A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series underscores what people are willing to subject themselves to in order to win some money. It also encourages viewers to laugh at others pain or humiliation.
Positive Role Models
The folks here willingly endure painful and/or humiliating moments for cash. Steve-O proudly mentions having a lengthy rap sheet.
Violence & Scariness
People sing while being attacked by dogs, bitten by snakes, covered in scorpions, being electrocuted, and other potentially dangerous situations, though no one ever appears to be seriously hurt.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Dogs are shown attacking people's genitals (which are protected). People are shown taking off their shirts, pulling off their pants (partially revealing their butt cracks), pulling out socks from their crotches, and even wearing Sumo wresting wresting costumes that expose much of their backsides.
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Words like "ass" and "bitch" are audible, while curses like "f--k" and "s--t" (usually uttered out of fear) are bleeped.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Contestants wear items like "drunken glasses" to become disoriented during challenges. The host makes subtle references to drug smuggling.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Killer Karaoke features contestants singing tunes while attempting to complete wacky challenges, some of which are potentially dangerous or painful (like getting electrocuted or bitten by non-poisonous snakes). There's lots of bleeped curses thanks to people screaming out in fear, and occasionally comments are made about people's genitals. Kids should be encouraged not to try these stunts at home.
Is It Any Good?
While its roots are British, Killer Karaoke pays homage to the Japanese game show tradition by offering translations of titles and slogans written and spoken in Japanese throughout each episode. But the real resemblance comes in the form of the contestants willingly subjecting themselves to ridiculous (and even gross) stunts while singing their hearts out. Also adding to the fray are the replays of the people screaming out in fear while trying to sing.
Much of the show's fun comes from the reactions of the contestants. However, the stunts get a little repetitive from week-to-week, which makes each round a little anti-climatic. But folks who find these sort of silly scenarios and outrageous competitions entertaining will probably find themselves laughing.
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