A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Axe Cop is theoretically on the side of law and order, but since his main method of combating evil is to chop heads off or blow things up, this may not translate.
Positive Role Models
"I've got some bad guys to kill!" exults Axe Cop. "I will chop their heads off!" Yeah, not a great role model. Female main characters are rare in Axe Cop's macho world.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoonish, absurd violence, and lots of it. Axe Cop brandishes and fires guns and chops off heads leaving a bloody neck stump. A starving and neglected pet is pictured with visible ribs. A dog snaps at a child's neck while she cries and begs for help. A character who looks like Hitler plays a villain.
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Phrases like "What the heck?" and lots of coarse language, including body-humor jokes about poop and body parts.
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Products & Purchases
Axe Cop is also a web- and print comic; readers may want to check it out after viewing the animated series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Axe Cop is an animated series about a police officer who uses an axe to vanquish evildoers. The main character frequently uses the axe to amputate heads, hands, and other body parts while blood squirts and flows. Characters are crushed, burned, shot, and blown up, all played for laughs. The titular character generally uses force to subdue anyone who opposes him; there are no consequences for violence. Axe Cop can also do things humans can't, such as jumping from one skyscraper roof to another, or riding a van into space. The violence is absurd and silly, but may still be disturbing to young children because some scenes are graphic or feature children in jeopardy. Viewers will hear plenty of body humor and see distasteful images such as "bad guys" who are piles of poop come to life.
Is It Any Good?
In one episode of Axe Cop, the zombie who ate the world's smartest brain takes the world's smartest poop. It comes to life and becomes Dr. Doodoo, a villain who plans to travel to London, England to marry the Queen of England and take over the world. Part of Dr. Doodoo's plan involves making all the humans on earth poop themselves to death. If that strikes you as amusing, so will Axe Cop.
The goofy goings on are comparable to other animated series: The Venture Bros. and South Park comes to mind. But since (most of) the plots were formulated by a small child with a small child's vivid imagination, passing fixations and a distinct lack of real-world logic, Axe Cop's happenings are a lot weirder. Cartman and Stan never went into space to visit the giant dinosaur horn store to vanquish the king of all bad guys, right? In another scene, Axe Cop stares at himself in the mirror, mentally trying on different hair and moustache styles. "I think you'd look best with a super curly beard and moustache with a robot ghost inside," says a friend. That's Axe Cop all over.
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