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 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 25 reviews

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Positive Messages

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


Positive Role Models

Some videos show violence like gun use and explosions.



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.



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."



Podcasts include advertising spots for sponsors like and Dollar Shave Club. Plugs for 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 byGABRIEL P. January 16, 2019

This is ONLY for RWBY

I LOVE Rooster Teeth, but that's for another time, cause now, we are talking about RWBY. RWBY is an ANIMATED SERIES, not an anime, which features four girl... Continue reading
Adult Written byBarryMellie July 20, 2018


Lots of words and themes that most kids would be scarred from. Really funny for older kids
Teen, 16 years old Written byLady Truthful January 10, 2019

Rooster teeth has varied content, but RWBY is the best!

While I can't really vouch for any of the other Rooster Teeth content, RWBY is a fantastic show and one of my favorites. It follows a group of teenagers wh... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byCoolpool785 July 9, 2018

Red vs Blue review: One of the best shows ever to be made

Red vs Blue is an amazing and funny series. It started out as what seemed to be a cheap but funny adaptation to the HALO video game game mode of the same name t... Continue reading

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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