Parents' Guide to

Rick and Morty

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Ribald, drunken animated comedy is too edgy for most teens.

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

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age 13+

Based on 110 parent reviews

age 14+


Good, But very iffy, and inappropriate. Lots of sexual and violent scenes (includes guns, but are usually used on Creatures) ABSOLUTELY NOT for 11- I would say 15+ or mature 13+ with adult supervision
age 15+

Edgy, Dark and Lots of Potty Words

Right off the bat, I want you all to know that I am a thirteen year old boy, and after watching most of season one I can say without a doubt that it is the funniest animated series on the air. However, I do have to say it is a mature show. While there is no blatant x-rated content, there are scenes of intense violence and LOADS of potty words, tee-hee-hee. The reason I say 15+ is because there is humor in it, and I think humor takes the maturity down a notch because it gives the show/movie a lighthearted vibe, like how Deadpool wasn't as bad as as John Wick. However, this show has some deppressing, disturbing scenes. Beware!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (110 ):
Kids say (450 ):

Nurturing, supportive, caring -– these are the markers of grandfathers at their very best, and they're polar opposites to those that describe Rick. He's narcissistic, indulgent, and crass, not to mention a raging alcoholic with no sense of moral judgment. His schemes always spell disaster in some form for his unfortunate grandson, who nevertheless continues to be victimized by Rick's verbal abuse and falls in line time and again.

Rick and Morty does a decent job of putting the fun in a dysfunctional relationship, but it comes at the cost of common decency. It boasts an impressive voice cast, including Sarah Chalke and Chris Parnell as Morty's parents. Still, obviously this isn't one for tweens, and its rampant sexuality and violence make it iffy for most teens. On the other hand, adults could find a guilty pleasure in the characters' bizarre adventures and sci-fi mishaps.

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