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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.
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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
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?
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