The Simpsons

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Clever, fast-paced cartoon with edgy humor.

Fox Comedy 1989

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 259 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1114 reviews

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age 9+

You guys are really harsh on the age rating here.

No, this show isn't for ages 12 and up. That's a crazy thing to say. I started watching at 9, and it's a great show. The first 10 seasons beat seasons 11 and up by far, so watch those ones. Yes, the simpsons has some sex jokes, but they aren't even that bad. Your child will barely know what the jokes mean, as it isn't so obvious. The show has some drinking, but honestly, who cares? Homer and his friends like to go to Moes Tavern to get beer and other alcoholic drinks, but it's not that bad, really. The show does have a SMALL, VERY SMALL, amount of violence. You rarely see it in the show. As for swearing, nearly no swearing either! They say Damn, Hell, and Ass, but that's about it. The show DOES have great messages, and some educational value can be seen here, albeit a small amount. But with the great messages, and the great humor coming from the show, I see no problem with a kid 9+ watching... maybe 10+, but it's not that bad.
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age 11+
beawer for words like ass and bitch
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