It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

TV Show • 2005 • Comedy  

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Four egocentric friends who run a neighborhood Irish pub in Philadelphia try to find their way through the adult world of work and relationships. Unfortunately, their warped views and precarious judgments often lead them to trouble, creating a myriad of uncomfortable situations that usually only get worse before they get better.
This tv show contains 137 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
216 supporters
Yes
66
No
8
10
this_is_SO_sad
S11 E5: Dennis gifts Mac a dog, which he forgets to feed for days on end. The dog dies, but there is nothing graphic.
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Abandonment
Yes
4
No
1
Yes
23
No
2
4
RAMB0RIVER
S3
 E1
I baby is found in a dumpster and taken in by the gang.
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Is an animal abandoned?
1 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Abuse
Yes
11
No
0
3
All of the gang's parents are physically, verbally and emotionally abusive. (Charlie's mom doesn't seem to realize that she is abusive but she very much is.)

This is somewhat brought up whenever any of their parents are in an episode.
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4
At least Mac still loves his parents despite all their abuse. Other characters try to tell him that his parents don't love him back but he doesn't believe them. So it's nlt exactly forgiving his abusers but I thought it was worth mentioning.

In general most of the Gang abuses each other in various ways but still stay friends.
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Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
Yes
54
No
4
11
izkm
charlie stalks and gives adamantly unwanted attention to a women throughout the series
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2
Not the only example, but kind of between Dennis and Mac. They're not a couple but they live together, Mac is in love with Dennis and their relationship is in almost every way romantic.
They're both violent towards each other, Mac has poisoned Dennis and Dennis apparently sometimes scratches Mac's face (deep enough to draw blood.) Also a lot of manipulation and gaslighting going on from both sides.
Also I think it's mentioned that Frank used to hit Barbara. This is not shown.
In the script it is also said that Barbara used to hit Frank. This did not make it to the show.
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0
Dee is often threatened "as a joke". It's funny to the other characters and sometimes supposed to be funny to the audience.
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6
WormTruther
all of them were abused all of them are abusers
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Yes
44
No
2
8
csusb
the gang broke Dee makes it seem like Dee became successful although it's revealed to be a ploy by the boys, other instances of this take place because they are all horrible people
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Yes
0
No
5
1
I can't remember if it's like referenced ever, but at least never shown. Other forms of child abuse (physical, verbal and sexual) are shown and talked about.
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Is a child abused?
73 supporters
Yes
47
No
6
3
Anonymous
yes, but not physically. It is only in flashbacks and/or implied
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Addiction
4
jazzerjagger
A main plot throughout the show is that the characters regularly abuse drugs, from cigarettes to glue to ketamine.
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Yes
55
No
2
11
zane
yes. to pretty much anything you can think of.
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Yes
64
No
3
16
Anonymous
every episode
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
14
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
0
No
44
1
eminemily
S3
 E12
A horse is released into the city. Nothing bad is shown to happen, but it could be a concern for some.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
Yes
51
No
11
4
Whirlpool730
There's an episode where Charlie throws a dead Pigeon that was in his pocket onto a psychiatrist's table.
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Are animals abused?
119 supporters
Yes
45
No
9
4
eminemily
No animal abuse is shown in any episode but mentioned a few times throughout the show. In A Very Sunny Christmas, two of the main characters mention hurting cats as children. One of the main characters also “bashes” rats found in their bar with a specific rat stick, as mentioned multiple times. Lastly, in two separate episodes, characters describe injuring dogs, with one paralyzing one dog and the other because the dog bit the girl he stalks but not how severe he injured the dog.
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0
There is talk about getting a "dog fighting pitbull" and rehabilitating it to fight people, but it doesn't actually happen. It's just mentioned passively.
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Yes
31
No
7
1
Tchotchke
There are multiple dead animals throught the show.
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Is an animal sad?
47 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
2
Dennis Jr. in Mac And Dennis Move To Thw Suburbs.
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Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
5
jewtism
S6
 E11
Lots of talk about killing a rabbit. They end up not killing it but once it is set free, it is immediately picked up by a hawk.
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
Yes
5
No
51
11
Anonymous
Cats don't die, but a box of cats is 'rescued' from different dangerous situations and the box of kittens gets thrown by Dee every time she goes in to save them. I'm not sure if the cats were real or not, but there were implications of cat abuse.
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
Yes
16
No
8
0
Dennis and Mac's dog of one episode, Dennis Jr., dies by the end of it. In at least two episodes people think that Mac's childhood dog, Poppins, dies or is about to die, but he doesn't. Dennis' cat of one episode, Special Agent Jack Bauer, is in an explosion but survives. Dee's cat in Mac And Dennis Break Up probably died? It's never seen after getting stuck in the wall.
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Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Yes
1
No
43
3
cry4judas
A dragon doesn't die, but Charlie mentions people eating dragon meat in the episode "The Gang Goes on Family Fight"
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Are there spiders?
30 supporters
Yes
38
No
11
4
Tchotchke
Charlie sings a song including spiders and spiders are talked about.
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Yes
17
No
26
4
Drdrunkpigeon
In one episode Charlie threatens a leprechaun with a snake on St Patricks day
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Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
37
No
6
0
TheNestors
S12
 E8
An intestinal parasite is given a name and treated as if it has feelings.
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Assault
0
Punched, slapped, choked, waterboarded...

