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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Explicit cartoon plays with race, gender stereotypes.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 15+

Irreverent, bloody, and sometimes funny--R-rated Family Guy

Brickleberry isn't necessarily off-limits for mature teenagers, but it's still undoubtedly an adult cartoon. There's sporadic blood and gore, often played for laughs (characters shot at, stabbed, ripped in half; animals killed; a multitude of weapons used). Sexual references are regularly incorporated into the characters' dialogue, and sex toys, implied masturbation and sodomy are often part of punchlines to visual gags. Molestation, pedophilia and venereal disease are played for laughs. Occasionally animals are depicted having sex--the pilot episode shows various species taking part in an orgy--but nothing borderline graphic. In terms of swearing, "f--k," is bleeped, but everything else is on the table--"s--t," "d--k," "a--hole," "b-tch," "poontang," and the "N" word. Marijuana smoking, cocaine snorting--questionable morals are often the basis for the show's plot, and offensive humor is frequent. African Americans, homosexuals, Mexicans, Indians and other ethnic groups are stereotyped. Handicapped children are made fun of. For mature teenagers and up, this is an R-rated cartoon with racy humor, swearing and sex references, but nothing too graphic.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

My new favourite

It's offensive, it's crude, not for kids! BRICKLEBERRY is very funny with some brilliant dialogue that has me in stiches, this being said the show is one edgy warped cartoon that only people with the right sense of humour would have the patience for. One episode shows one of the female rangers getting horny over killing innocent wildlife and grows a twisted addiction for it, this may be disturbing to some people. One character on the show (Denzel) enjoys having sex with old woman, plus a talking sadistic little bear who is a complete asshole, so yeah the show is very out there, but it's funny! Best kept to the appropriate age group though, depending on the cartoon I'll sometimes say it's not that bad for kids, but BRICKLBERRY really isn't a great thing for any young child to be watching.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (36 ):

Simply put, the only thing that's not shocking about Brickleberry is its TV-MA rating. As far as the content goes, if you can imagine it, it probably has a place in the outrageous plot that attempts to find humor in alcoholism, racial profiling, and nontraditional sexual appetites. From the African-American ranger who's playing the affirmative-action card to collect a paycheck without an honest day's work to a masculine woman who drops hints about her bedroom tendencies and gets audibly aroused in the company of a certain attractive coworker, this is an office pool unlike any you've ever seen.

The show's anything-goes style undoubtedly will entertain some adults, but it's way too much for kids. While parents can reconcile its messages with how the real world works, teens won't be able to do the same because they lack the necessary life experiences, which means the messages they get will suggest something entirely different. Bottom line? Keep this extremely irreverent (and purposely offensive) show as your own guilty pleasure, if it's your thing, and find something that gives a better impression of adulthood for your impressionable teen.

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