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Old 02-09-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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Default Is family guy appropriate for a 12 year old?

Wanted to get it for my younger bro, but I'm having second thoughts right now.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:09 AM   #2
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Probably won't understand a lot of the humor
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:10 AM   #3
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Probably won't understand a lot of the humor
He won't get some of the parodies, but I think he'll like it. I'm trying to think of anything that may not be appropriate, but then again, they aired it at 9pm.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:11 AM   #4
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I'd lean no. Some episodes are fine but many are quite sexual (mostly Quagmire).

Funny as hell but pehaps a bit early for a 12 year-old, and yea most of the humor would be too obscure I'd guess.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #5
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Default RE:Is family guy appropriate for a 12 year old?

Also the alcoholic dog, and the episode he has w/ coke, and the followup episode w/ the porn.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:13 AM   #6
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12 year old? Pssh..yeah.

EDIT: Its not like he is a 6 year old or something. 12 year old boys have most definately seen some type of porn, drug usage in tv shows/movies, violence, etc...
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:16 AM   #7
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Id say no
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:16 AM   #8
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Default RE:Is family guy appropriate for a 12 year old?

im thinking that for a 12 year old there's probably something better to get (i.e. i agree with the above posts that he probably wouldn't get alot of the humor).
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:20 AM   #9
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probably miss about 90% of the cultural references.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:21 AM   #10
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Id say not really.. stick to something a little more tame
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:22 AM   #11
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:22 AM   #12
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I don't know where you guys where when you were 12 years old..perhaps on another planet? Its not like "Family Guy" is incredibly deep and too difficult for a 12 year old to understand. I don't see how its innapropriate either, for someone of that age.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:23 AM   #13
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You're asking a group that probably thinks that by 12 years old, he should be whacking off to hard core pr0n.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:27 AM   #14
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How about 'Finding Nemo' instead?
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:47 AM   #15
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Definitely not.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:48 AM   #16
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:50 AM   #17
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Nope. Heck, there are times I think it's inappropriate for me.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:50 AM   #18
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you can get it for him, hes not gonna understand any of it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 09:54 AM   #19
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No. The show contains a lot of racial obscenities. You don't want a 12 year old to go to school thinking that saying something prejudice is ok and funny. Even the mention of such things in school can land you a suspension.

But if you know your the kid is wiser than that, and knows how to handle such humar, then let him watch it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:00 AM   #20
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I watch it sometimes with my ~4yr old. It's amazing what he picks up on
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:00 AM   #21
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No. The show contains a lot of racial obscenities. You don't want a 12 year old to go to school thinking that saying something prejudice is ok and funny. Even the mention of such things in school can land you a suspension.

But if you know your the kid is wiser than that, and knows how to handle such humar, then let him watch it.
I would hope most 12 year olds know its not right to say those things. I know I was mature enough to handle shows like "Beavis and Butthead" when I was 12, and not try and repeat the things they do and say. I guess the final word is, if your younger brother is stupid, no, don't let him watch it. If he is like any other normal 12 year old boy, I don't see a problem with it.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:02 AM   #22
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NO! He should watch more wholesome programming like 'Rainbow'
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:03 AM   #23
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I say yes.
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:20 AM   #24
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I know an 18 year old whose parents wont let him watch shows like that. He doesn't even have a tv in his room, and can't go on the internet past 10, and can't close his door. Don't be that parent...
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:29 AM   #25
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Yes and no...some parts probably aren't the best for him to watch and he probably won't understand some of the humor.
As long as he understands it's humor and not something that people are supposed to do in polite society, I'd say it's ok.
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