Parents' Guide to

Pros vs. Joes

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sexism, bad sportsmanship tinge tense showdowns.

TV Spike Reality TV 2006
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Full of stereotypically macho showboating and sissy jokes, Pros vs. Joes is definitely targeting male viewers. Though female pros occasionally appear, the roster is almost exclusively male. Players casually grab their crotches and, in at least one episode, a pro football player teases his amateur opponent by aggressively grabbing his butt.

Watching the amateurs take on their idols makes for good entertainment, especially when a contestant displays a level of skill that comes anywhere close to the professionals'. But with all the trash-talking (which includes plenty of foul language), parents will want younger viewers to stay away and may want to check in with teens about the athletes' all-too-frequent unsportsmanlike behavior.

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