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Parents' Guide to

Slappy and the Stinkers

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Potty humor, pratfalls as mischief-makers set sea lion free.

Movie PG 1998 78 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+


Kids will find it hilarious. Lol dads might cross their legs in sympathy watching some of the many nut shots with audible crunching. Pretty funny stuff with a lot of slapstick. My kids really liked it
age 15+

Truly BD Wong's WORST performance since Jurassic World!

As a parent who recently watched "Slappy and the Stinkers" with my kids, I was disappointed with the film and found it to be inappropriate for young viewers. The film revolves around a group of mischievous students who constantly disrupt their classroom and set out on a mission to release a sea lion named Slappy from captivity. While the premise sounds harmless enough, the execution is filled with crude humor, inappropriate language, and disrespectful behavior towards authority figures. The students are portrayed as disrespectful troublemakers who are rewarded for their bad behavior and disobedience. They use foul language, make crude jokes, and show a complete disregard for the rules and the authority figures in their lives. The film also contains some inappropriate sexual references and innuendos, which are not appropriate for children. While some may argue that "Slappy and the Stinkers" is just a harmless kids' movie, I found it to be a poor role model for young viewers. It promotes disrespectful behavior, disobedience, and a lack of regard for authority figures, which are not values that I want my children to learn from a movie. Overall, I would not recommend "Slappy and the Stinkers" for young viewers or families looking for wholesome entertainment. While it may have some nostalgic appeal for those who grew up watching it, as a parent, I found it to be inappropriate and not suitable for children.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is silly, mindless, often crude fun for those who like their humor on the broad side. It's got clueless adults who fall and get banged up a lot, ridiculous pie-in-the-face villains, and oh-so-cutesy kids who grin a lot and utter sassy wisecracks on cue.

Combined with an abundance of fart and poop jokes, it's juvenile humor at best -- a time-waster with a few good laughs and an engaging sea lion.

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