A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Saget visits groups that are pretty far from the mainstream, but his approach is always open and inclusive. He’s not looking to make fun of the subjects, but to understand them. And once he does, he can see (as do the viewers) that even people who might seem odd on the surface are really much like everyone else.
Positive Role Models
Saget is friendly and open to new experiences, which makes him a good host for this expedition in the quirky corners of the country.
Violence & Scariness
No violence, but some of the events Saget attends get pretty rowdy, including drunken biker parties and wrestling matches.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some innuendo and suggestive comments, and the occasional (blurred) naked person pops up during some of the wilder parties Saget attends.
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Some swearing, including “hell,” “badass,” “damn,” and “piss.” The occasional stronger word is bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
A few brands are mentioned by name, such as Pep Boys.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Saget sometimes attends parties, including one hosted by a biker gang, that get quite wild with lots of drinking and lots of cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this reality show follows comedian Bob Saget, of Full House fame, as he visits some of the more unusual subcultures in the country and shows that behind their unusual pastimes, they're still ordinary people. Saget's inclusive and open-minded approach offers great messages for teens. But some of Saget's trips take him to raucous parties, so expect some drinking and smoking and even the occasional (blurred) naked body parts. Also, some mild swearing ("badass, "piss") and a few bleeped words.
Is It Any Good?
Bob Saget has had a unique career. Yes, he's best known as the squeaky-clean dad in Full House and as the wholesome host of America's Funniest Home Videos, but he also has a well-deserved reputation for his ribald stand-up comedy routines. Sending him off to meet people who are ready-made for caricature might seem like a recipe for disaster -- with Saget looking down on his subjects, making fun of them for the benefit of the cameras and the viewers.
But, oh what a surprise Strange Days with Bob Saget is. In this surprisingly earnest and well-meaning reality show, Saget is welcomed into the fold by all sorts of communities -- bikers, gamblers, frat boys -- and takes the time to get to know them. Saget laughs with them, not at them, and shows how people are all alike, no matter their underlying beliefs, hobbies, or eccentricities. Instead of simply mocking them, he finds out who they are and what makes them fascinatingly different from everyone else. In turn, we in the audience do, too, and what a delight it is to make their acquaintance.
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