Parents' Guide to

Sports Show with Norm MacDonald

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Comedian's edgy, raunchy commentary on sports.

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

Absolutely Hilarious but not for kids or teens

Adult humor at it's best. Should you allow your tweens or teens to watch this, I'd question your parenting skills. Definitely, adult humor focusing on what most sports figures do best... sex scandals, steroids and drug abuse, etc. Not something you want to expose your children too, but if you are an adult you're going to love this show! Absolutely hilarious.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

MacDonald is perhaps best known as the only Weekend Update host on SNL to (allegedly) be fired by the network for the content of his jokes. That incident provides a good barometer as to whether or not his comedy philosophy is to the taste of the average TV viewer and sports fan. MacDonald specializes in a style of comedy that takes no prisoners and pushes the boundaries of good taste. His ideal reaction seems to be a shocked gasp, followed by gales of laughter. He achieves that reaction frequently during Sports Show; his edge hasn't dulled, and his comedic mind is as sharp as ever.

In terms of format, it's hard not to view Sports Show as a spin-off of the similarly structured Daily Show, although Sports Show is more personality-based. Those easily offended may want to flip the channel, and parents will want to use their own judgment on whether the show's content and tone are appropriate for teens.

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