A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Ken is a selfish and narcissistic programmer, but he learns the value of friendship and other lessons while stuck in the Internet. On the downside, his father teaches him to use food to handle stress and conflict. The majority of the characters are Caucasian males.
Violence & Scariness
Arguing between employees; hot beverages and beer are thrown in people's faces. Chain threatens victims with a large knife. Ken and his friends in the Internet must "fight" computer viruses and other elements to survive. People in the Internet are shot at with lasers and beaten with electric prods.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Images of scantily clad women on magazine covers and office walls. One character is named Cupcake Hooker; another wears only a sock on his genitals. Chain constantly smells Ken's dirty underwear.
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Language includes words like "hell," "jackass," and "pissed."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Brief beer drinking; pouring beer on Ken's computer keyboard results in him being pulled into the Internet. Visible marijuana smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this live-action series is part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup and isn't meant for young viewers. Characters use some salty language ("hell," "jackass," "pissed," etc.) and some strong sexual innuendo, including pictures of scantily clad women. One character wears a sock over his genitals. Some of the characters' behavior exhibited is rather crude -- like smelling someone's previously worn underwear. Beer drinking and marijuana smoking are also visible.
Is It Any Good?
While the show's overall plot bears some resemblance to that of The Matrix, what makes it unique is the combination of live-action improvisational comedy and visual effects to create a campy cyberworld. Most of the characters are quirky and exhibit silly and/or crude behavior in an attempt to generate laughs. There are also some simplistic moral lessons about the importance of friendship and the significance of being part of a noble cause.
Although the show's unlikely hero becomes more likeable, the truth is that Fat Guy Stuck in Internet is only mildly funny. It's got its share of strong material, too, including marijuana smoking and strong sexual innuendo. This, combined with some of the rough humor, makes it too strong for tweens and iffy for young teens. But older viewers may be intrigued by its creative approach to mature comedy.
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