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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Obstacle courses are more silly than challenging.

TV ABC Game Shows 2008
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age 9+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 9+
age 15+

Not appropriate for children anymore

Highly disappointed as this is no longer family friendly. Constant sexual innuendos, outright inappropriate comments.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (56 ):

Unlike the seemingly life-threatening/gross stunts featured on shows like Fear Factor, most of Wipeout's challenges are designed to make people look more silly than brave. Adding to this are the comments offered by comedians/hosts John Anderson and John Henson, who -- with the help of Jill Wagner -- poke fun at the contestants' clumsiness and applaud their Herculean efforts. As a result, while viewers may cringe as contestants awkwardly tumble into pools of mud or ricochet off of giant rubber balls, they might also find themselves stifling a laugh or two.

Wipeout highlights the extremes to which some people will go to win money, even if it means getting humiliated in the process. While some viewers may find this sort of thing entertaining to watch, it doesn't send a particularly positive message to kids. If yours do watch, be sure to remind them that no matter how silly some of these stunts look, many of them can cause serious injury if tried at home.

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