Parents' Guide to

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Ice, Amish build things on truly positive reality show.

TV DIY Reality TV 2013
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Vanilla Ice Goes Amish combines building projects with a "fish out of water" story by featuring the colorful rapper learning from and interacting with a community that is known for its conservative values. But the focus is on what Vanilla Ice and his hosts have in common, including a love for building and a commitment to helping people. Brief details about how Amish builders are able to work with Mennonite and English (non-Amish) clients while adhering to their cultural practices are also interesting.

It's a little contrived, and the show's focus on construction won't appeal to everyone, but the rapper's silly antics (including redecorating his very own own Amish buggy) and his new Amish friends' willingness to joke around with him, adds a bit of fun. But it's Vanilla Ice's energy, and the respect he demonstrates towards this Ohio community, that makes the overall show surprisingly positive.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 12, 2013
  • Cast: Vanilla Ice
  • Network: DIY
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: October 14, 2022

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