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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series frequently finds humor in people's misfortune, although many of the clips do show situations in which the subjects are willing participants. Some videos -- mostly spoofs of commercials -- make light of serious issues like global warming awareness and volunteerism. Occasional potty humor includes things like the implication that a cell phone could be used as a rectal thermometer.
Positive Role Models
You wouldn't want your kids imitating the kind of stunts/behavior that get people on this show -- especially some of the more dangerous antics. Laughing at others isn't exactly ideal behavior to model, either.
Violence & Scariness
Many clips show people suffering falls, collisions, and other mishaps (snowmobile roll-overs, getting crushed by the garage door, being dragged by a parachute, and the like) that can cause injury, but there's no follow-up to indicate how badly they're hurt. Some segments feature stunts gone wrong, and the host always reminds viewers that they shouldn't try what they see on TV.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sporadic and mild: A few suggestive narrative comments during clips that show women in bikinis, for example. In one segment, the host mentions "getting it on."
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Rare use of "damn" and "son of a bitch," with "bitch" edited.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like America's Funniest Home Videos, this series often laughs at people's misfortunes -- including painful physical mishaps. Though many of the videos' subjects get hurt, viewers never find out how badly the victims were hurt. Some videos feature pranks or stunts designed to shock or cause probable injury (skateboarding down steps, for instance); expect some intermittent strong language and sexual references.
Is It Any Good?
Whoever cautioned against messing with a good thing must have had The World's Funniest Moments in mind. It's abundantly clear from the show's presentation (live audience, funny-guy host who mingles with the crowd as he introduces clips) that it's not trying to hide the fact that it's a blatant AFV copycat. But ultimately it comes up way short on the laugh-o-meter compared to its mentor (which has its own iffy issues to deal with anyway). Not even Hall can save this sinking ship, and fans will be disappointed to see that his talents are wasted on the script's corny commentary and silly segues.
But if your family can't get enough of funny moments caught on tape, at least be sure to save this series for after the little ones are in bed, since the sporadic sexual innuendo, language, and potty humor isn't appropriate for little kids and younger tweens.
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