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Beavis and Butt-head Do America



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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MPAA Rating: PG-13

The boys from MTV get sucked into a government/law enforcement investigation.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - All animated: Lots and lots of sexual innuendo with lots of masturbation references (with hand gestures, talk of masturbation and a rocking camper when Beavis is supposedly inside -- he comes out in his underpants). Kissing, male bare butts a few times, cleavage, a rocking car with a couple kissing inside, a statue has bare breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Reckless driving, explosions. Beavis sees deformed monsters in his delirium. Threatening with guns and some shooting, falls, punches, hits and kicks. A plane nearly crashes, the boys are nearly hit by swerving cars and there is a multi-car pile-up. Butt-head hits his head and there is a lot of flowing blood, Beavis' face is bruised.

PROFANITY 5 - Many mild obscenities, many anatomical references, lots of sexual references and some scatological references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terrorism, biological warfare, law enforcement, criminal activity, male teenage hormones, stupidity.

MESSAGE - Stupid is as stupid does.

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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