The Venture Bros.

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This tv show contains 99 potentially triggering events.
Season
Episode
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Does the dog die?
224 supporters
Yes
11
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0
2
EricaLeeBerquist
Yes, but it's described as a reincarnation of an evil figure from history, and the body vanishes after death to prove the point
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
78 supporters
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Is an animal abandoned?
60 supporters
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0
Is there bestiality?
56 supporters
Yes
0
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0
0
SiRenfield
A man has a relationship with a Sasquatch and a shrunken man mentions have been “r*ped” by ants. An anthropomorphic gorilla also tries to sexually assault a male human
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Is an animal sad?
51 supporters
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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0
Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
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Yes
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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SiRenfield
Most of the time characters are only referred to by aliases/chosen names but there are occasionally jokes involving characters being called by their birth-given name. For example Rusty is almost never called Thaddeus and the Monarch is rarely called Malcolm
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Abandonment
Yes
2
No
1
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SiRenfield
The boys don’t know who their mother is and later on we’re introduced to Dermott Fictell who claims to be the illegitimate son of Brock Samson
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Abuse
Yes
2
No
1
1
SiRenfield
Generational trauma is a major theme with the title characters
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SiRenfield
S7
 E5
YMMV considering character development is involved ,but even then not all of said abusive qualities are straight up quelled (particularly favoring one child over the other)
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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Yes
9
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1
PH573
While there is no domestic violence, Richard and Sally Impossible are shown to have a very unhealthy marriage, and they ultimately divorce.
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SiRenfield
Rusty although he does get better as the show goes on. Granted the ending of S7E5 will probably not sit well if you have this trigger
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Yes
10
No
1
2
vaporgayve
Rusty is gaslighted by his father, most notably at the beginning of S4E6.
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Is a child abused?
75 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
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Burgandy
The character named Sargent Hatred is a known pedophile and there are frequent references made to this, as well as implications that he had abused the main two brothers when they were minors.
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Addiction
1
DrGirlfriend
In the beginning Dr. Venture is addicted to diet pills, this stops as seasons go on. Action Johnny was a drug addict and this is a main point for his character until he recovers in S4E6. The Pirate Captain uses tranquilizers on himself which is implied to be a drug to him, he is forced to quit.
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Is there addiction?
10 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
1
DrGirlfriend
Dr. Venture is initially addicted to diet pills, this later ceases. Action Johnny is addicted to drugs, he recovers. The Pirate Captain is addicted to tranquilizing himself, he recovers.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
8 supporters
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Yes
8
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1
Animal
Does a horse die?
59 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
107 supporters
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Yes
8
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0
Are animals abused?
124 supporters
Yes
8
No
2
2
vaporgayve
In the pilot, one of the characters uses a dog for scientific testing (the episode isn't necessary to watch, though).
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2
Broggly
In Season 3 Episode 3
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Yes
8
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0
1
vaporgayve
We see a character's stuffed cat in a scene, as well as stuffed animals in someone's house.
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Does a cat die?
111 supporters
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Yes
1
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4
Does a pet die?
97 supporters
Yes
6
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0
2
Honkscape
In the pilot episode, it is implied.
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Does a dragon die?
18 supporters
Yes
2
No
3
0
SiRenfield
S7
 E5
Only in a fantasy sequence but it’s pretty graphic
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Are there spiders?
32 supporters
Yes
7
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1
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PH573
Both actual spiders, as well as a recurring spider-themed character who first appears in S6E1.
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Are there snakes?
12 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Are there bugs?
20 supporters
Yes
9
No
1
1
EricaLeeBerquist
Lots of butterflies
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
20 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Is there pedophilia?
74 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
1
mylef
a large part of the show involves a "recovered pedophile" character as part of the main cast
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Is someone restrained?
14 supporters
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Yes
8
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1
Yes
10
No
1
2
PH573
S2E01 (attempted)
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Is someone's mouth covered?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Yes
2
No
1
1
mylef
relatively early in the show's run, there's a throwaway gag where a character is humped with the intention of rape while they are asleep
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
22 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
1
PH573
In S2E4, a character is put in a choke hold as a way to get him to give up information. In the season 7 finale, a character's windpipe is crushed, rendering him unable to speak.
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Is there cannibalism?
29 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
2
vaporgayve
There is implied cannibalism, but the scene is actually a simulation, so it never really happened.
