The Man Show

1999 TV-14 1 season

The Man Show

1999 TV-14 1 season
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Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla host this gleefully politically incorrect Comedy Central variety show that lionizes the Y-chromosome side of life, from beer, porn and "Punk'd"-style pranks to sports and the finer points of strip club protocol.
Adam Carolla, Jimmy Kimmel, Angelique Gorges, Vanessa Kay, Suzanne Sheikh, Paula Harrison, Arlene Nicole Rodriguez, Shawnie Costello, Julie Costello, Nicole Pulliam, Dani Lee
  • SEASON  1:1

Summary of Season 1:1 (1999) - 3 discs

It's a guy thing. This program that celebrates all things male became one of the highest-rated shows on Comedy Central. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick, Adam Carolla, the show delivers big laughs and a few insights into what makes the male of the species tick. From trampolines to (un)enlightened discussions, this just might be more than you ever wanted to know about the workings of the male mind ... and it'll make you laugh.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this half-hour comedy variety series proceeds from a central view of women and relationships between men and women that is almost entirely negative and demeaning. At times, the series is satirizing such a negative point of view; other times, it seems to willingly participate in it. Women are almost always objectified and sexualized, and are depicted as standing in the way of men, who are simply seeking the opportunity to drink beer and watch sports at their leisure. Scantily-clad women and drinking feature heavily in every episode.

Sexual Content

The show's primary comedic topics revolve around a demeaning, sexualized vision of women. Although this point of view is somewhat tempered by a satirical element, it can be hard to distinguish between when the series is mocking chauvinism or participating in it. One of the most well-known gags involves scantily-clad women jumping on trampolines. There is frequent near-nudity and references to sexual acts.


Occasional jokes deal with or reference violent acts. Any depiction or discussion of violence is in the context of comedy.


Words such as "damn," "hell," and "ass" are frequent and unbleeped. Stronger language including "f--k," "s--k," and specific terms for both male and female genitalia are also used but bleeped.

Social Behavior

Though the comedy exhibits intelligence and is often self-depreciating, the core messages are very negative toward women and relationships.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Drinking is a central aspect of the show, with the entire studio audience drinking cold beer along with the hosts and toasting. Jokes frequently revolve around drinking, being drunk, and marijuana use. Smoking is depicted casually with no discussion or awareness of the repercussions.

  • 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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