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Parents' Guide to

Community

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

College comedy's wit trumps some stereotyping.

TV NBC Comedy 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

frequent sexually-charged innuendos every episode; don't bother

There are frequent sexually charged innuendos in every episode. some describe sexual encounters and intercourse, some are sexually inappropriate gestures hinting at groping, inappropriate gesturing, and there are many sexually charged phrases and words. From the very first episode, the show revolves a lot around the main character Jeff trying to connect with Britta in having a sexual relationship. Some of the other characters make explicit references with too much detail to their sexual relationships, especially the old guy Pierce, who's been divorced six times, who makes some awkward and creepy sexual comments. Too many sexual innuendos that fill the script and move the show along; don't bother. The show can get boring and weird a lot. not a lot of genuine wholesome jokes.
age 13+

Best Show Ever

I loved this show sooo much. There are many nerdy references. There is also quite a bit of innuendo but nothing too bad. Pierce makes rather offensive jokes and assumptions, but other than that I loved this show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (87 ):

Created by the directors of Arrested Development, this well-written series successfully mixes traditional sitcom humor with some of the quirky social interactions made famous in The Breakfast Club. It's also mildly edgy thanks to the way the humor plays off of stereotypes associated with community colleges, the professors who teach there, and the people who attend them.

The members of the study group are far from perfect, but buried within the jokes is a positive message about the importance of getting an education at any age, as well as the importance of friendship. It's definitely funny, and ultimately, Community manages to score high marks.

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