Parents' Guide to

Yo Momma

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Yo momma will turn this trash off.

TV MTV Comedy 2006
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Yo Momma

There is absolutely nothing impressive, funny, or even remotely moral about this show.

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With Wilmer officiating, Yo Momma moves quickly, often with dramatic and raucous laughter. Still, the jokes are all about making fun of the intelligence, physical appearance, or sexuality of a person's mother -- or of that person specifically. In the third round, for example, finalists visit each other's homes, giving each a chance to pick up "ammunition" so that the final round can be as embarrassing and personal as possible. Nothing is spared -- they look at the opponent's photos, what they eat, who they live with, what they wear, how dirty the bathroom is, etc.

Given that most of the competitors are of color, there's also a cultural component to Yo Momma that kids in this demographic will get, while most parents probably won't (although the show does include some mothers who back up their competing kids and throw in Yo Momma jokes of their own). Are these the kind of jokes you want your kid to repeat to his/her friends ... about you?

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