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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity


Sexual remarks and references are frequent, but usually mild. There are some stronger references at various points throughout the show. Mild topics such as masturbation, homosexuality and friends with benefits occasionally come up, almost always in a comic context however. Couples are sometimes shown making out in bed. This is usually interrupted by humorous dialog and is nowhere near explicit. It is sometimes implied that the characters are naked beneath the covers, but we see nothing but bare shoulders and backs. There is a running gag that Penny was asked to star in a porno called "Serial Apeist" where she is raped by a gorilla.

Season 1: In the pilot the first scene takes place in a sperm bank and references to masturbation. Lots of talk of relationships throughout. Mostly mild sexual references. Probably the third tamest season

Season 2: In one of the episodes, Leonard, Raj and Howard are in Las Vegas, Leonard opens a black bag, and Raj took out a pack of condoms or what it looks like. Moderate kissing and sexual references. Brief mention of a "rectal scan". Raj twerks Howard with a Lightsaber that looks like his penis. This season probably contains the most and strongest sexual references and is tied for the most sexual season.

Season 3: It is heavily implied that Leonard had sex with a woman that Penny refers to as "Miss Sluttybuns". In the beginning of an episode, Leanord, Raj and Howard look at sex channels. Frequent Moderate sexual references and some strong sexual references. Probably the 4th most sexual season

Season 4: After on a drug, Raj strips in a busy restaurant, but we see no genitalia. Leonard and Pria have shower sex in one episode. Once Pria and Leanord get into a serious relationship there are many sexual references about it. Sheldon and Amy pretend to have sex, Amy then pretends to be pregnant. It is implied that Penny and Raj had sex. This season contains the most sexual references and is probably the most sexual season.

Season 5 :It is said that Leonard proposed to penny while they were having sex and strong sexual references are made throughout this episode about that. The first episode is about Penny and Raj's sexual encounter, and it turns out that it was only a hook-up. In the 23rd episode there is plenty of strong sexual references and in the 13th episode there are references to erections and it is implied penny and leonard have sex Apart from those episodes this season is relatively tame. Probably the 2nd most sexual season

Season 6:After cleaning out Penny's closet Sheldon inquires if Penny ever had a dog because he found what appears to be a "battery operated chew toy". Sheldon can be seen spanking Amy in one episode, although both are fully clothed and it is not meant to be sexual. Updates below: She says "oh yes! Oh yes! Hit me stronger! Oh yes!" Erotica is implied by "He touches my... 14? Yes!" Said by Amy.

Season 7: Penny is wearing sexy pink lingerie, with a good amount of cleavage exposed. Raj's new girlfriend, Emily, says that NC-17 horror movies turn her on: implying sexual pleasure by violence. This season gets stronger at some points, but for the most part is fine. This season has frequent sexual references but probably has the tamest sexual references which makes this season the tamest

Season 8: There is an episode containing strong references to the hook-up from Season 4. Leonard and Penny cover themselves in 'body paint' off-screen in another. Apart from that, expect 0-2 mild sexual references from each episode.

Violence & Gore


Some mild slapstick violence such as wedgies and crashing a moped



Bitch (Sometimes used as son of a bitch), doosh, bastard, slut, whore, piss, crap, ass, damn, and hell are all said.


The characters drink quite often. We often see them drunk.

Raj suffers from selective mutism and can only talk to women after he has consumed a certain amount of alcohol.

Penny is a bartender and can often be seen preparing alcoholic drinks. Sheldon often attempts to drink alcohol but doesn't usually succeed.

In the episode which shows Howard's bachelor party, the majority of the male characters are drunk.

There are some drug references, but usually mild.

Amy's research is referenced sometimes and contains a starfish hooked on cocaine and monkeys smoking.

In one episode, Leonard, Raj, and Howard unknowingly eat hash brownies and become high.

In one episode, Penny and Sheldon's mother get very drunk.

Penny says that her mom smoked pot throughout her preagnency

Penny says that her brother cooks meth


One or two intense scenes such as in the Halloween episode, but this isn't too bad. Sheldon has a dream about being eaten by aliens.

Occasional sad/emotional moments. Update, For example, Professor Proton, Sheldon's father, and, Howard's father, the former are strongly implied and the latter is obviously divorced, because Howard's father never dies. However. The other two do.

There are a few character deaths: Howard's mother, Professor Proton (although both of these are mentioned some time after the actual death).


suggested rating rated pg-13 for some sexual content including sexual references throughout, some heavy drinking,brief drug material and language

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