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Sex & Nudity

  • Content such as a romantic couple having sex,etc. may happen throughout.
  • Kissing can occur.
  • Many references to baby making
  • Rear nudity in both genders can rarely and briefly be seen
  • Moe asks how many boobs a woman has.
  • One use of pantyhose swapping.
  • Contains mild to moderate sexual references throughout the course of the series. Some episodes deal with sex and sexuality as a central theme, and Homer and Marge are occasionally depicted in bed together, and may be depicted nude from the shoulders up. One of the stronger instances of visually depicted sexual behaviour occurs when Bart walks in on his parents making love (they are depicted naked, however, their private parts are strategically obscured by their limbs).
  • Also contains infrequent references to masturbation, extramarital affairs, promiscuity, prostitution and the like. Blurred nudity occurs on occasion in the later seasons.
  • Rear nudity is depicted in some episodes, and stronger instances of nudity are strategically obscured. In one episode, Homer and Marge are stranded naked in a public place, and spend much of the final act of the episode trying to make it home without being spotted.
  • Some characters are depicted exposing themselves to others.

Violence & Gore

  • A little girl beats a mailman to the ground and slits his throat with an envelope when he's unconscious. Blood is seen jumping through his neck, but it is only shown for a breif second
  • There are some dangerous.situations such as gunfights,fistfights,Moe threatening people with weapons such as guns and knives,etc.
  • Some episodes feature blood and gore.
  • Non-dramatic comedic slapstick violence may occur throughout the show.
  • Most of the graphic violence comes from the Treehouse of Horror specials.
  • Many episodes contain comic animated violence, including blood.
  • A show-within-a-show, titled "Itchy & Scratchy", itself a parody of Tom and Jerry, includes uncompromising scenes of violence, including blood, gore and viscera.
  • The annual Treehouse of Horror episodes (which are non-canonical) also contain such violence, but often involving more prominent characters of the series. These episodes generally contain instances of over-the-top bloody violence (including images of gore, viscera, decapitation and mutilation).
  • While violence on the show is cartoonish and intended to amuse, as opposed to horrify, younger children may be disturbed by such scenes.


  • Inappropriate words/dialogue/comments are/can be said several time throughout the series.
  • Several uses of "hell","damn" and "crap".Few uses of bitches, bastards, slut, dick, cock and ass aswell as bleeped uses of "Fuck" and/or "Shit".
  • There are several name calling such as : fool, idiot, jerk, moron, jackass, bastard, bitch, freak, jerkoff, etc.
  • Inappropriate dialogue and comments such as "I'm pregnant!","You're pregnant?!!","slut","butthead",etc.
  • In later season, characters may sometimes flip off other characters, but this is censored on television
  • Contains infrequent use of mild coarse language throughout the course of the series, such as "bitch", "crap" and "pissed off". There is also occasional use of more moderate terms, such as "ass", "dick", "bastard"," "dammit", and "slut". Instances of stronger coarse language are bleeped. One of their characters uses the word "faggot" in one episode. The offensive slurs "tranny" and "shemale" are used in some of the earlier seasons.
  • Words like "hell" or "damn" are frequent.
  • Also contains infrequent use of derogatory terms against minority groups in some episodes.
  • Some audio commentaries and/or deleted scenes in some of the complete season home video releases may contain uncensored use of the word "fuck", and milder terms such as "shit".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several characters are alcoholics, and some drink to the point of inebriation and/or act in a comically boorish manner much to the chagrin of those around them. One character, Barney, acts as the town drunk. The negative consequences of alcoholism are showcased for the purposes of humour, however, some characters have suffered alcohol poisoning throughout the course of the series. Instances of underage drunkenness are rare.
  • A number of characters, including teachers and members of authority, are smokers. Some episodes parody tobacco culture, and lampoon the promotion of tobacco use which was common throughout the early half of the 20th century. Instances of underage tobacco use are very rare.
  • References to illegal drugs are infrequent, and drug use is only present in very few episodes. One episode titled "Weekend at Burnsies" features the medicinal use of marijuana as a central theme, and "Treehouse of Horror XV" features the use of opium, including its usage by a minor. In another episode, two characters, both of whom are in positions of authority, smoke from a bong (the scene is quite graphic). Another episode depicts two children indulging in confection (however, they consume the confection in a manner that resembles drug use, such as cocaine and meth).
  • The series also contains occasional use (and misuse) of over-the-counter medication.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some characters cry
  • Throughout episodes in the series, a knockoff of Tom and Jerry called "The Itchy and Scratchy Show", is incredibly violent and bloody, with many violent abhorrent behavior presented. Brutal sadistic violence and bloody/disturbing images are shown, but the violence is only depicted from shows watched by the Simpsons.
  • Episodes that are made every Halloween, "Treehouse Of Horror", present body horror, supernatural horror, knockoffs of old 1960's horror movies, and psychological horrror. They're is no blood whatsoever, but there are many disturbing images and psychological terror.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • In s17e7 episode,Lisa (who secretly developes a romantic crush on Milhouse) saw Milhouse with the another girl and start shouting/yelling at him.
  • Underage "Little Big Girl"! (s18e12)
  • Patty Bouvier (Marge's and Selma's twin sister) was gay; sometimes she can be seen kissing or holding hands with the another woman.

Violence & Gore

  • Throughout the show,Whenever Bart does something rude/inappropriate and/or annoying,Homer starts strangling Bart and then says "Why,you little...!" Though this is a running gag and intended to be funny, it may disturb some viewers. (Fortunately,Bart survived)
  • In "Treehouse of Horror" episodes,some characters can be killed (though,later,in non-Treehouse of Horror episodes,they shown to be alive).
  • At one Treehouse of Horror episode,The Simpsons (except Marge) seen grabbing sharp objects (such as knives,aces,etc.) and intended to kill each other.However,Fortunately,they survived when Marge witness this and yells "Stop!",causing The Simpsons to drop the sharp objects.


  • In s17e7 episode,Lisa starts shouting and cursing/swearing in Italian foreign language at Milhouse after spotting him with the another girl.
  • Bleep sound effect rarely heard when The Simpsons characters said "f___k" and/or "s___t". In the episode "the Girl who Slept Too Little", Homer exclaims that some thing is Bullshit
  • Throughout the series,when Homer strangling Bart,he says,"Why,you little...!",he trails off before he is about to say something else.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In "Treehouse of Horror" episodes,some characters can be killed (though,later,in non-Treehouse of Horror episodes,they shown to be alive).
  • Throughout the show,Whenever Bart does something rude/inappropriate and/or annoying,Homer starts strangling Bart and then says "Why,you little...!" Though this is a running gag and intended to be funny, it may disturb some viewers. (Fortunately,Bart survived)
  • The "Treehouse of Horror" episodes are considered to be non-canon and always take place outside the normal continuity of the show,that is,The Simpsons characters can be killed off but then somehow theycame back to life.

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