Parents' Guide to

Tom Goes to the Mayor

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Stereotypes + sexual references = for adults only.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+

Not that bad

So the content that CSM says is in the show is present...only in three episodes. CNE, Rebirth, and Pope Camp. The rest of series, content wise, is relatively tame. Some episodes have some minor bloody violence, but it’s very brief and quickly cut away. Others do have sexual references, but they’re not even as bad as shows like Family Guy. The character Joy can can swear quite a bit, with some bleeps, but the others keep their language at a PG/low PG-13 level. The art style can be off-putting at first, but you eventually get used to it. Overall, it really isn’t that bad, especially compared to what airs on Adult Swim now.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

This show is awful.

This show is horribly vulgar ans rude.It makes fun of Jesus,it has cursing,and it has drinking & smoking.THIS SHOW SUCKS!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Decidedly adult in both content and style, Tom Goes to the Mayor is based on an award-winning short film and contains some unique animation. But although it's become a cult favorite in some circles, it isn't as cleverly written as some other Adult Swim shows, relying less on creative plotlines and more on stereotypes about people living in small-town America.

But what earns the show its TV-MA rating is its over-the-top sexual innuendo, which ranges from subtle wordplay to lewd images (including a woman grabbing Tom's crotch) to strong references to oral sex, masturbation, and sadomasochism. As a result, while adults may find the show fun late-night viewing, it's definitely not for kids.

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