The main characters are all violent, often towards each other. And since one of the main characters is a woman, she often gets beat up. At least Mac has also punched women on accident several times.
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Is someone drugged?
1 supporters
Yes
15
No
2
2
S3
 E2
Charlie with LSD in "The Gang Gets Invincible".

Also all of the main characters use drugs but voluntarily.
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Is there pedophilia?
70 supporters
Yes
14
No
2
4
Charlie's uncle is a pedophile and it is brought up every time he is mentioned.

A school librarian is mentioned to have had sex with a 14-year-old. She never makes an appearance but it is talked about in at least PTSDee and Dee Made A Smut Film.

Charlie was engaged to a 12-year-old in The Gang Solves The North Korea Situation, but Charlie thought she was an adult (she looks like one) and they never interacted in any sexual way.

Dee has also slept with teenagers who may have been underage. Dennis has slept with teenagers who are just barely legal, which is a bit questionable.
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Yes
11
No
2
2
bowlfrontpartyback
Dee waterboarded by Frank. Gang Goes to Hell part 2 whole gang under water for extended period of time- Mac tries to hold Dennis down and I think maybe Charlie too when help comes
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
16
No
2
4
Often. At least two of the main characters were raped as children, and at least one of the was referred to as rape instead of sexual assault or molestation.

One of the main characters has been called a rapist but he denies it every time.

Another main character has been called a rapist but she just kind of shrugs it off.

In general, the show has a lot of black humor, and rape is often brought up.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
2
2
In High School Reunion the Gang gets beaten up by their high school bullies, though they're adults at this point.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
17
No
7
5
yadingus
The Gang restrains people against their will on multiple occasions, including each other.
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6
hump
the episode times up for the gang features a lot of references to sexual assault, harassment, r*pe etc
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Is someone's mouth covered?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
1
2
In the very first episode, Dennis has sex with two men when too drunk to consent, which is treated as a joke.
EDIT: As a response to the other comment, it is left a bit unclear if they had sex or not. According to Dee she couldn't get in touch with the actors, implying it did happen for real. Though it is possible that she was joking.

There is also a lot of talk about Dennis and Charlie getting raped as children, and there are jokes about both of these though they're sometimes treated seriously too.

