Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

TV review by
Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Quirky skits blend animation and live action.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 11 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

All of the show's content is meant to be funny, but it sends some iffy messages nonetheless. For example, one recurring feature is a prank-calling skit, which may encourage teens to follow suit.

Positive Role Models & Representations

While not as extreme as some other sketch comedy shows, the characters here do play on stereotypes. Various types of people are made fun of. There also isn't much diversity; women and people of color are absent from the cast.


Nothing major. Some physical humor, like falling or bonking heads.


Surreal tongues whirl around and sometimes touch, as if kissing. Recurring characters hug and smooch. Some pelvis thrusting and cross-dressing.


"Godammit," etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some use/references. In one episode, for example, a character wears marijuana-leaf-patterned clothing and takes a drag from a fake joint.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this quirky skit series features cross-dressers, pot smokers, slurring TV personalities, and prank callers. While the content is aimed toward adults and mature teens, the humor is lighthearted and clever and doesn't tend to go overboard with potentially offensive material. That said, there's some mild sexual innuendo and graphics featuring wiggling tongues. The show's surreal elements -- such as a miniature person who makes strange noises and pops up in people's mouths -- could be potentially upsetting to younger kids.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bycoltonandrew February 29, 2012

Don't blink...

This show is horrible. I'm 19.. and I can't help but change the channel every time the show comes on. It's an awkward staring contest really... l... Continue reading
Adult Written byxverse July 2, 2010


This show Is down right genius. If you are a photography/Videography major in college, or have any knowledge of film at all, this show is completely in every wa... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old July 8, 2016

Dumb show

The show is dumb. It has sex profanity and a bit of violence. Just a super dumb show.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheProdigy November 18, 2015

Good show for 13+ only

Suggested MPAA rating: R for language, strong sexual content including nudity, drug references, and some violence
Not for Kids. If your child is 13 and older an... Continue reading

What's the story?

Twisted comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim's variety show on Adult Swim (Cartoon Network's late-night line up for adults) is chock full of weird stuff. Staged as a public-access-style TV series, the program features the comedians as exaggerated live-action and animated characters in bizarre skits featuring karaoke, prank calls, and newscasters. Highly regarded comedians like John C. Reilly and Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show) make guest appearances. Skits run the gamut, content-wise, and can include everything from drug references to sexual innuendo.

Is it any good?

Obviously this style of comedy isn't for everyone, but it's clever, original stuff that teens and adult fans of quirky humor will enjoy. That said, this particular brand of humor seems to emerge from a very narrow set of comedians, because women and non-Caucasians are rarely seen.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the skits. Which ones were funniest? What makes them funny?

  • Have you ever laughed when you weren't supposed to? Where and why? Why do different styles of humor appeal to different people?

  • How does this show fit in with the rest of the Adult Swim line-up? Does it blend in well or stand out on its own? Why?

TV details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love the offbeat

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