Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Community -- a sitcom about a motley crew of community college students -- has plenty of sexual innuendo and stereotypes about community colleges and those who attend them, but it also has messages about the importance of friendship (and, secondarily, pursuing an education at any age). The main characters make plenty of iffy choices, and they're all flawed, but they're also a strong group of friends who support each other through thick and thin. Expect some salty language ("crap," "ass," etc.), occasional cigarette smoking and drinking, exaggerated violence played for laughs, and tons of pop culture references and jokes.
Flirting, kissing, innuendo, and suggested hook-ups between adults. Other sexual content includes underage "sexting." Pierce occasionally sexually harasses his fellow students.
Occasional pushing and shoving, with people occasionally getting a black eye as a result. Shirley sometimes makes violent threats, but she doesn't act on them. Some episodes have featured extended paint-ball battles, with action movie-like violence, but it's all over the top and played for laughs.
Words like "douche bag," "crap," and "ass" are audible.
The series highlights the importance of community, however you define the term. There's plenty of snarky humor (some of it based on stereotypes), but underneath the punch lines are positive messages about friendship and getting an education.
References to popular items like the iPhone, as well as to tons of other TV shows, movies, and pop culture touchstones.
Drugs / Tobacco /
At least one character smokes cigarettes. There are also references to drinking, and in at least one episode, characters get drunk (drinking shots, beer, and more). One student is a recovering prescription drug addict; in at least one episode, a cast member trips out on a drug that's presumably Ecstasy.