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Parents' Guide to

Somebody Feed Phil

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fun food tourism show features global cultures and cuisines.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Geography + food = awesome

I'm not really sure why Common Sense rated this only 3 family loves this show. It gives a taste of geography, which my kids (in fact most Americans young and old) really need. And it exposes viewers to interesting foods, which in our household's case led to my kids wanting to expand their palettes. Our family likes Phil's gentle sense of humor, and his joke-filled Skypes with his parents at the end of each episode are always a treat. Again, Common Sense, why just the 3 stars?
age 7+

Fun show with gentle humour

Great commentary on the importance of friends and family, of making connections with other cultures as members of our extended human family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Well-known spots in exotic locales is a bland template for a food and travel show. The one unique thing Somebody Feed Phil adds to the mix is its host, Phil Rosenthal, who is at turns enthusiastic, curious, and brash. Rosenthal has a talent for providing a relatable (and extremely American) point-of-view on even the most unfamiliar cuisine, but the viewer's experience with the show will likely depend on whether they find him charming or cloying.

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