Parents' Guide to

MADtv (2016)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Comedy sketch reboot as irreverent as the original.

TV CW Comedy 2016
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+


We all know and love the old MadTv. The seasons were great and packed with comedy, as well as NOT FOR CHILDREN!!!! This show wasn't meant to be a "positive" view for children. Even then there was some adult humor and curse words. Yes there is violence, sex, swearing.....etc.... thats why there are ratings for certain ages. If you let your child watch the show, don't complain about what the content was about blah blah. If you grew up watching the show then you should know what the show will be about.

Is It Any Good?

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The funny MADtv reboot continues the tradition of sketch comedy that pokes fun, offers some limited social commentary, and is just plain silly. Like its predecessor, it also contains a fair share of stereotypes, ranging from over-the-top caricatures to comments about different races and ethnicities intended to be funny.

While the new cast adds some freshness to the series, appearances by the original show's alumni anchor many of their performances. Their presence also adds some nostalgia to the show. Fans of the original show will find it funny, but its irreverent humor isn't for everyone.

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