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Archie's Funhouse

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Comic book stars' sketch comedy is dated but still fun.

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The fact that Archie's Funhouse is unlike anything today's kids are likely to have seen gives it a certain novelty status. For all the, er, vintage quality that stands out in scenes of the circa-1970 audience members, the entertainment portion of the show is fairly timeless humor. After all, bad puns and slapstick humor can bridge any time gap, right?

Another feature that stands out as a reflection of its time is the gender dynamic among the characters. Whereas we've come to expect qualities such as self-sufficiency and an element of romantic indifference in our modern female characters, this group isn't shy about batting starry eyes when their objects of affection are nearby. It's all fairly harmless and never amounts to anything solid, but older kids might notice the difference.

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