The Andy Milonakis Show

Common Sense Media says

No redeeming value to this show whatsoever.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Part of the show is making strangers feel uncomfortable and laughing at that discomfort.

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A few words are bleeped.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this show may not have explicit references to sex, violence, or drug use, it's almost worse than shows that do because it's so stupid. Andy Milonakis makes people feel uncomfortable. That's all that happens. Parents should also know that some kids may be inspired to copy some of the dumb pranks on display here.

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Kids say

What's the story?

There seems to be a revolution on MTV. Where music videos were long ago replaced by shows like The Real World and Road Rules, recently it seems like stupid shows with stupid boys pulling stupid pranks seem to be usurping the entire network. One of the revolutionaries is THE ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW's star, a 30-year-old who looks like he's about 14. His shtick is that he acts like he's 14. That's it.

Is it any good?


Sometimes Andy pulls pranks such as ordering Chinese food and then being tied up when the delivery guy shows up. The whole point of the prank is to make the delivery guy feel uncomfortable. Do people really find pranks like that funny?

The rest of the show is made up of short skits where Milonakis does something ridiculous, like opening a box with a giant Pez dispenser that dispenses chicken nuggets. Is this funny? No. Bottom line: Save a few brain cells and watch something else if you have time to kill.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why people find this show appealing. Is it ever funny to see people get hurt or humiliated?

TV details

Cast:Andy Milonakis, Ralphie Rivera
Genre:Variety Show
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Teen, 16 years old Written byCSM Screen Name... April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

I laughed !!!!! alot!!!!!!!

it's the coolest show ever
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age


Andy Milonakis is awesome. Disturbing, hurtful, come on! It's just a T.V. show! It's not like he is saying it directly at you. It is national T.V., not a T.V. show just to humiliate you! Loosen up, grown-ups! If you really want your kids to be happy, let them watch kid shows! Like I say, " A protective parent makes an unhappy child!" Think about it and get a clue!
Teen, 15 years old Written bylinglingrocks218 April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age

Why do u people think it is so bad?

This show is a very funny show that is made for kids! It is not making strangers feel uncomfortable. They are actors! If he was really humiliating them in front of the camera they would know! The camera is right there! They would punch him in the face! I would NOT want a kid acting like that but thats how all kids comedies are! This is a kids show parents and adults loosen up. Everyone nowadays is like "oh, we can't show that to the kids because they'll start smoking pot when they're 10!" honestly people. Now I would NOT show this to a 2-year-old, but anyone 8 and up can watch this awsome show that deserves 5 stars.


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