Parents' Guide to

Prank It Fwd

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Positive prank show is uplifting; some iffy content.

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There are millions of prank videos on YouTube, but this series stands out by playing positive tricks on victims, spreading love and support in a surprisingly uplifting way. Viewers who watch as a hard-working house cleaner gets a day to relax (oh, and then a new house, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Mexico), or as street performers get unexpected huge tips may find themselves misting up a little -- and then watching on for more warm fuzzies.

Some content, especially in older videos, may be a bit strong for younger kids, and some who watch may be confused as to why the word "prank" is being used for a stunt that's meant to be kind instead of making someone look like a fool. But the sweetness of these shorts makes Prank It Fwd a good bet for tweens and teens who'll enjoy watching deserving strangers have a surprisingly great day -- and for parents who need a little happy boost, too.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 25, 2017
  • Network: YouTube
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: November 29, 2017

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