Parents' Guide to

Private High Musical

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Racy Web spoof hits some sour notes; NOT for kids.

TV Online Comedy 2008
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Despite the cast's Disney-esque ability to break into song and dance at every turn, the driving force behind this online show is its attempt to be as racy as possible. Each 12-minute episode is full of endless crude sexual innuendo, gratuitous bad language, and conversations about eating disorders, drug use, and other problematic behaviors. The songs' raunchy lyrics talk about subjects like getting your period and inappropriate relationships with teacher Mr. Johnson (ironically played by Saved By the Bell's Dennis Haskins).

But what makes these tunes really sour is the fact that PHM lacks the smart or clever writing that would elevate its bawdy content above just pushing the envelope of good taste for the sake of cheap laughs. Instead, it comes off as a weak musical spoof created simply to shock and titillate. Some adults may find something entertaining in this sort of thing, but its overall messages makes this school musical inappropriate for kids.

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