Rita Rocks

2008 TV-14 1 season

Rita Rocks

2008 TV-14 1 season
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Bombarded by stress from her dead-end job, attention-starved family and never-ending household duties, weary working mother Rita reclaims her individuality by rocking out with her best friend and her daughter's boyfriend in a garage band.
Nicole Sullivan, Richard Ruccolo, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Kelly Gould, Natalie Dreyfuss, Raviv Ullman, Ian Gomez
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 3 discs

Bored with her current gig as a working mother, Rita Clements sets out to resurrect her musical talents as a part-time garage band rocker. But will naming herself band manager prove too much for the veteran multitasker?
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although there's some sexual innuendo (dialogue, kissing, a man touches a woman's butt, etc.) among this sitcom's adult and teen characters, little of it is likely to surprise teens. There's also some sporadic language (mostly "hell" and "ass") and adult drinking, but it's on the mild side, too. All of that said, much of the show's content -- which is rooted in a woman's middle-age woes -- will be lost on teens who can't relate to her circumstances. On a positive note, the show centers on a strong family headed by a loving couple who strive to be good parents.

Sexual Content

Multiple innuendoes per episode, including many between teens. Suggestive comments include a teen calling his girlfriend "hottie." A girl puts a nude picture of herself on her boyfriend's cell phone. Occasional use of anatomical terms like "vagina."


Not applicable


Sporadic use of "hell" and "ass."

Social Behavior

Much of the show's humor is rooted in the persistence of traditional gender roles that make Rita the family's primary caregiver, cook, cleaning person, and chauffeur -- all at the expense of her own freedom. But the central family is strong, with loving, caring parents. Not tons of diversity, though one main character is African American.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults are occasionally shown drinking beer.

  • 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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