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Friendship and loyalty are strong themes here. It also contains common stereotypes college co-eds behavior, as well as some obvious racial/ethnic stereotyping, though many of these stereotypes are viewed negatively.
Positive Role Models
Despite some of their crazy stunts, the guys mean well and prove to be loyal friends to each other. Professors and coaches don't always offer the best advice to their students.
Violence & Scariness
A student's genitals get tasered by police. Another brands his buttocks with a fraternity insignia.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Contains some strong sexual content, including scenes of coeds in bed together and references to other sexual activities. Male and female students are shown in their underwear; young women sometimes wear skimpy bikinis, tight dresses, and dance provocatively. Some crude sexual references and hand gestures. One cast member's virginity is discussed.
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Words like "ass" and "cock" are audible. Rude gestures are also visible.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Beer is consumed freely, and bottles of vodka and other hard alcohol are frequently visible. Pot smoking is occasionally visible. Students sometimes engage in inappropriate behavior when drunk and/or high.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this comedy series about college life in the '80s contains images of people in their underwear, as well as some strong sexual innuendo, crude sexual references, and rude gestures. Students are often shown drinking (beer, hard liquor), smoking pot, and engaging in some stupid pranks. Words like "cock" and "piss" are sometimes audible. The show also contains positive messages about loyalty and friendship.
Is It Any Good?
The series takes a fun look at college life in the late 1980s by highlighting some of the day-to-day activities and crazy antics that college coeds are stereotypically known for. It also makes some obvious, but amusing references to the music, fashion, films, and conservative politics of the time.
Despite being set in the past, the positive messages it sends about friendship, loyalty, and finding one's own way in life are timeless. But its strong sexual content, alcohol consumption, and drug use makes watching the show a guilty pleasure best left for older viewers.
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