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Common Sense Media says

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

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Parent of a 15 year old Written byleafinthewind November 13, 2014
This website is always concerned with sex jokes so let me give you an example of how this show handles the topic. In one episode, Morty's (14) family hears him jerking off, and the dad asks what they should do and the mom says it's normal and to let him experiment, and the whole scene's no big deal. Now that right there's a positive message about sex. It tells the kid that the parents know what he's doing and are ok with it AND reminds the parents that this is normal. This is the right way to address sex in teen media. For those worried about the drinking, Rick the alcoholic genius grandpa pukes, drools, and burps enough to paint alcohol in a negative light. It's a solid show. Written by Dan Harmon, who writes for Community. Your kids will love it and it's clever enough for adults.
Teen, 14 years old Written byDr. Zoigberg 97 December 7, 2013

Hilarious

Do not skip over this because I'm a teenager. Out of the entire adult swim line up nothing beats Rick and morty. This show is clever, creative, original and most of all just straight up funny. This show has a wonderfully grim sense of humor. You won't find another show with this type of humor. It was created by the creator of community and influenced by back to the future and British sifi. I encourage you to watch this. That being said this show does include some raunchy material. Violence: cartoon sifi violence honestly no big deal. Language: mild swearing is appearant but not offensive. Sex: basically the only thing parents find unacceptable . Pretty raunchy, innuendo is infrequent but pretty crass. Drinking drugs and smoking: I don't really think it's a big deal. Rick drinks, belches (a lot), slurs his words and so on.
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Too much sex
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Kid, 12 years old December 7, 2013

What the

Give it a chance, I know there is some violence but not graphic, you guys gave South Park iffy 13-17, this iffy 14-17, South Park is 10 times worse than this, fix the review, and ik there was a scene when Rick was rubbing Jessica's t1ts parents would find that innapropriate for their yong ones, swearing is not too bad, drinking Rick can be severely alcoholic
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Great messages
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Too much consumerism
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Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Hyperdroid March 4, 2014

GREAT SHOW!

The review states that it has sexual content (The only thing most parents are uneasy about!), which is true though it isn't often. But believe me, if your child is 12 or older, they aren't alien to this sort of thing. The only thing they'll worry about is you cutting off access to the show because of that. I give this show 5 stars and would put it in the same bin as Futurama. Also, how is this "Iffy for a 17 year old?!
Teen, 15 years old Written byskeletonslife441 December 8, 2013

I'm 15 years old.

But this should be like, +14, and yes, there is some drinking. Also, do you realize that you aged this more than Family Guy and the same as South Park?
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Great messages
Great role models
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Parent of a 13 year old Written byCriscilla December 22, 2013

The Usual Work from 'Adult Swim'

Definitely not for kids, much like most Adult Swim television. With that stated, it is quite funny and I can imagine many teens being interested in this show. However, I wouldn't recommend any teen under 16 years old viewing based on the high level of alcohol use, drug and sexual references that are pretty prevalent in the show. A certain level of maturity is required to watch.
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Too much violence
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Educator and Parent of a 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 8, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, and 18+ year old Written byTheResponsibleParent March 5, 2014

Rick and Morty

Yes, there's the sexuality, but my kid already knows about all of that. As long as your kid doesn't see any full on nudity, or mimic what they see on television (which mine doesn't.) Your child is fine to watch this.
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Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old July 18, 2015

Crude, Rude and Hillarious

Rick and Morty is about Rick, who takes his family on crazy adventures. The language is strong (motherf----r, f--k, c--k, s--t, bitch) and some other milder terms. However, these are censored out on TV, and are only uncensored on DVD/Blu-Ray releases. It also has some crude sexual material, which is presented in a comic and light way. But some of the innuendos go over the top. There is also some violence, with some blood, but is always cartoonish. Rick is an alcoholic and he does alien drugs (mostly off-screen), which made him have a pump of adrenaline. Overall, a very awesome, great show of epicness.
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Too much violence
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Teen, 13 years old Written byHeroShade644 May 27, 2015

