what makes the show worth watching.

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