A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Tosh 2.0 -- in which comedian Daniel Tosh comments on the latest wacky online content, including must-see viral videos and I-can't-believe-they-actually-did-that clips -- is targeted at older teens and college students. Overall, the material is too edgy for younger viewers: Some of the videos have racy content, and others show wild and painful-looking accidents. Tosh's comedy style is a bit abrasive, and he makes fun of everything and everyone -- including himself. Expect some salty language as well.
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What's the story?
Comedian Daniel Tosh scours the Web for the latest viral videos -- the clips of random people doing random things that suddenly become global, must-see footage. We're talking about the clips that tease a laugh out of even the most jaded Web surfer and prompt even the busiest workers to forward a link to their friends labeled \"You HAVE to watch this!!\" But on TOSH.0, Tosh just doesn't just watch -- he critiques, he judges, he mocks, and he tells some really funny jokes, usually at the participants' expense.
Is it any good?
Standing next to a large video screen dissecting the action and providing humorous commentary, Tosh seems equal parts nightly news anchor examining the not-so important events of the day, and Weekend Update host, making sure the viewer understands that humanity's lowest common denominator is the ridiculous, the scatological, and the accidental punch to the groin.
The footage ranges from inane to crass, racy to grotesque, but much of it is so odd that it's hard to look away. And Tosh's comments make the whole experience more entertaining. Because, really, who doesn't like to watch cute animals doing silly things and drunk college kids putting their expensive education to work devising exceptionally clever practical jokes? It's lowbrow humor, but it works.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about media phenomenons. Why do some video clips suddenly explode into worldwide, must-see events? What types of videos hold universal appeal? How do you think the sudden fame affects the participants? Do you think they enjoy it, or it is somewhat humiliating? Do you think that some people court this kind of negative attention? Would you want any of your private moments to be viewed -- and probably mocked -- worldwide?
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