Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Online "joke" videos are often painful, mean-spirited.

TV MTV Reality TV 2009
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+


I was impressed with MTV when I first watched this show. Mostly because 90% of what airs on MTV is complete trash, but this show is actually funny.

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Pranked offers little beyond showing off silly, potentially dangerous tricks intended to provoke a reaction from those being targeted. While some of the pranks seem to be done in the spirit of fun, others just seem plain mean. Worse, some of the victims actually get hurt.

Some kids may like watching stunts that seem to reflect the craziness of college life. But overall, most of the pranks featured here are pretty immature, and teens are much better off finding something else to do.

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