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16th May '18 8:46:05 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Series/TheATeam'', for all its cartoony violence, was pitched at a family audience. The same cannot be said of the [[Film/TheATeam big-screen]] remake which was R-rated and full of people actually getting killed.
29th Apr '18 9:45:24 AM MagnusForce
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** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' was a ratings failure for the very same reasons. Intended to be a completely DarkerAndEdgier {{Deconstruction}} reimagining of the ''Fanchise/UltraSeries'' and notorious as one of the darkest entries of the franchise, it got put on a Saturday morning kids' block due to MisaimedMarketing (Hey it's ''Ultraman'', of course kids'll love it!), which resulted in abysmal ratings and the only case ever of an early cancellation for the ''Ultra Series''.
18th Apr '18 2:18:58 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.

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* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' ''Groundling Marsh'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
2nd Apr '18 4:45:48 PM merotoker
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* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. It was originally to be titled ''Kids' Show'', [[ExecutiveMeddling but they were forced to change it]] because the network feared people would take it literally. The theme song starts: "Kids' show, kids' show/ oh good lord it's a kids' show" There is a disclaimer at the beginning states that if you allow your kid to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.
* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex to consider it appropriate for younger viewers. Netflix also has the series in the separate "Kids" section of their site for profiles set to "older kids" level.
* ''Series/JurassicFightClub'' is a ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' [[FollowTheLeader wanna-be]], and seeing the main point is prehistoric battles, it isn't surprising why it's on here

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* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. It ''Series/TheATeam'', for all its cartoony violence, was originally to pitched at a family audience. The same cannot be titled ''Kids' Show'', [[ExecutiveMeddling but they were forced to change it]] because said of the network feared [[Film/TheATeam big-screen]] remake which was R-rated and full of people would actually getting killed.
* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by Creator/ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)
* ''Series/BlueBloods'' used this trope InUniverse at one point. Henry and Frank were going to
take it literally. The theme song starts: "Kids' show, kids' show/ oh good lord it's a kids' show" There is a disclaimer at the beginning states that if you allow your kid to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.
* According to Lisa Kudrow, she has met
Danny's kids claiming that their parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by modern standards]], (roughly eight years old) to a Broadway musical, but Henry misplaced the tickets. When they found them, Erin noted they'd "dodged a bullet" as she put it: the musical was ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' doesn't shy away from showing vampires and demons being stabbed or decapitated, human victims lying gruesomely dead, and has a significant amount of sexual content. Nevertheless,
there are still way too many storylines revolving around sex 7-year-olds whose parents have allowed them to consider it appropriate for younger viewers. Netflix also has the series watch it. Not helped in the separate "Kids" section of their site UK where the BBC aired a censored version at six PM with sexual and violent content cut but aired the full version at eleven the same day. All neck snappings were cut, for profiles set example, leading to "older kids" level.
* ''Series/JurassicFightClub'' is a ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' [[FollowTheLeader wanna-be]],
strange fights with demons who suddenly just decided to give up and seeing lie still for no reason.
** [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The original 1992 movie]], despite also not being for kids, was marketed to appeal to young teens and tweens, primarily because Creator/PaulReubens (you know, Pee-wee Herman!) was going to be in it. (This becomes ''really'' interesting when you remember that Reubens had been arrested for indecent exposure less than a year before, and that his vampire character in ''Buffy'' is made up to look ''almost exactly'' like his mugshot photo.) It's true that
the main point film does have mostly BloodlessCarnage (the most blood we see is prehistoric battles, when Buffy has a cut on her elbow!) and [[DefangedHorrors the vampires themselves are quite campy and unlikely to frighten any but the smallest children]]. But then there's the (implied) scene of a character giving a blow job, as well as another character outright exposing his penis [[SomethingElseAlsoRises (all right, a hot dog that]] ''[[SomethingElseAlsoRises looks]]'' [[SomethingElseAlsoRises like a penis)]] before a group of girls.
* ''Series/CrankYankers'' has some well-known comedians make prank calls to various businesses, and reenacting the call on camera using Muppet style puppets. One call had a woman prank a hardware store with an extended conversation about the "big tubes of caulk." Very much not for children. Not to mention the openings of the skits. One has a man carrying his large testes in a wheel barrel and another has a woman puppet's clothes being ripped off in the wind and exposing her breasts and nipples, fully.
* The newer seasons of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' get this too, despite the fact that the show is usually rated TV-14 and has characters dealing with a plethora of (mostly non child-friendly) challenges, such as eating disorders, peer pressure, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, school shootings, rape, etc. The fact that
it isn't surprising why it's airs in the U.S. on hereCreator/TeenNick might have a part in this. (It should be noted that many parents likely recall watching the original series, which ''was'' more family-friendly.)



* Nature documentaries in general might be classed as this. In the UK, at least, they're exempt from classification due to their educational nature when released as video recordings, so kids can theoretically buy them and watch them without question- even if they do contain animals fighting, killing and eating other animals and copulating. There may of course be some measure of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman about this too- it's just what animals do naturally in the wild, so who cares?

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* Nature documentaries in general might be classed as this. In ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' is made by Creator/JimHenson, aired on the UK, at least, they're exempt from classification due to their educational nature when released as video recordings, so kids can theoretically buy them Creator/{{Disney}}-owned Creator/{{ABC}} and watch them without question- even if they do contain animals fighting, killing and eating other animals and copulating. There may of course be some measure of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman about this too- features adorable dino puppets, so it's just what animals do naturally for kids, right? Technically not. The show has some mild profanity and has some sex jokes, and the last episode was one big letdown (not because it sucked, but because it was depressing).
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', the parent show of the two examples below, has run into this issue for decades, due in part to inconsistent marketing that at times treats it like a children's show, and at other times an adult sci-fi series. Came to a head during the Creator/PeterCapaldi era which gave the show a more mature feel and, at one point, saw the show airing at 8:30 p.m., which
in the wild, UK was tantamount to blasphemy for a show most saw as "teatime viewing". (Just in the UK; in North America the show regularly aired at 9 pm, with reruns of the earlier version usually airing on PBS late at night.)
** ''Series/Class2016'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which is full of blood and sex, gets a lot of this as well. In addition to being a spin-off of the popular family show, it centres around a group of teenagers (which can sometimes hint at something for younger audiences). In addition, parts of the premise closely resemble ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which was aimed ''more'' at kids than its parent show. And of course, many people are just clueless over what {{Young Adult|Literature}} fiction means (in reality it is aimed at older teenagers up to early 30s and as such can contain explicit sex and violence, but some people assume it's a synonym for "children's"). As a result, the BBC itself ran into issues with production and marketing - according to UK media it only allowed the Doctor to make a cameo if the show toned down its violence and sexual content (it's unclear if the reports referred to only the episode he appeared in, or the whole series); after the series underperformed in a streaming platform, BBC One buried it in a late-night time slot and fired through the 8-episode first series in 4 weeks flat, attracting pocket-change viewership numbers and leaving its future in doubt (it was ultimately cancelled after its only season). This is less of an issue on broadcasters like Space in Canada and BBC America that usually air ''Doctor Who'' in a mid-evening time slot anyway (one that in the UK would be considered post-watershed), and thus had no qualms airing a show like ''Class'' alongside ''Doctor Who'', though it still attracted criticism from viewers and didn't generate enough overseas ratings to justify BBC Three to continue it.
** The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''",
so who cares?they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], since, while this doesn't always show, it's aimed at family audiences.)
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Creator/{{Hulu}}, likely due to its origins being from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation than most of the adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
* ''Series/FPJsAngProbinsyano'' has young children, particularly boys, as its demographic, even going so far as to having [[TheMerch merchandise]] such as toys and mobile games aimed for youngsters. Except the series' themes aren't exactly something a sensible parent would even dare expose their son or daughter to, like drugs, government corruption and the like. And it's even more so with the DarkerAndEdgier ''Pulang Araw'' (lit. ''Red Suns''[[note]]No, not that [[Manga/InitialD Red Suns]][[/note]]) story arc which brought Kardo from an upstanding cop to a cynical VigilanteMan on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.



