Rooster Teeth

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Well-produced but mature videos can be iffy for teens.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The videos feature diverse subject matter and situations, and they reflect the creativity behind the Rooster Teeth brand.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations
Violence

Some videos show violence like gun use and explosions.

 

Sex

Very little off-limits for conversation. They talk about watching porn (mention of specific porn websites as well), having erections, casual sex, being caught in the act, and sexual mishaps. In the case of animated segments, the characters act out the cast's dialogue, showing couples making out, partially naked, etc.

 

Language

Frequent cursing in many cases. "F--k," "bastard," "goddamn," "son of a bitch," "s--t," "a--hole," and "Jesus" are audible. Also mention of body parts like "d--k."

 

Consumerism

Podcasts include advertising spots for sponsors like MeUndies.com and Dollar Shave Club. Plugs for Roosterteeth.com and requests for viewers to become sponsors of the company. When applicable, mention of specific websites RT personnel use regularly. Video games featured in Let's Play segments get much visibility.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Talk of drinking and being drunk.

 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rooster Teeth is a YouTube channel on which fans will find a variety of videos, mostly comedy, from the Rooster Teeth production team. Most of the content has a mature edge to it, whether a result of discussions about sexual topics (sometimes accompanied by animated illustration) or the excessive strong language ("f--k," "s--t," "son of a bitch," etc.) that permeates most videos. Even more "newsy" segments and podcasts have potential pitfalls in the unedited conversations among young adults. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note: Our reviewers watch between one and two hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others; we do our best to capture the channel's overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choice for their family.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBarryMellie July 20, 2018

NOT FOR KIDS

Lots of words and themes that most kids would be scarred from. Really funny for older kids
Teen, 16 years old Written bytrueskeptic March 2, 2018

Camp Camp: older teens, RWBY: any age.

Camp Camp is DEFINITELY for older teens, while RWBY could be for any age! Camp Camp is about a group of kids at a summer camp, and it's a darker comedy but... Continue reading
Kid, 1 years old August 3, 2018

Camp Camp : Good Show, but not appropriate.

The information is only from one episode!* The Camp Camp Show has a lot of swearing, but not much violence and sex is present. My Rating : 13L

What's the story?

ROOSTER TEETH is a compilation of original series, video shorts, animated shows, and podcasts from the Rooster Teeth production company. Viewers can watch popular web series RWBY and Red vs. Blue and live-action shows like Day 5, revisit podcasts, and see behind-the-scene clips from the Rooster Teeth team. Other sequences involve multiplayer and single-player gaming videos.

Is it any good?

Whether animated or live-action, scripted or not, this channel's content is pretty mature. There's copious strong language and fairly lengthy discussions about sex, sometimes with visuals to match (animated illustrations mostly). Podcasts often seem harmless as the Rooster Teeth crew talks about benign topics like viral videos and the events of their day, but they can turn on a dime and wind up in unanticipated places.

The great variety of well-produced content is a real asset to Rooster Teeth's appeal to a diverse audience, who can find comedy, drama, and parody among its various series. Unfortunately it's not always discernable at the onset what a video will be like throughout, so it's a better choice for adults than it is for impressionable teens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how technology puts such varied content as Rooster Teeth's productions offer at our fingertips. Does having so many options for screen time enhance our lives or complicate them? How do you maintain a balance between screen time and other activities?

  • Which videos -- or types of videos -- from Rooster Teeth do you like the most? Is any of the humor ever offensive? Does excessive cursing enhance comedy? If so, why?

  • To what degree is it important to you that the series and movies you watch boast positive role models or behavior? On the other hand, how does seeing negative behavior in action help caution us against it? Can we always learn something from the media we consume?

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