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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Somebody Feed Phil's host, Phil, is curious about a wide variety of cultures and cuisines, and he's willing to try dishes even though he may have reservations about them. The show highlights numerous spots around the world and can offer an intimate look into their indigenous culinary offerings.
Positive Role Models
Somebody Feed Phil is a food and tourism show that visits a wide variety of locations and cultures, but views them through a distinctly American point-of-view. The host Phil Rosenthal is charming and relatable, and is reverent to all the people around the globe sharing their lives and cuisines with him.
Violence & Scariness
No human violence is shown on Somebody Feed Phil, but there is ample space given to butchery, eating live animals, and other practices that deal with animals as food.
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Products & Purchases
Somebody Feed Phil is a food tourism show, so each segment is essentially an advertisement, and there is a good deal of product placement.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Host Phil and guests are often seen drinking alcohol with their meals. Smoking is shown in background and scenic shots. There is no drug use featured on the show.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Somebody Feed Phil is a food and travel show starring Philip Rosenthal, the creator of Everybody Loves Raymond. Spanning the globe, each episode takes place in a different city, where Phil visits popular attractions and eats local cuisine. The show is mostly interested in well-known and well-loved spots, so fans of food tourism shows will likely see familiar places. Phil and guests sometimes drink alcohol with their meals, and smoking can sometimes be seen in background and establishing shots. No violence is shown, but the show does feature some practices like butchery in which animals are turned into food.
Is It Any Good?
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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