Dee has mentioned threatening men into sleeping with her and this isn't really taken that seriously.
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2
bowlfrontpartyback
Technically Dennis is sexually assaulted by British Dennis in Charlie Rules the World- he pushes his head down onto his dick. We don't see it of course but the camera focuses on British Dennis' satisfied face for a while and Dennis clearly struggles going down
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Bodily Harm
Yes
35
No
7
3
GetOffMyLawn73
Frank just needs to be “pure” in the quarantine episode. Total body hair removal.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
1
Kayleighxh
A dart is thrown into dennis’ hand, i believe its in the second chardee macdennis? not graphic but there are probably other cases of hands being damaged but i cannot think of any.
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Yes
0
No
3
0
Nothing graphic at the very least. Someone might mention a dislocation but never shown.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
3
0
eap
Cricket having his neck injury further exploited by street dogs. I believe prosthetics/SFX makeup are used.
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0
L_bee_
S16
 E1
Character has an allergic reaction
6 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
6
1
In The Gang Cracks The Liberty Bell, a character's head explodes completely after being shot.
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Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
Yes
25
No
11
4
Tchotchke
There is an episode centered around Dee and Charlie being tricked into eating human meat and then trying to find more. It turns out that it wasn't real human meat but they do not find out till the end. Lots of talk about eating people in this one.
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Yes
1
No
12
2
TheNestors
S12
 E6
A character is briefly in danger of being crushed by a falling piano. The rest of the episode is spent discussing the event.
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Is someone choked?
1 supporters
Yes
9
No
2
1
The Gang sometimes choke each other, this usually lasts only a couple of seconds. The episode "The Gang Chokes" people choke but aren't being choked.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
46
No
9
5
clevernapkin
In S9E10 the gang lock a bunch of people in a burning room. All survive, although one is shown to have suffered burns.
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
35
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
5
No
8
2
JustGames
S16
 E2
Charlie's mom tries to pry her teeth out, you only hear her yell and spit out blood, she does not succeed in removing teeth
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
14
No
8
Yes
3
No
39
3
Not "squashed" but exploded. S4 E11.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
15
1
Dennis breaks his ankles in The Gang Hits The Slopes, but his Achilles Tendons aren't mentioned.
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Is there a hanging?
1 supporters
Yes
37
No
8
7
quietoverlord
S5 E3 "The Great Recession": Frank attempts suicide by hanging twice.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
6
No
10
1
TheNestors
S12
 E7
In a dream, one character smothers another with a pillow.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
45
No
6
3
Thomas4
One of the main characters, Charlie, pulls several of his teeth out
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0
Charlie has at least once knocked himself out by mixing chemicals.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
35
No
6
2
Thomas4
In the gang hits the slopes Dennis says his ankle is 'surely broken'. All you see is him laying on the ground and you do not see his ankle.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
21
No
12
1
Jethro
A woman Frank is "dating" overdoses and is seen to convulse before going still, the characters leave her in a hallway and walk off without a care
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10
yadingus
Dennis dick got blown to bits by a keg explosion, but then it totally went back to normal, it's fine he'll show you.
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Yes
45
No
7
7
girlcheese
frank (danny devito) is constantly using a knife to cut his toenails. he sometimes botches a toe.
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
44
No
7
8
hump
while high on paint, Charlie kidnaps and attempts to torture a little person whom he believes to be a leprechaun, Frank also waterboards Dee in an episode
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Does someone fall down stairs?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
12
1
Anonymous
it's only said, not shown, but ponderosa falls off a building and dies
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
32
No
9
2
Charlie Kennington
Liam McPoyle in the McPoyle Ponderosa Massacre
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
0
In The Gang Gets Held Hostage, Ryan stabs Liam with a fork.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
10
No
14
3
S4 E11- Rickity Cricket's head explodes when Frank accidentally shoots him in the bar with a musket in the bar towards the end of the episode. Approx 19mins in.
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Children
Yes
4
No
10
0
ElliotLeDoux
no, but the gang does find an abandoned baby in the dumpster and take it in
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
23
No
22
4
yeahyeahp
a kid dies in a waterpark
5 comments | Add comment
Yes
13
No
10
3
TheNestors
S12
 E7
Discussed. A man's "first time" was with an older school librarian. Others describe this as rape, but he refuses to describe it as such and chooses to remember it as a positive experience.

A stripper is entertaining a young lady, only to realize when the light comes on. It turns out this scenario was set up without either the stripper's or his daughter's consent.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
9 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
0
eminemily
S5
 E6
Two characters’ shared apartment is infested with bedbugs. They mention and scratch the bug bites. Later, the apartment is fumigated to fix the problem, and three characters are also poisoned when entering the building full of poisonous gases. No bedbugs are shown.
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Death
3
TheNestors
S12
 E6
It's minor, but one character places himself in danger to push his friend out of the way of a falling piano.
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Yes
0
No
6
1
Characters who are central to specific episodes (such as family members) have died, but none of the main characters.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
5
0
Animal deaths in some episodes. More information in the animal section of the triggers.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
1
A lot of people. The only one that's really taken seriously is Charlie's dad in season 15, all the other deaths are comedic.
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
1 supporters
Yes
23
No
6
4
c0mradeolive
I can't list all the examples in early seasons but season 3 episode 9 has the r slur in the title of the episode as well as the description. do not watch this episode for sure if the r word triggers you.
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2
There are no (visibly) physically disabled characters. A few characters have been In a wheelchair or used a cane for like an episode, and are played by their usual actors.


