Totally Clueless

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Fun hidden camera improv game with some language, innuendo.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The series features some edgy pranks, but they are designed to be funny and harmless.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The actors play pranks on unsuspecting people, but they are not cruel or insulting. Cast members and contestants are from all walks of life.

Violence

There's no violence, but occasionally contestants are so freaked out by what's going on they think that they are going to be victims of foul play.

Sex

Contains some references to sexual activity, including pretend sexual noises. Folks are occasionally shown undressing and/or in their underwear.

Language

Words like "douche bag" and "bitch" are audible. Curses like "f--k" are bleeped.

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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Totally Clueless is a funny hidden camera show with some occasional language ("bitch" and bleeped "f--k"). Expect some pretend sexual noises and occasionally folks in their underwear, plus rare jokes about being murdered.

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What's the story?

TOTALLY CLUELESS is a hidden camera game show that features a team of improv actors putting real people into unreal situations with a cash prize. The \"Getta Clue Crew,\" which includes comedians like James Manzello, Giulio Gallarotti, Alison Bennett, and actors and performers like Kristen Acimovic, Patrice M. Harris, and Nico Elicerio, stages a series of edgy pranks that feature four rounds of dilemmas. If the unsuspecting contestants, who start out with $500, figure out that they're being pranked, they get to keep the cash value of the round they find themselves in. But if they're totally clueless, they end up struggling through each awkward situation while unknowingly losing $100 per round.

Is it any good?

Totally Clueless features lots of hilarious moments as the performers use their improv skills and comedic timing to create surreal situations designed to confuse even the most quick-witted of people. Watching the contestants respond to the craziness is pretty funny, too.

Some pranks have edgy moments, like when a pretend married couple say they are about to "consummate" their marriage, but all of them are designed to elicit laughs from TV audiences, as well as the contestants once the prank is over. Meanwhile, while they are faced with some ridiculous situations, the contestants are not being made fun of. In the end, you may find yourself surprised at how much you laugh out loud at what you see here.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about pranks and practical jokes. Why do people find practical jokes funny? When do they go too far?

  • How well do the actors handle their roles? Do you think you could stay in character for as long as they do?

TV details

For kids who love comedy

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