A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The cast is Indian, and there's often some mild stereotype exaggeration that's played for humor. Body-related topics (like offering guests snacks that will cause diarrhea) are a favorite conversation point for one woman, as are teasing jabs at the main character for being slightly portly.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very mild sexual innuendo and occasional mention of genitalia (testicles, etc.). In one scene, a character jokes about someone putting a carrot up another character's bum.
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Some British slang.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this quirky British show, which mixes a sitcom atmosphere with that of a late-night talk show, doesn't have too much questionable content. But the subtle comedy style probably won't hold tweens' attention. The cast members earn well-deserved laughs with their quick wit and ability to roll with the punches of their often-unscripted dialogue. Although sexual innuendo and potty humor -- usually related to bathroom issues -- are present, they're mostly mild enough to be of little concern.
Is It Any Good?
The magic of The Kumars is in the cast members' ability to mix scripted dialogue with their own hilarious brand of slapstick and improv comedy. Often guests are caught off guard by the unpredictability of the actors, who like to gently poke fun at the celebs and whose quick wit and adherence to their slightly exaggerated characters make this show a stand out. A final note: Although the content is mild enough for young teens to watch without much parental concern, it's likely that the subtle, character-related humor won't hold their attention. But adults who can appreciate the show's context will reap hilarious benefits.
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