A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The host subjects his cohost, band, and guests to pranks, violent outbursts in which he destroys props and sections of the set. He also takes great joy in pulling pranks on unsuspecting people on the street. Much fun is made of other celebrities for physical appearance or actions, and the show is designed to spoof late-night talk shows as a whole.
Positive Role Models
Andre makes his living making fun of other people, either with their involvement or unbeknownst to them. He also subjects random people to situations that make them uncomfortable or angry for hidden-camera pranks.
Violence & Scariness
Violent themes exist in some of the show's content. In one scene, Andre holds a gun to his head and pulls the trigger, showing relief when his game of Russian roulette doesn't kill him. In another, a man chases three African-American men dressed as slaves and threatens them with a whip.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Andre comes on set naked with only his groin covered. He's also seen in his underwear in many cases and subjects the audience to mooning. Lots of talk about sex (homosexuality, orgies, casual encounters, rape, multiple partners), much of which is in slang such as, "I smashed her." He and his guests talk about sex, pose questions to each other about people they'd consider sleeping with, and comment on women's features, including "big tits."
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"S--t," "f--k," and the like are edited.
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Products & Purchases
Celebrities get some air time by their involvement in the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Eric Andre Show parodies late-night shows but has too much mature content for most teens. Ribald sexual language (the host and a guest talk about "smashing" a woman; references are made to "tits" and other body parts); bedroom what-ifs ("Who would you rather have sex with, Mom or Dad?") are discussed in casual conversation; and the host often appears on-screen naked with only his groin covered or moons the audience. Language is another concern, though most of the worst ("f--k," "s--t") is edited. Expect a lot of degrading comedy aimed at celebrities, some violence that's played for laughs, pranks designed to make unsuspecting victims uncomfortable, and generally odd humor that may or may not strike you as funny.
Is It Any Good?
Whether or not this spoof tickles your funny bone depends on what you look for in comedy. If you don't like to think too hard (or at all) about what you're watching, you'll get some laughs from the nonsensical nature of Andre's unique style. But if you want content with even a modicum of a cerebral component or cleverness to it, you definitely won't find it here.
Andre's flash-in-the-pan segments are brief but, strung together, compose a show's worth of mindless entertainment. Some might find it funny, but there are better choices for teens who are ready for edgy humor and late-night fare than Andre's heavy leaning on the shock value of strong language, sexual crudity, and degrading humor aimed at celebrities for laughs.
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