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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity


Sexual innuendo is prevalent throughout the series.

Male testicles, although rare, is featured at some points.

Season 1 and 2 are tamer compared to later seasons, but still contain frequent sexual innuendo/content.

In the later seasons, over 44 jokes about harming underage girls and children. The neighbor is established as an active predator and viewers are encouraged to see the world through his eyes.

Violence & Gore


Early episodes (seasons 1-4) feature cartoon-ish comedic violence, but later seasons (5 and onward) feature some scenes of violence and/or gore for shock value. Most notably in Season 10, Episodes 2 & 3, featured disturbing violence that resulted in backlash from viewers.

The show has gotten increasingly more violent over the seasons. It is not uncommon to see animated organs and tons of blood in newer episodes.



Earlier seasons had intermittent uses of ass, bitch, whore, and boobs as well as damn, hell, crap etc.

Sexual references are semi-frequent, with 'bang' being the most used term.

Since 2005 (season 4), words like shit and fuck started being used more. They were bleeped on FOX, but uncensored on DVD.

Since season 5, the series regularly uses fuck (which is bleeped on FOX, but uncensored on DVD).

Faggot, cocksucker, cunt, and kike have also been used once or twice in the DVD sets.

So far into season 13, the profanity has been toned down somewhat.

On netflix Season 10 is uncensored.


Occasional use of drugs includes weed, cocaine, shrooms, crack, ecstasy, meth, and LSD.

Alcoholism is sometimes a presence in the series. There is some smoking.


Often there are jokes about suicide or rape (the majority of the latter are about harming children) but the comedic vibe of the series somewhat lightens it. Viewers are encouraged to look at assault as innocuous and something that other men envy when committed against underage girls.

Brian's death in "Life of Brian" is by far the saddest moment in the show, especially for anyone who has lost a pet.

TV Content Rating: TV-14 (DLSV)

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 (broadcast TV) / R (uncensored DVDs) for pervasive crude and sexual content, suggestive dialogue, coarse language, animated violence, and continuous drug use.


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