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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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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: R

Rodney Dangerfield plays an obnoxious talk show host.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Lots and lots of sexual innuendo (including references to bestiality, masturbation, rape, oral and anal sex, prostitution, etc.). Bare breasts are seen in two scenes. A pornographic tape shows a man moaning and we see thrusting movements (but he's seen from the chest up so we don't see anything else). Photos showing a woman's bare breast as she lies on top of a man and a man licking a woman's chest. A woman flashes her breasts at a man (but she has her bra on), the side of a man's bare buttocks. Fondling through clothing (a man's crotch), kissing. A man puts the genitals from a statue in his pocket and he appears to be sexually aroused. A woman is offended when he dances with her and she feels him; he bumps into the backside of a man bending over (this is seen a few times on video).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Mainly played for laughs: A slight bloody nose, a person with a bloody face (they had a cinder block fall on their face which we also see). Slaps, a wrestling match turns into a fight with punches, bodies thrown around and furniture knocked around. Falls, a man is pulled behind a car, objects thrown at people, threatening with a sword and a gun (the gun is fired as people try to get it). A horse in a house knocks over people and furniture and the rider is thrown through a window.

PROFANITY 6 - One F-word and a couple of derivatives, a few scatological references, many anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Talk shows, campaigning and politics.

MESSAGE - Politics make strange bedfellows.

Special Keywords: S6 - V3 - P6 - MPAAR

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