** When they were still ABC Family, they also aired reruns of ''Series/That70sShow'' which has many references to sex and implies marijuana usage with the kids in the circle. Granted, it has both written and spoken warnings along the lines of "The following material may be inappropriate for younger viewers" before each episode.
* Canadian networks such as YTV and Teletoon also seem to carry the same misconceptions as suggestive cartoons, a couple of violent anime, and shows targeted for older teens often run rampant or get scattered into the mix of stuff that's supposed to be for kids.
** YTV did this with ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' of all shows. They announced that they would be the first Canadian channel to carry the show... and put up a ''Farscape'' page in their website which looked like something from Nickelodeon. Apparently, they were misled by the fact that the show was made by The Jim Henson Company. They ended up only airing the first season (and censoring the crap out of it).
** YTV also was the first to air ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ended up banning one episode entirely because there was too much to cut. However, YTV eventually got the hint and began airing more adult fare like ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' and ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' in late-night time slots.
** Although it wasn't live action, YTV also gave this treatment to ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'', placing it in a timeslot right after ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Surprisingly, nobody complained about this.
* Creator/TsuburayaProductions created a horror series in 1968 called ''Operation: Mystery''. In Germany in 1971, some network decided it would be a good idea to dub it and broadcast it as a children's series. It's from the creators of ''Ultraman'', after all... it ''must'' be for kids!
* South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like ''I Live Alone''(나 혼자 산다) or ''I Can See Your Voice''(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and has little to no offensive content.
* In the early 1970s Gerry and Sylvia Anderson decided to go into more serious, live-action drama with the series ''Series/{{UFO}}'', though it still used plenty of their famous model work. Unfortunately the networks didn't know what to do with a show about faceless aliens coming to Earth to steal people's organs, which included one episode about drugged out hippies and another which focuses on the lead character having an extramarital affair. After all, it was made by the creators of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' so it must be for kids, right?
* In one of the stupidest examples imaginable, numerous parents apparently assumed that ''Series/{{Game Of Thrones}}'' had to be family-friendly because it was fantasy. It didn't help that a number of articles written about the show hyped the fantasy aspects, such as mentions of dragons and direwolves, or focusing entirely on the latter part of series co-creator David Benioff's admittedly crappy tagline "''Series/{{The Sopranos}}''" in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]", apparently hearing "Middle-earth" and assuming we'd see elves, wizards, and hobbits. Never mind that it airs on HBO, which is known for series with copious amounts of nudity, violence and profanity, and never mind that right before the series a giant "Not suitable for children" warning is displayed. There were angry emails to HBO and news outlets from outraged parents at a show "for children" containing beheadings, profanity, incest, nudity and rape.

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** When they were still ABC Family, they also aired reruns of ''Series/That70sShow'' which has many references to sex and implies marijuana usage with the kids in the circle. Granted, it has had both written and spoken warnings ContentWarnings along the lines of "The following material may be inappropriate for younger viewers" before each episode.
* Canadian networks such as YTV and Teletoon also seem According to carry the same misconceptions as suggestive cartoons, a couple of violent anime, and shows targeted for older teens often run rampant or get scattered into the mix of stuff that's supposed to be for kids.
** YTV did this with ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' of all shows. They announced
Creator/LisaKudrow, she has met kids claiming that they would be the first Canadian channel to carry the show... and put up a ''Farscape'' page in their website which looked like something from Nickelodeon. Apparently, they were misled parents let them watch ''Series/{{Friends}}''. While ''Friends'' [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny is not particularly vulgar by the fact that the show was made by The Jim Henson Company. They ended up only airing the first season (and censoring the crap out of it).
** YTV also was the first to air ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ended up banning one episode entirely because
modern standards]], there was are still way too much many storylines revolving around sex to cut. However, YTV eventually got the hint and began airing more adult fare like ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' and ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' in late-night time slots.
** Although
consider it wasn't live action, YTV appropriate for younger viewers. Creator/{{Netflix}} also gave this treatment to ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'', placing it in a timeslot right after ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Surprisingly, nobody complained about this.
* Creator/TsuburayaProductions created a horror series in 1968 called ''Operation: Mystery''. In Germany in 1971, some network decided it would be a good idea to dub it and broadcast it as a children's series. It's from the creators of ''Ultraman'', after all... it ''must'' be for kids!
* South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like ''I Live Alone''(나 혼자 산다) or ''I Can See Your Voice''(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and
has little to no offensive content.
* In the early 1970s Gerry and Sylvia Anderson decided to go into more serious, live-action drama with
the series ''Series/{{UFO}}'', though it still used plenty in the separate "Kids" section of their famous model work. Unfortunately the networks didn't know what site for profiles set to do with "older kids" level.
* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is
a show about faceless aliens coming to Earth to steal people's organs, which included one episode about drugged out hippies parody of FairyTales, has a lighthearted, colourful tone, and another which focuses on the lead character having an extramarital affair. After all, it was made has its soundtrack done by the creators of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' guy who did the music for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', so it must be for kids, right?
right? Well, half the opening number was devoted to all the sex Galavant and Madalena were having during their relationship, and the series only gets raunchier from there.
* In one of the stupidest examples imaginable, numerous parents apparently assumed that ''Series/{{Game Of Thrones}}'' ''Series/GameOfThrones'' had to be family-friendly because it was fantasy. It didn't help that a number of articles written about the show hyped the fantasy aspects, such as mentions of dragons and direwolves, or focusing entirely on the latter part of series co-creator David Benioff's admittedly crappy tagline "''Series/{{The Sopranos}}''" Sopranos}}'' in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]", apparently hearing "Middle-earth" and assuming we'd see elves, wizards, and hobbits. Never mind that it airs on HBO, Creator/{{HBO}}, which is known for series with copious amounts of nudity, violence and profanity, and never mind that right before the series a giant "Not suitable for children" warning is displayed. There were angry emails to HBO and news outlets from outraged parents at a show "for children" containing beheadings, profanity, incest, nudity and rape.



