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(2005–2013)

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Sex & Nudity

  • This show contains sexual jokes in every episode, but nothing kids can't handle. The show contains nudity but it is always censored out and it is very infrequent. Some sexual jokes. This is a show for most ages.
  • In one of the earlier seasons Michael and Ryan go to a sex toy store, no explicit images are shown due to them being censored, while Michael is laughing Ryan says that's all he has been doing the whole time.
  • Some implied sex though it isn't ever shown outright.
  • One episode deals with a watermark put on the paper of a cartoon duck and mouse having sex, it's shown once briefly and there is a black bar covering it so it's not explicit or graphic and meant to be comical.
  • In many episodes Michael's main joke is "that's what she said"
  • In one episode, Pam accidentally walks in on Michael whilst he is pantsless in his office. He isn't actually DOING anything (apart from changing clothes) and his penis is blurred out.
  • In one episode, Dwight mentions having had to perform HIS OWN CIRCUMCISION as a child (yeah, the Schrutes are an odd bunch, to say the very least). Played for laughs, but still!
  • In one episode, Jan gets a boob job and her cleavage is not seen, but she is wearing a very low-cut shirt.
  • Lots of sexual references including sex, gay, lesbian, 69, oral sex, anal sex, masturbation, circumcision, STDs, handjobs and strip clubs
  • In Peacock's Superfan Episodes collection, a deleted scene shows a dumpster moving around a lot and Kelly and Ryan moaning, heavily impling sex but nothing is actually shown on screen.
  • Michael shows some sexual attraction toward the temp, Ryan. It is played for comedy, but can be uncomfortable as it is the boss showing unrequited affection toward a subordinate.
  • Infrequent comments about Pam's breasts.
  • At a bachelor party at a restaurant/brothel, a stripper in a skimpy outfit sits on Dwight's lap and writhes around, making suggestive comments to him. He remains oblivious that she is in fact, a stripper, and not his waiter.
  • Bob and Phylis are heard having sex in a closet. Very brief.
  • It is said that Phylis was flashed by a man in the parking lot. In that episode, there are several mentions of penises.
  • Some mention of nudity though the nudity is always implied and rarely if ever shown. There are also references to sexual orientation and humor around character's sexual orientation. Additionally, there are several sexual jokes throughout the show. However, references to sex, sexuality, nudity are never explicit.
  • Meredith flashes Michael for about two seconds, then he runs away. Implying that she is drunk. Only her back is shown.
  • Jim and Michael go to hooters, women are shown in scantily clad outfits.
  • Michael kisses Oscar in a conference room. This episode also has a LOT of gay humor.
  • A stripper is hired in a warehouse. Fully clothed, she sits on a man's lap, starts dancing a little bit, and then rips off her shirt to reveal her bra and midriff -- which can be seen for about four to five seconds. Not a very suggestive scene, and is meant to be humorous in an awkward way.
  • Michael fondles Jan's clothed breasts for about 10 seconds. He also mentions wanting to squeeze and "motorboat" them at one point (though the latter in particular will likely fly right over kids' heads as he merely makes a motorboating sound effect).
  • Two characters come close to basically having a legal prostitution-like contract. No sexual action is shown.
  • A married couple worries about whether or not their baby is breastfeeding correctly. A lactation consultant comes in and puts his hand up the wife's shirt to make sure nothing is wrong. This makes the husband uncomfortable since the consultant is a male. Mainly comedic.
  • Andy is a sexual education instructor. In the conference room, there are many lines of dialogue about STDs, impotence, and erections in this episode.
  • Three men prepare to skinny dip and their backsides are seen, although their buttocks are all blurred.
  • Andy fails to perform sexually and there is an entire office meeting discussing impotence. This includes references to "satisfaction" and ejaculation and is pretty explicit, even in comparison to Todd Packer episodes.
  • An instance of Dwight's entire naked body onscreen with his penis blurred out.
  • The F-word is about to be used with its sexual meaning but the character stops himself saying "you (two) were fuu-uuhhh ahhh!"
  • One male says "Let's talk about penis diseases, how about you." He points towards a female and she says "I don't have a penis, I have a vagina." Meant for laughs.
  • Although sexual references to oral or anal sex are never explicitly stated, and they are usually somewhat cryptic and subtle double-entendre references, there is one episode in which Michael explicitly talks about oral sex as having a "penis in your mouth." This is perhaps the most explicitly-stated crude content in the show.
  • Overall, while there is a lot of sexual content in this show, all nudity is suggested and covered by sensor techniques. Also, a lot of the sexual jokes are not supposed to be accepted, and often the characters are appalled at one character in particular's language.

