Monster Garage

2002 TV-PG 2 seasons

Monster Garage

2002 TV-PG 2 seasons
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Mechanic extraordinaire Jesse James helms this show that takes only seven days to transform regular cars into outrageous vehicles, including converting a DeLorean into a hovercraft, a cop car into a donut shop and a school bus into a pontoon boat.
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2002) - 3 discs

Sharing not only a moniker but a proclivity for being a renegade with a legendary Old West outlaw, megamechanic Jesse James -- blowtorch in hand -- hosts this Discovery Channel reality series for gearheads. In each episode, Jesse and a rotating gang of engineers, technicians and mechanics transform ordinary vehicles into monster machines that serve another purpose -- such as turning a Chevrolet Caprice into a Zamboni.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-PG - This program contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this car rehab show is one of the more original series in its reality TV subgenre. Star/host Jesse James is rough-looking and affects a tough-guy persona, but his kind actions belie his exterior. He works with a different group in each episode, from little people to convicts. Overall the show demonstrates that hard work can be satisfying and that you can turn a pleasure into a profession. James and the other car builders curse occasionally, and though most of the words are bleeped, many are obvious.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


One episode addressed crimes that the prisoner builders had committed, but there were no details. Sparks fly frequently in the shop.


A fair amount of bleeped cursing.

Social Behavior

Demonstrates the results of hard work, determination, and teamwork.


Car makes are mentioned regularly. One episode was sponsored by Chevrolet, and a builder made a very positive comment about Chevys during the show.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The prison episode mentions crimes related to drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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