Breadwinners

Common Sense Media says

Potty humor dominates laughs in chaotic, bizarre cartoon.

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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
Language

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

Consumerism
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. 

Parents say

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?

QUALITY
 

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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Adult Written byDangthattoon February 21, 2015
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8
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This should be a funny show, not a farty show.

This show, Breadwinners, is highly inappropriate. This show is all toilet humor. There is at least five scenes where they show a one or more butts and more toilet humor. This is a function of the body that people should take seriously. I don't recommend this show. There is NO good messages at all. Stay away from this show.
Parent of a 10 year old Written bycleyac February 10, 2015
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8
QUALITY
 

cool characters and graphics

It's good that the brand new episodes came out its quite a brilliant show even the old ones were good my favorite characters are sway sway buhuduce and the rocket van and my favorite episodes is space ducks raging mole yesterday rocket trouble diner ducks TNT midi switchero and poltogoose people who don't want to watch it do not know what their missing I can't wait for season 3 and 4
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Adult Written byMoxieblau@Live.com January 18, 2015
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7
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A childish but adult content show

Dear families, this site knows that you rely on kids reviews and us parents reviews, I would just like to point out that the potty humor and the immature content is why I rated this for young children, the older children 9 and up can understand some inapropriate messages which cause them to make poor decisions, because life isn't about potty humor, it's just a function of the body, that older children should take more maturely than the younger ones.but I rated this not safe for kids because a mature child or an adult would understand some dirty messages in this program,it foes not set a good example for our children, that's why I think nick should use thief broadcasting time maturely and wisely, at home I don't let my 7 year old boy or 4 year old girl watch nick ececially breadwinners, because its setting a bad example for their developing minds, and they will grow up thinking that it's ok to do some of these things.

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