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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focuses on the latest pop culture gossip and can be really cruel at times in an effort to be funny.
Positive Role Models
Griffin is bawdy and crass, but also demonstrates her love for her mother and her respect for her staff. Panelists are from all walks of life.
Violence & Scariness
Contains brief references to violent celebrity behavior. Rape is mentioned.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Frequent sexual references, including talk about genitals, various sex acts, and related behaviors. Homosexuality is a frequent topic. Pre-taped show clips sometimes feature Griffin in her underwear.
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An endless amount of salty vocab. Words like "bitch" and "hell" are audible; "f--k," "s--t" bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Occasional references to stores like K-Mart and Loehman's. Apple computers are visible during comedy sketches.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Some references to drinking and drugs.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kathy is hosted by comedienne Kathy Griffin, and (not surprisingly) features her trademark over-the-top comedy style, which includes lots of salty language ("s--t," "f--k" bleeped), endless crude sexual references, and occasional conversations about drinking, getting high, and violent behavior. Kathy makes fun of celebrities and celeb culture, of which she is a part. Pre-taped video clips sometimes show the host in her underwear.
Is It Any Good?
After being banned from practically every talk show on television, Griffins is now using her own talk show as a platform for the brash conversations she likes to have about celebrities and other sensational topics. However, because there are few celebrities actually featured on the show, much of its focus is on the endless sex jokes and bleeped language used to talk about them.
The best parts of the show are the ones that feature Griffin doing her comedy, rather than her interaction with her panel, which can get a little tiresome. But it has its funny moments, and folks tuning in looking for Griffin's trademark over-the-top humor will not be disappointed.
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