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It Only Hurts When I Laugh!

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

User-submitted clip show about people falling lacks empathy.

TV truTV Reality TV 2009
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

How can we get this filth off the air?

Discussing, debase, filthy and depraved. Swearing and sexual innuendo in a constant stream. The word "Ass" constantly used in just about every video. This trash turns my stomach and is not acceptable for anyone of any age.
age 17+

Should not be watch by anyone period

Even adults should not watch a show that has a gymnist kicking a toddler so hard the child flips over and over before hitting the floor. Or anyone being hurt they don't regulate what is on the show, well they may not show someone dyeing maybe they wouldn't show it. It the worst of shows. And anyone that would watch it has something seriously wrong with believing that it's entertainment to see someone hurt. I would watch a blood and guts war movie and enjoy it before I would watch this show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

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.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 22, 2009
  • Network: truTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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