* The 2015 series ''Series/TheMuppets'' is TV-PG and it shows. There are ''a lot'' of adult jokes showing off that just because it's a ''Muppet'' series doesn't mean it's for kids. In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel, right after the Disney Junior block. Eventually this trope was its downfall, as it was cancelled due to low-ratings. People just couldn't get into an adult-aimed ''Muppets'' show after years of it being child-friendly.
** Those wishing to explore the early history of the Muppets find themselves having to tread carefully, because beyond ''Series/SesameStreet'' and most of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Henson often used his Muppets for adult humour. They were regulars on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in its early years and one of the [[PilotEpisode pilot episodes]] for ''The Muppet Show'', which aired on ABC in 1975, was actually titled "Sex and Violence" and was a parody of the increasing amount of sexual content and violence on American TV.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' doesn't shy away from showing vampires and demons being stabbed or decapitated, human victims lying gruesomely dead, and has a significant amount of sexual content. Nevertheless, there are 7-year-olds whose parents have allowed them to watch it. Not helped in the UK where the BBC aired a censored version at six PM with sexual and violent content cut but aired the full version at eleven the same day. All neck snappings were cut, for example, leading to strange fights with demons who suddenly just decided to give up and lie still for no reason.
** [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The original 1992 movie]], despite also not being for kids, was marketed to appeal to young teens and tweens, primarily because Paul Reubens (you know, Pee-wee Herman!) was going to be in it. (This becomes ''really'' interesting when you remember that Reubens had been arrested for indecent exposure less than a year before, and that his vampire character in ''Buffy'' is made up to look ''almost exactly'' like his mugshot photo.) It's true that the film does have mostly BloodlessCarnage (the most blood we see is when Buffy has a cut on her elbow!) and [[DefangedHorrors the vampires themselves are quite campy and unlikely to frighten any but the smallest children]]. But then there's the (implied) scene of a character giving a blow job, as well as another character outright exposing his penis [[SomethingElseAlsoRises (all right, a hot dog that]] ''[[SomethingElseAlsoRises looks]]'' [[SomethingElseAlsoRises like a penis)]] before a group of girls.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Children are especially attracted to the funny puppets, and the host segments have a wild, kids show-esque atmosphere and fairly family-friendly sense of humor. The actual films featured, though, are often ''not'' kid stuff, often dealing with mature themes. As vintage ''Series/DoctorWho'' has shown, obviously fake monsters to an adult are not so obviously fake to small children -- no matter how much the 'bots may be laughing at them. And most children simply do not have enough cultural experience to understand when a movie is "bad", meaning that much of the riffing is lost on them anyway. Still, the Best Brains gang got several letters from kids and families (paticularly during the Joel years) talking about how much they loved the show. These letters were often read on the air, showing that they embraced younger audiences watching.

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* Another ABC show, ''Series/TheGoldbergs'', was advertised in cinemas before family-friendly movies such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'', and was also advertised in banner ads on The 2015 series ''Series/TheMuppets'' is Hub's (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily) website. From the preview, it looks like a fun sitcom about a boy having crazy adventures in TheEighties with his family, and he likes a few things from that era kids still like today like ''Franchise/StarWars''. Except that there's adult themes in the show and uncensored and censored swearing, mostly from the father on the show, and sometimes even Adam swears! [[note]] Only the really bad words, like the F-word, are bleeped to keep it at a TV-PG level. For example, the second season's Halloween episode had a whole string of censored swearing before cutting to an ad break[[/note]], and it shows. There episodes about about Barry being taught about sex and the kids finding a scrambled porn channel (that we don't get to see, of course) when they are ''a lot'' of adult jokes showing off that just trying to watch ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just
because it's a ''Muppet'' series about angels in heaven doesn't mean it's for kids. In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel, right after the Disney Junior block. Eventually this trope was its downfall, make it a family show, as it was cancelled due to low-ratings. People just couldn't get into an adult-aimed ''Muppets'' show after years of it being child-friendly.
** Those wishing to explore the early history of the Muppets find themselves having to tread carefully, because beyond ''Series/SesameStreet'' and most of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Henson often used his Muppets for adult humour. They were regulars on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in its early years and one of the [[PilotEpisode pilot episodes]] for ''The Muppet Show'', which aired on ABC in 1975, was actually titled "Sex and Violence" and was a parody of the increasing amount of sexual content and violence on American TV.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' doesn't shy away from showing vampires and demons being stabbed or decapitated, human victims lying gruesomely dead, and has a significant amount of sexual content. Nevertheless,
there are 7-year-olds whose parents have allowed them to watch it. Not helped in the UK where the BBC aired a censored version at six PM with sexual and violent content cut but aired the full version at eleven the same day. All neck snappings were cut, for example, leading to strange fights with demons who suddenly just decided to give up and lie still for no reason.
** [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer The original 1992 movie]], despite also not being for kids, was marketed to appeal to young teens and tweens, primarily because Paul Reubens (you know, Pee-wee Herman!) was going to be in it. (This becomes ''really'' interesting when you remember that Reubens had been arrested for indecent exposure less than a year before, and that his vampire character in ''Buffy'' is made up to look ''almost exactly'' like his mugshot photo.) It's true that the film does have mostly BloodlessCarnage (the most blood we see is when Buffy has a cut on her elbow!) and [[DefangedHorrors the vampires themselves are quite campy and unlikely to frighten any but the smallest children]]. But then there's the (implied) scene of a character giving a blow job, as well as another character outright exposing his penis [[SomethingElseAlsoRises (all right, a hot dog that]] ''[[SomethingElseAlsoRises looks]]'' [[SomethingElseAlsoRises like a penis)]] before a group of girls.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Children are especially attracted to the funny puppets, and the host segments have a wild, kids show-esque atmosphere and fairly family-friendly sense of humor. The actual films featured, though, are often ''not'' kid stuff, often dealing with mature themes. As vintage ''Series/DoctorWho'' has shown, obviously fake monsters to an adult are not so obviously fake to small children -- no matter how much the 'bots may be laughing at them. And most children simply do not have enough cultural experience to understand when a movie is "bad", meaning that much of the riffing is lost on them anyway. Still, the Best Brains gang got
several letters from kids and families (paticularly during the Joel years) talking jokes about how much death, drugs and sex in it. [[spoiler: and in the end, they loved the show. These letters were often read on the air, showing that aren't even in heaven at all]], so if they embraced younger audiences watching.didn't get the message before...



* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], since, while this doesn't always show, it's aimed at family audiences.)
* ''Series/Class2016'', another ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which is full of blood and sex, gets a lot of this as well. In addition to being a spin-off of the popular family show, it centres around a group of teenagers (which can sometimes hint at something for younger audiences). In addition, parts of the premise closely resemble ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which was aimed ''more'' at kids than its parent show. And of course, many people are just clueless over what YoungAdult fiction means (in reality it is aimed at older teenagers up to early 30s and as such can contain explicit sex and violence, but some people assume it's a synonym for "children's"). As a result, the BBC itself ran into issues with production and marketing - according to UK media it only allowed the Doctor to make a cameo if the show toned down its violence and sexual content (it's unclear if the reports referred to only the episode he appeared in, or the whole series); after the series underperformed in a streaming platform, BBC One buried it in a late-night time slot and fired through the 8-episode first series in 4 weeks flat, attracting pocket-change viewership numbers and leaving its future in doubt (it was ultimately cancelled after its only season). This is less of an issue on broadcasters like Space in Canada and BBC America that usually air ''Doctor Who'' in a mid-evening time slot anyway (one that in the UK would be considered post-watershed), and thus had no qualms airing a show like ''Class'' alongside ''Doctor Who'', though it still attracted criticism from viewers and didn't generate enough overseas ratings to justify BBC Three to continue it.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', the parent show of the above two examples, has run into this issue for decades, due in part to inconsistent marketing that at times treats it like a children's show, and at other times an adult sci-fi series. Came to a head during the Creator/PeterCapaldi era which gave the show a more mature feel and, at one point, saw the show airing at 8:30 p.m., which in the UK was tantamount to blasphemy for a show most saw as "teatime viewing". (Just in the UK; in North America the show regularly aired at 9 pm, with reruns of the earlier version usually airing on PBS late at night.)
* ''Series/CrankYankers'' has some well-known comedians make prank calls to various businesses, and reenacting the call on camera using Muppet style puppets. One call had a woman prank a hardware store with an extended conversation about the "big tubes of caulk." Very much not for children.
** Not to mention the openings of the skits. One has a man carrying his large testes in a wheel barrel and another has a woman puppet's clothes being ripped off in the wind and exposing her breasts and nipples, fully.

