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Produced by: Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Starring: Kenny Hotz
Directed by: Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice

The dare is a large part of growing up. Who hasn’t eaten something weird or asked out a girl way out of our league? Heroes are made thanks to this time-honored tradition. Thanks to South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, we get to see this on a reality television show. Let the mayhem and sheer ballsy nature of this idea commence.

The Show

I have to start out by saying I despise reality television. I think it is the downfall of western civilization and for the most part crap. Kenny Vs. Spenny is not crap. It really is brilliant. The main characters seem to be making fun of the whole reality idea and having fun with it.

Each episode, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice come up with a dare or challenge. They range from “First Person to get a boner” to “”Who can make the best viral video” to “Who can handle more torture”. These are actual episode titles. The idea for the show is so simple and the execution is hilarious.

If you are want roommate drama and crying, this isn’t the reality show for you. If you like people humiliating themselves for sheer pride and stupidity, this is the show for you. Seriously, these guys will go to any length to win their contests. My favorite is when Kenny gets an actual nerve injection to stop himself from getting an erection. This is the dedication of these people. They actually suffer for their art.

Even though this is reality tv, Kenny and Spenny are actual characters. Kenny is brash and abrasive, while Spenny is the straight man. By the way, Kenny tests how “straight” Spenny really is by wearing a cat outfit and drinking milk from a dish in order to seduce him. Sick…yes, perverted…yes, funny…yes.

If you are looking for gripping drama and “reality” stay away from this. If you want to see a man drink his own pee, this is for you.


The Video

The playback on these DVDs is full screen, but the episodes were filmed in this format. For a show like this, I like the full screen. It seems more real this way and less scripted. Colors are just a bit washed out and there some grain in darker scenes but it all plays into the documentary feel.


The Audio

No 5.1, but we get Dolby Digital for this release. It’s a really basic presentation with all the audio coming from the center but it’s clean and easy on the ears.


The Packaging and Bonus Features

The standard deleted scenes and audio commentary is on this disc. A bonus episode is included that is rather funny. However, the regular episodes are the highlight.


Overall (Not an Average) 8.5/10

The Show 9/10
The Video 6/10
The Audio 6/10
The Packaging and Bonus Features 6/10
Overall (Not an Average) 8.5/10