The Real Husbands of Hollywood

 
Fun reality spoof has innuendo, comic stereotyping.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The show spoofs some of the over-the-top things that occur on popular reality shows, commenting partly on how ridiculous the superficial topics are. The show plays with racial stereotypes in a humorous way.

Positive role models

The characters are largely over-the-top versions of themselves -- successful actors/comedians in real life.

Violence

Occasionally comedic fist fights take place; a child kicks an adult in the genital region.

Sex

Characters occasionally discuss romantic interests or relationship issues. Some occasional crude references to genitals, like "nuts."

Language

Words like "hell" and "ass" audible. Words like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped. The word "mitch" is used to describe a man who acts like a difficult female.

Consumerism

Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and other high-end cars makes visible. Cast members occasionally plug their real-life productions and/or companies, like World of Alfa clothing company.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Beer, wine, champagne, and mixed drinks are consumed frequently during social functions.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Real Husbands of Hollywood is a fictitious reality show starring real actors/entertainers with celebrity wives. The comedy is mild compared to the reality shows it spoofs, but features some sexual discussions, including some crude references like "nuts," some salty vocab, and lots of social drinking. Comic arguments and occasional physical fights (punching, kicking) break out.

What's the story?

THE REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD is a fictitious reality series starring the entertainer husbands of some notable Hollywood women. It stars comedian Kevin Hart as himself, who finds himself enjoying life thanks to a successful career and recent divorce. His circle of friends include Nick Cannon, husband of singer Mariah Carey; Duane Martin, husband of actress Tisha Campbell; and Boris Kodjoe, husband of actress Nicole Ari Parker. Also part of the gang is J.B. Smoove, who is married to singer Shahidah Omar, and Robin Thicke, actress Paula Patton's husband. From absurd jealousies over wives and careers, to fighting with children about pie, these men navigate the difficult social world of Hollywood, and still look to each other for friendship.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The Real Husbands of Hollywood, which is produced by Nick Hart, offers a funny portrayal of some famous Hollywood men playing themselves as husbands, fathers, and friends in some over-the-top narratives. The appearances of notable celebs like Nelly, Jay Leno, and Shaquille O'Neal, as the stories unfold in the parody, also add to the fun.

The men don't specifically behave like the women featured on popular reality shows, but it's a little slapsticky at times. However, the series' obvious references to common reality show events, like gossipy conversations, scenes of enemies behaving like friends, and of course, dramatic confrontations, create some laughable moments. Folks looking for some lighthearted comedy fare will definitely find some here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about comedies. What exactly is a spoof and/or parody? Is it meant to offer important social commentary? Or is it just meant to be funny? Can a spoof go too far? Stereotypes are often used as a way of creating humor in parodies. Is this appropriate, even when they are used to make a point?

  • What specific kinds of things does this show do to make it seem like a reality show, even though it isn't?  Have you ever seen a reality show and thought it was supposed to be a comedy? Do you think there's a chance that people will watch this series and think that it is actually a reality show? Is this a problem?

TV details

Cast:Boris Kodjoe, Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon
Network:BET
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:NR
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 15 years old Written byNinjaObsession November 11, 2013
age 10+
 

Hilarious!

I love this show to death. The first season was completely hilarious but the second season is ok.. not as funny but i still love watching it. The cameo Bobby Brown made in season 2 was soo funny. Kevin Hart is a genius and more people should watch this show. They do curse frequently but nothing major. Sexual content is represented like when Kevin and his ex wife have sex on one episode but nothing is shown, just suggested that they did do it. Other than that, the show is full of laughs and many guests appear. I recommend watching it, 1st season is better though.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byHugger000 June 30, 2013
age 12+
 

The Real Husbands Of Hollywood

this show is very funny but may contain some content unsuitable for children but overall its a family comedy show
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byBrice2232 May 27, 2015
age 15+
 

The concealed racism WITHIN BET Black ENTERTAINMENT

I was watching this show because it was on BET and I have always watched BET, there are familiar actors/actresses and I think it's a funny show until, I realized the racism hidden in sarcasm towards black people. Of coarse BET IS owned by a WHITE person which is Kool I can care less but I'm assuming this person is well aware of the remarks and slander being said on The Real husbands of Hollywood. Well let's get to the point. I am not sure of all the names of the characters on the show, but there is one episode that aired and part of the scene was when the cast was in the hospital and they were all making a bunch of noise and in the scene there was an old WHITE lady, whose lifeline appeared to die, and the others scrambled and left and she wakes up and states "Where's the WHITES ONLY SIGN WHEN YOU NEED IT " wow that's very alarming on a BLACK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. Hmmm. Where's the logic. People must be aware that racism still is and very alive, society has a good way of concealing it. I truly hope God has mercy on the people of this world today. I truly hope, and one day when all the evil, and devil worshipers are gone this world will be a better place!!
What other families should know
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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