Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

Common Sense Media says

Quirky skits blend animation and live action.

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What parents need to know

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

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.

Violence

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

Sex

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

Language

"Godammit," etc.

Consumerism
Not applicable
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.

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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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

Cast:Bob Odenkirk, Eric Wareheim, Tim Heidecker
Network:Cartoon Network
Genre:Comedy
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:DVD

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Parent Written bymnv August 11, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

Horrible

This show is an insult to the intelligence of anyone who watches it. I wouldnt let a retarded epileptic monkey watch this show!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bypeanutbuttergurl6 November 20, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

are they homosexuals?

this show iz funny okay but i think tim and eric are gay lovers. not for little kids which is why is it's in adult swim
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byzombieslaya108 July 30, 2013
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Not that bad.

Its ok for kids in the early episodes but the new ones its just to explicit, but its a pretty random show. I'm not offended though. Suggested MPAA rating: R for language, strong sexual content including nudity, drug references, and some violence
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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