A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Aside from her addictions to sex, cigarettes, and alcohol, the mom is a devoted wife who loves her kids and thinks the world of her husband, despite his extreme deformities. The dad always puts his family first and is clearly in love with his wife. Characters with disabilities never poke fun at each other's issues, but the snobby residents of The Hills can be cruel.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
The main characters have sex nearly every night, and though the act isn't shown, the noises come through loud and clear. Sexual banter between the husband and wife is a series mainstay. One character has a phallus-shaped growth on her head.
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"Ass," and "oh, God" (mostly during sex) are common.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The mom chills out at the neighborhood bar and often drinks at home. She smokes cigarettes constantly, and the dad uses a pipe at home.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this cartoon is filled with sexual innuendoes and humor. Although the characters' various deformities are exaggerated for comedy, the underlying implication of the effects of toxic waste on our lives is slightly disturbing. Good lessons are scattered throughout the show, as the characters exhibit amazingly indomitable spirits despite their limitations.
Is It Any Good?
Although the show garnered lots of criticism when it debuted on the WB in 2001 for its extremely disabled characters, the overall mood is a positive one, and adults and mature teens who can put the humor in perspective are bound to enjoy the show. No character seems bothered by his or her limitations, and Bob in particular is never less than blissfully chipper. And, in the end, it's hard not to chuckle as he undresses himself with his teeth.
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