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The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator?

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Celeb copycats will entertain tweens & parents.

TV ABC Reality TV 2007
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The open auditions draw plenty of outrageous characters mixed in with the truly talented competitors; not surprisingly, the series gives these hopeless cases plenty of airtime -- and the judges lots of liberty in their criticisms. In the spirit of comedy, their feedback is often humor-laden cruelty, like Ross' blunt reaction to one young man's performance: "I would rather sleep in a bed with the real Michael Jackson than sit through that act again.

Bottom line? If your tweens understand the nature of reality competitions like this one (and most probably do, due to their omnipresence on the airwaves), there's probably little here to surprise or concern you. But if this is your child's first experience with a reality contest, you'll want to be there to explain the judges' seemingly rude responses to the competitors' efforts.

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