Parents' Guide to

Money from Strangers

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Funny pranks lead to laughs, but some mean behavior, too.

TV MTV Reality TV 2012
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+


funny as hell

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 12+

Funny stuff

I thought it was surprisingly funny. I really liked seeing the comics crack up. Not mean spirited but some offensive language and definitely some destruction.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

From asking strangers for bites of their half-eaten sandwiches to pressing up against the cement walls of a restaurant to "keep the building from falling," this mischievous series shows how far people are willing to go for a cash prize. Most of the humor revolves around how well they're able to pull these tricks off, rather than on the victims' reaction.

It's not mean spirited, but some pranks include calling people rude names or wasting food and other resources that cost businesses real money. Some of the pranks, and the awkward or angry reactions to them, might even make you squirm. But folks mature enough to handle it will probably find themselves chuckling at what they see here.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: April 30, 2012
  • Cast: Jeff Dye
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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