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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm inexplicably nominated for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's Kids Choice Awards despite being a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], since, while this doesn't always show, it's aimed at family audiences.)
* ''Series/Class2016'', another ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which is
TV-14 series full of blood and sex, gets a lot of this as well. In addition to being a spin-off of the popular family show, it centres around a group of teenagers (which can sometimes hint at something for younger audiences). In addition, parts of the premise closely resemble ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which was aimed ''more'' at kids than its parent show. And of course, many people are just clueless over what YoungAdult fiction means (in reality it is aimed at older teenagers up to early 30s and as such can contain explicit sex and violence, but some people assume it's a synonym for "children's"). As a result, sex, and NightmareFuel. It probably was nominated due to the BBC itself ran into issues with production and marketing - according to UK media it only allowed the Doctor to make a cameo if the show toned down its violence and sexual content (it's unclear if the reports referred to only the episode he appeared in, or the whole series); after the series underperformed in a streaming platform, BBC One buried it in a late-night time slot and fired through the 8-episode first series in 4 weeks flat, attracting pocket-change viewership numbers and leaving its future in doubt (it was ultimately cancelled after its only season). This is less popularity of an issue ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired
on broadcasters like Space in Canada and BBC America that usually air ''Doctor Who'' in a mid-evening time slot anyway (one that Australian TV in the UK would be considered post-watershed), and thus had no qualms airing a show like ''Class'' morning alongside ''Doctor Who'', though it still attracted criticism from viewers and didn't generate enough overseas ratings to justify BBC Three to continue it.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', the parent show of the above two examples, has run into this issue for decades, due in part to inconsistent marketing that at times treats it like a
actual children's show, and at other times an adult sci-fi series. Came to a head during the Creator/PeterCapaldi era which gave the show a more mature feel and, at one point, saw the show airing at 8:30 p.m., which in the UK was tantamount to blasphemy programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show most saw as "teatime viewing". (Just in the UK; in North America the show regularly aired at 9 pm, with reruns of the earlier version usually airing on PBS late at night.)
* ''Series/CrankYankers'' has some well-known comedians make prank calls to various businesses, and reenacting the call on camera using Muppet style puppets. One call had a woman prank a hardware store with an extended conversation
about the "big tubes of caulk." Very much not what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for children.
** Not
toddlers to mention the openings enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of the skits. One has a man carrying his large testes in a wheel barrel and another has a woman puppet's clothes being ripped off in the wind and exposing her breasts and nipples, fully.adult themes.



* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' is definitely the [[BloodierAndGorier goriest]] entry in ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise that can even ''make [[Creator/GenUrobuchi Urobutcher's]] [[YourHeadAsplode head explodes]]''. Being made by the staff members from the early Heisei-era entries, this one is NotSafeForWork to the point that they released on [[Website/{{Amazon}} Amazon Prime]] where watchers of the recent Heisei-era entries are a no-no. (You might be okay if you grew up watching early-2000s Heisei-era entries.)
* The newer seasons of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' get this too, despite the fact that the show is usually rated TV-14 and has characters dealing with a plethora of (mostly non child-friendly) challenges, such as eating disorders, peer pressure, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, school shootings, rape, etc. The fact that it airs in the U.S. on Creator/TeenNick might have a part in this. (It should be noted that many parents likely recall watching the original series, which ''was'' more family-friendly.)
* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow. Let us not forget how the opening of the first episode showed us a shot of the Snow White Memorial Prison, with a bunch of buzzards eating the remains of prisoners in old hanging cages... yes, [[SarcasmMode very family friendly fairy-tale indeed]]...
* ''Series/BlueBloods'' used this trope InUniverse at one point. Henry and Frank were going to take Danny's kids (roughly eight years old) to a Broadway musical, but Henry misplaced the tickets. When they found them, Erin noted they'd "dodged a bullet" as she put it: the musical was ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.
* Strange enough reality TV shows are seldom seen as harmful for children. Despite the fact that many of them feature a bunch of people stuck together in one place while the TV makers make sure the tensions between them rise. The result is often a showcase of verbal and/or physical fights, swearing and people trying to get revenge on each other. Now, isn't that a great example for your kids growing up?
** Related to this is the fact that certain female socialites and/or reality stars who get their fame from these reality shows (i.e. Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, the Kardashians...) are frequently criticized by other media for being "bad role models" for girls. Never mind that the shows they've appeared on were never aimed at children young enough to be harmfully influenced by their antics, and it's not like these celebrities try to pass themselves off as role models anyway.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is not ''that'' extreme of an example, but just because it's about fairy tales and has many characters that were in Disney movies does not mean that it's for the same age group (besides, the fairy tales and its characters didn't become all cutesy and G-rated ''until'' Disney adapted them). The series contains things like violence, bloodshed ([[BloodlessCarnage though often not as much as would be expected]]), a character who is unknowingly a werewolf [[IAmAHumanitarian turning into a wolf and eating the man she's in love with]], implied rape as well as a definite (though never ''exactly'' stated) example of a SexSlave, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]]. The inclusion of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' characters in particular appearing was marketed quite a bit however the series isn't as G as the film itself (which has a PG rating however is very tame and popular with little kids). The fact that the series often uses Disney's adaptations of fairy tales as a base (Gaston's not even in the original ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', he was created by French director Jean Cocteau) really does not help. That and the fact the series uses fairy tales currently untouched by Disney (''Literature/HanselAndGretel'') and some books that aren't considered fairy tales at all (''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'') is a bit of a MindScrew.
* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by Creator/ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' is made by Jim Henson, aired on the Creator/{{Disney}}-owned Creator/{{ABC}} and features adorable dino puppets, so it's for kids, right? Technically not. The show has some mild profanity and has some sex jokes, and the last episode was one big letdown (not because it sucked, but because it was depressing).

