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Sex & Nudity

  • Frequent scenes of women in skimpy outfits or bikinis.
  • A lot of sexual innuendo. Frequent talk of masturbation, casual sex, teen pregnancy, and other sex-related material.
  • It's frequently brought up that Jimmy's parent's hooked up as teenagers & then had Jimmy
  • A young man gets a young woman pregnant and the child is born while the woman is incarcerated.
  • Characters occasionally show cleavage.
  • An elderly woman is seen topless (back is shown) in a few episodes, and frequently states details of her sex life.
  • Two characters are strongly implied to have frequent sex (sometimes in the presence of a child, who either screams or is oblivious to what's going on.)
  • Most of the innuendo is intended to be funny

Violence & Gore

  • Mild slapstick (slapping, falling, getting shocked, and getting hit in the back of the head with miscellaneous objects)


  • Mild language ("damn", "hell", "ass", "bitch", "crap").

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Beer consumption is shown and characters sometimes get drunk.
  • There is an episode where two characters smoke although it is portrayed in a negative light and one of them quit smoking by the episode's end.
  • A character accidentally drinks drug laced tea and experiences frightening visions.
  • One episode involves Virginia trying to stop her grandmother from dating a stoner (Intended to be comedic)

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Violence & Gore

  • A young woman and the biological mother of the title character is a serial killer who, according to a later episode, has committed at least five known homicides. She is sent to the electric chair but due to faulty wiring is not killed. She pops up about once a season to cause trouble for her baby's father and his family.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Hope's biological mother Lucy is serial killer and she gets legally electrocuted but survives and returns to attempt to kill the Chances on a few occasions. Humorous for adults but can be distressing for younger children.

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