Whacked Out Videos

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Video show has dangerous stunts, ignorant quips.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Lots of irresponsible behavior and dangerous stunts. Teens and adults are seen taking risks without using protective gear. Cultural and/or religious rituals from other countries are presented by the narrator as being ridiculous, and some of the commentary includes ignorant and even racist epithets.

Violence

Punching and hitting, sometimes using sticks, whips, and other objects. Cars crash; one video features a kid driving a car into a house (though no one was hurt), while another shows a man being swung by a crane into portable toilets.

Sex

Women are occasionally seen wearing bikinis or other revealing clothing.

Language

Audible language includes words like "hell" stronger terms (like "s--t") are bleeped. Grunts of pain are often heard from the injured. Words like "moron" and "stupid" are also used.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Visible beer consumption. Some of the people in the videos seem drunk.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this compilation of real-life videos features extremely dangerous stunts that shouldn't be performed at home -- from setting off fireworks irresponsibly to motorbike bungee jumping. People get hurt and cry out in pain, though injuries aren't shown. Curse words like "s--t" are bleeped out, and there are some images of women in revealing outfits. Some of the commentary -- particularly that referencing people and customs from other cultures -- comes off sounding ignorant and even racist.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byashokr April 2, 2016

Very Racist

The mimicking of videos pertaining to some foreign clips is very much racist and derogatory.... I am surprised that Whacked Out Videos are not sued.
Adult Written byStacy H. May 14, 2018

I used to love watching this show with my kids

I don't understand why every show has to show tits and ass for it to be good my children are not allowed to watch this anymore and it offends me so I don... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old December 23, 2010

12 and older looks okay

moderate language , dangerous stunts, use of acohole sexaul refrences

What's the story?

WHACKED OUT VIDEOS is a "reality" series that features both amateur and professional video footage of unique, silly, and frequently dangerous stunts performed by people around the world. Like its sister series Whacked Out Sports, each episode combines reality and comedy by pairing "funny" commentary with footage of the feats being performed.

Is it any good?

While most of the show is dedicated to showcasing dumb and dangerous tricks, some of the footage is actually of religious and social practices performed by cultures from other parts of the world. Unfortunately, the narrator's comments about these activities include some uninformed observations about the rituals. Worse, in the name of humor, they sometimes offer inherently racist comments about those who practice them. For example, in one segment, Columbian men are referred to as "Juan Valdez wannabes" and Columbian women were said to be competing for "the town's stretch pants."

Regardless of why the stunts are being performed, the fact is that the majority of these exploits pose a real danger to those who try them. Because they're being presented as a form of entertainment, it may be difficult for younger (or less-mature) viewers to appreciate the real risks associated with them. In other words, this one's not for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why people do these dangerous stunts. What's the appeal (if any) of trying things that could hurt or kill you? Does the media perpetuate this behavior by treating videos of these activities as entertainment? When is risk-taking a good idea, and when should you play it safe? Families can also discuss why some cultures perform rituals that cause pain or injury. What is the significance of these activities?

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