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I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents should know that I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is a sketch comedy show that plays like a slightly edgier Saturday Night Live. Robinson (Detroiters) is a former writer and featured performer on SNL, and there are frequent guests from there and other comedy circles. Sketches usually focus on a single character's strange, antisocial behavior and how it affects those around that person. Poop jokes, profanity ("damn," "s--t"), and weird vibes abound; teens who like Adult Swim and Tim & Eric-style comedies will probably enjoy this venture.
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What's the story?
Tim Robinson is a former SNL writer and featured performer who steps into the spotlight with his own sketch comedy show on Netflix called I THINK YOU SHOULD LEAVE WITH TIM ROBINSON. Many of the classic SNL tropes appear here as well, including fake commercials, TV parodies, and workplace humor, while Robinson brings in guest stars from across the comedy world to star in their own sketches.
Is it any good?
Robinson has one good trick that shows up in the majority of his sketches: Characters seem mundane, even kind of dopey, but get more and more outrageous and antisocial as the sketch goes on. Like many sketch writers who rely on making the audience uncomfortable to get laughs, he isn't always able to make the leap from conceptually funny to actual laugh-out-loud hilarious. So aside from a few standout jokes, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson can be repetitive, which can feel like bullying viewers into submission rather than truly earning laughs.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes something funny. What's your style of humor? How would you describe I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson's comedy?
Do you feel like this series is making fun of someone or something in particular? Is it possible to use satire in a "nice" way, or does it always need an edge to be successful?
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