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Uncle Rico sells a product called "Bust Must Plus" which is a herbal enhancement for women's breasts. He gives out fliers to several women who are insulted by the product. He goes to a woman's house to solicit the product and cups the woman's breasts with pots to symbolize what her breasts "could be."

The violence is generally mild and done for comedic effect.

Napoleon rides a bike up a ramp but the ramp breaks and the front of the bike gets rammed into his crotch.

Napoleon gets his head slammed into a locker multiple times.

A cow is shot off-screen to be used for steak.

Characters slap each other.

Napoleon throws a grapefruit at uncle Rico and it hits him on his thigh.

Uncle Rico throws a steak at Napoleon and it hits him on the face.

A woman's husband beats up uncle Rico off-screen but is then shown later with butterfly stitches on his eye and his arm in a sling.

There is no crass language or blasphemy of any kind. There are, however, 6 instances of mild cursing such as "crap," "sucks," "pissed," "retarded," and "freaking." There are also 27 minced oaths (words said in place of expletives). The song "Canned Heat" (played during Napoleon's dance routine) also contains two uses of the word "hell."

In one scene Napoleon is going to feed Tina and he calls her fat lard (played for laughs).

Uncle Rico drinks a margarita at a restaurant.

It's mentioned that an old woman broke her tailbone.

It's implied that a cow is shot in the head, for steak. This scene may possibly upset animal lovers.

The chickens in chicken factory farm can be seen all tightly confined in their cages which may also upset animal lovers.

Rated PG for thematic elements and language (certificate no. 40773)
Australia:PG / Australia:M (TV rating) / Canada:G (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Québec) / Canada:PG (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Finland:K-7 / Germany:0 / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Netherlands:6 / New Zealand:PG / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:PG / South Africa:PG / South Korea:15 / UK:PG / USA:TV-PG (cable rating) / USA:PG (certificate no. 40773)

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