FBE

TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Funny reaction videos and skits can be crude.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Some of the reaction videos give interesting perspectives on modern media culture from kids, teens, and elderly people.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The brothers sometimes share how they and their guests broke into the YouTube business through hard work and perseverance.

Violence

None observed during this review.

Sex

Some react videos include explicit language, body part jokes. Some skits focus on subjects related to sex, sexual banter, innuendo.

Language

Vulgar language sometimes used in funny contexts. Examples include "s--t," "p---y," "damn," "d--k," "hell," "piss."

Consumerism

Products and other media/YouTube channels promoted in some videos.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some skits include mentions of drinking and drug use.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that FBE is a variety YouTube channel created by Benny and Rafi Fine, the online producers known as The Fine Brothers. Most of the videos on this channel are "react" videos, where FBE viewers watch how kids, teens, adults, and elderly people react to popular videos. They definitely vary in content; for example, "Elders react to 'For the D--k Challenge and For the P---y Challenge,'" "Teens React to Green Day," and "Kids React to Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary." Other FBE videos are comedy sketches, or FBE podcasts filmed as talk show-style couch conversations with other YouTube stars. Some react videos and sketch comedy skits on FBE contain swearing and sexually suggestive content.

We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that our reviewers watch between one and two hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others, and we do our best to capture the overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choice for their family.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLol L. December 11, 2017
Adult Written byZ6890 July 16, 2018

Content can range from super appropriate to inappropriate

The Kids React videos are super appropriate for all ages; the Teen React videos are appropriate for teens; the Adult, Youtuber, and Elder React videos can vary... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bywizardortitan November 16, 2017

Content wildly varies; videos should be prescreened

I imagine this was a hard review for Common Sense Media to write, considering this channel is best known for its safe "Kids React" series. However, ou... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byCarson Bush February 15, 2018

Videos are funny, owners are greedy egomaniacs.

The content across their several channels ranges from reaction videos to half-naked political statements. Mature videos with cursing or (censored) nudity are cl... Continue reading

What's the story?

FBE's weekly schedule is a mix of react videos (Kids React to AC/DC, Teens React to 13 Reasons Why), comedy sketches (Water Will Kill You! and Inappropriate Parents: The College Party), and podcast conversations, which are similar to celebrity talk shows. The react videos show people of specific age groups reacting to popular online videos. The sketches often belong to a series with ongoing themes. 

Is it any good?

There's a good mix of content on this YouTube channel and a lot of it is funny -- but some is pretty raunchy. Some days, FBE posts a podcast taping with conversation about the ups and downs of the YouTube celeb world. Another day it's a silly skit about parents reminiscing about their college party days with their horrified teens. But the most popular (for good reason) videos on FBE are the react videos. There are some seriously cute videos of elementary school-age kids reacting to old cartoons; there are some hilarious videos of teens watching music videos from their parents' era; and there's some seriously raunchy videos watched by elderly people who react in predictable (but still pretty funny) ways. Overall, FBE is an entertaining comedy YouTube channel, but some parents may find their teens laughing at things they'd rather the teens not see yet -- or maybe ever.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the kids, teens, adults, and elderly people who participate in the react videos on FBE. Would you or your teen want to be in a react video? Why or why not?

  • Talk about the YouTube stars that appear on the FBE podcast. Does your teen idolize them, see them as role models, recognize them as real people? Read "Should I be concerned about my kid's celebrity obsession?" for more ways to talk about famous YouTubers.

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