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Is someone crushed to death?
19 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is someone choked?
13 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
6
No
1
0
SiRenfield
Poor Cody. Multiple people also die in explosions
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Yes
6
No
3
1
vaporgayve
Brock Samson is buried alive in the first episode.
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Is there body horror?
31 supporters
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Yes
5
No
1
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
6
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2
1
DrGirlfriend
A character's arm is ripped off by a dog and the arm is amputated.
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Does a head get squashed?
42 supporters
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0
No
3
Is there a hanging?
28 supporters
Yes
6
No
1
1
DrGirlfriend
A character finds another dead by hanging.
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Does someone asphyxiate?
17 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Yes
5
No
4
1
Broggly
There is a scene in Season 5 Episode 8 where a character is threatened with a dental drill but they aren't harmed.
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Does someone become unconscious?
4 supporters
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5
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1
Yes
5
No
2
1
SydneyPiper
Brock breaks a lot of necks
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Yes
5
No
1
0
SiRenfield
S3
 E6
Dr. Quym is canonically an epileptic
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
53 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
34 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is someone tortured?
61 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
1
DrGirlfriend
S4E04 and S5E08
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Does someone fall to their death?
9 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Yes
10
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1
0
SiRenfield
S3
 E3
We learn how Billy lost his eye
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Is there excessive gore?
61 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
1
EricaLeeBerquist
Yes, but not permanently
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Yes
3
No
1
0
SiRenfield
There’s a recurring character that is a pedophile, one seeking treatment mind you but still occasionally makes comments sexualizing young boys. The show in general also has quite a few instances of minors in sexual situations
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Death
0
SiRenfield
All This And Gargantula-2
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Does a major character die?
15 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Does a non-human character die?
18 supporters
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Yes
3
No
0
Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
26 supporters
Yes
5
No
1
1
mylef
extremely prevalent in the early seasons, gets toned down later on
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
11 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Family
Yes
7
No
1
0
SiRenfield
The show is a parody of action and superhero cartoons so this happens constantly
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Does a parent die?
12 supporters
Yes
8
No
1
1
EricaLeeBerquist
The deaths were decades ago and are not shown on screen
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Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
5
No
1
1
vaporgayve
Dean's stuffed giraffe, Mr. Reachy, is torn to shreds, but it gets stitched back together.
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Does a family member die?
14 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
36 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
Is someone possessed?
9 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
10
No
2
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are there razors?
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9 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is there a shower scene?
8 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Gross
1
Honkscape
S1
 E3
Doctor Venture wets himself after holding himself back for too long.
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Does someone vomit?
64 supporters
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Yes
10
No
1
Does someone spit?
9 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Is there audio gore?
34 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Yes
0
No
3
0
SiRenfield
S2
 E9
Heavily implied at least since Rusty indirectly mentions the post-9/11 climate
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
18 supporters
Yes
0
No
5
0
SiRenfield
S1
 E13
It’s established that the police are rather corrupt and have influence from The Guild
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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
LGBTQ+
Yes
2
No
1
0
SiRenfield
S7
 E3
Very reluctantly due to peer pressure and later blackmail
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Medical
Yes
1
No
3
0
SiRenfield
No but torture with electric shocks are not uncommon
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Yes
8
No
1
1
EricaLeeBerquist
There is a character addicted to tranquilizer darts who abuses them like a drug
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1
DrGirlfriend
S5E06
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Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Yes
7
No
3
1
DrGirlfriend
One character dies from cancer, another dies from unrelated causes but reveals to be dying from cancer.
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Mental Health
Yes
4
No
1
0
SiRenfield
A major theme of the show is childhood trauma, particularly with Rusty
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
2
EricaLeeBerquist
A character briefly goes through a goth phase and someone asks him if he has cutting scars on his arms, but the character denies it
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
25 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
1
SiRenfield
There is a character named Radical Left that’s a parody of Batman’s Two-Face...but in an interesting twist it’s revealed that it’s not due to DID they’re two people that somehow got fused together. There is admittedly still a joke about it regarding Hank’s alter egos in that same season albeit partially at the expense of the movie Split
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Honkscape
S1
 E9
Doctor Venture wanted H.E.L.P.e.R to do it for him.
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Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Is there body dysmorphia?
19 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
Yes
2
No
1
Are there anxiety attacks?
