Parents' Guide to

The Smoking Gun

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Ribald celeb voyeurism with puppets; teens and up.

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Teens with a crude sense of humor will love this show, and parents may get a kick out of it, too. But both should be aware that The Smoking Gun pushes a lot of limits (it's part of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup for good reason). Some might see the inspection and exploitation of others' legal documents as an invasion of privacy, and certainly the Web site's collection of mug shots borders on cruel. But others will see the show, and the site, as a way to bring famous folks down to earth and take away some of their power over us.

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