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Sex & Nudity

  • All nudity is limited to male buttocks.
  • 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 a strip club. Male rear nudity is also shown for an extensive period.
  • In "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth," we briefly see Frank having sex with a woman.
  • In "Frank's Brother," there are two sex scenes with no nudity.
  • In "Underage Drinking: A National Concern," we 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 men have 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. Not graphic
  • In "Bums: Making a Mess All Over the City," we briefly see a homeless man masturbating.
  • There are plenty of graphic sexual references throughout the show.

Violence & Gore

  • 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.


  • Daytime and broadcast network airings of the show have stronger language such "goddamn", "asshole", and "shit" censored.
  • Strong Language throughout the show
  • "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," "faggot," "pussy," and "cum" is said. "Fuck" starts being said season 4 and is used throughout the later seasons, but it is used infrequently. Occasional racial slurs are also used but are discouraged.
  • In later seasons from 12 and up, "fuck" is used uncensored. In Season 12, Episode 6, the word "cunt" is used frequently for shock value.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In every episode the characters drink very heavily.
  • The 5 main characters are alcoholics
  • Drugs are featured a few times per season, 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.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 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.

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