A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
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.
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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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