Technically speaking Dee could probably be considered physically disable since she used to have severe back problems as a teen and wore a back brace, but she seems to be fine as an adult. Same with Rickety Cricket, who used to use crutches as a teen, but whose legs seem to be working well as an adult.
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Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
14
No
6
1
yadingus
Yes at least one person dies from an overdose; others definitely get a little zooted.
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Family
Yes
31
No
6
1
Jethro
The leprechaun episode features multiple people being kidnapped, mugged and dumped in the middle of nowhere
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Does a parent die?
11 supporters
Yes
49
No
6
2
*spoiler*
In one episode Frank tricks Dee and Dennis into digging up the corpse of their deceased mother. If you've recently lost someone close to you, especially a parent, I highly recommend skipping the episode 'Charlie's Mom Has Cancer'
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
36
No
6
7
GingerApple
There is lots of cheating. Cheating on girlfriends, cheating on wives, homewrecking in general.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
25
No
7
4
Jethro
Dee destroys Dennis's old elaphant toy infront of him, he tries to play it off as if he doesn't care but it's obvious he's upset by it
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Yes
10
No
2
2
Mac's cousin, Dennis and Dee's mom, and Charlie's dad. The episodes "The Gang Carries A Corpse Up A Mountain" and "Charlie's Mom Has Cancer" definitely have the most upsetting scenes regarding deaths of family members.

It is also mentioned that Dennis and Dee ate their triplet in the womb but he was never really alive.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
Yes
1
No
36
1
TheNestors
S12
 E7
Several characters wake up from vivid dreams with a gasp.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
1
No
32
0
bowlfrontpartyback
Dennis possibly possessed by the castle in the gang's still in Ireland, as he describes it talking to him and having conversations out loud with it. He then comes after Dee with an ax it's all very The Shining. Later revealed to be COVID however
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Yes
1
No
34
3
DevinGlazebrook
No, but there are some mentions of ghosts, ghouls, goblins and leprechauns in comedic and light situations
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
42
No
6
3
echomae
In season 3 episode 10 "Mac is a Serial Killer" Dee dresses up like a killer clown and stalks someone at night.
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1
jewtism
the ocean is shown when they go down to the jersey shore
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Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
8
Are there razors?
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8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Yes
30
No
17
7
captainskysolo
In "The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6", Mac and Dennis are shown using a public shower together.
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Yes
8
No
1
1
There is a Charlie mannequin in Mac And Charlie Die. There is also a Dennis sex doll which looks very creepy, in The Gang Makes Paddy's Great Again.
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Gross
Yes
20
No
5
2
GetOffMyLawn73
In season 9’s “Mac Day” Mac is reported to have “made a little poopie in his pants” after being threatened at potential knife point. Rescued thanks to Country Mac’s sharp ocular pat-down.
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Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
82
No
7
22
S1 Ep 6- @19mins 40secs Dee runs out of her Pop Pop's room at the nursing home and is sick into her hands over a bin in the hallway.

S2 Ep 9 @ 9mins 15secs. Charlie vomits when standing next to Dee at the edge of the fountain.

S4 E6 @ 7mins 35secs. Man vomits on bus in front of Dee. Visuals.

S5- E4...The scene is technically safe but Frank is drinking a lot whilst walking on the sidewalk with Mac and he makes gagging/gurgling noises that might trigger some.

S5 E6- Dee, Frank & Mac all dry-heave and salivate after breaking into fumigation tent. Around 11mins in. Pretty triggering.

S5 E7- Frank's eats garbage @ 9mins and coughs it up. Technically safe but might be triggering.

S5 E9- Dennis tries to make himself throw up in Dee's bathroom after eating an apple seed. Off screen. No visuals but lots of audio. Goes for about 1min.

S5 E12- About 18mins in Dee & the opposing flipcup team all vomit after drinking poisoned beer. Audio & visuals.

S6 E1- Technically safe but Dee gags after meeting her old high school crush Bill at Subway (around 8mins in). Then both Dee & Mac gag repeatedly at around 18mins.

S6 E4- About 15mins into the episode Mac vomits into the sink after chugging a glass full of egg yolks. Audio and visuals.

S6 E6- About 5.5mins into the episode Dee gags a few times after drinking a health juice. No vomit but triggering. Also Mac's Mum spits chewing tobacco into a container around 15mins in. Pretty gross.

S6 E7- About 18mins into the episode Dennis covers his mouth and makes coughing/gagging sounds as if he's about to vomit when he finds out some disturbing information.

S7 E1- From 13mins 30secs to 15mins 10secs. Frank is a limo driver. Charlie is in back seat with a woman. Vomits blood on her multiple times. Extremely graphic. She gets out, after qhich Frank and Charlie talk and then Charlie vomits blood on Frank too.

