Web Shows

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Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Funny/raunchy Web shorts for older teens and up.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Plenty of jokes about crime, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- but it's all satire.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The characters in these over-the-top shows aren't exactly ideal role models. While content varies from show to show, many are crude, violent, and selfish.

Violence

Some cartoon violence with an edge.

Sex

A good deal of sexual humor (for example, one show revolves around best friends who are also testicles). Gay jokes, masturbation jokes, prostitution jokes, etc.

Language

Plenty of cursing, though much is bleeped.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some characters smoke and/or drink.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this revolving collection of shows that originally aired on Comedy Central's Web site contains funny, raunchy, and potentially offensive material. Each episode has different segments, so content varies from show to show, but be prepared for things like animated testicles (complete with pubic hair mustaches) and scenes of bloody cartoon massacres. While the shorts certainly push the limits, they're not in the anti-PC vein of Spike and Mike. Many teens will love the wild humor, but parents may want to preview the content first.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywebshow May 13, 2011

Show Rocks

Awesome Channel! Provides every comedy fan's fantasy.
Teen, 13 years old Written byF-Zero studios September 25, 2010
Kid, 10 years old February 3, 2010
the best show on comedy central is south park and an evan worse content

What's the story?

For WEB SHOWS, Comedy Central has taken its best broadband shows and packaged them into a late-night smorgasbord of comedy shorts. Very brief episodes of shows like Baxter & McGuire (about best friends who are also testicles), Good God (an office comedy with God as the CEO), and the VH1-style mockumentary I Love the '30s are all in the rotation.

Is it any good?

Segments vary in quality and content, but most have a decidedly raunchy element, making the show best for older teens and young adults. Potty humor, sex jokes, and cartoon violence make up the bulk of the comedy, but clever mockumentary material (like Worst Breakups: Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn) and innovative entries like multimedia cartoon satire Golden Age -- which was selected to appear at Sundance -- add some intellectual heft. That said, viewers who are easily offended should definitely stay away. This is a South Park-style potpourri of limit-testing comedy -- flavored heavily with the no-holds-barred sensibility of the Internet.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the Internet as a media outlet. How does the Web fit into your household's world? Do you get most of your entertainment on the Web, on television, or somewhere else? Do you think that balance will change in the next few years?

  • What do you love about the Internet? What's the downside of its presence in your life? What consequences do you think being constantly "plugged in" has on people?

TV details

  • Premiere date: March 5, 2007
  • Network: Comedy Central
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Available on: Streaming

For kids who love over-the-top humor

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