Howie Do It

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Don't let kids copy not-so-nice hidden-camera pranks.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 11+
It is funny. It should be revived.

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age 17+

This show will be cancelled soon..

Not very funny at all. It is a "hidden camera" type prank show, but the skits are not funny and feels very "fake", like the people who the prank is on ARE ACTORS themselves. In the pilot a prank is pulled on a man's wife where a stranger kisses the wife passionately while the husband looks on. First and foremost, if this was "real", no husband will stand by and allow it and second of all, the skit is not suitable for young viewers. Another obvious thing is Howie Mandel is in disguise, usually just a wig, and particpates in the skits, but even with his disguise, he looks like HOWIE MANDEL!!! So it is obvious everyone are actors including the victims. Anyway, there are a billion prank hidden camera shows that have come and gone and this one is by far the worst. It will not be around long.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 9, 2009
  • Cast: Howie Mandel
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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