S7 E2- Dennis is sick (audio & visuals) after Dee gets hair caught on a ride. Around 9-10mins in.

S7 E3- Dee gags 1.5mins before the end of the episode when something falls out of a casket.

S7 E5- Frank is sick at the club around 15mins into the episode.

S7 E7- About 14mins into the episode Charlie tries to make himself sick after eating grapes by sticking his fingers down his throat. Goes for about 20secs.

S7 E13- Frank v* into a wine bucket around 19mins 20secs into the episode after the dance number. Full audio and semi-visuals.

S8 E3- Dee tries to make herself throw up by sticking her fingers down her throat @ 4mins 30secs in. She's not successful but makes a lot of gagging noises.

S8 E8- Dennis v* about 5mins immediately after doing shots at the bar. Audio & visuals.

S9 E1- Dee is sick into her own mouth and swallows it down at 14mins 30secs. You don't see any actual v*. But could be triggering. She then continues to gag multiple times from the point that she boards the plane until she gets into the limo (around 17-18mins). She v* twice in that period, both times over a toilet. You can't really see or hear anything when she does.

S9 E7- Quarantine episode. Didn't watch it but apparently the whole episode is bad (hence why I didn't watch it).

S11 E6- Couldn't watch it because it was in first person view so was too disorienting. But Frank v* during the episode.

S12 E4- About 5-6mins in the UFC fighters have v* with audio and visuals in the locker room.

S13 E3- Didn't watch but apparently lots of ppl are sick on a plane.

S13 E8- Charlie v* at 11mins after eating a rat.

S14 E6- Around 15mins Frank coughs/spits up blood. It's stylised because of the noir theme but might still be triggering. Right at the end (last couple of minutes) Charlie v* all over the waitress. Pretty graphic but again it is stylised so not quite as bad what it would be normally.

S14 E8- Dee at 6mins gags after eating an egg.

S14 E10- Frank gags & burps frequently throughout the episode but particularly bad from around 8.5mins to 10.5mins.

S15 E4- Near the end around 17-18mins in Charlie is sick onto the bar (audio & visuals) & Dennis is sick onto the floor.

S15 E6- Dennis does a lot of coughing & gagging noises throughout the ep due to COVID.

S15 E7- Frank's spits out a soup turd near the end of the episode. No v* but might be triggering as he looks like he's going to be sick a few times.
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
Yes
1
No
7
1
S4
 E1
Dee and Charlie are planning on earing a person in Mac And Dennis: Manhunters, but they don't go through with it.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
4
Kind of. Like you can't see poop coming out, but in Who Pooped The Bed, there's a lot of almost situations.
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Does someone spit?
9 supporters
Yes
36
No
4
1
Jethro
Features heavily in a show about horrible and gross people
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Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
15
Is there farting?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
10
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
17 supporters
Yes
0
No
26
6
socratesgonemad
Quite the opposite
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Yes
6
No
0
0
The Gang gets arrested in The Gang Turns Black.
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LGBTQ+
7
Carmen is often misgendered but she is never deadnamed.

While Mac hasn't officially changed his name, he gets upset when people call him by his legal name, and his friends sometimes call him it just to make fun of him.
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In every episode with Carmen and at least "The Gang Exploits The Mortgage Crisis".

Carmen is almost exclusively called by the T-slur.

Also "she-male" and "he-she" are used in The Gang Cracks The Liberty Bell and The Gang Solves The Bathroom Problem respectively.

Also the word "hermaphrodite" is used to refer to intersex people in The Gang Solves The Bathroom Problem.
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The only canonical trans character is one of the most normal people on the show. She is the butt of a few jokes in early seasons but she is definitely not predatory. She does immediately hit on Mac in season 1 but not in a weird way, just casually compliments his appearance.
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I don't know if outed is exactly the right word, because literally everyone already knows it, but pretty much everyone talks about the fact that Mac is gay before he comes out or is even aware of it himself. This never has any consequences for Mac and usually the result is just Mac getting upset at being called gay. The Gang often joke with each other about the fact that he's obviously gay.
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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7
Loss
2
A painting by Hitler is burned in Pop-Pop: The Final Solution.

