A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It discusses key moments of football games during NFL season in kid-friendly ways. Interviews feature topics ranging from what makes a player persevere to what their favorite pizza toppings are.
Positive Role Models
Both hosts are upbeat, and interactions with players are positive.
The hosts are Black, as are many of the players and kid commentators. Dylan Schefter is a female kid reporter.
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Violence & Scariness
Tackles, falls, and other rough on-the-field moments highlighted. All of this is offered in context.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a marketing vehicle for CBS and the NFL; the NFL logo is everywhere and featured players usually wear team jerseys. CBS Sports NFL Today is promoted during the show, which notes that it is sponsored by Dodge RAM. CBS game schedules are also announced. Lots of Nickelodeon celebrities, characters, and shows are also featured throughout.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that NFL Slimetime is a football game highlight show intended for kids. There are lots of Nickelodeon characters, celebs, and Nick show excerpts featured throughout, as well as various NFL players. Featured game plays are sometimes a little rough, but it's offered in context. The overall series is designed to connect kids to the NFL and NFL teams and players during football season, and CBS Sports programming (and its sponsor Dodge Ram) is promoted during the show.
Is It Any Good?
This upbeat series is designed to connect young viewers to the NFL during football season in a style made popular by a 2020 Nickelodeon post-season broadcast of a Wild Card playoff game. The rapid banter between the hosts, which is filled with kid-friendly vernacular, is energetic. Meanwhile, each week's highlight reels are digitally enhanced with colorful graphics and brief appearances by popular animated characters, making them more visually appealing. Excerpts from shows like SpongeBob SquarePants are also broken down as game plays, and interviews with players reveal all sorts of youth-oriented insights. But NFL Slimetime is a joint production between CBS and Nickelodeon, and uses the opportunity to offer in-program announcements for CBS Sports game schedules and NFL Today and its sponsors. Those not interested in football or the NFL won't find much here. but young football fans will surely be drawn to it.
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