2 Stupid Dogs
By Deirdre Sheppard,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
2 stupid 2 watch. This one's for the dogs.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
All characters promote selfishness rather than sharing.
Violence & Scariness
Voodoo, guns, axes, and other weapons (in Secret Squirrel segments). Some physical fighting as well.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Secret Squirrel villains stick their hands down their pants; underwear is used as a weapon.
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Words like "stupid" and "idiot" are used casually (just look at the show's title!). "Caca" and other potty talk, too.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Villains in Secret Squirrel segments smoke.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this animated series lacks plot and pretty much any worthwhile content. Not only do the two main dog characters constantly bicker and refuse to share, but the Secret Squirrel segments can be quite violent.
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Based on 6 parent reviews
A pretty funny 90's cartoon.
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What's the Story?
2 STUPID DOGS is about two stupid, nameless dogs who bicker over inconsequential things. The larger dog (voiced by Brad Garrett) usually finds a way to trick the smaller dog (Mark Schiff), but -- no matter what -- every episode starts with an argument and ends without a resolution. Other segments in each episode follow the adventures of a newer incarnation of Secret Squirrel (here voiced by Jess Harnell). Unlike the bits featuring the dogs -- which, while pointless and a bit crude, are otherwise fairly tame -- the Secret Squirrel segments include violence and some pretty sketchy behavior (villains putting their hands down their pants, etc.).
Is It Any Good?
Although 2 Stupid Dogs got some attention for its then-trendsetting animation style when it originally aired in the early '90s (Dogs veterans went on to work on shows like Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends), content-wise, it's not exactly a classic. In addition to their bickering, the dogs indulge in a fair amount of potty humor -- fighting over a dirty toilet seat, coughing up undigested corn on the cob, and using colorful terms like "caca" to describe anything disgusting, especially distasteful food.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about sharing. Why is it important to share? What are the benefits of sharing? Would the dogs get along better if they learned to share? Kids, is there anything positive to take away from this show? If not, what purpose do you think the creators had in mind when they were making it?
- Premiere date: September 5, 1993
- Cast: Brad Garrett, Jess Harnell, Mark Schiff
- Network: Boomerang
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: February 28, 2022
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