Parents' Guide to

The Wendy Williams Experience

By Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

NYC shock jock brings trashy talk show to TV.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2006
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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Based on 2 parent reviews

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age 18+

Junk TV at it's finest

The small bit I've seen I don't like. To make matters worse, for some reason, the parental block I have set for this show doesn't work as the station does not appear to be sending the parental info. Comes on just as my 13 year old daughter comes home from school when I am not there. This is a program for after 10 PM. Junk TV at it's finest.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Avid listeners of Williams' radio show will undoubtedly enjoy seeing the host interact with her guests, rather than just imagining it. But those expecting a celebrity-focused gossip show will be sorely disappointed. Williams' shtick is often too crude to be funny, and the constant sex talk means that this is definitely one for mature viewers only.

Need examples? Here's a rundown of part of just one episode: First, Williams talked to rapper Ice-T and his wife, Coco, who was promoting her new semi-nude calendar. As Williams flipped through the pictures, her sidekick, Charlemagne, commented "I would masturbate to that." Later on, a male caller who'd been sleeping with his stepfather asked Williams what he should do about the situation, and another listener called to say that she was contemplating cheating on her boyfriend because, as Williams put it, he had a "puny penis." In the last segment, Williams introduced Phat Farm designer Russell Simmons, who's separated from his wife but still sees her regularly, and asked him if they're still having sex.

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