Violence & Gore

  • Jim and Dwight wrestle comically in a hallway at one point.
  • In one episode, Jim hits Dwight in the face with a snowball, and the two repeatedly hit each other with snowballs later, with Jim bleeding at one point.
  • In one episode, Dwight has to have an emergency appendectomy. You briefly see his appendix in a bag.
  • In one episode, Michael carbo loads on fettuccini Alfredo before a race- and then pukes it back up in front of the camera.
  • In one episode, Phillis slaps Dwight
  • In one episode, several characters donate blood, we see the full blood bags. Also Creed snatches one of them.
  • In a fit of rage, Andy screams and punches a hole in the wall and then cries out in pain. (no blood shown) A few seasons later, he punches the same wall AGAIN.
  • Pam slaps Michael in the face. Hard.
  • The workers have a funeral for a dead bird. Dwight tries to fit it inside a soda can by dismembering its corpse (feathers and a beak can be seen scattered across the table, but no blood.) They later put it inside a tissue box that acts as a coffin, then set the box on fire.
  • Dwight traps a bat in a garbage bag over Meredith's head.
  • Robert California tells a weird and scary story on halloween.
  • Rare scenes of violence or gore, though some mentions of bodily functions in a humorous manner.
  • The violence is usually only limited to fist fights and comedic accidents that involve non-graphic injury.
  • Roy tries to charge at Jim and beat him up, but Dwight is able to stop the incident with pepper spray. This is brief and there's no blood, but it's notable for being one of the only scenes in which the attempted violence is dramatic and not just played for laughs.
  • In one episode a woman vomits into a trash can in front of her co-workers, causing several of THEM to vomit (with some of them partially or completely missing their trash cans). The camera close-ups on some of them.
  • The office is shown a low-budget action film that Michael has finished making. In it, Michael's character shoots another character, and there's a mild amount of blood on that person's shirt. In another scene, a character played by Oscar is choked to death. This isn't very explicit or graphic, and the choking is meant to look low-budget for comedic effect. In another scene in the movie, a character has taken people hostage. We see the character who has taken these people for hostage shoot one of the people taken hostage in the head. The head gets blown up, no blood, it is very obviously fake.
  • Dwight keeps on wiping out trying to succeed at a tightrope activity. When quitting, a little bit of blood is seen coming out of his mouth.

Profanity

  • Most profanity (except 'ass', 'bitch', 'god' and its variations) are bleeped out because of the context of the show.
  • The character of Todd Packer brings along much foul language and taboo behavior
  • There is moderate language including damn, hell, ass, bitch, bastard, whore and slut
  • Michael calls Dwight "an ignorant slut" (nonsexually)
  • Some adult language and profane jokes.
  • "Bitch," "ass," "hell," "damn," and "bastard" are said sporadically. "God" is said often. "Fuck," "shit," "asshole," and other borderline R Rated profanities are bleeped out.
  • In one episode, Michael constantly says "Bitch", such as "You're going to be my Bitch!" or "WASSSUP BITCHES!"
  • In the episode "Michael Scott Paper Company" Michael says "It's Britney Bitch"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In one episode, Dwight takes lots of Antacid pills and, as a result, has to have an appendectomy.
  • It is implied that Ryan took cocaine in one episode
  • We see two women at a bar ordering drinks for themselves. One orders a cosmopolitan and another a red wine
  • In the episode Casino Night, Jan is seen smoking a cigarette in the parking lot.
  • At the end of the show in a bachelor party, many men are seen smoking cigars.
  • Meredith gets drunk and sets her hair on fire.
  • Mild references to drug and alcohol usage though it is not depicted in a graphic or explicit manner.
  • In a few of the episodes there are people drinking alcohol, sometimes getting drunk.
  • The entire main plot of one episode is about a half smoked joint being found in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot, and Dwight trying to find out who's responsible for smoking it.
  • Meredith is known to be an alcoholic throughout the whole series. In certain episodes, her alcoholism is commented on more than others.
  • Most of the alcohol and drug use in this show is all for humor reasons.
  • It is heavily implied that creed is a drug addict/dealer.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene when Michael drives into a pond with Dwight in the passenger seat is a bit jolting - the car submerges in water.
  • Dwight cutting off the CPR Dummy's face and then wearing it is pretty frightening.
  • Dwight shoots a shotgun into a coffin at a dead body. Neither the corpse or any blood is shown. The reason for this is because they discovered some scratch marks on one coffin because "There was an unlucky streak of burying some heavy sleepers." The scene is mostly comedic but can be slightly off putting to some viewers.
  • In Season 1 Episode 2 includes extreme racism towards Indian people this could cause lots and lots of offence and upset children
  • There is some racial humor, and discussions of offensive stereotypes. Although it is part of the satire of the show, it could be offensive to some viewers because of its frankness.
  • Suggested MPA Rating: PG-13 for sexual innuendo, language and drug and alcohol content
  • In a halloween episode a woman asks a man to make halloween scarier and a man puts on a disturbing shortfilm. May be disturbing to some people.
  • Gabe plays something called Cinema of the Unsettling... it's unsettling.
  • In one episode Michael pretends he is going to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of the building.
  • The scene in which Roy charges at Jim may be a little frightening to some viewers until Dwight quickly stops it with pepper spray.

