That '90s Show part 2 parents guide: The jokes grow up with the teens

Your spoiler-free guide to the suggestive content in That '90s Show part 2.
That '90s Show. (L to R) Callie Haverda as Leia, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, Seth Green as Mitch in episode 203 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024
That '90s Show. (L to R) Callie Haverda as Leia, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, Seth Green as Mitch in episode 203 of That '90s Show. Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2024 /

It's summer again in Point Place, Wisconsin, and that means Leia Forman is back at her grandparents' house and hanging out in the basement with her friends. That '90s Show returns with part 2, which is informally the first half of the second season of Netflix's That '70s Show sequel spinoff.

This season, Leia makes her way back to Point Place after spending the school year at home in Chicago with her parents. Of course, last summer, she stirred up a bit of drama among her new friends before she went back home, which will be the kick off for the hilarious second part.

But what age group is That '90s Show appropriate for? Beyond the fact that the teen sitcom most likely won't entertain small children, it also walks a thin line between young adult programming and a series for adults. In part 2, the sense of humor grows up as the characters mature.

So, let's get into a spoiler-free parents guide for the new episodes.

That '90s Show part 2 earns its TV-14 age rating

Netflix has given That '90s Show a maturity rating of TV-14 for language, substances, and suggestive dialogue. The streamer further notes that parents are strongly cautioned and the series might not be suitable for viewers under the age of 14. Looking for a bit more information on what the age rating means? Here's an explanation of the content in part 2!

Sex and nudity: While there's no nudity, the series does include scenes featuring suggestive sexual situations between teenagers. An extended sequence between a male and a female couple, both minors, involves the pair in bed, having had sex. Nothing is shown. They only speak suggestively about the act. Other small moments throughout the season contain innuendos and more language that refer to sexual acts and virginity loss.

Violence: The sitcom doesn't feature any real violence beyond the classic kind of sitcom hijinks, like pratfalls and other types of physical comedy that's nonthreatening.

Language: Since the show is rated TV-14, the dialogue can't get away with being too heightened. Being so, you won't hear any severe profanity, though mild profanity is used by a few characters. There are instances of damn, b-tch, etc. And you know Red loves to throw around the word dumb-ss!

Drinking and drugs: Part 2 includes a sequence featuring underage drinking, in which teen characters get drunk. Since rebellion is one of the themes of the That '70s Show universe, underage drinking will happen. Also, That '90s Show of course continues its predecessor's traditional smoking circle, where it's implied that the teen characters are passing around a marijuana joint. (This will go over the heads of most children, speaking from experience with That '70s Show.)

Overall, the teen sitcom isn't the most inappropriate comedy series your teens could be watching on Netflix, though parental guidance would probably be best for children under 13 years old. Speaking as a former teen (and tween), That '90s Show is the kind of show us '90s kids would watch while channel surfing, and while we'd laugh, none of it made a lick of sense. That's why watching a show like That '70s Show as an adult offers a brand new perspective.

Watch That '90s Show part 2 only on Netflix!