A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
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
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.
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One character's favorite exclamation is, "Oh, bubblenuggets." Also many references to butts.
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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.
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.
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