"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
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Suggested Rating: Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, strong language, non stop drug/alcohol use, and comic violence.

Prostitution is recurring subject matter in the show, usually played for dark comedy. Not graphic.

In "The Gang Finds a Dumpster Baby", Dennis has sexual intercourse with a woman. Most of it is off-screen.

In "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6" we see bare breasts at a strip club. Male rear nudity is also shown for an extensive period of time.

In "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth" we briefly see frank having anal sex with a woman.

In "Frank's Brother" there are two graphic sex scenes with no nudity.

In "Underage Drinking: A National Concern" we briefly see a dildo.

In "The D.E.N.N.I.S. System" there is a brief sex scene between Dennis and a girl.

In "The Gang Goes to the Jersey Shore" we see two homeless man have graphic anal sex.

In "Thunder Gun Express" Dennis gets a hand-job.

In "The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award" Artemis is seen putting a bottle in Frank's ass.

In "Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City" we graphically see a homeless man masturbating.

There are plenty of graphic sexual references throughout the show.


Characters have been in many scuffles. Not graphic.

There is a recurring character named Rickety Cricket that has a new injury or scar each time he is shown.

Occasional graphic violence, but is rare and typically portrayed with a surreal, comical tone.


Frequent profanity, although it is limited in words used.

"Shit", "bitch", and "asshole" are often said in every episode, as well as religious profanities such as "Jesus Christ!" and "goddamn."

Stronger profanity such as "cock", "cocksucker", "pussy", and "cum" is said uncensored. The word "fuck" has been sparingly used, in "A Very Sunny Christmas", "fuck" is used 15 times in one scene.


In every episode the characters drink very heavily.

The 5 main characters are alcoholics

Drugs are featured in almost every episode some examples of these scenes include:

Frank smokes weed from a bong

Charlie huffs glue

Frank drops acid

Dennis drops acid

Dennis drops ecstasy

A side character, Bill Ponderosa is an alcoholic and a drug addict. We see him drink heavily, use meth, acid and cocaine

Dee and Dennis smoke crack

Dee and Dennis smoke PCP

Frank snorts cocaine

There is exceptionally more drug use but these are just some examples of the type of drug use in the show.


The characters very often show a high level of cruelty to one another. While it's nothing too bad, it may be emotional as they include references to things that may make viewers feel uncomfortable. All of this is done in comedic style however.

Every member of the gang is a depraved egomaniac who constantly insult each other and them around them via their arguments or plans/schemes. Many of these plans involve some level of exploitation and some touch on issues in the news at the time. These issues are often dealt with by the characters with a level of insult and arrogance, but almost all of it is satirical and makes a point about the issue.


Australia:M (Season 1, 2, 3, 5) / Australia:MA15+ (Season 4 & 6) / Australia:M (some episodes) / Australia:MA15+ (some episodes) / Hungary:16 / Netherlands:6 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / Singapore:NC-16 (season 5) / Singapore:M18 (seasons 1-4) (season 6) / USA:TV-MA

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