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MPAA Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • only one nude scene. 56:37 to 56:42 A woman's bare breasts are clearly seen
  • At a grocery store, Ted makes a thrusting motion in front of the check out as a joke
  • A man's bare buttocks are seen.
  • Many passionate kisses.
  • While taking a photo, Ted puts his hand on a woman's clothed breast.
  • A couple is kissing in bed but Ted runs in and interrupts it because he is scared of the thunder
  • There is only one (very brief) sex scene. All we see is Ted's tail wagging from behind the counter and we hear Ted say "stick your finger through the loop of my tag" Very brief and fake
  • Crude humor and sexual comments.

Violence & Gore

  • In a hotel scene, Johnny and Ted get into a fight.


  • 1 use of "cunt."
  • 90% of the language is said by the two main characters, Ted and John.
  • 1 use of "cocksucker" by mark wahlberg but it's hard to hear and easy to miss
  • 62 uses of "fuck" (one said by a child in the Unrated Version). Other profanities also used include "shit", "ass," "asshole", "pussy," "tits," "cock", "son of a bitch," "bastard," "prick", "dick", "goddamn," and "whore". It is implied that a child has been abused by his father for saying a bad word.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man and a talking teddy bear also drink and get drunk a lot.
  • There are about 5 scenes of drug use and the bongs are cgi so its not that bad
  • The first half of the movie has several scenes with the two main characters doing weed as a natural part of every day, and it's realistic enough to teach watchers how it's done. No scenes include heavy drugs though.
  • On a couple occasions we see a talking teddy bear and a man smoking marijuana from water pipes and cigars. There is much more drug use in Ted 2
  • We see a man hold up a baggie of what is implied to be marijuana in order to bribe a talking teddy bear.
  • We hear people discussing drugs throughout the movie.
  • Two men and a talking teddy bear discuss using cocaine.
  • We see two men and a talking teddy bear walk out of a room and the teddy bear has white powder (presumably cocaine) on his snout and acts erratically.
  • A talking teddy bear tells another man that he is going to talk to a drug dealer about the quality of his drugs.
  • People are seen drinking beer and liquor at a party.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie is a comedy but has some important messages as well.
  • The film has some offensive humour but all humour is very clever as Seth MacFarlane's work is and is not hurtful.
  • Suggested Ratings - MPAA: R / TV Rating: TV-MA / BBFC: 15 / CHVRS: 14A / Mexico: B15
  • This movie would be PG-13 if there was less swearing. Sex and violence isn't that bad.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • Ted and Tami have intercourse. Moaning is heard and you can see the movement. This scene is PG-13ish because there is no nudity and the scene lasts 5 seconds.

Violence & Gore

  • During the party scene, a man gets stabbed in the hand and some characters also get into a fight.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are some dramatic scenes toward the end of the film involving Ted's death. He is later brought back to life.

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