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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Culture-clash sitcom looks to stereotypes for laughs.

TV CBS Comedy 2012
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age 11+

cms got this one wrong

well i will admit after watching several raw and dirty comedys this past season i was not sure if i was prepaired for 30 minutes of rob snider but this show was hilarious and actualy some what clean what is with the two star review commen sence it was great

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Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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Saturday Night Live alum Schneider isn't exactly known for breaking out on his own as a comedy lead. (As evidence, we submit Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick, Big Stan, etc.). So it's a bit of a stumper to see him cast in his own sitcom -- which not only bears his first name but also bears striking resemblance to his actual life. He also co-wrote the pilot, basing much of the plot on his own experiences with his Mexican in-laws ... but it largely feels like he forgot to add the funny.

There's nothing particularly bad about Rob!, yet there's also nothing that makes it particularly good. And tired cross-cultural jokes about undocumented workers and large Catholic families don't really do much to bring the humor beyond ho-hum. But there is one plus: It at least adds some diversity to prime time.

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