A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What 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.
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.
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For kids who love silly comedy
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