Important Things with Demetri Martin

2009 NR 1 season

Important Things with Demetri Martin

2009 NR 1 season
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"The Daily Show" correspondent Demetri Martin heads up this motley mixture of parody, stand-up, animation and sketch comedy, with each episode centered on an "important thing," ranging from concepts like coolness to everyday objects like chairs. Highlights from the show's two seasons include "Song About Forgetting Someone's Name," "Giving Birth on a Plane," "Cool Ways to Propose" and "Who Puts Gum Under a Chair?"
Demetri Martin
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2009) - 1 disc

Comedian Demetri Martin hosts this sketch show in which each episode tackles an "important thing" through jokes and Martin's ambidextrous cartooning. The topics range from safety dummies to chairs, each providing fodder for Martin's unique humor.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that teens will probably want to tune in to this deadpan show based on Martin's personality (even though he's firmly in his 30s, he looks and acts like a straight-out-of-college emo kid) and occasional appearances on The Daily Show. That said, they'll be exposed to a healthy amount of salty language, some of which (like "s--t" and "faggot") is bleeped and some of which (like "tits" and "ass") isn't. There's also some sexual innuendo and more violence than you might expect, but even the bits involving blood are meant to be funny.

Sexual Content

Some pointed sexual innuendo pops up, such as in a song involving a "horny teenager" ... and a sock. Other skits talk about the mechanics of sex, seduction, etc.


Comedic incidents include a verbal battle over a parking space that veers into violent territory, a character whose father was murdered, face slapping, animated rats that kill each other (revealing small amounts of blood), and smashing a car with a baseball bat.


Regular use of "ass," "crap," "hell," etc., plus bleeped words like "a--hole," "s--t," and "faggot." Other language includes terms like "nipple," "tits," and "explosive diarrhea."

Social Behavior

The show sends some mixed messages. While it's positive for kids to see a young person steering his own show, they're also being exposed to cheeky humor that lacks real depth or meaning.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A few casual references to alcohol, such as a joke about trying to order a vodka tonic in a bar. Some references to drugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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