FUNnel Vision

TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kidsParents recommend
Family hypes up life experiences, dad leads the silly fun.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 98 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 21 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Being active and traveling with your family can be fun.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The family is close and enjoys spending time together. Sometimes the situations and skits orchestrated for the kids feel staged; they're over-the-top silly and don't reflect typical behavior of kids their age.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Some vlogs feature family trips to Disney, Legoland, Nickelodeon resort, and other locations that promote family-friendly tourist destinations. Mentions of video game brands; visits to stores, such as Walmart; food and candy brands seen in some videos. The family also promotes and sells their own brand merchandise. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that FUNnel Vision is a family vlog channel starring four kids -- Lexi, Michael, Chase, and Shawn -- and their dad (mom makes sporadic appearances). The kids star in skits, food challenges, travel vlogs, and music videos. Quite a few videos have a promotional slant, whether it's a family vacation to the new Legoland resort or the toddler's trip through the toy aisles of Walmart. This prolific YouTube family also created the channels Skylander Boy and Girl, DohMuchFun, and FGTeeV.

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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 5-year-old Written byMapetiteDawn June 3, 2019

You can tell they are good from all the haters

I'm 42 and I have 5 kids ranging from 25 to 5 years old. We are a Christian family. Our adult children are all employed and our school age children make go... Continue reading
Adult Written byMamaSharkDooDooDoo June 4, 2019

People are uptight

When did we become a society that freaks out because kids think poop and farts are funny? Sure the dad is kind of annoying but find me a children's program... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byPokeGirlSky December 4, 2018

Used to like them

When they still used their SkylanderBoyAndGirl account I watched them there. However as I have grown older I've realized how much the dad uses his children... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bymarblesoda June 24, 2019

Made me scared and uncomfortable watching the dad abuse a random snake

I watched ONE video with a kid I was babysitting and I absolutely could not BELIEVE what I was seeing.
There was a part where the father took a wild snake by th... Continue reading

What's the story?

FUNNELVISION's videos include the typical YouTube-style gross food challenges (Smoothie Challenge), travel vlogs (Legoland Hotel Grand Opening + Dragon Scare Cam! (Best Day Ever w/Amusement Park Fun!)) and comedy skits, including at-home fun, special holidays, and animal adventures.

Is it any good?

There's some cute stuff on this family's light, fun YouTube channel. FUNnel Vision is mostly entertainment, with some promotional stuff sprinkled into many of the videos, especially the travel vlogs. The dad is the most outrageous character of the family, while the kids are generally just fun-loving, active kids. That said, some of the skits portray the kids with gender stereotypes, and they often appear highly motivated by stuff and hyped-up experiences.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the differences between this family's on-screen antics and the ways your family has fun. Does fun have to be YouTube-worthy to be fun?

  • Families can talk about how to identify advertising and consumerism in media. What is sponsored content? How can you tell? 

  • What FUNnel Vision skits are your kid's favorites? Encourage kids to come up with some skits on their own based on similar, but manageable, themes.

TV details

  • Premiere date: December 4, 2006
  • Network: YouTube Channel
  • Genre: Comedy
  • TV rating: NR
  • Available on: Streaming
  • Last updated: March 30, 2020

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