A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Bam torments his family (and isn't that nice to his friends). You wouldn't want your kids emulating his pranks.
Violence & Scariness
No one gets hurt, but there are plenty of dangerous pranks.
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Lots of swearing -- the beeps keep coming.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that they would not want their kids copying any of the pranks shown in this show (or treating their family the way Bam treats his).
Is It Any Good?
Bam's obviously got a pretty large MTV-sponsored allowance, but his pranks are not that funny or creative. Along the way, there's lots of swearing, rowdy laughter, and mistreatment of Bam's ineffectual parents and uncle (In the derby episode, Bam and his friends take apart his uncle's car piece by piece, then, while planning out the derby, leave piles of dirt in the house for his mother to clean).
His adolescent behavior is all-the-more pathetic because he's close to 30 years old. But: the show's been on the air since fall of 2003, so it's obviously found a following. Perhaps that's what's truly pathetic: An immature, unimaginative jerk like Bam is currently what's cool amongst many young men in our culture. Sigh.
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