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* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. In short, it's a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/DropDeadFred''. Not helping matters is that ''Imaginary Mary'' came out shortly after ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a children's movie (distributed by Disney, which is the parent company of the series' home network ABC) with its own cute imaginary friend character did.
** ''Series/{{Happy}}'', a series that came out a year later that's similar to this one, also qualifies as this trope. Yes, it's about a man and a cute animated horse, but it contains violence, drug use and cursing.
* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Creator/NickAtNite and on Creator/NickJr's now-defunct adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!
* ''Series/JurassicFightClub'' is a ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' [[FollowTheLeader wanna-be]], and seeing the main point is prehistoric battles, it isn't surprising why it's on here.
* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' is definitely the [[BloodierAndGorier goriest]] entry in ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise that can even ''make [[Creator/GenUrobuchi Urobutcher's]] [[YourHeadAsplode head explodes]]''. Being made by the staff members from the early Heisei-era entries, this one is NotSafeForWork to the point that they released on [[Website/{{Amazon}} [[Creator/AmazonStudios Amazon Prime]] where watchers of the recent Heisei-era entries are a no-no. (You might be okay if you grew up watching early-2000s Heisei-era entries.)
* ''Series/KnightRider'' is often stereotyped as a kids' show because it has one hero and his super cool super car, but the first season itself is loaded with episodes about politics, corrupt police, framed murder charges, a lover implicated in soliciting crime and the murder of a sleaze magazine owner- plenty of murders in the first season. The newer seasons pilot is surely not for kids. Plenty of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' get this too, despite the fact that gunshots fired in the show is usually rated TV-14 actually hit -- and a few kill. Contrast that with ''Series/TheATeam'' which has characters dealing only two casualties in the whole run and almost none of the shots fired by the heroes hit.
* ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'':
** ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', despite being in the same continuity the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which despite having some more adult moments, is generally family-friendly), has a much different tone. Murder, sex, Government corruption, and lots of NightmareFuel is a regular part of the show. Despite this, Agent Coulson, Fitz and Simmons have all appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' TV show, which is aimed at kids, while an ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' DLC pack featuring the cast of the show was released for ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers''. All that said, ''S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has always aired
with a plethora TV-14 rating and stayed within the parameters of (mostly non child-friendly) challenges, such as eating disorders, peer pressure, sexual identity, gang violence, self-injury, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, school shootings, rape, etc. what regular network TV requires. The fact same cannot be said for the MCU-based shows produced for streaming, as cited below.
** This is one of the major reasons why ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was in DevelopmentHell for so long. Melissa Rosenberg wanted the series to be appropriately DarkerAndEdgier to reflect its [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} source material]], but none of the networks were interested in a superhero show
that it airs in dealt with the U.S. on Creator/TeenNick might have a part in this. (It should be noted that many parents likely recall watching the original series, gritty subject matter she was pitching. It eventually got picked up by Creator/{{Netflix}}, which ''was'' is known for its more family-friendly.)
* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''.
mature content. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks primary themes include such cheery subjects as [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], PTSD and [[RapeAsDrama rape]], each of which are thoroughly explored and discussed to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, disturbing degree. Like ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', it was intended for kids. earned a TV-MA rating. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow. Let us not forget how the opening of were eyebrows raised when the first episode showed us a shot of the Snow White Memorial Prison, series - which included violence and sex scenes - was shown at a New York Comic Con event attended by parents with a bunch of buzzards eating the remains of prisoners in old hanging cages... yes, [[SarcasmMode very family friendly fairy-tale indeed]]...
* ''Series/BlueBloods'' used this trope InUniverse at one point. Henry and Frank were going to take Danny's kids (roughly eight years old) to a Broadway musical, but Henry misplaced the tickets. When they found them, Erin noted they'd "dodged a bullet" as she put it: the musical was ''Theatre/TheBookOfMormon''.
* Strange enough reality TV shows are seldom seen as harmful for
children. To be fair, parents were given the option to leave with their kids before the screening began, but there were reports of some who didn't quite realize Marvel meant it when they said Jessica Jones was an adults-only series.
** Speaking of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', to say that it earned its TV-MA rating would be a massive understatement. The level of violence in the series can be absolutely shocking at times, whether it be hearing Healy smash a guy's in with a bowling ball, or seeing Wilson Fisk kill Anatoly by beating him unconscious and decapitating him with a car door. While on the topic, the ''VideoGame/LEGOMarvelsAvengers'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows.
Despite this, the fact that many of them feature a bunch of people stuck together in one place while the TV makers make sure the tensions between them rise. The result is often a showcase of verbal and/or physical fights, swearing ''Daredevil'' and people trying to get revenge on each other. Now, isn't that a great example for your kids growing up?
** Related to this is the fact that certain female socialites and/or reality stars who get their fame from these reality shows (i.e. Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, the Kardashians...) are frequently criticized by other media for being "bad role models" for girls. Never mind that the shows they've appeared on
''Jessica Jones'' series were never aimed at children young enough to be harmfully influenced by their antics, and not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children, but they do appear as playable characters.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when
it's not like these celebrities try actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles in Disney projects such as ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
* The 2015 series ''Series/TheMuppets'' is TV-PG and it shows. There are ''a lot'' of adult jokes showing off that just because it's a ''Muppet'' series doesn't mean it's for kids. In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel, right after the Disney Junior block. Eventually this trope was its downfall, as it was cancelled due
to pass low-ratings. People just couldn't get into an adult-aimed ''Muppets'' show after years of it being child-friendly.
** Those wishing to explore the early history of the Muppets find
themselves off having to tread carefully, because beyond ''Series/SesameStreet'' and most of ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', Creator/JimHenson often used his Muppets for adult humour. They were regulars on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in its early years and one of the {{pilot}}s for ''The Muppet Show'', which aired on ABC in 1975, was actually titled "Sex and Violence" and was a parody of the increasing amount of sexual content and violence on American TV.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Children are especially attracted to the funny puppets, and the host segments have a wild, kids show-esque atmosphere and fairly family-friendly sense of humor. The actual films featured, though, are often ''not'' kid stuff, often dealing with mature themes. As vintage ''Series/DoctorWho'' has shown, obviously fake monsters to an adult are not so obviously fake to small children -- no matter how much the 'bots may be laughing at them. And most children simply do not have enough cultural experience to understand when a movie is "bad", meaning that much of the riffing is lost on them anyway. Still, the Best Brains gang got several letters from kids and families (particularly during the Joel years) talking about how much they loved the show. These letters were often read on the air, showing that they embraced younger audiences watching.
* Nature documentaries in general might be classed
as role models anyway.
this. In the UK, at least, they're exempt from classification due to their educational nature when released as video recordings, so kids can theoretically buy them and watch them without question- even if they do contain animals fighting, killing and eating other animals and copulating. There may of course be some measure of WhatMeasureIsANonHuman about this too- it's just what animals do naturally in the wild, so who cares?
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is not ''that'' extreme of an example, but just because it's about fairy tales and has many characters that were in Disney movies does not mean that it's for the same age group (besides, the fairy tales and its characters didn't become all cutesy and G-rated ''until'' Disney adapted them). The series contains things like violence, bloodshed ([[BloodlessCarnage though often not as much as would be expected]]), a character who is unknowingly a werewolf [[IAmAHumanitarian [[ImAHumanitarian turning into a wolf and eating the man she's in love with]], implied rape as well as a definite (though never ''exactly'' stated) example of a SexSlave, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]]. The inclusion of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' characters in particular appearing was marketed quite a bit however the series isn't as G as the film itself (which has a PG rating however is very tame and popular with little kids). The fact that the series often uses Disney's adaptations of fairy tales as a base (Gaston's not even in the original ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', he was created by French director Jean Cocteau) really does not help. That and the fact the series uses fairy tales currently untouched by Disney (''Literature/HanselAndGretel'') and some books that aren't considered fairy tales at all (''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'') is a bit of a MindScrew.
* This led Creator/TsuburayaProductions created a horror series in 1968 called ''Operation: Mystery''. In Germany in 1971, some network decided it would be a good idea to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial dub it and broadcast in the UK. Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to as a formal reprimand children's series. It's from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes creators of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown ''Ultraman'', after all... it ''must'' be for kids!
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at
midnight with little or no publicity. The third season at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was bought instead by Creator/ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired taped to air on any UK terrestrial channel.)
* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}'' is made by Jim Henson, aired on the Creator/{{Disney}}-owned Creator/{{ABC}} and features adorable dino puppets, so
HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's for kids, right? Technically not. a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.
* Don't let the fact that ''Series/{{Pets}}'' involves cute animal puppets fool you.
The show has some mild profanity animals who engage in activities such as looking at pornography, masturbating, getting addicted to medications, collecting bloodstained bags, and has some sex jokes, and the last episode was one big letdown (not because it sucked, but because it was depressing).drinking urine.



* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles in Disney projects such as the aforementioned ''Sofia The First'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
* Another ABC show, ''Series/TheGoldbergs'', was advertised in cinemas before family-friendly movies such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'', and was also advertised in banner ads on The Hub's (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily) website. From the preview, it looks like a fun sitcom about a boy having crazy adventures in TheEighties with his family, and he likes a few things from that era kids still like today like ''Franchise/StarWars''. Except that there's adult themes in the show and uncensored and censored swearing, mostly from the father on the show, and sometimes even Adam swears! [[note]] Only the really bad words, like the F-word, are bleeped to keep it at a TV-PG level. For example, the second season's Halloween episode had a whole string of censored swearing before cutting to an ad break[[/note]], and episodes about about Barry being taught about sex and the kids finding a scrambled porn channel (that we don't get to see, of course) when they are trying to watch ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's now-defunct adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom'' as a '''children's show'''!
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', despite being in the same continuity the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which despite having some more adult moments, is generally family-friendly), has a much different tone. Murder, sex, Government corruption, and lots of NightmareFuel is a regular part of the show. Despite this, Agent Coulson, Fitz and Simmons have all appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' TV show, which is aimed at kids, while an ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' DLC pack featuring the cast of the show was released for ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers]]''. All that said, ''S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has always aired with a TV-14 rating and stayed within the parameters of what regular network TV requires. The same cannot be said for the MCU-based shows produced for streaming, as cited below.
* This is one of the major reasons why ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was in DevelopmentHell for so long. Melissa Rosenberg wanted the series to be appropriately DarkerAndEdgier to reflect its [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} source material]], but none of the networks were interested in a superhero show that dealt with the gritty subject matter she was pitching. It eventually got picked up by Creator/{{Netflix}}, which is known for its more mature content. It's primary themes include such cheery subjects as [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], PTSD and [[RapeAsDrama rape]], each of which are thoroughly explored and discussed to a disturbing degree. Like ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', it earned a TV-MA rating.
** There were eyebrows raised when the first episode of the series - which included violence and sex scenes - was shown at a New York Comic Con event attended by parents with children. To be fair, parents were given the option to leave with their kids before the screening began, but there were reports of some who didn't quite realize Marvel meant it when they said Jessica Jones was an adults-only series.
* Speaking of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', to say that it earned its TV-MA rating would be a massive understatement. The level of violence in the series can be absolutely shocking at times, whether it be hearing Healy smash a guy's in with a bowling ball, or seeing Wilson Fisk kill Anatoly by beating him unconscious and decapitating him with a car door.
** While on the topic, the ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children, but they do appear as playable characters.
* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is a parody of FairyTales, has a lighthearted, colourful tone, and has its soundtrack done by the guy who did the music for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', so it must be for kids, right? Well, half the opening number was devoted to all the sex Galavant and Madalena were having during their relationship, and the series only gets raunchier from there.

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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a lot human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
* Strangely enough RealityTV shows are seldom seen as harmful for children. Despite the fact that many
of fans them feature a bunch of people stuck together in one place while the TV makers make sure the tensions between them rise. The result is often a showcase of verbal and/or physical fights, swearing and people trying to get revenge on each other. Now, isn't that a great example for your kids growing up?
** Related to this is the fact that certain female socialites and/or reality stars
who get their fame from these reality shows (i.e. Creator/ParisHilton, Nicole Richie, [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians the Kardashians]]...) are younger children, when frequently criticized by other media for being "bad role models" for girls. Never mind that the shows they've appeared on were never aimed at children young enough to be harmfully influenced by their antics, and it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles in Disney projects such as the aforementioned ''Sofia The First'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
* Another ABC show, ''Series/TheGoldbergs'', was advertised in cinemas before family-friendly movies such as ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}'', and was also advertised in banner ads on The Hub's (now Creator/DiscoveryFamily) website. From the preview, it looks
like a fun sitcom about a boy having crazy adventures in TheEighties with his family, and he likes a few things from that era kids still like today like ''Franchise/StarWars''. Except that there's adult themes in the show and uncensored and censored swearing, mostly from the father on the show, and sometimes even Adam swears! [[note]] Only the really bad words, like the F-word, are bleeped these celebrities try to keep it at a TV-PG level. For example, the second season's Halloween episode had a whole string of censored swearing before cutting to an ad break[[/note]], and episodes about about Barry being taught about sex and the kids finding a scrambled porn channel (that we don't get to see, of course) when they are trying to watch ''Series/GeneralHospital''.
* ''Series/InstantMom'' is a sitcom that airs on Nickelodeon's adult block Nick At Nite and on Nick Jr's now-defunct adult block [=NickMom=], but on Hulu, it was placed in the children's section in between ''WesternAnimation/MagicAdventuresOfMumfie'' and the AnimatedAdaptation of ''Series/FraggleRock''. This is possibly because it looked like a kid-friendly sitcom about a mom and her adopted children. It's basically just like any other sitcom involving kids, with dirty things kids shouldn't hear and other adult themes. Due to Hulu's mistake, other websites like [=ToonZone=] and the Canadian cable service Bell TV classify ''Instant Mom''
pass themselves off as a '''children's show'''!
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', despite being in the same continuity the Marvel Cinematic Universe (which despite having some more adult moments, is generally family-friendly), has a much different tone. Murder, sex, Government corruption, and lots of NightmareFuel is a regular part of the show. Despite this, Agent Coulson, Fitz and Simmons have all appeared in the ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' TV show, which is aimed at kids, while an ''Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'' DLC pack featuring the cast of the show was released for ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers]]''. All that said, ''S.H.I.E.L.D.'' has always aired with a TV-14 rating and stayed within the parameters of what regular network TV requires. The same cannot be said for the MCU-based shows produced for streaming, as cited below.
* This is one of the major reasons why ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was in DevelopmentHell for so long. Melissa Rosenberg wanted the series to be appropriately DarkerAndEdgier to reflect its [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} source material]], but none of the networks were interested in a superhero show that dealt with the gritty subject matter she was pitching. It eventually got picked up by Creator/{{Netflix}}, which is known for its more mature content. It's primary themes include such cheery subjects as [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], PTSD and [[RapeAsDrama rape]], each of which are thoroughly explored and discussed to a disturbing degree. Like ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', it earned a TV-MA rating.
** There were eyebrows raised when the first episode of the series - which included violence and sex scenes - was shown at a New York Comic Con event attended by parents with children. To be fair, parents were given the option to leave with their kids before the screening began, but there were reports of some who didn't quite realize Marvel meant it when they said Jessica Jones was an adults-only series.
* Speaking of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', to say that it earned its TV-MA rating would be a massive understatement. The level of violence in the series can be absolutely shocking at times, whether it be hearing Healy smash a guy's in with a bowling ball, or seeing Wilson Fisk kill Anatoly by beating him unconscious and decapitating him with a car door.
** While on the topic, the ''VideoGame/LegoMarvelsAvengers'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children, but they do appear as playable characters.
* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is a parody of FairyTales, has a lighthearted, colourful tone, and has its soundtrack done by the guy who did the music for ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', so it must be for kids, right? Well, half the opening number was devoted to all the sex Galavant and Madalena were having during their relationship, and the series only gets raunchier from there.
role models anyway.



* If you are looking through the TV guides for family entertainment and see a program titled ''Series/{{Zoo}}'', don't be fooled into thinking that it is a family show about the lives of animals. It's actually about a man who solves violent mysteries involving animals. Not helping matters is that James Patterson, who wrote funny books for kids about life in middle school, was behind the show.

