Family Guy

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

age 14+

Contrary to its title, this isn't a family show.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 318 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1016 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Early Seasons Okay for 12+, Anything after season 10 is 14+

Let's start with this, I'm guessing all the ratings saying 17+ are people who watched the uncut later seasons. If your kid wants to watch this show, just know the first 9-10 seasons aren't any worse than shows like The Office and Friends, after that it gets more on the TV-MA side, and not only are the later seasons more inappropriate but their too political and lower quality, so your kid won't even want to watch them. Now let's talk about the early seasons, the early seasons are still crude (Worse than The Simpsons but far cleaner than South Park). They have TV-14 language (Bitch, ass, damn), mild drinking, slapstick violence and implied sex and sexual dialogue, a few of the jokes are pretty crude but they'll fly over any kids over 12's head. They're nothing worse than The Office or Arrested Development jokes and for that matter come off even less explicit just because it's cartoon. So yeah the first 9 seasons are pretty good and funny and kids will enjoy it.

This title has:

Too much sex
8 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Hilarious, But NOT For Kids

This show is pretty funny, but you should not show it to your kids if they are under 13. There is violence, sex, and other stuff. I didn't count the language because everybody already knows all the words.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.

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