Breadwinners

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Potty humor dominates laughs in chaotic, bizarre cartoon.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 89 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

The show doesn't set out to teach any lessons or model any markedly positive behavior. Bathroom humor involving poop and fart jokes, as well as frequent mention of butts, wedgies, and buttcracks, are very popular and account for a lot of the show's intended laughs. SwaySway and BuhDeuce enjoy a close friendship and always manage to work together to get out of the jams they fall into, but their methods usually involve fighting or trickery of some kind.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

The main characters are absurdly odd, and they rarely make good judgment calls right out of the gate. Their plans seem destined to fail, but they never seem to realize the havoc they cause. In contrast, the Bread Maker attempts to give them some wise advice, but often the message doesn't sink in.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon-style violence with punching, kicking, and crashes, with a few injuries that disappear as quickly as they come. Some monstrous characters look and sound menacing, and occasionally they eat their smaller counterparts, but the show intends for all of this to be funny rather than upsetting. 

Sexy Stuff
Language

One character's favorite exclamation is, "Oh, bubblenuggets." Also many references to butts. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Breadwinners is filled with colorful characters and bizarre predicaments kids will like, as well as an extensive amount of chaos and pervasive potty humor that parents might not. The main characters talk and joke about their butts repeatedly, and they can "level up" their rumps to use them as weapons, throwing punches at their enemies with their plump cheeks. Farting also is popular and the source of many laughs. Expect some mild racial stereotypes in the characters' appearances and dialogue, which aren't meant to be offensive, and a fair amount of cartoon-style peril. The bottom line? This imaginative show has plenty of sights and sounds that kids will enjoy, but if you're looking for some substance in their entertainment, you won't find it here. 

User Reviews

Adult Written byadvocatewhat'sright February 17, 2014

Stupid but mostly harmless

I rated this as "Just fine" because it's mostly harmless. It's a pretty stupid show though. FYI, I don't really consider butts blatant... Continue reading
Adult Written byHolyJellyfish April 17, 2014

So much hate, but its a very good show

I don't understand why a lot of parents and critics can't stand this show. I've watched through the current episodes, and I can totally understan... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bySodaDog February 15, 2014

As peverted and bad as Sanjay and Craig!

Nickelodeon, try harder will you? Not everything is about "butts", "farting" or messing with "underpants"! That is what only perve... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old March 5, 2014

This is more disgraceful than Wild Grinders!

Unfortunately, Nickelodeon did not take my advice and made an even worse show than Wild Grinders. Now, they made a show with harmless-looking green versions of... Continue reading

What's the story?

BREADWINNERS follows the misadventures of best friends and business partners SwaySway (voiced by Robbie Daymond) and Buhdeuce (Eric Bauza), who traverse their planet Pondgea delivering pipin' hot bread from the back of their flying Rocket Van. There's nothing mundane about these ducks' daily route, and with their big personalities and zest for life, there's no telling where their travels will take them or what mishaps might befall them. Fortunately they can "level up" to knock their way out of any sticky situation, and they have a righteous mentor in The Bread Maker, who's always ready with some advice -- and a fresh loaf -- if ever his biggest fans need it.

Is it any good?

Breadwinners relies heavily on wedgie and flatulence jokes to maintain kids' attention through 30 minutes of generally bizarre plots and a parade of strange characters. There's some merit to the dynamic duo's friendship and the fact that neither leaves the other out to dry in any of their mishaps, but this kind of content seems more a lucky byproduct than the intended message of a show in which silliness and physical comedy rule supreme.

One thing the show does have going for it is a wealth of funny bread-related puns, from delivering a "pumperknuckle punch" to a bad guy to saying goodbye with a resounding, "Hasta la yeasta!" Unlike a well-worn poop joke, these never get old, but then again, they're not likely to strike the same chord of hilarity with your kids. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about this show's intention. Is there a message of any kind to be found in this story? Does any of it reflect reality? Does entertainment always have to teach you something to be worthwhile?

  • Kids: Do you find the show's bathroom humor funny? Could it be offensive to anyone? Is it difficult to draw the line between content that's comical and content that goes a little too far? 

  • Where do you think this show's creators came up with the idea for these characters? Kids: If you designed a show, what would its characters be like? What adventures would they have? 

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