A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
No real attempt at positive messages; the show is silly and kind of violent and revolves around competition.
Positive Role Models
It's hard to find role models on a show where contestants with cartoonish names like McPushy Pants push each other off of foamy wet things. But on the plus side, it's nicely gender balanced.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoonish action includes lots of falls and spills, often into water. Contestants are frequently hurt: twisted ankles, bumps and bruises. Some contestants push each other, sometimes pretty violently, though contestants are disqualified for very aggressive behavior.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contestants may describe themselves in terms of their predilections, as one contestant who calls himself Crossdresser does, stating that he'll compete in a dress and heels and beat you anyway. Some sexual innuendo and body humor. Hosts flirt with contestants and make some sexually tinged jokes.
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Lots of innuendo and wordplay with the title word "sit," like "I'm the sit, so take a big whiff." Some cursing as well: "ass," "bitch." Also words like "butt" and "booty."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Oh Sit! is a silly, cartoonish game show that's something of a cross between Wipeout and musical chairs. There are lots of spills and falls, and contestants may push each other violently out of the way, though rough behavior gets them disqualified. The show's hosts make lots of body-related jokes, like "Whose lucky lady butt will sit in the money chair?" or "Which booty will hit the booty chair?" Contestants take on cartoonish, superhero-like identities to compete, which may make some viewers uncomfortable: For example, one contestant calls herself Freeloader because she doesn't like to work, while Crossdresser wishes he could compete in a dress and heels. But the show is more goofy than truly raunchy or violent, and equal numbers of men and women compete to win. Be sure to tell kids that these kinds of stunts can cause serious injuries in the real world.
Is It Any Good?
A little violent, a little dirty, Oh Sit! is nonetheless mostly harmless and will appeal to the same folks who enjoy watching average Joes get hit in the crotch with a football on America's Funniest Home Videos. Watching contestants stumble and fall their way around a wet, slippery obstacle course is about as amusing as it is on Wipeout, though a tad less violent, as there are no high falls. Adding a live band to the action ups the fun, as does the musical chairs conceit.
However, the wall-to-wall innuendo about butts and all the faux flirting the hosts do with contestants and with each other might make some viewers uncomfortable, as when Cruickshank wonders which contender will go home with the "money, the power, and me" and Kennedy says back "I've had two out of the three." The contestants themselves are the source of a lot of innuendo too, as when one says "I'm the sit, so take a big whiff."
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