Parents' Guide to


By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Rude, crude SNL wannabe. Proceed with caution.

TV Fox Variety Show 1995
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

For children ages 14 and up.

Watch out for the foul langauge and any illegal activities!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great messages
Great role models
age 11+


The only skits worth watching on this show are the Lorraine and Stewart skits. Other than that, the show is pretty much trash.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Like its namesake magazine, MADtv purposely pushes the limits of decency to the breaking point. It's more tasteless and less wry than SNL. In one episode, for example, a slimy male character says, "Give me a 68. That's where you give me a BJ and I owe you one." Another sketch portrays a buxom blonde doctor unable to carry on an intelligent conversation with her patient.

Still, there are moments of brilliance. In a scene in which a woman driving an SUV is pulled over for speeding, when asked the make of her car, she replies, "2003 Earth Destroyer."Since each episode's content is unpredictable and almost certainly in questionable taste, only mature teens should tune in.

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