Great Show

Rick and Morty is a hilarious show with a sense of humor. However, there are countless instances of alcohol scenes, seeing as one of the main characters is a severe alcoholic. Some episodes, such as "Lawnmower Dog", have scenes of nudity such as characters in revealing clothes, and a few episodes have depictions of nude butts. Beyond that, there are numerous jokes about inappropriate content, such as Rick wanting Morty to put illegal seeds up his butt to avoid getting caught, and there are a few implied sex scenes, although no sex is actually seen. Most of this content is for laughs and is not serious, but there are some heavy things like Morty shooting a bug creature and its comrades talking about his wife and family, creatures keeping innocent hostages, and an attempted assault scene. You should know your child before letting them watch this show. There is some foul language, such as "b*tch" and "f*ck", but these words are not used as insults and rather as jokes. If your child is in middle school, they probably hear worse than this everyday. Violence wise, the only serious instances I can think of are in the episode "Rick Potion #9" where characters brutally kill numerous bug like creatures with guns and baseball bats who were originally humans, and at the end a graphic scene is show where Rick and Morty are killed. If you are worried about violence like this, just skip this episode and you will be fine. In conclusion, you should know you child before you let them watch this show, but if you do let them watch it they will love it. I would say that the show is fine for kids over 16, and if they are below 16 judge for yourself if they are ready. Definitely not for kids under 10.
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Too much swearing
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Parent of a 12 year old Written byedievoronova November 13, 2014

For smart kids only

Yes, there are indeed drinking and references to sex, but mostly there are original storylines, fantastic jokes, plus discussions on morality and family bonding. It gets dark, but it's the smartest animated show I've seen in while. My daughter and I watch it together.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheProdigy November 18, 2015

10+ anyone who wants to watch.

I started watching this show when I was ten yrs. old. Sure some episodes have sexual content, but on TV's now you can fast-forward. I think anyone 10+ who wants to watch this it's ok.
Teen, 15 years old Written byTrustygun October 17, 2015

A depressing look on the idea of multiverses

Parents need to know mainly that this is a depressing look on the idea of multiverses, and the show deals with them in a realistic manner. The main duo, a 14 year old kid named Morty (implied to be mentally disabled in some way) and his grandfather Rick, who is an alcoholic, is definitely an abusive relationship; it is even straight up mentioned in one epsiode Rick only uses his for camouflage against the Intergalactic Federation, and the adventures they go on routinely traumatize Morty. Most of the swearing is censored if you are listening on Adult Swim, but it's there. Violence is definitely an issue; one episode grotesquely shows the transformation of some humans into "Cronenburgs" (humorously named after the famous film producer), a cross of Mantis, Horse, Elephant, and a mixture of other various DNA. Sex is usually not an issue, most of it is mainly mentioned. There are two parts where you will need to be careful: one episode shows Morty's Sister (in a dream) attempt to coax Morty and Rick into a threesome. Morty is also nearly raped in one epsiode (fairly graphic). I only recommend this to teenagers who can deal with depressing morals and stories, as well as some out-there humor.
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Too much violence
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Adult Written byZinc September 23, 2015

Worry about the right things

After reading a few reviews I have to say most people are way too concerned with sexual content and violence. Rick an Morty isn't suitable for kids because of its philosophy and not because of its drug use or sexual references. A show which depicts a meaningless universe where nothing they will ever do matters can be much more dangerous than some comic violence. I recommend talking about this topic before allowing your kid to watch it.
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Too much swearing
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Adult Written bymitsukik September 13, 2015

Very clever, and also surprisingly deep and emotional

There's a lot of objectionable content like sex, drinking, and swearing, but the humor is extremely clever and witty. But it's more than just a comedy. There's also a lot of drama, such as the psychological effects Rick's experiments and the existence of alternate, disposable dimensions have on the characters, as well as Beth and Jerry's failing marriage. One minute you can be laughing yourself silly, then the next you can be on the verge of tears, and then you see something that warms your heart. Rick and Morty can be an emotional roller coaster. The show also has very great science fiction worldbuilding, some of the strange worlds and beings Rick and Morty encounter are very fascinating, and lusciously animated. It's one of the greatest pieces of western animation we've had in years. If your kid is old enough to watch it, it's a much better choice than something shallow and mean spirited like Family Guy or the newer episodes of South Park. Very great for science fiction fans. In fact, I think geeks and sci-fi fans are the ones who will appreciate the humor and worldbuilding the most.
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Too much violence
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Adult Written bycklay December 29, 2015

