A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The narration is all about making fun of people and how they get hurt. No sympathy is expressed, and many of the videos are repeated. For example, in one video of a young girl talking to a camera, the narrator says, "And, yeah, she gets hurt," in a callous tone, as if it will be funny to see her injury.
Positive Role Models
Many of the people featured take their falls because they are, in fact, doing something stupid, like riding a bike off a picnic table.
Violence & Scariness
The whole show is about people falling on camera; some car accidents are included. Theoretically, no one is seriously hurt, but in at least one clip, a kid biking on an indoor ramp hits the ceiling, falls, and isn't seen moving again. Also, the narration seems to take pleasure in the pain that people suffer. In at least one episode, women are shown fighting after one falls off a stripper pole.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
One episode features a woman climbing on a stripper pole.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some scenes of social drinking; one might also assume that some of the falls featured were the result of too much alcohol.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this home-video clip show makes light of what could be serious accidents. The show features scenes of people falling, stumbling, and even getting into potentially serious traffic accidents -- with no information about the outcomes. The narrator implies that it's funnier if someone is hurt, sending a message to young viewers that discourages empathy. Remind kids not to try anything similar on their own.
Is It Any Good?
Sure, sometimes it's fun to laugh at others' mishaps, especially when they're laughing along, too. But there's a mean-spiritedness to the narration in this show that isn't amusing. Some of the clips are funny -- a roller blader skates into a pond with two dogs diving in after him, for example. But others are downright disturbing, like when an elderly person trips in a hole and falls flat, with no movement shown afterward.
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