A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show attempts to explore prejudice and stereotyping through humor. It contains endless stereotypical references about race and ethnicity. Class and gender are occasionally discussed. While some of the stereotyping is intended to send a message about the absurdity behind it, it isn't always successful.
Violence & Scariness
Some pushing, shoving, and hitting in some of the sketches and during some of the hidden-camera segments. Lots of visual and verbal references to racially motivated confrontations between police officers and African Americans. One sketch features an African-American man being Tasered by a police officer. Some references to gangs and hitting women.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some mild sexual innuendo, including references to fake "boobs," pornography, and "hot chicks." The term "lollipop" is sometimes used to describe someone's backside.
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Audible language includes words like "hell," "ass," and "bastards." Stronger curses like "f--k" and "s--t" are bleeped (mouths are blurred), but occasionally the words are still understandable.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasional references to drugs and alcohol -- including drunk driving and dealing -- as part of poking fun at cultural stereotypes.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this sketch comedy series uses humor to poke fun at social prejudices and stereotyping. While some of the skits effectively accomplish that goal, others just seem to be going for cheap laughs, and some viewers may find the rampant cultural generalizations offensive. There's some salty language (the strongest curse words are bleeped/blurred but are sometimes still understandable) and some mild sexual innuendo (including references to porn and people's rear ends). There are also lots of references to racially motivated police violence and other aggressive behavior.
Is It Any Good?
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While the show doesn't cross too many lines (perhaps because it's on network television instead of cable), some of the generalizations about different cultures could offend some viewers. The language and drug/alcohol references are also a bit strong. Bottom line? It's not an ideal choice for tweens, and some young teens may not be able to handle it either. But mature viewers may appreciate Rock's humor, as well as the unique brand of social commentary he's offering here.
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