Monty Python's Flying Circus

TV review by Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Madcap, classic sketch comedy with adult themes.

PBS Comedy 1969

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 16+

nudity pushes age range up

Great comedy. Occasional nudity; however, and therefore pushes the age rating much higher in my opinion. Would love to know which episodes contain nudity so kids could avoid them altogether.
age 10+

Classic British Comedy

My friends and I were all watching this fabulous show in 5th and 6th grade when it first came to the states), and walking around with English accents (and writing letters to PBS when it was switched to a late night weekday, when we couldn't watch it!). Rest assured we did NOT get the sexual references (gay or straight) which I can discern now. As the review states, many of the sketches (World's Funniest Joke, Spam, etc.) are suitable for younger children, and thanks to the internet, I could share them with my own kids when they were younger. In 6th or 7th grade my mom took me to see The Holy Grail when it first came out, and when King Arthur chopped off the Black Night's appendages, she said "I'm not sure I should have brought you to this". I assured her that it was HUMOR, not gore. No word on what she thought of the teen virgins and the mention of oral sex (the thing that made us wait until our kid was 12 or so to see the MOVIE).

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