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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Characters are nasty to each other. Violence is used to solve conflict.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent cartoon violence. For example, one episode shows a bird violently attacking a grasshopper.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some references to sex and sexual issues, like virginity.
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Occasional "ass" and some derogatory terms like "sissy" and "cream puff."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional references to alcohol use. Some characters deal with drinking problems.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this cartoon -- which was inspired by a much-more-innocent 1970s Hanna-Barbera show -- is meant for a mature audience. It includes edgy jokes about the overweight, people with mental illness, sex, criminal activity, radiation and cancer, drinking and drugs, and a host of other titillating subjects. Episodes often involve violence, such as when a monster attacks the compound and kills most of the crew. Most of the violence is off screen, but descriptions of blood and gore are vivid.
Is It Any Good?
Though animated, Space Ghost Coast to Coast isn't intended for kids (it airs as part of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim line up for a reason). Jokes about being depressed because of a failing marriage, constantly throwing around insults (which include jokes about being a "sissy" or "cream puff"), and references to being drunk or wanted for murder make this edgy show a better fit for teens and adults. The disjointed relationship between the animated and the real only adds to the show's bizarre, surreal humor.
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