Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Does the dog die?
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Unanswered Triggers
Does a pet die?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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HoppipHarvest
In the fictional play “Daddy’s Boy”, which seems to be about a father sexually abusing his son. The songs from this play appear in more than one episode. It’s a pretty dark running joke.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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haynesrebecca
Titus is briefly stalked by someone he believed to be a fan.
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Is there domestic violence?
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devoralie
There is SO much gaslighting (mostly in flashbacks sporadically) but especially heavy in the episodes having to do with the Reverend’s trial, 1x11-12. Deeply uncomfortable.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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haynesrebecca
Another character does heroin and spends the remaining duration of the episode high.
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Is there addiction?
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atlasjude
Kimmys therapist Andrea is an alcoholic, and repeatedly oversteps very obvious client/clinician boundaries. Drinks during sessions, and is regularly in contact with Kimmy while heavily intoxicated.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Anonymous
A dolphin is mentioned to have died out of water. It is seen while it is alive but you don’t see it happen and don’t see its body. Totally unnecessary.
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Are animals abused?
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MKBrown
A dolphin is kept out of water and dies.
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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ImpossibleRavenclaw
In season 4, Lillian says she goes into a bed full of dead cats. It isn't shown on-screen and is probably a joke, but worth noting just in case.
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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MKBrown
There are silverfish shown in the show and they get in the characters' hair while they kiss - it was a fairly gross detail.
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Assault
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MaxineImogene
There are no graphic scenes of it, but it is an underlying plot point and is eventually mentioned outright.
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Moomin
Someone thinks they have done this but it turned out they hadn’t
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Is someone burned alive?
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AutumnLane
Not in the traditional sense, but the plot does revolve around a woman who was kept (alongside 3 other women) in an underground bunker against her will for several years.
In a later episode a robot with a semi-human personality is presumed "dead" and buried, but turns out to still be operational.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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MKBrown
There is a whole plot of one episode where a main character's tooth gets broken and she glues a fake nail onto it and it becomes infected (it's been a while since I watched the particular episode because I found it very upsetting). It made me cringe as I find teeth injury very disturbing.
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Kenzbee
Kimmy along with several other women were kidnapped and eat in a bunker. This is mostly seen in the opening and occasional flashbacks. This is played for humor and is not dark, but it references dar things.
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
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MKBrown
The main character of a show was kidnapped for 15 years and it is mentioned several times in EVERY episode
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Nazetel
Lilian sees ghosts but not scary ghosts
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Are there clowns?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
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Anonymous
One reoccurring character in later seasons is an alcoholic and is usually seen drunk. She vomits on-screen in a couple episodes.

In one episode, a scene is described in which an entire cruise ship contracts an airborne illness. During this verbal description, on-screen clips are shown of groups of people projectile vomiting. The scene is not brief and exceedingly graphic.
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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AudreyBabb
A character is prompted to do heroin, but nothing is shown

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MayaBrown
One character goes to therapy in a therapist's office
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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HoppipHarvest
One character is implied to be autistic. The only indications that he’s autistic are that he claims to say phrases from Paw Patrol to comfort himself (it’s only brought up once), and he alludes to liking trains (the stereotypical autistic special interest) a few times. As an autistic person myself, I felt that this was a very stereotypical and disrespectful portrayal.
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atlasjude
Various examples, but s3e5 sticks out to me. Gretchen (one of Kimmys former bunker mates) is very affected by the kidnapping & cult indoctrination, tries to start her own cult, and has a closet full of guns and bomb making supplies. She threatens to make a bomb and blow up the house she holds the cult in.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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AudreyBabb
A character mentions how she doesn’t eat but it’s mostly comedic
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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MayaBrown
There is mention of Kimmy's birth at least once
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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haynesrebecca
The reverend expresses distaste for Jews and uses them as a scapegoat for many things. Jewish suffering is the butt of many jokes, and Jewish people are portrayed in the show as greedy, rich, powerful, and often responsible for the plight of the main characters, especially Jacqueline. A Jewish family is accused of stealing an expensive painting from Jacqueline, even though it's revealed that the painting belonged to them in the first place but was stolen by Nazis during the holocaust. The family is portrayed as greedy for wanting it back. Overall, the Jewish characters and the roles they play in the show are poorly and offensively written.
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Is there hate speech?
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AutumnLane
A major character, played by a white actress, is revealed to be Native American and this begins to feature prominently in her character in season 2.

As is unfortunately common in Tina Fey's work, Asian people are especially disrespected, and in the case of one particular episode are mocked for expressing any kind of frustration at having their culture appropriated by Titus, who claims to have been a geisha in a past life and dresses as such in a way that is presumably meant to be humorous. Additionally, the portrayal of Kimmy's Vietnamese love-interest, Dong, also has some real issues.

Titus himself is essentially a fairly reductive stereotype of a black gay man, although there is just enough importance and nuance given to his character that many black gay men have reported that they don't mind this so much. That said, the way the show portrays the struggle for gay rights as a whole can dip into some fairly offensive territory on occasion, and there's even one brief joke in which the idea of a man being capable of becoming pregnant is played as a joke, which is pretty cisnormative.

Lillian the landlord is portrayed in some very antisemitic ways, and, as mentioned in another answer, there is antisemitism throughout the show.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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AutumnLane
Not by the show itself, but characters sometimes objectify one another.
The main character was kidnapped and assaulted.
Lillian the landlord sometimes talks about men she is attracted to in an objectifying way.
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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AudreyBabb
It is mentioned that twins are marrying each other but it is not relevant
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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AudreyBabb
A character is slowly smooshed by a car, but there is no blood/gore. He is put in a coma-like state
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Violence
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Moomin
No but characters are made to believe the world has ended
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Is there blood/gore?
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MKBrown
They have a whole scene in an episode that I found downright disturbing because of the amount of blood and gore in it. This isn't the usual trend in Kimmy Schmidt, however, but I find myself having to close my eyes and cover my ears in this one particular scene because it is so bad.
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Does someone drown?
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atlasjude
A character in season three has a whole closet full of guns with the intention of causing harm with them. She never does.
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