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Sex & Nudity

  • The two main characters are teenage boys so there is a lot of talk about getting girls, finding them "sexy", and wanting to have sex.
  • A LOT of kissing
  • Sexual innuendos
  • a few sexual jokes, nothing too explicit.
  • a few episodes relate to sex, and puberty.
  • again, all listed really isn't too explicit for a child

Violence & Gore

  • In one episode a large man walks in a room threatening the two protagonists and Will punches him to no effect
  • some episodes are fairly violent
  • in one episode, "72 hours", a violent dream sequence is played, and Carlton, who is a criminal, punches a butler
  • some comical violence(i.e. will hits carlton for fun)
  • a gun is used once, a man is shot(offscreen)


  • Says w****er once.
  • Says c**t 10 times
  • In a season 5 episode, 3 girls say "They say Mr. Smith is a bad mother-" before being interrupted.
  • Will makes short jokes to Carlton quite often.
  • a few profanities, hell, damn, ass, and bastard.
  • Carlton says that something is retarded when he is in jail.
  • Will makes fat jokes to Uncle Phil often.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • a few scenes take place in bars. people seen drinking. a few times we see people smoking cigarettes. one episode involves the drug speed.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • none really, a few episodes do have sad moments. but these sad moments easily turn into more happy moments because will provides comic relief


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Sex & Nudity

  • In "Striptease for Two", Will and Carlton striptease for cash. Carlton nearly takes his jeans off but is stopped by his mother who watches him in shock.
  • Carlton loses his virginity in an episode in Season 4
  • Will gets fake married without the woman knowing, and they were going to have sex, but don't. Will does take everything off but his boxers though.
  • Will sleeps with his girlfriends mom.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Just about all of us know the Will's father scene where after reuniting with his father after he ran out on him he goes to run out again. Will then throws a anger induced fit and sobs in uncle Phil's arms.
  • When Will is shot in a mugging, Carlton buys a gun out of paranoia and Will argues with him taking the gun from him. Carlton leaves the room and Will cries.
  • Will and Carlton get pulled over because they are black and Carlton believes that the cop is just doing his job but Will tries to explain that the cop racially profiled them. The reality of the situation is somewhat upsetting.
  • In "Just Say Yo", Carlton finds drugs in Will's locker. He proceeds to take them and eventually gets high. He collapses and almost dies. He is saved by Will who takes him to the hospital.

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