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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Since all of the characters reinforce negative racial and ethnic stereotypes, even the "good guys" aren't exactly great role models.
Violence & Scariness
Not surprisingly, these cartoon superheroes and bad guys resort to violence to solve most of their problems.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual innuendo is often used as a comic device, with graphic terms like "boning" thrown in for added effect.
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Truly bad words are bleeped out, but other zingers remain (like "bitch," "ass," and "d--khead").
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking and smoking are mentioned occasionally.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this "Adult Swim" show is perfect for its late-night time slot because chances are kids won't see it. Language is explicit, and the show's heroes set a poor example by reinforcing intolerant -- and downright racist -- attitudes that are meant to amuse adults but may confuse children who don't get the irony. No racial, ethnic, or religious group is spared, with the Minoriteam's Asian leader taking a particularly brutal beating. Supporting characters include the imposing White Shadow (who represents both "The Man" and "Big Business") and his lackey, Racist Frankenstein, whose descriptive name fits him to a tee.
Is It Any Good?
Taking a concept that could be funny and really overdoing it, this animated spoof of classic cartoons and comic books thumbs its nose at the concept of political correctness and toes the line between clever and crude. Part of the good news is that the show is short, with each episode lasting a mere 15 minutes. But while the humor will probably satisfy most open-minded adults, the show's penchant for turning racial slurs into a gag runs the risk of influencing older teens (and especially young children) to be less sensitive when it comes to matters of racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice.
Perhaps more disturbing is Minoriteam's reliance on explicit language to make a joke. (And even though the really bad words are bleeped out, most older kids will know exactly what's being said.) For example, one episode ends with a member of the Minoriteam uttering this thoughtful insult to the White Shadow: "Once again, you (bleep)-ed up, you triangular (bleep)-face!" before adding "What a (bleeped)-up ending!" In short, the show is shocking without a whole lot of substance, resulting in a program with a list of "cons" that far outweighs its "pros."
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