Parents' Guide to

Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Kid-friendly, but main aim may be selling tickets.

TV MTV Reality TV 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Taking the Lord’s Name in vain is celebrated w/ gusto!

I saw Legally Blonde The Musical, (the traveling show) (not the search for Elle Woods). This musical takes absolute singing, dancing and shouting delight in taking the Lord’s Name in vain. The OMG musical number is sung three times in the show and almost every cast member is involved. Plenty of sexual references and innuendos. There is a significant LGBTQ component. The message of staying true to your moral values especially as a women is present even though the cast seems to have surrendered to the pressure of Hollywood’s values. Entertaining never the less.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 10+

Give the kids a chance here, no bubble wrap necessary!

To be honest half the things in this would fly over kids heads, all they want to be is entertained. Since this is fun and quirky I would say it's very entertaining. With sexual content at a height I think as long as you explain to your child not to repeat things and they actually show interest in the programme and show maturity then it should be ok for over 10's.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

In terms of entertainment value, this show is sure to appeal to fans of Legally Blonde the musical, fans of musicals in general, and fans of the Legally Blonde movies -- in that order. But if you don't meet those criteria, you probably won't find it that interesting. You'll like it even less if you don't like the musical version, since most episodes consist of the contestants singing the same Legally Blonde song, dancing the same Legally Blonde, dance or acting out the same Legally Blonde scene over and over.

Unlike other talent-driven reality shows of its ilk, Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods doesn't waste any time airing footage of the untalented hopefuls who didn't make the cut during open auditions. Instead, it cuts right to the chase, narrowing 50 semi-finalists down to a pool of 10 finalists in minutes. In a way, it's a process that's as ruthless and unemotional as a real-life Broadway casting, making this one of the most realistic reality shows on the air. And for that, it probably deserves a standing ovation.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 2, 2008
  • Cast: Haylie Duff
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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