Parents' Guide to

The Dudesons

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Stunts with real consequences; NOT for kids.

TV Spike Reality TV 2006
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+
This is funny and stupid
age 15+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The Dudesons is an odd combination of truly violent acts and examples of close friendship. Yes, the men spend a lot of time playing pranks on each other, ranging from the silly to the outright brutal (in one scene, the group laughingly wakes up Jukka up by slamming his genitalia with a baseball bat). But in spite of the guys' apparent hostility, their pranks aren't mean-spirited; their stupidity is their unique way of bonding.

Unfortunately, the genuine affection the men have for each other and their pet pig, Britney, makes it frighteningly possible to overlook the socially irresponsible nature of what they do. Watching The Dudesons could have dire consequences for those who see the show before they're mature enough to understand that they shouldn't imitate it. As a result, even though the Finnish quartet is lovable and comical, it's impossible to consider their show appropriate for family viewing.

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