Parents' Guide to

Yes, Dear

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Yuppies vs. working class -- all old news.

TV CBS Comedy 2000
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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

A sitcom that most won't notice

"Yes, Dear" is a sitcom that relies on the fact that the adults are stock characters. Jimmy is an oaf, Christine is crass, Kim is a hen-pecking/nagging woman and Greg is the stereotypical nice guy. Most of the time the plot centers around their contrast and comparing of parental views. Innuendo is a thing but it's barely noticeable unlike in "Still Standing", language is kept to a minimum and so are alcoholic references. Slapstick violence is apparent as well. This sitcom is a great alternative for "Still Standing".
age 10+

Is It Any Good?

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Compared to the stellar acting on Everybody Loves Raymond or the provocative topics covered on Roseanne, Yes, Dear is thin and says nothing new about the conflicts between the haves and the have-nots. Also, there is very little diversity in the casting -- white yuppies vs. white working class. And as for learning about relationships, the storylines are weak and lack any deep insight into parenting or relationships.

Compared to many shows on primetime today, this is a relatively harmless sitcom for families with teens to sit and watch together. There are discussions about sex, relationships, and drinking that parents may find inappropriate for young adolescents. Chances are, the unoriginal humor poked at marriage and raising kids will be boring to adolescent viewers, and soon after watching, it will more than likely bore adults too.

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