World’s Funniest Animals

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Silly, slightly bland animal internet video series.

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Educational Value

This show is intended to entertain rather than educate, but kids can become more familiar with certain animals -- and their silly idiosyncrasies -- through watching the clips.

Positive Messages

This series features animals doing strange or funny things so that humans can have a laugh. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The host and the commentators are lighthearted, but not always funny. 

Violence & Scariness

Some of the clips can be harrowing, for instance when a jaguar becomes uncomfortably intimate with a photographer's head or when a rider is thrown off a camel. No injuries are sustained. 

Sexy Stuff

Some of the commentary includes some very mild innuendo that will go right over young viewers’ heads. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that World’s Funniest Animals is an internet video compilation show that features animals doing things that humans find funny. On occasion, animals act aggressively, chase people, or throw off riders, but no one gets hurt. Some of the commentary includes some very mild innuendo that will go right over young viewers’ heads. Guest commentators include actors, comedians, singers, and other popular entertainers. 

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What's the story?

WORLD”S FUNNIEST ANIMALS is a reality series featuring funny animal internet videos. Hosted by Elizabeth Stanton, it shows animals like dogs, cats, goats, horses, and even elephants engaged in some fun, strange, and goofy behavior. Throughout it all, guest panelists like actor Tom Arnold, magician Murray SawChuck, and comedian Brian Cooper offer their commentary. 

Is it any good?

This lighthearted series features lots of streaming video clips of animals doing things that make humans laugh. From dogs riding horses to cats doing backflips, there’s a lot of domestic animals just having fun. There are a few humorous, but harrowing, moments, too, such as when a camel tosses off its rider, or when a jaguar is shown relentlessly licking a cautious photographer’s head. 

The commentary is a little bland, and at times the jokes miss their mark. Meanwhile, some videos are funnier than others. But many of the featured animals are cute, and some of the videos have the potential for making fans of all ages chuckle. Ultimately, World’s Funniest Animals is the type of show you want to tune into when you just need to take a break from life’s serious moments. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the reasons animals behave the way they do. Are there animal behaviors featured on World’s Funniest Animals that you found especially funny? Anything that surprised you? 

  • Do you have a pet or favorite animal? Does it ever do things that make you laugh? 

  • What is your favorite animal anecdote featured here? What's the funniest thing you've personally seen an animal do?

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