Parents' Guide to

Let's Be Real

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Irreverent puppet parodies have innuendo, strong language.

TV Fox Comedy 2020
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What began as a political comedy special has now evolved into an unapologetically irreverent series that offers timely, unsparing social commentary. Much like the popular British show Spitting Image, it parodies prominent politicians and contemporary popular culture figures and trends, and often combines the two. It also pokes fun at the way many issues, like political correctness and sexual harassment, are addressed.

Not everyone will find watching a spoof about COVID-19 vaccinations, or a puppet of former U.S. president Donald Trump trying to sell stolen items from the White House on Antiques Roadshow appropriate. But Let's Be Real isn't produced to make people feel comfortable. Some viewers may think it crosses the line from smart satire to silly ridicule. Others will find it an amusing way of thinking about, or coming to terms with, the current sociopolitical climate we are living in.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 1, 2020
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: May 17, 2023

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