You Gotta See This!

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Funny web videos can prompt talks about bullying with kids.

Parents say

age 10+
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Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

The show's nature encourages kids to laugh at other people's embarrassing mistakes, some of which likely caused real injuries. In a recurring segment, the hosts devise backyard-style stunts like human bowling for a kid to try.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Some clips show people purposely putting themselves in compromising situations that often lead to mishaps.

Violence & Scariness

Many of the videos show people getting hurt in unexpected ways like falling off a horse, stumbling on tumbling equipment, or tripping over their own feet.

Sexy Stuff

Clips of pop icons like One Direction and Nickelodeon stars like the cast of iCarly are interspersed between the funny videos.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that You Gotta See This! is a collection of funny web clips in the style of America's Funniest Home Videos. Many of the videos show people falling victim to unfortunate accidents that probably cause them some harm, which raises concerns over the idea of laughing at someone else's misfortune. This Nickelodeon series makes good use of some of the channel's brightest young stars both as hosts of the show and as intermittent guests, so there's some cross-advertising to be aware of as well.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySweetPea19 August 20, 2012

Not for me, but may be for you.

I don't like the fact that TV shows that show off people getting hurt in order to be funny is getting any play. This seems to me like a kids version of MTV... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byAnimeIsAwesome808 June 6, 2013

What is this gross and stupid crap?

What the egg rolls and napoleon ice cream with chocolate syrup, whipped cream, sprinkles, a scoop of nuts, and a cherry on top is this gross abomination?

What's the story?

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! is a compilation of funny web videos narrated by How to Rock stars Chris O'Neal and Noah Crawford. From unusual animal tricks to hidden-camera baby capers, there's something to tickle just about every viewer's funny bone in this unpredictable series. The show also devotes time to celebrity interviews with the likes of One Direction and behind-the-scenes tours with cast members from Nickelodeon shows like iCarly.

Is it any good?

Pranks, bloopers, kid mishaps, and lots and lots of spills make for funny television, but it's not without its social hazards. Sure, many kids are mature enough to distinguish between laughing at someone's misfortune on a TV screen and having the same reaction to an accident they see in person, but then again, plenty won't understand that very important difference.

You Gotta See This! is craftily designed to entice kids with its familiar hosts and celebrity guests, so keeping yours away from it entirely might not be an option. Just be sure that if they do watch, you talk to them about whether and when it's appropriate to get pleasure at someone else's expense.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what it feels like to be the center of attention. Have you ever been in a situation where people were laughing at you? Did it upset you? How should you respond if you see it happening to someone else?

  • Kids: What do you use the Internet for? Do you ever post videos or pictures on sites like YouTube? How does having the Internet available help you in school and in your hobbies?

  • Parents can use this opportunity to reiterate their rules about Internet use. What dangers exist in sharing too much information on the web? How can you keep yourself safe online?

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