Dark humor can get excessive

The show is riddled with both mentions of and attempted rape, both of which can be exceptionally troubling for younger kids who can't full grasp the seriousness of such situations. Morty and his father, Jerry are very easily manipulated, and the relationship between Morty's parents is equally troublesome. The violence in the show, including but not limited to attempts of suicide, successful suicide, emotional abuse and shooting of dead bodies can also pose as a serious concern for parents. That being said, the show is still incredibly formatted with multi-faceted characters, all of whom genuinely care for each other, even if they do not always show it. (Note: Alcoholism, violence, rape, swearing)
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Adult Written byshattoc October 16, 2014

Comedic, sensitive and demanding

Rick and Morty is unlike any other show on Comedy Central's "Adult Swim" late night programming block. While most of the shows are either just reruns of earlier Fox programming or original content that focuses on non-sequitur and unrelenting absurdity, Rick and Morty skillfully blends the absurd with the endearing. While the stories and imagery are driven by the nonsensical situations the eponymous pair get themselves into, Rick and Morty's real appeal only becomes apparent (particularly in the last half of the first season) when the characters peel back their sarcastic and abrasive personae and expose their own weaknesses or grow in relation to one another. Even as the worlds Rick and Morty craft from their crazy adventures spin out of control around them, the situations that result only tighten the relationships of the characters involved. The best part of Rick and Morty, however, is the sense that their actions actually have consequences. Unlike so many other shows on Adult Swim, prior events come into play in later episodes and even become major plot points. When Rick and Morty do something, it effects them, their family and, in some cases, their entire world. Cynical, self-serving actions are not often forgotten and excused forever in the world this show's creators are crafting, which is a welcome change of pace from so many other animated comedies in recent years. That being said, Rick and Morty is still an adult-oriented show and it deals with themes of family, grief, regret and growth in ways that are not necessarily going to be accessible to kids. The growth is usually achieved through horrific circumstances and kids are unlikely to be able to glean these themes as they are usually present subtly through things characters don't say, their expressions or other mechanisms that are less than overt. Rick and Morty is definitely worth checking out. The first season begins with a so-so series of episodes and really gets its footing about halfway through the season. By the time Rick is inventing love potions for his hapless grandson, Roiland and Harmon know who their characters are and are able to exploit their fears, insecurities and weaknesses not just for laughs, but for some truly touching - and sometimes rueful - moments.
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Too much violence
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Teen, 17 years old Written bySirNovaLux September 12, 2015

Come for the drunken scifi adventures, stay for the existentialism.

An episode like "Auto Erotic Assimilation" can start out silly and funny, but end up being really deep and I think that's perfect. I think the humor is intelligently stupid if that makes any sense. Justin Roiland is quite the genius and I was heartbroken that since I was under 18, I couldn't see his "Rick and Morty" improv show at Comic Con. I believe the show's overarching message (if it has one at all) is to not put too much thought into the things you can't do anything about and to remember what a small part you are of the uni/multiverse. Like one of the show's most famous quotes, "Nobody exists on purpose, nobody belongs anywhere, everybody's gonna die. Come watch TV?"
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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Kid, 10 years old May 12, 2014

Just give it a chance

Listen. i think this ts a great show and many people do too. While some people think its crass others like it. however children under 14 will have to watch it with a parent due to some scenes being sexual and ricks consant drinking and one time drug use in episode 10. the show is as inapproprate as family guy but some episodes are as lighthearted as classic disney movies. this show is rated TV 14 DLSV with the exeption of rick potion no.9 which is TV 14 DLV.
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Too much violence
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Parent of an infant year old Written bydavida1 May 15, 2016

Pretty gd

Its deff for an older group of people. Good humor though
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Great messages
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Teen, 17 years old Written byc00lpepsi45 April 21, 2016

Rick and Morty - best Adult Swim cartoon since Aqua Teen.

Okay, first off CSM, you're overreacting like usual. And 3/5? Maybe you should watch it more; and not give a fuck about sexual themes. Why the hell with this? This show is good; focus on the mathematics and not the blood and profanity.

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