Family Guy for a 7 year old?
FG does have some very crude jokes and controversial themes maybe watch a bit yourself first before you make up your mind but I would probably say delay it a few more years.
Season 8 Episode 21 – “partial terms of endearment” is about as controversial as it get IMO and was banned for viewing in the USAPosted 4 years agoditch_jockeyMember
There’s some pretty dark humour in Family Guy,way more than in the Simpsons, along with a fair bit of ‘unusual’ sexual innuendo – one of the secondary characters is ‘Herbert the pervert’; the local paedophile. That would probably give me more cause for concern than the swearing as such.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Watch at least 6 episodes before deciding if you like it or not. Some if the ” flash backs ” where they compare what they are doing to something take some getting used to.
I love FG and its had me crying with laughter in the past.
Only thing I don’t get is when they mention Z list celebs from the states and am probably missing a good joke as we don’t know who they are taking the mick out of.Posted 4 years agoloddrikMember
My daughter is badgering me to watch Family Guy, I’ve never watched it but I gather its for adults really. She loves the Simpsons. We’re pretty relaxed parents and she understands that sometimes ‘strong’ language is used for comedic effect and is not to be used in ‘real life’.
Is FG content a bit too grown up for her? Can’t really be bothered getting into it unless I know we can watch it together.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
My kids love watching the Simpsons, but I think some of the humour in Family Guy would be pretty uncomfortable to watch with them.
Another vote for just watching it yourself though. Its the work of genius. While there’s a lot of adult humour, there’s a lot of just utterly hilarious nonsense too…
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpoki4wBwtA[/video]Posted 4 years agocuriousyellowSubscriber
I never understood how the ratings worked for these things with adult content. My Dad let me watch Delta Force when I was 5 and I turned out alright.
Though I still secretly want a bicycle that’s capable of firing an anti-aircraft missile.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPjWrDmsZ0[/video]Posted 4 years agogrumMember
Quite like Family Guy but it sort of lost its sheen a bit when South Park did an episode taking the piss out of it – IIRC the writers of FG turned out to be giant manatees selecting two random concepts/people/scenarios from ‘idea balls’ and putting them together to make the ‘do you remember that time…..’ gags.
It does feel a bit like that sometimes.
+1 for not being suitable for a 7 year old though.Posted 4 years agomolgripsSubscriber
Absolutely no chance. I don’t care about swearing, and the gross out vomit stuff is not a problem, but a 7 year old is definitely not old enough to understand the context of the behaviour in the show.
A lot of the humour is based on the outrageous transgression of social conventions and norms. At that age I doubt you’d understand that. There’s a lot of very bad behaviour in it, not to mention taking the piss out of black and disabled people, and I would hate to think that my kid would be seeing it on telly and thinking it’s normal.
I remember even as a late teenager repeating some crappy things that I’d seen on telly in comedy shows (Blackadder for one) and it led to some uncomfortable situations. I was old enough to realise the difference between telly and real life, but only AFTER it’d come out of my mouth.
Kids that age are still picking up a lot of their social codes from what’s around them, and that includes TV. Family guy is a PARODY of society, and you have to understand something fully before you can understand a parody of it.Posted 4 years ago
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