A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
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
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.
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Products & Purchases
Clips of pop icons like One Direction and Nickelodeon stars like the cast of iCarly are interspersed between the funny videos.
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.
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.
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