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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Crass, crude, and certainly not for kids.

TV MTV , MTV2 Comedy 2000
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Jackass is meant for a mature audience

Parents need to know that much like Ridiculousness, Jackass is a show about men attempting stunts out of peer pressure. The name implies it all, and the cast certainly live by that name. Because the stunts in Jackass are so dangerous, viewers under 17 should refrain from watching them, especially with the idea of performing them at home. Do not copy any of the stunts shown here, as they can lead to injury or even death. This reality show may be for risk-takers, but the same cannot be said for younger viewers. This show is rated TV-MA for a reason. Nudity, language, and fatal stunts; what parent would allow their child to watch Jackass?
age 18+

Ugly and disgusting

Not acceptable

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (31 ):

If this show were to have another title, it probably ought to be Men Behaving Badly. Or insanely. Or both. In short, Jackass makes no bones about appealing to the adolescent boy in everyone -- and in many ways, it's brilliant at what it does: hooking viewers.

Jackass certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea. In fact, it's probably not advisable viewing for anyone under 15, considering the strong language, nudity, and general craziness. Most kids are much too young and much too impressionable to filter through it all and appreciate the laughs without mimicking the guys' sometimes-dangerous audacity. And no one wants to have their teenager chased down by guard dogs simply because they're trying to replicate what they see on TV.

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