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* If you are looking through ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (who has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the TV guides for family entertainment and see a program titled ''Series/{{Zoo}}'', don't normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''). To be fooled into thinking that it is a family fair, the comics themselves have become more adult-oriented in recent years as well.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': A UK
show promoted as a YA series about teenagers and their trials and tribulations, filled with top-name actors and young teen performers, many of whom went on to stardom, plus boatloads of critical acclaim. Great for kids and teens to watch, right? Then the lives sex scenes begin. And the drug taking. So much so that an extremely toned-down version produced for MTV in the US a few years later proved to be TooSpicyForYogSothoth and was yanked after 10 episodes. ''Skins'' is often cited as an example of animals. people misunderstanding what YA (young adult) means; far from being synonymous with "family" viewing, the YA genre takes into account viewers/readers into their early 30s, so R-rated material is considered acceptable.
* South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like ''I Live Alone''(나 혼자 산다) or ''I Can See Your Voice''(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and has little to no offensive content.
* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because it A) has young children as protagonists and B) came out around the same time [[Anime/YokaiWatch an anime with a similar premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for. In the fall of 2017, as fans awaited the eventual arrival of the third season of ''Stranger Things'', US and UK media began reporting on Netflix airing a thematically similar series called ''Dark'', imported from Europe, with many recommending it to fans of ''Stranger Things''. This led to some awkward moments for viewers expecting something semi-family friendly only to be confronted with a series with explicit sex scenes and heavier violence.
* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''.
It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually about killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a man who solves violent mysteries involving animals. Not helping matters is that James Patterson, who wrote funny books crossbow. Let us not forget how the opening of the first episode showed us a shot of the Snow White Memorial Prison, with a bunch of buzzards eating the remains of prisoners in old hanging cages... yes, [[SarcasmMode very family friendly fairy-tale indeed]]...
* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing
for kids about life in middle school, was behind a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the show.stories on this show deal with horror and violence.



* Don't let the fact that ''Series/{{Pets}}'' involves cute animal puppets fool you. The show has animals who engage in activities such as looking at pornography, masturbating, getting addicted to medications, collecting bloodstained bags, and drinking urine.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' was inexplicably nominated for a Kids Choice Awards despite being a TV-14 series full of violence, sex, and NightmareFuel. It probably was nominated due to the popularity of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''Series/KnightRider'' is often stereotyped as a kids' show because it has one hero and his super cool super car, but the first season itself is loaded with episodes about politics, corrupt police, framed murder charges, a lover implicated in soliciting crime and the murder of a sleaze magazine owner- plenty of murders in the first season. The pilot is surely not for kids. Plenty of gunshots fired in the show actually hit -- and a few kill. Contrast that with ''Series/TheATeam'' which has only two casualties in the whole run and almost none of the shots fired by the heroes hit.
* Speaking of ''Series/TheATeam'', although the original TV series, for all its cartoony violence, as pitched at a family audience, the same cannot be said of the [[Film/TheATeam big-screen]] remake which was R-rated and full of people actually getting killed.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': A UK show promoted as a YA series about teenagers and their trials and tribulations, filled with top-name actors and young teen performers, many of whom went on to stardom, plus boatloads of critical acclaim. Great for kids and teens to watch, right? Then the sex scenes begin. And the drug taking. So much so that an extremely toned-down version produced for MTV in the US a few years later proved to be TooSpicyForYogSothoth and was yanked after 10 episodes. ''Skins'' is often cited as an example of people misunderstanding what YA (young adult) means; far from being synonymous with "family" viewing, the YA genre takes into account viewers/readers into their early 30s, so R-rated material is considered acceptable.
* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because it A) has young children as protagonists and B) came out around the same time [[Anime/YokaiWatch an anime with a similar premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for.
** In the fall of 2017, as fans awaited the eventual arrival of the third season of ''Stranger Things'', US and UK media began reporting on Netflix airing a thematically similar series called ''Dark'', imported from Europe, with many recommending it to fans of ''Stranger Things''. This led to some awkward moments for viewers expecting something semi-family friendly only to be confronted with a series with explicit sex scenes and heavier violence.
* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot about sex. In short, it's a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/DropDeadFred''. Not helping matters is that ''Imaginary Mary'' came out shortly after ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a children's movie (distributed by Disney, which is the parent company of the series' home network ABC) with its own cute imaginary friend character did.
** ''Series/{{Happy}}'', a series that came out a year later that's similar to this one, also qualifies as this trope. Yes, it's about a man and a cute animated horse, but it contains violence, drug use and cursing.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation than most of the adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.
* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing for a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the stories on this show deal with horror and violence.
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (who has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''). To be fair, the comics themselves have become more adult-oriented in recent years as well.
* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it. [[spoiler: and in the end, they aren't even in heaven at all]], so if they didn't get the message before...
* ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired on Australian TV in the morning alongside actual children's programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show about what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for toddlers to enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of adult themes.
* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
* ''Series/FPJsAngProbinsyano'' has young children, particularly boys, as its demographic, even going so far as to having [[TheMerch merchandise]] such as toys and mobile games aimed for youngsters. Except the series' themes aren't exactly something a sensible parent would even dare expose their son or daughter to, like drugs, government corruption and the like. And it's even more so with the DarkerAndEdgier ''Pulang Araw'' (lit. ''Red Suns''[[note]]No, not that [[Manga/InitialD Red Suns]][[/note]]) story arc which brought Kardo from an upstanding cop to a cynical VigilanteMan on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* Don't let In the early 1970s Gerry and Sylvia Anderson decided to go into more serious, live-action drama with the series ''Series/{{UFO}}'', though it still used plenty of their famous model work. Unfortunately the networks didn't know what to do with a show about faceless aliens coming to Earth to steal people's organs, which included one episode about drugged out hippies and another which focuses on the lead character having an extramarital affair. After all, it was made by the creators of ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' so it must be for kids, right?
* ''Series/WonderShowzen''. It was originally to be titled ''Kids' Show'', [[ExecutiveMeddling but they were forced to change it]] because the network feared people would take it literally. The theme song starts: "Kids' show, kids' show/ oh good lord it's a kids' show" There is a disclaimer at the beginning states that if you allow your kid to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian.
* Canadian networks such as YTV and Teletoon also seem to carry the same misconceptions as suggestive cartoons, a couple of violent anime, and shows targeted for older teens often run rampant or get scattered into the mix of stuff that's supposed to be for kids.
** YTV did this with ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' of all shows. They announced that they would be the first Canadian channel to carry the show... and put up a ''Farscape'' page in their website which looked like something from Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}. Apparently, they were misled by
the fact that ''Series/{{Pets}}'' involves cute animal puppets fool you. The the show has animals who engage in activities such as looking at pornography, masturbating, getting addicted to medications, collecting bloodstained bags, and drinking urine.
* ''Series/{{Gotham}}''
was inexplicably nominated for a Kids Choice Awards despite being a TV-14 series full of violence, sex, and NightmareFuel. It probably was nominated due to the popularity of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}''.
* ''Series/KnightRider'' is often stereotyped as a kids' show because it has one hero and his super cool super car, but
made by The Jim Henson Company. They ended up only airing the first season itself is loaded with episodes about politics, corrupt police, framed murder charges, a lover implicated in soliciting crime and (and censoring the murder crap out of a sleaze magazine owner- plenty of murders in it).
** YTV also was
the first season. The pilot is surely not to air ''Series/RedDwarf'' and ended up banning one episode entirely because there was too much to cut. However, YTV eventually got the hint and began airing more adult fare like ''WesternAnimation/AeonFlux'' and ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' in late-night time slots.
** Although it wasn't live action, YTV also gave this treatment to ''WesternAnimation/StressedEric'', placing it in a timeslot right after ''Anime/SailorMoon''. Surprisingly, nobody complained about this.
* If you are looking through the TV guides
for kids. Plenty of gunshots fired in the show actually hit -- family entertainment and see a few kill. Contrast program titled ''Series/{{Zoo}}'', don't be fooled into thinking that with ''Series/TheATeam'' which has only two casualties in the whole run and almost none of the shots fired by the heroes hit.
* Speaking of ''Series/TheATeam'', although the original TV series, for all its cartoony violence, as pitched at
it is a family audience, the same cannot be said of the [[Film/TheATeam big-screen]] remake which was R-rated and full of people actually getting killed.
* ''Series/{{Skins}}'': A UK show promoted as a YA series about teenagers and their trials and tribulations, filled with top-name actors and young teen performers, many of whom went on to stardom, plus boatloads of critical acclaim. Great for kids and teens to watch, right? Then the sex scenes begin. And the drug taking. So much so that an extremely toned-down version produced for MTV in the US a few years later proved to be TooSpicyForYogSothoth and was yanked after 10 episodes. ''Skins'' is often cited as an example of people misunderstanding what YA (young adult) means; far from being synonymous with "family" viewing, the YA genre takes into account viewers/readers into their early 30s, so R-rated material is considered acceptable.
* There are child fans of ''Series/StrangerThings'', because it A) has young children as protagonists and B) came out around the same time [[Anime/YokaiWatch an anime with a similar premise]] began picking up steam in the U.S. and Canada. This leaves out all the scary monsters, AdultFear and MindRape scenes that the former series is well-known for.
** In the fall of 2017, as fans awaited the eventual arrival of the third season of ''Stranger Things'', US and UK media began reporting on Netflix airing a thematically similar series called ''Dark'', imported from Europe, with many recommending it to fans of ''Stranger Things''. This led to some awkward moments for viewers expecting something semi-family friendly only to be confronted with a series with explicit sex scenes and heavier violence.
* ''Series/ImaginaryMary'' is a
show about an imaginary friend reuniting with her creator after not having seen each other in a long time, but just because the show stars one doesn't make it for kids. The titular character drinks alcohol, there is tons lives of swearing, and "Prom-Con" had a subplot animals. It's actually about sex. In short, it's a SpiritualSuccessor to ''Film/DropDeadFred''. man who solves violent mysteries involving animals. Not helping matters is that ''Imaginary Mary'' came out shortly after ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'', a children's movie (distributed by Disney, which is the parent company of the series' home network ABC) with its own cute imaginary friend character did.
** ''Series/{{Happy}}'', a series that came out a year later that's similar to this one, also qualifies as this trope. Yes, it's
James Patterson, who wrote funny books for kids about a man and a cute animated horse, but it contains violence, drug use and cursing.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under
life in middle school, was behind the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation than most of the adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.
* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing for a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the stories on this show deal with horror and violence.
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (who has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''). To be fair, the comics themselves have become more adult-oriented in recent years as well.
* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it. [[spoiler: and in the end, they aren't even in heaven at all]], so if they didn't get the message before...
* ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired on Australian TV in the morning alongside actual children's programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show about what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for toddlers to enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of adult themes.
* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
* ''Series/FPJsAngProbinsyano'' has young children, particularly boys, as its demographic, even going so far as to having [[TheMerch merchandise]] such as toys and mobile games aimed for youngsters. Except the series' themes aren't exactly something a sensible parent would even dare expose their son or daughter to, like drugs, government corruption and the like. And it's even more so with the DarkerAndEdgier ''Pulang Araw'' (lit. ''Red Suns''[[note]]No, not that [[Manga/InitialD Red Suns]][[/note]]) story arc which brought Kardo from an upstanding cop to a cynical VigilanteMan on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
show.
21st Feb '18 4:41:13 AM klausbaudelaire
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* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.

