The Motion Picture Association of America must've been fast asleep back in 1976, when they handed "The Bad News Bears" a family-friendly PG rating. Okay, okay, the PG-13 rating wasn't around until 1984, but still. That movie is offensive with a capital O.
Just check out the blimey trailer for the thing, and you'll see what we mean.
At the 1:08 mark, Coach Buttermaker (Walter Matthau) ushers in little Amanda Whurlitzer (Tatum O'Neal) to help the terrible little league team suck slightly less, but Timmy Lupus (Quinn Smith) - who seems to be suffering some sort of Napoleon complex all film, frankly - doesn't like that idea; no sir. In response, the child clearly says the words, "Jews, sp*cs, n*ggers and now a girl?"
Yep. That happened. Thanks Reddit!
And we were basically like ...
Then, we realized Paramount Movies made this video available on their YouTube page in June, 2012, so someone of the modern generation reviewed this thing and gave it the all clear. That's when we were really like ...
Seriously. That language. Tsk to the tsk.
For what it's worth, the 2005 remake featuring Billy Bob Thorton, offensive in its own right, was "Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements."