Despite some typical sitcom family dysfunction, it's clear that the Hecks are there for each other and care about each other. The show attempts to provide a realistic look at stresses like money issues, overscheduling, and balancing work and family time. Other themes like self-expression, self-confidence, and respecting differences are explored in some episodes.
Positive Role Models & Representations
Teen crushes have a comical flair that keeps them light-hearted. Among adults, there’s some sexual innuendo (referring to sex as "dessert," for instance) that will go over kids’ heads.
Multiple instances of "damn" and "hell," as well as terms like "sucked," "butt," and "screwed" (as in "we are so screwed"). Mild sibling rivalry leads to name-calling like "bonehead," "moron," and "freak."
Occasionally fellow ABC shows like Dancing with the Stars are on the family's TV.
Ease of Play
Adults occasionally drink beer and/or smoke a cigarette at home to unwind from the day.