A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show highlights some pretty cool machines, but overall the purpose seems to be highlighting Johnny's antics. More often than not, segments focus on destruction and recklessness, even though a disclaimer that runs before each show warns viewers at home not to try what they see.
Positive Role Models
Johnny's less interested in learning about each machine than he is in making immature jokes -- or subtly making fun of the people he's interviewing. He also brags about failing his driver's test, killing deer with his car, lying to his insurance company, etc.
Violence & Scariness
Most of the things Johnny does are dangerous. A few segments involve violent explosions and other weaponry, from flaming arrows to bombs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, like when Johnny uses a log forwarder to simulate masturbation.
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Bleeped swearing (mostly "f--k" and "s--t"), plus audible words like "ass," "hell," "bitch," etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this stunt-oriented reality show can tread into some pretty violent territory with explosions, fire, and reckless driving. And although the series runs a disclaimer at the beginning of each episode urging viewers not to try what they see at home, it may indirectly encourage irresponsible behavior. Due to the thrill-seeking, there's also some bleeped language (mostly "f--k" and "s--t"), as well as audible words like "hell," "bitch," "ass," etc., in addition to mild (but occasionally crude) sexual innuendo.
Is It Any Good?
There's no question that this sophomoric hybrid of Top Gear, Trick It Out, and Jackass is directly targeting teenage boys, who will probably be the only ones to laugh when Johnny stuffs a squawking, live chicken into the cockpit of a stunt plane and takes it on its first real "flight." But that's nothing compared with what happens later, when he comes out of a series of aerial barrel rolls and then promptly vomits all over himself. There's even some high-flying vandalism when Johnny toilet papers the sky with about eight rolls of tissue before marveling, "It's like the tears of God ... but you can wipe your ass with them."
So if you're tuning into Megadrive, that's the level of humor you should expect. If you expect more, you should look elsewhere.
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