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Parents' Guide to

Apple & Onion

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Naive pals' city adventures yield "taste"-ful entertainment.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 8+

Funny animated Cartoon Network original is awesome

Apple and Onion has been one of my favourite Cartoon Network originals. Whilst the show is really good, I have to disagree with some of the parents guide (violence & scariness, profanity, sexy stuff, consumerism) being marked not present. (Maybe one for violence, sex and language; three or four for consumerism). I would mark violence & scariness with one dot if I did this review because it is infrequent and usually mild; an episode has a cat scratching Onion's top part eg.) In addition, I would mark profanity as one dot aswell as it has some very mild bad language. I would mark sex with one dot as this series does have some butt jokes. Consumerism would be three/four dots as all of the characters are food/drink items and there are some episodes where characters buy items. Overall, I have to disagree with the parents' guide on the expert review as I find it unfinished and outdated. My rating: 4/5
age 8+

Parents' Guide Needs a Major Update!

Violence should have one dot because it is all fantasy. In an episode Apple is scratched. In another episode Onion's hair is scratched by a cat. Another episode has threatening. The Dragonhead episode has a sword briefly shown in an advert. Sex should have one dot because there are inappropriate jokes. Language should have one dot because there is mild language and talking about butts. Drinking, Drugs & Smoking should have one dot because some characters are drinks, but they never drink. Consumerism should have three dots because all of the characters are foods/drinks.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16 ):
Kids say (38 ):

This unassuming series surprises with its charming characters and funny scenarios that test the naive friends' resolve. Similar in style to other George Gendi creations like The Amazing World of Gumball and Sanjay and Craig, Apple & Onion is a buddy comedy about two likable misfits just trying to find their place in a big world filled with colorful characters. The fact that they're walking, talking foodstuffs is not as hokey as you might guess, and the show has fun adding human features to the likes of greasy bacon, pepperoni sticks, soda cans, and gobs of chewing gum stuck to the ground.

While Apple and Onion could hardly be considered strong role models, their determination to overcome every obstacle and embrace every opportunity has some positive reminders for kids. Their optimism, a byproduct of their innocence and naivety, keeps them smiling through every adventure.

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