Parents' Guide to

High School USA!

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Animated goof on high school drama has sex jokes galore.

TV Fox Comedy 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Defently a new kind of adult toon

Well when I watched this show last nigh my thoughts were stuff like "oh wats the worst that could happen its just 16 minutes " boy was I ever wrong it was just about a guy sending a pic of his ding a ling to a girl. Then. We get a step farther "girls Totaly make out " and then. I saw a croud of naked buts. In a locker room seen " not only did I see things but heard them too "sob p di "oh wat a show wat a show. U want to spend fifteen minutes of you're life better watch ax cop or do or watch anything. But this pile of crap

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Many years after the The Simpsons (and later Family Guy and still later American Dad) made mincemeat out of typical family sitcom plots, and shows like Daria and Awkward. did the same for earnest high school dramedies, it takes a really fresh approach to make this kind of humor laugh-out-loud funny. This isn't it. The jokes aren't sharply written enough to make the sitcommy antics funny, and the goings on aren't absurd enough to elevate the same old plots you've seen a million times.

That said, there are some amusing ideas at work here. The notion of a cyberbully teaching a meathead how to really torture people is a unique one, and there's definitely humor to be mined from the concept of a kid discovering her parent has an extremely seamy secret life (though South Park did it better 10+ years ago). But considering the pedigree of the creators of High School USA!, one just wishes this was funnier.

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