A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show makes light of the main characters' dependency on alcoholism and its impact. Drinky Crow is only mildly upset when his girlfriend leaves him because he won't give up drinking and eagerly hits the bars to soothe his angst.
Violence & Scariness
Though there's little fighting, some scenes feature extremely violent and graphic images that are inappropriate for kids. In one example, a character happily cuts out his own eyes with a razor blade.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Though there's no nudity, some scenes show the animated characters engaging in some rather explicit sexual activity.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The two main characters spend much of the show drinking, talking about drinking, planning their drinking binges, and recovering from drinking. The show glamorizes drinking and minimizes its consequences. For example, the characters drink heavily while driving but walk away unscathed from a serious car wreck. That said, while Drinky Crow and his Uncle Gabby seem to be having plenty of fun, the show's animation style makes their alcoholic activities appear quite unappealing to viewers.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this Adult Swim cartoon is swimming in alcohol. The main characters certainly prefer drinking over just about any other activity, and the show makes light of consequences like drunk-driving accidents, vomiting, hangovers, and pursuing drunken sex with obviously inappropriate partners. But although the characters apparently are having plenty of fun, parts of the program are definitely unpleasant to watch. There are some extremely graphic images, and the general appearance of the entire series makes drinking seem ugly.
Is It Any Good?
This animated show for adults -- which is based on a comic strip by artist Tony Millionaire -- makes light of alcoholism. Drinky Crow and Uncle Gabby seem to be having fun as they drink themselves into stupors, and though the show's animation style certainly doesn't make their antics look pretty, it does try to make them seem amusing.
As such, The Drinky Crow Show tries to find entertainment in a narrow band located between promoting irresponsible behavior and convincing viewers to see it as a fun, ironic look at the potential hazards of liquor. And that's a tough job. Some people might laugh at Drinky Crow's misadventures but fail to realize that he's portrayed as anything but a role model. Others might find the characters' capers tedious, while others will simply find the show's graphic imagery unpleasant and offensive.
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