The Twisted Whiskers Show

Common Sense Media says

Cute critters manage mishaps in funny cartoon.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive messages

Positive messages aren’t at the forefront of the show, although some storylines loosely touch on themes like self-esteem and loyalty.

Positive role models

Some segments show characters being rewarded for their diligence or obedience. One character is a model of self-esteem, despite an outward appearance that others find unappealing. Some characters’ mischievous personalities are in sharp contrast to their endearing appearances.

Violence & scariness

Plenty of physical slapstick stuff like long falls, electrocution, and the like, but none of it leads to lasting injury. One menacing canine character might frighten very young kids.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The characters are inspired by a line of greeting cards from American Greetings and have appeared in a series of books.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there’s no cause for concern in this funny, pet-centered show inspired by a line of greeting cards. Its revolving cast of characters makes it difficult to predict the content, and a few of the animals use their cuteness to hide a more troublesome personality (cats who steal food or one who tricks his peers into carrying out his wishes, for instance), but overall there’s little to keep kids from enjoying the funny side of viewing the world through the pets’ eyes. While there's little attempt to work specific positive content into the stories, there’s nothing truly worrisome, either.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

THE TWISTED WHISKERS SHOW centers on a dozen zany animals and their off-the-wall antics. From a bear who suspects he’s had dealings with aliens to a small-headed cat with a disproportional sense of self-esteem, these definitely aren’t your typical house pets, but their penchant for trouble makes for some hilarious escapades.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Inspired by a series of cards from American Greetings, these caricature-esque critters run the gamut on personality. Some are cute, some are conniving, some are downright odd, but the silly scrapes they get themselves into are just plain fun. Kids will enjoy the humorous take on the animals’ view of the world, and parents can rest assured that there’s nothing worrisome in the show itself.

True, positive takeaways play second fiddle to humor for the most part, but the show is harmless in reasonable doses. Of course, the fact that it brings to life characters that grace greeting cards, books, and a handful of other products might give your kids reason to start wanting the ones associated with their favorite characters.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about pets. What responsibilities do you take on when you have a pet? How does that change based on what kind of animal you have? If you could have any pet, what would it be?

  • Kids: Do you like the show's animation style? How does it compare to that of other shows you’ve seen? How did the style influence your impression of the characters’ personalities? Did their appearance make their actions any funnier?

  • Families can talk about embedded advertising. Kids: Had you seen these characters before watching this show? If so, where? Does liking this show make you more inclined to want products with the characters’ images on them? What other shows have you seen that have product tie-ins?

TV details

Cast:Kathleen Barr, Lee Tockar, Scott McNeil
Network:The Hub
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Friendship
TV rating:TV-G

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Kid, 12 years old Written bySwit Swat May 27, 2011
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6
QUALITY
 

Strange show can be funny for some kids.

Hmm. I honestly do not know. Well, it is a weird show I can tell you that. Some young kids might like it. I guess tweens and teens might not like it. Some violence is put into this show, but it is very cartoonish. No worries.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old Written bystarwars reviewer November 14, 2010
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5
QUALITY
 

Wow, This is actually funny!

This show is the answer to the question I've asked myself so many times. What are those big-eyed pets on the birthday cards? I never thought they could be funny, but the show is great, combining slapstick with animals!

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bywhaleoh4060 March 25, 2011
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

The stupid voices and childish jokes drive me MAD!!!!!

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