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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gross-out comedy makes light of medical testing.

TV FX Comedy 2008
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Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Worse than Jackass.

What did they do to create this monstrosity?!
age 2+


Why rate it TV-MA and now a two year old can watch. Not after the S jokes. The network takes out content and rate it TV-Y or CSM gives the show a new rating. I could rate it TV-PG-DLS if I had a network. Something new for two year olds. How about Common sense and put the age of child exposure iffy while the teenagers appropite. Blackwhite should have the rating Testess have right now. One thing is Testees is not violent. Is FX going to rate one episode TV-MA-LSV and V is for slapstick. The Promo is rated TV-MA-LSV. "Nachos" is a bad and gross term in the show. No way it's for kids. Message(OFF) V(NONE) S(OFF) L(IFFY). Too much innuendo for 2 year olds. You will probably get the jokes at age fourteen. If it's rated TV-MA,it's rated 15+ or older. If it's rated TV-Y,you can keep the rating.Is it rated TV-Y or TV-MA. Are you going to listen to Common sense or me on this one

Is It Any Good?

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A series focused on medical experiments would have to stretch to reach beyond the obvious, simple humor found in absurd side effects and physical discomfort. Testees, executive produced by South Park writer Kenny Hotz (who also created the vile Kenny vs. Spenny), doesn't even try. The show mines its jokes from placing its test subjects in the most unpleasant, unusual bodily distress that the writers can devise -- including male lactation, extreme flatulence, and enormously swollen genitals -- and then seeing how much they can actually get away with showing on camera.

There's plenty of gross-out humor, which sometimes crosses the fine line between lowbrow funny and simply offensive; the factor that pushes many of the jokes over the edge is their emphasis on humiliation. It's not enough that the characters must suffer; their corporate masters at Testico seem to relish demeaning them by, say, skimping on the lubricating jelly when inserting a test drug or by forcing them to grovel for the privilege of abusing themselves. If it sounds like they're selling their bodies, well that's how it looks, too.

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