TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Ramble along with this still-funny sitcom.

Oxygen Comedy 1994

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

Ellen DeGeneres is the TRUE Wicked Witch of the West

Ellen DeGeneres is a very mean, spiteful human being! Her "BE KIND TO ONE ANOTHER" mantra is so fake! If you don't mean it, don't say it! She should just give up her acting career for good. I don't know why CBS and NBC hired that evil witch, in the first place!
age 10+

Funny but some innuendo and raises questions about sexual orientation.

Great positive messages and laugh out loud humor. Parents might want to watch out for some sexual references and many dating scenarios. From season four and up, there is some talk of same-sex couples, as it is revealed that Ellen (both the comedian AND character) are gay. If anything, this is a plus as it gives you the opportunity to talk to your children and teens about sexual orientation and the like. I said 10+ but it really depends on when you want to have that talk with your kids. This is really a great show, they don't make them like this anymore.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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