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* ''Puppets Who Kill'': The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.ones.
* ''Series/FPJsAngProbinsyano'' has young children, particularly boys, as its demographic, even going so far as to having [[TheMerch merchandise]] such as toys and mobile games aimed for youngsters. Except the series' themes aren't exactly something a sensible parent would even dare expose their son or daughter to, like drugs, government corruption and the like. And it's even more so with the DarkerAndEdgier ''Pulang Araw'' (lit. ''Red Suns''[[note]]No, not that [[Manga/InitialD Red Suns]][[/note]]) story arc which brought Kardo from an upstanding cop to a cynical VigilanteMan on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
12th Feb '18 7:19:43 AM HBICece
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* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.

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* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it. [[spoiler: and in the end, they aren't even in heaven at all]], so if they didn't get the message before...
3rd Feb '18 2:39:47 PM nombretomado
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* This is one of the major reasons why ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was in DevelopmentHell for so long. Melissa Rosenberg wanted the series to be appropriately DarkerAndEdgier to reflect its [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} source material]], but none of the networks were interested in a superhero show that dealt with the gritty subject matter she was pitching. It eventually got picked up by {{Netflix}}, which is known for its more mature content. It's primary themes include such cheery subjects as [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], PTSD and [[RapeAsDrama rape]], each of which are thoroughly explored and discussed to a disturbing degree. Like ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', it earned a TV-MA rating.

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* This is one of the major reasons why ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' was in DevelopmentHell for so long. Melissa Rosenberg wanted the series to be appropriately DarkerAndEdgier to reflect its [[Comicbook/{{Alias}} source material]], but none of the networks were interested in a superhero show that dealt with the gritty subject matter she was pitching. It eventually got picked up by {{Netflix}}, Creator/{{Netflix}}, which is known for its more mature content. It's primary themes include such cheery subjects as [[TheAlcoholic alcoholism]], PTSD and [[RapeAsDrama rape]], each of which are thoroughly explored and discussed to a disturbing degree. Like ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', it earned a TV-MA rating.
9th Jan '18 6:51:55 AM mimitchi33
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* * ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired on Australian TV in the morning alongside actual children's programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show about what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for toddlers to enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of adult themes.
* ''Puppets Who Kill'': Yes, the puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.

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* * ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired on Australian TV in the morning alongside actual children's programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show about what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for toddlers to enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of adult themes.
* ''Puppets Who Kill'': Yes, the The puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'' and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
9th Jan '18 6:51:00 AM mimitchi33
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** ''Series/{{Happy}}'', a series that came out a year later that's similar to this one, also qualifies as this trope. Yes, it's about a man and a cute animated horse, but it contains violence, drug use and cursing.



* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.

to:

* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.it.
* * ''Series/GregTheBunny'' actually aired on Australian TV in the morning alongside actual children's programs for a short period of time. Oh look, a show about what it would be like if puppets lived in our world! That's perfect for toddlers to enjoy, right? It actually deals with a lot of adult themes.
* ''Puppets Who Kill'': Yes, the puppeteers have played characters on ''Series/TheNoddyShop'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Caillou}}'', and it's about puppets getting help from a human for their problems, but those problems aren't your everyday ones.
4th Jan '18 1:12:02 AM jormis29
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is a parody of FairyTales, has a lighthearted, colourful tone, and has its soundtrack done by the guy who did the music for ''Film/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', so it must be for kids, right? Well, half the opening number was devoted to all the sex Galavant and Madalena were having during their relationship, and the series only gets raunchier from there.

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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' is a parody of FairyTales, has a lighthearted, colourful tone, and has its soundtrack done by the guy who did the music for ''Film/{{Aladdin}}'' ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' and ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', so it must be for kids, right? Well, half the opening number was devoted to all the sex Galavant and Madalena were having during their relationship, and the series only gets raunchier from there.
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