Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the show South Park is not intended for younger viewers. The satire involved requires some perspective on kids' parts. Despite the cartoon format and the youth of the main characters, the issues and humor in each episode are geared toward more mature audiences who won't be tempted to imitate anything they hear on the show. Characters curse frequently, although the extreme language is bleeped. Graphic insults and discussions that take place are also not appropriate for younger viewers. There is not much on-screen violence, but there are some creepy scenes where a young character spearheads an anti-Semitic agenda. The social issues, centering on ethnic intolerance and hate mongering, are also not suggested for younger viewers.
Cartoon violence, more bloody than usual.
Foul language is bleeped out but easily identifed.
Cartman incites a Neo-Nazi movement. Kenny and Stan steal money. Mel Gibson is featured as a maniacal madman who performs unspeakable acts.
The episode openly critiques Mel Gibson and the film Passion of the Christ.
Drugs / Tobacco /