By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Web video show good-naturedly mocks pratfalls, mistakes.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's about getting laughs, but some videos feature humiliating moments and socially irresponsible behavior.
Positive Role Models
The host and judges laugh and make jokes at others' misfortune, but they aren't too mean-spirited.
Violence & Scariness
People fall, get hit, go through windows, and get hurt, but no serious injuries are shown.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Men shirtless; folks in their underwear. Some butt-shaking.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Features lots of drunken behavior; beer, hard liquor visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that World's Funniest features Web "fail videos" that range from being cute and amusing to socially irresponsible. It features folks falling, getting hit, going through windows, and so on (no blood or serious injuries shown), as well as people drinking and acting drunk. There's some butt-shaking, and people are shown in their underwear. It's not really intended for young kids, and viewers of all ages should be reminded never to try to imitate what they see here.
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What's the Story?
WORLD'S FUNNIEST showcases short videos from all around the globe that feature people's craziest moments of failure. Host Terry Crews screens rounds of videos grouped into specific categories for a studio audience and a panel of guest judges, including comedians such as Erik Griffin and Jessimae Peluso. At the end of each of the six rounds, each panelist nominates her or his favorite, but it's Crews's vote that puts a specific video on the leaderboard. At the end of the night, the host picks the video that wins the trophy for the Greatest Fail.
Is It Any Good?
From babies laughing hysterically at the household dog to overenthusiastic music fans jumping into non-existent mosh pits, WORLD'S FUNNIEST features pratfalls that range from being amusing to downright dumb. Humor also comes from the interaction between the funny Crews and his guests, who spend time replaying certain videos to crack some jokes.
It showcases some humiliating moments, but it's not particularly mean-spirited. However, many of the videos featuring a range of drunken and/or potentially dangerous behaviors and bad ideas (walking across thin, cracked ice to "see what happens") that are socially irresponsible. Some of the panel's schtick gets a little old, too. But folks who get a kick out of the latest and greatest "fails" will probably find this worth watching.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the appeal of watching videos posted on YouTube and other online sites. Why do people put their videos online? Why do people watch them?
What kinds of things should you never post online? Why? Is there anything on online video sites that can be worth watching?
- Premiere date: January 16, 2015
- Cast: Terry Crews
- Network: Fox
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-PG
- Last updated: March 2, 2022
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