A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Some light educational content mixed in with some of the sketches. A sketch about worms shares facts about them and how they dig tunnels. There are also facts and trivia shared by the host, as well as riddles.
Comedy is for everyone and humor brings us together. The show was created to entertain kids and provide work to comedians at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Positive Role Models
Characters in the sketches solve mysteries, help family, and celebrate friends. At the same time, this is a comedy show so characters also break priceless artifacts or accuse others of farting.
Features a diverse range of comedians, including women, queer folks, and BIPOC people (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Plop is a sketch comedy show for kids that features age-appropriate humor. The sketches range from a silly courtroom drama about who was responsible for a fart, to political-style ads for "World's Best Grandpa". The language is kept clean, with potty humor being the most that kids will hear. Each episode showcases a variety of comedians, and the sketches are short enough to keep kids interested and entertained. The Plop is a podcast that kids can enjoy listening to on their own, but adult fans of sketch comedy might like listening along as well.
Is It Any Good?
Kids who like sketch comedy and absurd humor will enjoy this show. Think of The Plop like a Saturday Night Live for kids—and just like SNL, the comedy can be hit or miss. Many of the sketches are very funny. The "World's Best Grandpa" political ads and the "History of Amazing Objects" (hosted by a very accident prone professor) are especially well done. But the host's delivery in the exaggerated and bumbling Larry Dobbs voice might be too much for some listeners. Overall, it's a fun listen that will appeal to many young comedy fans and their families.
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