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My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Lively family game show is surprisingly positive.

TV NBC Game Shows 2008
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Even though the father-child teams are playing for money, the show's focus is really on their relationships. It also highlights strong teamwork and good sportsmanship. While some teams occasionally exhibit some overly competitive behavior (like the kid who proudly shares that his father argues with referees at his ball games, for example), all of the kids openly talk about how much they love and admire their fathers -- whether they win or not.

Competing in oddball events for money may not be the most realistic or ideal way for parents to show their love for their children, but watching them do it is definitely lots of fun. My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad is a good bet for kids of all ages who enjoy fun game shows. Some of the challenges are a little creepy (like having to bob for things in a tank full of snakes) and might be a little scary for very young viewers. But the show's energy and positive messages make it a good family viewing choice.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: February 18, 2008
  • Cast: Dan Cortese
  • Network: NBC
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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