Parks and Recreation

TV review by Kari Croop, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Local government spoof for mature viewers is goofy at heart.

NBC Comedy 2009

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 44 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 154 reviews

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age 16+

Adult themes, reference to genitals repeatedly - Why does everyone think this is okay for their kids.

This is obviously a popular show, and it even has a cult following, so I was a bit shocked as I watched part of this while my teens where watching it, and so many times there were things that really disappointed me. I'm a Christian and I'm not living in a box. I'm a business owner, I travel, I have gay relatives, and I'm quite aware of what's "going on out there". But to say Well times have changed and I think kids need exposure to stuff like this....I totally disagree. Hearing swear words and talking about male genitals has never been okay, and never will be okay. If your morals change with time and move with technology and "the times" that's your choice, but I don't think this show is appropriate for even teens and I think it will have an adverse effect on what they think is "normal". Isn't that the goal of the immoral forces of the world - to change what's "normal". Pull your head out of the sand.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Parks and Rec = Cheap Humor

Hi, I heard that Parks and Rec was a clean, funny show but upon watching episode after episode, I was disheartened to say the least. The show is littered with humor that is anything but clean; jokes are crude and usually sexually-oriented. The show's main tactic seems to be using sexual topics as "laughter fodder" - over and over and over again. I would cation people of all ages about watching this show, as the world's view of "clean" is astonishingly skewed. And props to all those who "watch what they watch!" ;)

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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