If Parker, Chase and Michaela know one thing, it’s that they have no idea what they want to do when they grow up.
That’s why they do a new thing every day.
On Monday, they’re opening a hotel for aliens. On Tuesday, they’re opening a restaurant with only banana-themed food items. On Wednesday, they’re hosting a game show. What’ll they do the next day? Well, not even they know.
The only real constant? That whatever they do, their nosy neighbor, Nancy, will try to get involved with (and often, put a stop to) their plans.
You could think of Adventure Ventures as something more akin to a scripted skit show than your typical YouTube channel. Each video stands alone from previous videos on the channel, meaning that viewers can jump into whichever video interests them most. That means that each video introduces and resolves its plot within its typically 10-minute runtime.
Despite Nancy’s frequent selfish and rude antics, Parker, Chase and Michaela often try to keep the peace and include Nancy in their fun—and on worse days, they work to save her from situations into which she puts herself. And when the three make mistakes of their own, they try to right them.
Each video begins with a silly premise that will likely be fun for a child.
While generally clean, some humor can be a bit crude.
Viewers will endure some toilet humor, such as a broken toilet that sprays on a couple people and some jokes about flatulence. A man is given a wedgie. A man says he’s married to a sock puppet named “Butch” who he refers to as a “he” (though he also calls the puppet his wife).
Violence is usually slapstick, though some moments are a bit more intense. A woman is held underwater to prevent her from discovering an alien’s identity, and they later have to resuscitate her. Someone is stabbed in the hand with a fork. A man is kicked in the crotch. And some people are smacked upside the head with a baseball bat to knock them out. (It should be noted, however, that even these more intense moments leave the victims typically no worse for wear.)
We heard God’s name used in an exasperated way twice.
Adventure Ventures was created with the purpose of providing content that would be enjoyable for kids to watch and clean enough that parents didn’t need to worry about what they were watching.
To that end, the channel generally succeeds. As of posting, the channel’s 13 videos contain much less problematic content than your average YouTube channel. And what’s more, much of the content that is on Adventure Ventures is the kind that is more tolerable. That being said, families may want to note a couple slapstick moments that get a bit violent, such as a recurring gag where characters are knocked out with a baseball bat.
So while not perfect, Adventure Ventures may be a venture worth considering.
Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”