Some Assembly Required: Season 1

2007 NR 4h 52m DVD

Some Assembly Required: Season 1

2007 NR 4h 52m DVD
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From conception to production, trace the extraordinary manufacturing process behind commonplace items such as bowling balls, lip balm, running shoes, electric guitars, cheddar cheese, lawn mowers, golf clubs and much more. Hosted by Brian Unger and Lou Bloomfield, this insightful television series takes viewers behind the scenes of bustling factories and plants, revealing fascinating and often humorous lessons about objects we use every day.
Brian Unger, Lou Bloomfield
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this educational series offers simple-but-educational scientific explanations about how everyday products are assembled and mass-produced in factories and workshops around the country. Many of these products are familiar/known brands, like Les Paul guitars and Burt's Bees lip balm. The series will probably be appealing to kids interested in the sciences or those who simply like to know about how things get made.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


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Social Behavior

The series features informative explanations about how various products are created and mass produced throughout the United States. The scientific explanations are simplified and intended to educate more than entertain. Most factory managers are male and Caucasian, but factory workers are both male and female and from various racial and ethnic backgrounds.


Features specific, branded products like Les Paul guitars and Burt's Bees lip balm. Includes some brief discussions about how popular these products are.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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