An old vase is destroyed in The Gang Gets Trapped.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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33
Yes
41
No
6
3
echomae
In season 7 episode 1 "Frank's Pretty Woman" Mac injects himself with insulin
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echomae
Much of season 10 ep 3 "Psycho Pete Returns" takes place in a mental hospital
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bowlfrontpartyback
Sweet Dee has a heart attack Dee and Frank both go to hospital. Frank continues to wear hospital gown long after leaving and is also institutionalised later in same ep
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0
Mentioned in Dennis And Dee's Mom Is Dead. Never shown or really talked about.
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Anonymous
yes and no. Charlie and his mom in two seperate episodes pretend to have cancer but no one really does.
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Mental Health
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6
2
Aside from the mentioned, all members of the Gang have some kind of childhood trauma, at least Frank, Dennis and Charlie seem to be suffering from PTSD. This isn't really brought up often.
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jewtism
Dennis is diagnosed with BPD, Mac has body dysmorphia and had an ED, and pretty much everyone has traits of personality disorders.
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No cutting or anything but a lot of self destructive behavior, most notably one of the main characters goes often days or even weeks without eating. After getting medicated for BPD he hasn't mentioned it almost ever.

All of them also have extremely unhealthy life styles and seem to deal with trauma by using drugs and alcohol.

It is also mentioned that at least Dee and Frank have tried to kill themselves, Frank on screen.
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There are no characters explicitly stated to be autistic. However most of the main characters have autistic traits like lack of social awareness, misophonia, learning difficulties and abnormal speech patterns. Especially Charlie is considered by a lot of viewers to be autistic. They're all horrible people and these traits play a part in that.

I personally as an autistic person find the show to be accurate representation of what being autistic is like, but yeah, it definitely doesn't show us in a positive light.

Small edit: If we listen to Word of God, Charlie Kelly is autistic according to Charlie Day. As I said the portrayal of his autism is accurate but not necessarily positive.
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I think the most blatant example is Dennis since he's the only one with an actual diagnosis, but yeah pretty much every single character seems to be menatlly ill and all of them are very violent.

Also there is a character nicknamed "Psycho Pete", who is mentally ill and the gang assumes to be violent. He is however the least violent character in the whole show.
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Dennis seems to suffer from dissociation. Notable in The Gang Does A Clip Show and Dennis Takes A Mental Health Day. He does canonically have BPD, so dissociation would make sense.
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S3
 E10
In the episode "Mac Is A Serial Killer" Charlie thinks Mac has DID and that is the reason he is a murderer (he doesn't and he is not the killer). But Charlie is famously a bit stupid and gets all of his information from movies.
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Frank, twice, in The Great Recession. In CharDee MacDennis it is mentioned that Dee has tried to kill herself at some point.
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S13
 E7
In the episode The Gang Does A Clip Show. It is unclear what parts of the episode are real and what are not.

A lot of Dennis Takes a Mental Health Day also happens in his head. By the end, it's pretty clear which parts were real.
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In The Gang Goes on Family Fight Dennis has something of a meltdown by the end of the episode, after not being able to answer the questions correctly.

In Frank Shoots Every Member Of The Gang Charlie starts yelling at Bonnie and banging a phone on the wall.

Characters often start yelling and screaming when they're annoyed or things aren't working.
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Is there misophonia?
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15
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5
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Cas3775
S13
 E2
There is a big portion of the episode where 4 of the main characters are chewing and smacking gum very loudly. They're almost doing it competitively to "show dominance". Worst case of gum chewing I've ever heard.
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Is there ABA therapy?
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1
Carmen has a penis in the first seasons and wants to get rid of it but the show doesn't really go into her dysphoria.

Some of the main characters also seem to dislike their bodies though that's more dysmorphia than dysphoria.
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Maktopus
Mac's weight fluctuates problematically throughout the show. He's officially is diagnosed with body dysmorphia in later seasons.
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Kadencore
S15E5, ‘The Gang Goes To Ireland,’ Mac threatens to kill himself after finding out he isn’t Irish but rather Dutch. He follows it by saying it’s simply a cry for help.
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6
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Thomas4
Mac has a panic attack when he and Charlie fail to keep up with their new job
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ohgodohfuck
in S2E2 Dennis, Mac, and Charlie get stuck in a small space behind a vent, in S12E2 Mac and Dee get stuck in a waterside
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echomae
Throughout season 7 Mac is shown overeating frequently and it is later revealed he has body dysmorphia and gains and loses weight unhealthily quickly.
Dennis starves himself in season 2 ep 7 "The Gang Exploits a Miracle"
Dennis reveals he frequently skips meals and exercises excessively in season 7 episode 1 "Franks Pretty Woman"
Mac mentions starving himself in season 6 ep 11"The Gang Gets Stranded in the Woods"
Dee mentions starving herself in season 10 ep 8 "The Gang Goes on Family Fight" and later faints because of this.

