'The Americans' video: Parenting advice from Soviet spies


"The Americans" wants to help you raise children before Season 2 begins in February. In order to do that, here is a parenting video using footage from Season 1 of the Cold War spy show.

1. Watch your language.
2. Teach your family the value of telling the truth.
3. Show children the value of new experiences.
4. Turn the other cheek.
5. No junk food.

Of course, each of these teachings is immediately undermined by the "Americans" footage showing the Jennings family doing the exact opposite. Many are amusing, but the winner has to be the response to number 2. After all, telling the truth is important, but keeping that man in the trunk a secret is the priority.

As for number 4, it's kind of unfortunate that this video doesn't show what happens shortly after Philip ( Matthew Rhys) tells his daughter to ignore the bully. Let's just say the bully doesn't feel too good after Philip is done with him.

"The Americans" Season 1 is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, while Season 2 will premiere Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. on FX.

Photo/Video credit: FX, GQ