Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic comedy series addresses racial issues, including interracial adoption and racism. Occasional episodes also address pedophilia, sexual assault, drugs, and bulimia. Some of the humor may not be considered politically correct by today's standards. The child actors who starred in this show eventually encountered criminal or drug-related problems.
Contains some very mild sexual innuendo. Pedophilia and sexual assault are discussed in a specific episode.
Contains occasional references to hitting, kicking, and punching people out. Also contains references to stealing. One episode deals with child kidnapping.
Positive messages are embedded into each show, as the family explores the complexities of being kids and teens, and of being an interracial and non-traditional family. Some of the race-related humor is not politically correct according to today's social values.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Contains subtle references to smoking pot. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan appears in an episode promoting her "Just Say No" to drugs campaign. Drinking is occasionally visible.