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By Scout Davidson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Crude Q&A show demeans women, glorifies drinking.

TV Spike Reality TV 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Great show for older dudes but not kids.

The show is obviously aimed at men over 17 and not for kids or women, I think the show is great for us older dudes it definitely answered questions I curious about. And I guess it can help men improve their sex and social life for better or for the worst. Either way the show has language, sex, some intense violence, and excessive drug use plus humor not for kids. The information in this show is not for kids like "How to spot a Narc while buying drugs" or "How to take a stripper home" definitely info children don't need.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

This show is great

I absolutely love this show! I am a 17 year old dude, so you could probably see why. Absolutely gorgeous women, violence, and over the top, just the way it should be. Plus they cater to excellent questions, such as: "how can drinking beer make your girlfriends boobs bigger? How can a lap dance recharge your car battery? Whens you're best chance to have sex with a cougar?" And before you call me a sexist a-hole, I have a girlfriend with A-cup breasts, but I still love her and respect her for the wonderful woman that she is. Basically what I'm trying to say is that its a real fun time, especially when your watching with your bros.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (3):

Manswers is like the bastard stepchild of MythBusters and The Man Show, only with more porn stars and midgets. It's not the worst show on television these days (hello, MTV!), but it's definitely not the thing most parents would want their kids watching. Need specific reasons? Here's a list of what you might see in just one episode: rapid-fire jump-cut editing, loud squealing rock guitars, wiggly shots of pneumatic girls in bikinis and lingerie, and a guy posing the age-old question "Which animal is most like having sex with a woman?"

Leaving aside the grammatical shortcomings of such a question, in that particular segment, the producers of MANswers thoughtfully suggested options like pandas, unicorns, ostrich, and sheep before posting a disclaimer reminding viewers not to actually have sex with animals. All of this was followed by interview with an actual doctor who states that 82 men in her study admitted to performing bestiality and that many of these men declared that it "feels better than actually having sex with a human." Other burning questions tackled by the show include "How drunk can a dude get in one night before he dies?" (Answer: 18 beers = .40 blood alcohol level); "How can you make your girlfriend less bitchy?" (Answer: semen contains hormones that function as anti-depressants); and "What's the furthest a dwarf's ever been tossed?" (Answer: 12 feet, 9 inches). But the most important question for discerning parents is likely to be: "What else is on?"

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 19, 2007
  • Network: Spike
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-MA
  • Last updated: October 13, 2022

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