Parents' Guide to

Kids Say the Darndest Things

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Host upstages cute kids in mediocre reboot; some innuendo.

TV ABC Reality TV 2019
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 5+

So funny

I love the show and how she relates to the children.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 6+

Terrible show

The host is terrible. Not funny at all. Who gives a crap that she knows tayler swift. She makes the show about herself and not the kids. Stupid skits instead of asking kids questions as when Art Linkletter did the show. Either get a new host and focus show on the kids or cancel the piece of crap. Wont want again till changes are made.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This reboot sets out to put kids and their unfiltered humor in the spotlight, but it's the obtrusive host who winds up stealing the show from the intended young stars and starlets. Haddish seems unable to take a backseat to her small co-stars, instead turning many of the conversations into avenues to promote herself -- by plugging her voice work in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, emphasizing her own celebrity status, and even calling some of her famous friends during filming. If you're coming to the show hoping to hear what kids have to say, know that you'll hear a lot more of what Haddish herself wants you to know.

And on the subject of what kids have to say, the show's assertion that the young interviewees have not been coached on what to say is arguable, but they certainly have been groomed for performing on camera. That they do with unnatural ease, both in speaking their mind and in putting on awkwardly placed talent shows over the course of an episode. Kids Say the Darndest Things has a lot going on; unfortunately very little of it involves kids saying adorable and reliably unscripted things.

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