Spoilers

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

Sex & Nudity

  • Many jokes about a man's sexuality. Mostly in one episode but is also joked about in others.
  • There is an episode where a man accidentally emails a rather risque picture of himself and his female boss on vacation (her breast is shown slightly) to the ENTIRE OFFICE (he'd only meant to send it to ONE co-worker who was a good friend of his as a joke). Played for laughs.
  • That's what she said
  • While Jim is in his hotel room alone with his wife's temporary (work) replacement (since she is pregnant). She tries to do it with him while he tries to refuse her many attempts. It's meant for laughs and nothing was actually shown.
  • A scene shows Angela and Dwight making love at a party, although they are fully clothed and we don't see their faces.
  • A male stripper who turns out to be Meredith's son dances in his underwear in front of Angela, who is disgusted.
  • Holly and Michael have sex offscreen.
  • In the bathroom at a party, Jan aggressively kisses Michael, who is frightened.
  • Michael reveals that Jan records them 'doing it' and shows it to her therapist.
  • Jan is implied to have had sexual relations with her 17 year old assistant.
  • Only one instance of a sex scene being shown and not implied. It is between Dwight and Angela. Still, this is brief with no nudity. We only see a bare back and shoulders. It also looks completely fake.

Violence & Gore

  • Two characters prepare to "duel" over a woman. One character smashes the others legs into a hedge with their car. No blood or gore.
  • At an office halloween party, Pete, who isn't wearing a costume, says to his costumed coworkers that he didn't realize everybody dressed up for halloween. Creed has fake blood spattered across his shirt and face, and he turns to Pete and says "Me neither." Then we cut to Creed happily saying "It's halloween! That is really, really good timing." It's implied that the blood is in fact REAL.
  • An episode revolves around the death of Michael's old boss, Ed Truck. Ed is said to have been drunk and decapitated in a car crash. The employees are visibly upset and grossed out by the gory description of the incident.
  • Michael is distracted while driving, and hits Meredith with his car. She lives, but cracks her pelvis.
  • Michael steps on a George Foreman grill, burning his foot, we see the injury briefly. In the same episode, Dwight crashes his car and gets a concussion, resulting in him vomiting and acting strangely. He ends up going to the hospital.
  • Deangelo is crushed by the basketball net. We don't see the impact, but an ambulance is driving away.
  • Frank charges at Pam, who screams. Brian defends her and hits him in the head with his boom mic stick, and the two of them collapse on the ground and wrestle.
  • At a bar, Roy throws chairs and smashes glass in anger after having found out that his girlfriend was kissed by Jim. No blood or gore, but he later says, "I'm gonna kill Jim Halpert."

Profanity

  • In S7E23 Dwight says "DeAngelo, get your whore away from me!"
  • Michael gives Andy an award called the "doobie doobie pothead stoner of the year award" during their annual award show "The Dundies."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Michael gives Andy the "doobie doobie pothead stoner of the year award" during their award show called The Dundies. They also bring up the fact that Andy tried marijuana during college.
  • Pam gets very drunk in one episode. She is stealing drinks from others tables, and exceeding the restaurant's drinking maximum. She also kisses Jim, falls over because of laughter, and yells into the camera and it is obvious that she is intoxicated.
  • In the episode Frame Toby, Michael tries to get Toby framed and buys marjuiana from a drug dealer. Later in the episode it turns out it is salad. Also creed tries to hide since he deals drugs.
  • Ryan is said to have had a drug problem.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • We see one character have a heart attack
  • When Pam is in labor it is very intense
  • A decapitation is discussed.
  • In the original showing of the episode 'Koi Pond', it contains a Halloween sequence. In this sequence, Michael hangs himself in front of a bunch of kids. After the initial airing, there were audience complaints that it was too intense of a scene and eventually it was removed, and the scene is no longer available via streaming or commercial way. However, the scene can be found on YouTube.
  • The series finale scene where Erin is reunited with her birth parents is pretty emotional.

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