Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this mature cartoon (part of the Adult Swim line-up on Cartoon Network) is so riddled with violence, sexual references, and disturbing dialogue that it's easy to miss what little inane plot actually exists. Human characters often meet untimely demises, from being constricted by a snake man to the point of decapitation to being burned by an intentionally combustible baby's soothing toy. The main characters are inbred squid who are appallingly stereotyped as hillbilly inhabitants of the southern United States. This show is completely inappropriate for kids.
Cartoon figures simulate sex, and innuendoes are common. Clothing often bears suggestive language and/or graphics.
Characters shoot, stab, and maim others. One body is mutilated with a chainsaw, another character is mauled repeatedly by wolves, and some relationships (including the main one between a father and a son) are physically and emotionally abusive. The local businessman markets various products for infanticide.
Curse words like "damn," "hell," and "bitch" and body-part words like "ass" and "boobs" are common. Characters often refer to others in racially prejudiced terms like "cracker."
The show takes stereotyping to the extreme, greatly exaggerating what's often associated with rural southern life. The main characters are violent toward friends and family members. Attitudes toward and portrayals of women are extremely derogatory.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Smoking and drinking is commonplace throughout the show. Drug use is alluded to from time to time.