Parents' Guide to

So Random!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sonny spin-off offers family-friendly sketch comedy.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 7+

Disney’s response to SNL & “All That”

Well... originally intended to be the 3rd season of “SWAC”... Demi left the show after the 2nd season. Disney wasn’t done with the show though... they decided to retitle the 3rd season as “So Random!” (a Disney response to “SNL” & “All That”). I feel bad that this show didn’t do so well & was sad to see this one go. But I’m glad that the “SWAC” co-stars had a pretty good run with Disney during their time with them.
age 2+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (94 ):

So there's one Disney show (Sonny) that centers on the lives of the actors in a fictitious sketch comedy (So Random!), which is now a real sketch comedy that stars the cast of the original series. The set-up may be confusing to those who aren't already Sonny fans, but it's not hard to get on board with the whole conglomerate once you've tuned in to So Random! The G-rated show sticks to family-safe content like grammar mishaps, safety-conscious crime-fighters, and unreasonable tantrum-throwing kids. Younger kids may not grasp the pop-culture parodies like Jack Sparrow (who's really a sparrow) and rapper Footy Scent, but at the same time, there's nothing to keep them from watching along with everyone else.

Of course, there's the unavoidable issue of blatant cross-advertising between the partner shows, and fans of each are bound to want to see the other, since the character pool is nearly identical (with the obvious absence of Sonny's titular star, played by Demi Lovato). The same holds true for the show's choice of guest musical stars, all of whom appeal to So Random!'s target tween audience. Expect some harmless stereotyping in parodies of stars like Taylor Swift and Willow Smith as well, but all of these are forgivable blemishes to what's otherwise a worry-free show whose talented cast gives it a cross-generational appeal that should appeal to families.

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