Skunked TV

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Larisa Wiseman, Common Sense Media
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The show is centered around playing jokes on other people, but the jokes in question are innocent and harmless.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series is good, clean fun. It entertains and provides quite a few laughs while at the same time incorporating an educational element by offering interesting trivia about the animals that figure in the pranks.

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What's the story?

SKUNKED TV hosts Chuck Cureau and Madai Zaldivar pose as zookeepers or tourists at a zoo, aquarium, or theme park in order to pull clever pranks on unsuspecting visitors. Their ultimate goal, of course, is to capture some very surprised or puzzled -- and extremely funny -- reactions on hidden camera. When the victims of the pranks are finally let in on the joke, they get to put on skunk hats and say \"They got me on Skunked TV!\" The pranks typically have to do with getting park visitors -- usually kids -- involved in a task or activity concerning a particular animal or getting them to believe what the hosts are telling them about the animal. In one of the funniest hoaxes, for example, Cureau and Zaldivar pull young visitors aside and excitedly inform them that they've been chosen to take home a rhinoceros and keep it as a pet; the hosts then proceed to run through a list of rhinoceros care instructions, from feeding the very large animal to scooping its poop.

Is it any good?

The bewildered looks on the young "victims'" faces are priceless as their brains try to sort through the bizarre or awkward situations -- and as expected, some of the comments, especially from the younger ones, are hilarious. Besides being a highly entertaining show that's sure to make kids laugh, Skunked TV also teaches interesting facts about animals; whenever a new prank is introduced, trivia about the animal that figures in the prank pops up in the corner of the screen. All in all, the series is good, clean fun that the whole family can enjoy.

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  • Families can talk about each prank and how it played out. Which type of animal was the center of the prank? What did you learn about this animal? How did the hosts try to fool the kids who were involved in the prank? Did the kids fall for it, and what were their reactions? Which prank did you find the funniest? How would you react if someone tried to pull a prank like that on you? Did any of the jokes go too far?

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