The CollegeHumor Show

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Popular, risque comedy site makes the jump to TV.

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Very little about the show reflects reality. The workplace is a
constant flurry of pranks and other juvenile behavior, and nothing
productive ever gets done. The boss is as ineffective as his employees,
so there's no responsible leadership to be found.

Violence

Body part references like "boobs," "dick," and "vagina" are common.
Kissing, bikini-clad women, partial nudity (a man is shown with his
genitals blurred), and innuendo are all fair game. Girls are said to be
"hot."

Sex

Body part references like "boobs," "dick," and "vagina" are common.
Kissing, bikini-clad women, partial nudity (a man is shown with his
genitals blurred), and innuendo are all fair game. Girls are said to be
"hot."

Language

Multiple uses of "ass," "damn," and "bitch" in each episode, as well as bleeped versions of "f--k" and "s--t."

Consumerism

The show basically exists as a commercial for its parent Web site. Occasional mention of Facebook.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some sketches show adults with beer in their hands. In at least one
scene, two guys play "beer pong" -- a game played with ping pong balls
and cups partly full of beer -- at work.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this sketch comedy is closely tied to its popular parent Web site, CollegeHumor.com, and boasts the same prank-filled, sophomoric sense of humor that's made the site a hit. Expect plenty of strong language; "ass," "damn," and "biitch" are used casually and frequently, and multiple uses of "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped. Occasional partial nudity is blurred in sensitive areas, and sexual innuendo is intermittent. Teens will be tempted to check out the show's parent site, as well as that of (fictitious) rival squad Gigglebarn, which displays close-up photos of women in thongs and bikini tops.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byhawkjames September 14, 2013

Another Perspective

First of all, I think the positive messages are overlooked because of the subtlety of the messages in question. The exaggerated stupidity of the characters mak... Continue reading

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What's the story?

THE COLLEGEHUMOR SHOW is the brainchild of real-life employees of the
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show's popular parent Web site, CollegeHumor.com and blends scripted
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comedy with many of the three-minute sketches that also air on the
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CollegeHumor site. Written by and starring CH staff (and set in their
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actual offices), the show presents an exaggerated (hopefully, anyway)
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view of a truly unique work environment, where inter-office jokes and
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beer pong tournaments are all in a day's work. When they're not busy
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pulling pranks on each other, the CH crew occupies themselves by
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fending off stunts by (fictional) rival company Gigglebarn.

Is it any good?

With all the fraternity-style pranking and intensely skewed reality
brewing in the CollegeHumor office, there's lots here for adults to
chuckle over. The humor, while mostly juvenile in nature (pushing a
coworker's face into her lunch, for instance), is easy to enjoy if you
approach the show with low expectations. This talented group of
underachievers makes taking it easy a career goal, and they're
certainly good at it.

That said, the fact that the series is
rooted in college-level social interaction should give you a good idea
about the maturity (or lack thereof) of its content. Pranks aside,
there's plenty of reason to think twice about this show for teens.
Sexual innuendo, partial nudity, and strong language are just the
beginning. There's also a complete lack of realism in these so-called
adults' lives, which sends iffy messages to teens about work ethics.
Plus, teens who tune in will want to visit CH's parent Web site -- as
well as Gigglebarn's (both addresses are spoken and written throughout
the show), which is a virtual photo album of women's thong-clad
backsides and bikini-supported chests.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about commercialism in the media. What do you think

  • of how this show promotes its parent Web site (and vice versa)? Can you

  • think of any other shows or sites that do that? How do marketing

  • techniques like product placement and sponsorship work? Are you

  • influenced by the products you see used in TV shows or by celebrities?

  • Is this type of marketing is more or less effective than traditional

  • commercials?

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