A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Though meant as satire, bitterness, jealousy, racism, and carrying petty grudges are universal in this series as it pokes fun at society's prejudices through the use of puppets who face discrimination as second-class citizens. The show finds humor in drug and alcohol use as well as toilet scenarios.
Positive Role Models
Despite the positive relationship between Greg the Bunny and his best friend Jimmy, where they watch out for each other and avoid the open prejudice against puppets that prevails in their imaginary society, they aren't true role models. Greg and Jimmy, along with the other characters exhibit a range of good and bad behaviors -- from being generally dim-witted to drinking too much -- but it's all played for laughs.
Violence & Scariness
Some slapstick violence involving puppets.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No sex or nudity, but plenty of suggestive comments and innuendo.
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Plenty of mild swearing and risqué comments, including "horny," "crap," "boobs" and "dammit," and a few stronger words, like "f--k" that may or may not be bleeped, depending on the format you watch.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
References to taking drugs, being high, and being very drunk. Some scenes feature characters drinking in bars.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that just because this comedy features puppet characters, like Sesame Street, it's not aimed at children. The jokes are risqué and the situations involve such mature themes as jealousy, prejudice, disappointment, and office politics. Some scenes include puppets and humans drinking and there are many references to being drunk or high. Though there's no sex, there are plenty of suggestive comments and some mild swearing. This is best for older teens and up who can understand the satire.
Is It Any Good?
Greg the Bunny is very funny and very original, but it's definitely not for anyone who might actually enjoy any other show with puppets. This is a mature sitcom, with plenty of jokes about sex and liquor and office politics and money -- all the standard fare for other comedies that are broadcast towards the end of prime time.
The conceit -- that puppets are real and often the subject of discrimination -- opens the door to an entirely untapped vein of humor; racism has never been so funny. Actually, prejudice rarely works in jokes, but on this show it does. People who have fond memories of growing up watching Sesame Street and other PBS standards will find much here that seems familiar, and much more that is funnier and more complex than anything that ever made a five-year-old giggle.
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