- 4 Seasons
Being a staple of the Spike television program, MANswers is a show widely known, primarily by men, who watch the channel. The show is a comedy series that explores common myths or beliefs that pertain to sex, dating or just "manly" things in general. It seeks to bring answers to such questions for the male viewers who would likely be interested, hence the title "MANswers." MANswers is categorized by ridiculously exaggerated sketches that seek to reenact whatever myths are being discussed. It makes use of high energy, over-the-top narration and cheesy, whimsical sound effects in order to make the sketches more exciting. While the special effects may seem cheap or somewhat primitive at times, the main goal of the show is ultimately to be funny. The almost cartoonish sketches of MANswers highlight its status as more of a comedy than a scientific program. Some of the very myths explored on the show are clearly included to generate laughter. Examples of some stories explored on the show include things that are obviously meant to appeal to men, as well as create obvious humor for the overall audience. One episode asks if women's breasts float in water. Another explores whether you can freeze flatulence and thaw it later to smell it. Still another asks what the five cutest animals that can kill you are. It's these types of ridiculous questions that the show aims to answer. However, a silly myth still needs an answer. The show does generally answer the questions it postulates, albeit in a less sophisticated way than a documentary or scientific article would. Oftentimes, experts are interviewed and/or consulted for the sake of finding the "manswers" to the crazy questions the show is based on. As strange as the results may be, and as silly as the show makes them, they do actually provide information to the audience. If you're one to wonder about strange things regarding sex, drugs, bodily functions, or weird ways to die, then this show will deliver.