Parents' Guide to

Little Britain

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Outrageous British comedy is sketchy for teens.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Blasphemous, but not very offensive

Super funny but preteens or younger don't have the sexual maturity & understanding of dark satire to fully enjoy without corrupting their innocent little brains. Characters: Trans person, homophobic gay man, fake paraylized man with retardation, racist "lady", bigot "lady" (Linda), little person, effeminate gay man, fat, hateful weightloss instructer(s), naked morbidly obese lady (fat costume), mental institution lady , etc etc

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (11):

There's no denying the comic talent of Little Britain's two stars, but the show's decidedly British humor will make it an acquired taste for many American viewers, who likely won't get some of the social and political undertones that make it such a hit with Britons. Parents will probably want to preview the show before giving teens the OK, since lots of the jokes are based on sexual orientation, appearances, and various physical and mental handicaps. Nudity is also an issue -- one flamboyant male character often wears a thong, and the actors sometimes don costumes that look like naked female bodies.

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