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sighsighs
“Sweet Dee Dates a Retarded Person” (S3E9)
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clevernapkin
There's an episode centered around a jumper on the roof of the characters pub. In another episode it's mentioned that Dee tried to kill herself after being mocked by the others.
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Yes
5
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0
0
At least in The Gang Goes To Hell.
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Does a baby cry?
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0
In Sweet Dee Gets Audited you can hear a baby cry
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1
At least whenever the characters are making a movie or an ad themselves.

Some episodes are filmed in a way that makes it look like someone's just holding a camera in their hand, and it's somwtimes a bit unstable.
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Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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4
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0
2
Like every episode. The show is about 5 mentally ill people who have meltdowns and temper tantrums like daily.
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Yeah, that's like half of the show
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ohgodohfuck
s7e3 during the boy's performance, s8e3 at the very beginning of the episode and around the 16 minute mark
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Paranoia
1
Charlie stalks The Waitress but she seems to be usually aware of when Charlie is watching her. Not always though.
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1
Some meta jokes but that's about it

Dennis looks in the camera in The D.E.N.N.I.S System a few times, though it's not because he knows that he's in a TV show.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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12
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
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izkm
there is an episode revolving around a character giving birth (in the hospital) but the actual birth is not shown
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
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31
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13
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NickGuth
Abortions are referenced sometimes in a comedic context (ex. Charlie's mom tried to abort him but it "didn't take"). There is nothing graphic and the emotional weight of the subject isn't covered.
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TheNestors
S12
 E10
He looks like he's about a year old.
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Anonymous
No, but it is mentioned that Charlie's mother attempted to abort him, though he survived
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
34 supporters
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50
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4
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DevinGlazebrook
Body dysmorphia is discussed and Mac and Dennis both have disordered eating. Dee is the b**t of some jokes about weight and there are characters known as “fatty magoo” or other weight jokes
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captainskysolo
Carmen is almost exclusively referred to using the t slur.
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hump
not first but in the episode the gang turns black, one of the characters, while in the body of a black kid, gets fatality shot by police
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6
7
Jethro
The man characters are homophobic, including the gay one
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eminemily
Two of the main characters discover their grandfather is a n**i and although he’s only in two episodes, he uses slurs towards both Jewish and black people and forced his grandchildren to listen to n**i public speakers and salute as young children. A reoccurring character is constantly called a Jew in a slightly offensive context, despite him repeatedly saying he’s not Jewish.
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The characters sometimes call a trans woman (Carmen) a man and she has a very visible bulge in the first seasons which is treated as a joke. But definitely not the most transphobic depiction of trans women that I have seen.
There is also a few jokes about Dennis wearing make up or women's clothes. In "Aluminum Monster Vs Fatty McGoo" Dennis weara a dress and heavy make up to prove a point and this is treated as a joke. Though I as a trans person didn't find any of the jokes involving Dennis offensive.
In the episode Mac And Charlie Die Mac wears a wedding dress after getting a concussion, and him wearing a dress is played for laughs.
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Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
Yes
59
No
4
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echomae
Transphobic slurs are used in episodes with Carmen, primarily season 1 ep 4 "Charlie has cancer", season 2 ep 10 "Mac is a serial killer" and season 6 ep 1 "Mac fights gay marriage"
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Mentally ill people in this show are violent. (This doesn't seem to apply to side characters with mental illnesses.)

One of the main characters is gay and frequently tries to hit on his friend who has told him to stop.

Said gay character is also incredibly misogynistic.

The main characters say things like "Jewish people are greedy" or "Black people are violent" but this is not true even in the show, and it is usually pretty obvious that the main characters are in the wrong.
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Anonymous
Country Mac, Mac's openly gay cousin, dies suddenly when falling on his motorcycle.
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captainskysolo
There is an episode with the r word in the title.
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Are there n-words?
22 supporters
Yes
23
No
5
6
yeahyeahp
episode one
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Is there aphobia?
1 supporters
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0
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6
1
Charlie is implied to be on the ace spectrum or at least dislikes sex, his friends sometimes make fun of him for not having sex. He has also been borderline forced into having sex. The term "asexuality" is however never brought up.
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Race
Is there blackface?
20 supporters
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7
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1
3
Episodes S4E3, S6E9, S8E2, S9E9 and S14E3 all have blackface. These episodes are removed from streaming services, so you can't watch them without specifically looking for them. The characters doing it are obviously in the wrong as usual but still.
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Relationships
Yes
11
No
4
2
TheNestors
S12
 E6
A middle-aged man stalks and attempts to seduce a woman who is just turning 21. Even his friends are appalled.
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Religious
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4
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0
1
One of the main characters, Mac, is VERY religious and brings it up in like every episode. His character arc centers around his internal conflict between being gay and being Catholic.

