The Big Show Show

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
The Big Show Show TV Poster Image
Popular with kids
Wrestling family sitcom is a little rough but mostly sweet.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 15 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

We think this TV show stands out for:

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Family, growing up, and wrestling are all themes. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Big Show is a larger-than-life wrestler, but also a loving and gentle husband and parent. 

Violence

Occasional scenes of Big Show wrestling. On rare occasion, Big Show loses his temper and roughs people up, but the act itself isn't shown, and it's dealt with humorously. Occasional bruises and bandages are visible. 

Sex

Some conversations about dating. 

Language
Consumerism

The show is produced by the WWE, and the logo is sometimes visible. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Big Show Show is a sitcom starring WWE professional wrestler Big Show playing a fictional version of himself. There are some WWE promotional posters visible, as well as a lot of playful wrestling references. Brief clips of Big Show's performances in the ring are occasionally shown, but it's not common. However, sometimes characters get pushed roughly, and we hear sounds of someone getting roughed up wrestling-style (but the act isn't visible). Outside of this, it's a lighthearted show with some positive messages about family. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byNonna1950 April 18, 2020

Disappointing

This show has some good points, but overall the inappropriate language ruins the show. Uses words like damn, crap, etc. When kids are allowed to watch shows l... Continue reading
Adult Written bykittykittykitty March 10, 2021

my kids love its and they washed all the episodes like a million times and its one of their faves and I hope u will all watch it on netfiex it is a wonderful show in my fans opinion

it may say dumb ,stupid , etc. u should watch it first and figure out which episodes u will let ur kids watch some are more intense than others but over all it... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old June 4, 2020

good

ok there is bad words but it is realy funny and it shows the importants of family
Kid, 9 years old April 18, 2020

Seriously Too much swearing

I think this show is good and all, but there is way to much swearing in the movie like, " OH MY GOD","turd","Crap", and words like... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE BIG SHOW SHOW is a comedy series starring WWE wrestler Paul Wight, aka Big Show, as he navigates family life with three daughters. Show lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, Cassy (Allison Munn); his dramatic preteen, Mandy (Lily Brooks O'Briant); and his precocious youngest daughter, J.J. (Juliet Donenfeld). He's a loving, supportive father who is involved in their lives, but when his teenage daughter, Lola (Reylynn Caster), moves in with them, he has to figure out how to balance his desire to manage everything with giving this children some space to figure things out on their own. Luckily he's got Cassy and his friend Terrence (Jaleel White) to talk to about these things. Show is a big guy with a huge personality, but his family knows that his heart is what's larger than life. 

Is it any good?

The sweet family comedy features wrestler Big Show playing a fictionalized version of himself as a very sensitive husband and a father. As his family copes with mishaps that are usually created, or made worse, by Big Show's interference, they all remain close, and manage to come together in the end. Meanwhile, there's lots of wrestling references, and pro wrestlers like Mick Foley, Mark Henry, and Rikishi make appearances throughout. Sometimes fun celebs like Queer Eye's Tan France join the fray. It's not the funniest or most original of shows, but The Big Show Show is certainly a positive one.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way Paul "Big Show" Wight plays himself in The Big Show Show. Given his violent WWE performances, is his gentle personality at home surprising? How do his wife and daughters see him? Do they look at him differently when he's in the ring? 

  • How hard is it for professional athletes who transition into acting careers? Can you think of any besides Big Show who have done it successfully?

  • What defines a "family sitcom"? Does it have to feature a family? Or just be appropriate for families to watch together? 

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love comedy

Character Strengths

Find more TV shows that help kids build character.

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

Streaming options powered by JustWatch

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate