Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this 1980s sitcom is pretty mild compared to today's comedy options, but calls attention to some serious issues, including bullying, child abuse, teen pregnancy, peer pressure, and alcoholism. It also contains positive messages about parenthood (especially between fathers and sons), and non-traditional family.
Edward Stratton III fathered his son during a week-long marriage. In a later episode Ricky has a classmate who becomes pregnant.
Contains some minor pushing, shoving, etc. One episode features Edward hiring a bodyguard for Ricky to protect him from a school bully. Others discuss violent issues like child abuse and child kidnapping.
Offers a positive image of single-fatherhood and non-traditional family, plus the series is clearly designed to teach positive lessons about how to handle normal tween and teen experiences, like bullies and being offered alcohol.
The LaCoste label is visible on some cast members' shirts. Other popular 1980's logos, video games (like Pac Man), etc. are occasionally audible/visible.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One episode features Ricky being pressured into drinking. Alcoholism is discussed.