He often uses religion as an excuse to be bigoted towards other people, especially gays and trans people.

The rest of the Gang aren't religious and religion is one of the things they fight about the most.
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3
1
ElliotLeDoux
no, but mac is religous and i think mentions hell
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Sex
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47
No
3
1
Tchotchke
There is sexual content in almost every episode. It is only shown semi-graphically in some episodes.
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Yes
14
No
2
2
Pretty much everyone at some point. Usually random women by Dennis.
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9
0
TheNestors
S12
 E7
A male stripper gets almost completely nude.
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Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
Yes
5
No
3
0
bowlfrontpartyback
Cricket's Tale SPOILER
turns out the whole time he had a relationship with a dog, he's seen 'making out' with the dog at the end
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Is there BDSM?
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4
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0
3
It's implied that Dennis is into BDSM ("I like to bind, I like to be bound!") Any sex scenes are very brief and cut in the way where you can only see faces, so nothing explicit related to BDSM is shown.

Also Mac owns a flogger that he beats himself with. It's because he's religious and insane, but y'know, it's popular in BDSM.
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There are mentions of The Gang losing their virginities but it has all happened before the show started.

Dennis losing his virginity is brought up a few times and actually talked about because of its traumatic nature. (Dennis was 14 years old and he lost his virginity to an adult woman.)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
Yes
40
No
6
7
Thomas4
The McPoyle family are recurring characters and implied to be incestuous. In one episode a character thinks he has had sex with his sister, though it turns out he didn't.
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Sexism
2
I can't remember any specific episode but whenever a man cries, he's usually made fun of by the Gang.

In The Gang Misses The Boat, Dee and Charlie seem to be amused that Dennis has mascara running down his face, implying that he has been crying.
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Sickness
Yes
2
No
10
0
juulianna
S16
 E3
Dee appears to have stroke symptoms due to half of her face becoming paralyzed and it droops.
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TheNestors
S12
 E8
Intestinal parasites.
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6
No
5
1
In Being Frank we hear Frank's thoughts and he doesn't remember his son's name. This isn't really present in any other episode. His memory issues might be because of his drug use and not dementia though.
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1
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3
1
At least two characters lie about being terminally ill in the show, but I don't think anyone actually is.
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Social
Yes
17
No
2
1
One of the main reoccurring characters on the show is a homeless man, Frank has several friends who live under a bridge
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3
1
In the episode "Charlie Wants An Abortion" the Gang talks about abortion, some being for it and some against it. The show itself doesn't really take a stance.

Mac mentions in a few episode how he thinks abortion is killing babies. Other characters vocally disagree with him.
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Are there fat suits?
15 supporters
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0
No
7
3
bowlfrontpartyback
Other comment is incorrect- Rob McElhenney got fat he did not wear a fat suit
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3
No
0
1
At least in Charlie Rules The World
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Spoiler
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41
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9
4
hump
in a very sunny Christmas, many people dressed as santa go over to a characters mom's house to prostitute her, in the same episode a Santa is brutally attacked by one of the characters
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Are there end credit scenes?
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2
Yes
11
No
18
0
TheNestors
S12
 E10
Depending on how you look at it.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
43
No
6
2
Thomas4
Charlie and Mac crash a car into a wall.
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
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No
5
Does a plane crash?
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34
Yes
39
No
6
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bowlfrontpartyback
in the World Series Defense charlie pushes dennis in front of a moving car. They also try and push Schmitty from a moving car and reference that they did it successfully when they were younger
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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No
36
Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
Yes
49
No
8
4
Anonymous
charlie tears santa's throat out
frank goes down a dry water slide and he's bleeding a lot
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Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
20
No
7
0
notgoingtoaddcomments
S11E10, very nearly.
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No
3
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DevinGlazebrook
Frank uses a gun and threatens violence, there is also a gun used in a store robbery and Charlie is severely injured in police brutality. Many other smaller incidences of gun violence throughout
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