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Parents Guide for
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Lots of innuendos. These can range from fairly tasteful to shockingly blatant.

Only rear nudity is ever shown, however characters are often seen in various states of undress. Often they are seen naked with camera angles or objects in the way of genitals and/or breasts. Up to male buttocks, female breasts with stickers over the nipples.

The main character is a notorious womanizer. Occasional references to his partners possibly being underage, prostitutes, or transexual.

Strong violence including shootings and fights are often shown. Injury detail is regular in the series.

The characters who are killed are mostly anonymous henchmen, and they are shot with almost no thought. Though the violence is often over the top, it can still shocking. Blood and bullet wounds are shown, and although it is animated it is still often graphic.

There are references to torture, though little is actually shown.

Frequent profanity, although it is limited in words used. You will never hear the big two.

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

Throughout the episodes is the use of 'phrasing' where someone will say something that seems innocent and then is made dirty by someone else saying 'phrasing.' Like 'I've swallowed all i can from you' - 'phrasing'

Some of the language is used in a crudely sexual context. "Cock", "pussy," "dick", "Nicole," and "balls" have all been used. References to sex acts (such as "snowballing") have been made.

One of the main characters is gay. He is frequently teased, albeit affectionately for this.

The word "fuck" has been used very infrequently, but is bleeped when used.

The main character and his mother are high functioning alcoholics. They are seen drinking almost constantly, and this is the butt of most of the humor on the show.

Most of the other characters are seen drinking at some point, in much more sanctioned settings.

Some marijuana and hallucinogen use.

One character is a heroin addict. His usage is not very graphic, but it is often exploited.

The entire fifth season has the characters trying to sell a literal tonne of cocaine. One becomes addicted, which is mainly used for comic effect.

The show's humor can be very dark at times.

Random acts of violence have been used for sake of comedy. A recurring gag involves the same character being shot by the same person.

Acts of emotional cruelty are sometimes played for laughs. Characters are occasionally shown crying for the sake of a joke.

In Season Two there is a two-part episode in which the main character is diagnosed with breast cancer. We see him deteriorate rapidly due to the use of his chemo drugs (this is also played for black comedy).

Suggested MPAA: Rated R for strong violence and language, sexual content, drug use, and partial nudity.


Certification:
Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:18 (self-rating) / Canada:14A (DVD Rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) (DVD Rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (seasons 1-6) / Ireland:15 (most episodes) / Ireland:12 (one episode) / Netherlands:6 (seasons 1, 2, 5 and 7) / Netherlands:12 (seasons 3, 4, and 6) / New Zealand:R16 (some episodes) / New Zealand:M (some episodes) / Singapore:NC16 (season 3) (season 4) / South Korea:18 / UK:18 (one episode) / UK:12 (some episodes) / UK:15 (some episodes) / USA:TV-MA

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