Common Sense Media says

Potty humor dominates laughs in chaotic, bizarre cartoon.





What parents need to know

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

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
Not applicable

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

Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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. 

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Kids say

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. 

Families can talk 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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Teen, 13 years old Written byCrackingCracker April 6, 2015


Teen, 13 years old Written byCSMShamster April 4, 2015


Though not anything harmful, this is the stupidest thing Nick has ever created. The characters (named BEDUECE AND SWAY SWAY mind you) are awful role models that do nothing but be obnoxious and agitating. The writers obviously put no thought into the stories as the two main characters embark on brain-achingly loud and stupid adventures.
Adult Written bylegendarynarwhal March 25, 2015

Nick's gone to heck in a rocketvan

This is a terrible show. It seems to suggest that kids are moronic enough nowadays to think all these butt jokes and old memes are the funniest thing in the world. Just look at the main characters. Their names are SWAYSWAY AND BUHDEUCE (seriously). They've got butts to rival the likes of Kim Kardashian. Their ginormous butts are the CONSTANT source of horrible jokes. Butt rockets. Butt weapons. Butt swaying. Not to mention racial stereotyping- the "bad" part of town in Thug Loaf obviously suggests a ghetto. Maybe I'm mistaken with one of Nickelodeon's other crappy shows, but there are definitely some internet memes in this. Uni-Corn Bread seems to take a stab at bronies. SwaySway's description involves getting bread ALL UP IN YOUR BEAK! And this is taken from Nick's description of Buhdeuce- "He might be small, but never underestimate the power of his BOOTY KICK!" I don't recommend this sorry excuse for humor to anyone.
What other families should know
Too much violence


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