By Matt Springer,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
A parody of cop shows where violence is the punchline.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Gun violence and beatings are handled humorously, with no underlying message other than that violence is funny.
Positive Role Models
The show is a broad parody; characters frequently demonstrate negative behavior, especially regarding violence, but all for the sake of jokes.
Violence & Scariness
The show is heavy on comical violence, such as a character accidentally walking into a spinning airplane propeller and being blown to bits. Blood, shootings, and fight sequences are played solely for laughs.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
As with all Adult Swim shows, there's always the potential for graphic sexual content.
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As with all Adult Swim shows, there's always the potential for graphic language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some jokey drug elements -- for example, in one scene Monsanto takes a big bite out of a block of cocaine.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this short-form comedy series treats violence casually for the sake of jokes. There's a gun or weapon in virtually every scene. While there's very little gore or blood (aside from the occasional exaggerated splatter), the way that guns and violence are used on the show means the series is appropriate only for older teens who are able to understand the show's sense of humor.
Where to Watch
Based on 2 parent reviews
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Soooo Funny, I put 13+
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What's the Story?
EAGLEHEART stars Chris Elliott as Marshal Chris Monsanto, a no-nonsense police officer who's incredibly passionate about his job. Aided by his two partners, Susie Wagner (Maria Thayer) and Brett Mobley (Brett Gelman), and under the watchful eye of his chief (Michael Gladis), Monsanto faces off against cartoonish villains -- shooting first and asking questions later.
Is It Any Good?
It's been too long since Elliott appeared in a TV series; his most recent role was a recurring part on Everybody Loves Raymond. For fans of comedy, he's the Man Under the Seats and other strange characters from the early days of David Letterman, the stunted young man of Fox's short-lived series Get a Life, and the star of the cult classic film Cabin Boy.
Eagleheart is a tribute to Elliott's singular comedic point of view from younger writers who were clearly influenced by his work. Like many Adult Swim shows, Eagleheart has a very unique comedic style, broad but sharp at the same time; for those willing to roll with its punches and follow its type of humor, it's worth a look.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how violence and comedy mix. Is it easy or hard to laugh at jokes that involve violence?
Does the show do an effective job of parodying cop shows?
- Premiere date: February 3, 2011
- Cast: Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer, Michael Gladis
- Network: Cartoon Network
- Genre: Comedy
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: February 26, 2023
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