22 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
15 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
1
SydneyPiper
The original Wonder Boy admits to having one
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Yes
3
No
3
1
SiRenfield
One episode includes a Rain Man joke
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2
DrGirlfriend
A character's roommate commits suicide in their dorm.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there shakey cam?
25 supporters
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Yes
4
No
1
0
SiRenfield
They stop bleeping the home media releases around Season 3 or 5 depending on if you’re watching the DVDs or HBO Max
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Are there flashing lights or images?
31 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Paranoia
Yes
3
No
1
0
SiRenfield
S1
 E9
There's a post-credits gag parodying PSAs where the cast talks directly to the viewer
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
15 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
1
No
3
1
TheCassandraComplex
There are still-developing clones with a fetus-like appearance.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
35 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
2
EricaLeeBerquist
A male character grows b*****s and is teased for them
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2
Burgandy
The character of Dr. Girlfriend is a woman with a very deep voice. She is often misgendered in the early seasons and other characters will often discuss her sex or gender in a transphobic manner.
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Does the black guy die first?
18 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Are there homophobic slurs?
34 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
0
SiRenfield
S4
 E1
Good chunk of the episode focuses on N@zis trying to clone Hitler…using a dog
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0
SiRenfield
Cross dressing is sometimes played for laughs. Dr. Girlfriend is subjected to transphobic jokes and rumors in the early seasons, but this ends by Season 3. Hunter Gathers also has a transphobic storyline at one point not helped by the fact that he de-transitions back into a man
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Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
1
SiRenfield
Pretty bad transphobia in the early seasons although they later backtrack on it. Although the show still kind of relies on stereotypes even if in their defense its usually to make fun of the racism of the 1960’s and 70’s action cartoons they’re parodying. Some are a bit harder to defend though
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Yes
4
No
2
1
DrGirlfriend
A gay character dies from cancer. Two trans characters die in an explosion.
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2
DrGirlfriend
In a couple episodes, a character is referred to as "retarded".
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Are there n-words?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Is there aphobia?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
22 supporters
Yes
2
No
1
0
SiRenfield
Brock disguised himself as an Indian in S3E2 and in the Halloween special there are a couple of characters sewn together try to cosplay the Thing With Two Heads at a party but at least in that case people call them out
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Relationships
Yes
8
No
1
2
SiRenfield
S4
 E12
A teenage girl tricks an adult man into sex by lying about her age, and when she grows up she even seduces a teenage boy (bonus ick points for how said boy is also technically her stepson)
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Sex
Yes
13
No
0
0
SiRenfield
S7
 E7
This series is loaded with sexual content but there’s an Eyes Wide Shut parody that’s the most graphic in the entire series
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Is someone sexually objectified?
26 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there nude scenes?
26 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Is there BDSM?
13 supporters
Yes
3
No
1
0
SiRenfield
Sgt Hatred’s ex-wife Princess Tiny Feet is heavily into it to the point of it being her only major defining character trait. There’s also one part in S4E14 where Dr Mrs Monarch and 21 pretend that they’re having a session in order to get some of the other henchmen out and avoid being discovered. Later on in Season 6 we also see Brock engage in this with Wariana as part of his character arc
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0
SiRenfield
S4
 E12
Hank does albeit his memory of it is later erased due to…some rather gross revelations
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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60 supporters
Yes
7
No
2
3
EricaLeeBerquist
A character sleeps with a woman whom he later discovers is his half brother's mother
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Sexism
Yes
4
No
1
Sickness
Yes
5
No
1
1
SiRenfield
S7
 E3
Action Man
2 comments | Add comment
Does someone have a chronic illness?
10 supporters
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Yes
2
No
1
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Are there anti-abortion themes?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
17 supporters
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Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Yes
2
No
3
0
SiRenfield
Santa Claus did exist at one point in-universe but was accidentally killed in 1967
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Yes
5
No
2
0
SiRenfield
S7
 E10
Notoriously ended on a cliffhanger although fortunately does have a continuation in film form after being uncancelled. UPDATE: said film is much happier in comparison
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
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Yes
11
No
1
Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
3
No
1
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
2
Honkscape
S1E8
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Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
3 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Is there blood/gore?
39 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Does someone drown?
11 supporters
Yes
1
No
5
0
Opalmew
S2
 E3
Hank nearly drowns but is rescued
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Is there gun violence?
16 supporters
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Yes
7
No
1