Camp Lazlo

TV review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Potty humor and pranks rule in uneven cartoon.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 34 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Male-centered camp setting where peer pressure is common.

Violence & Scariness

Pranks and cartoon violence.

Sexy Stuff

Some of the potty humor pushes the limits of good taste.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this show is centered completely around boys and has no educational content. Though the characters can get up to silly and harmless pranks, some of the plot lines can be a bit more questionable. In one episode a character pulls down every one's pants in the entire camp. That's the plot. You get the idea -- goofy jokes are the highlight of this cartoon. Some kids may be inclined to imitate some of these behaviors/pranks.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAshley R. September 18, 2020
i liked this as a kid but i dont really like it no more its actually boring im not sure what i saw in it back than
Adult Written byMsberann April 8, 2019

Cute, fun and smart

This is an animated comedy series I think especially kids going to camp will enjoy. It has a creative and nice design, both for the characters and the backgrou... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old September 30, 2019

CSM, you have to be kidding.

This is my childhood! That "Is it any good?" section just made me laugh. Thanks CSM, you gave it 2 stars, hypocrites.
Teen, 13 years old Written bySpacething7474 December 6, 2017

Joe Murray is a genius.

This show is really good. I like this more than Rocko's Modern Life. Even though I never went to a camp, it still interested me. I like how some actors fro... Continue reading

What's the story?

What are the worst elements of being at summer camp? Peer pressure and humiliation. At CAMP LAZLO, the camp's director, Scout Master Lumpus, is the primary malignant, greedy character who yells at the campers and ends up getting his just desserts in the end. The Jelly Bean scouts of Camp Kidney are comprised of Lazlo the monkey, his friends Clam the rhinoceros, Raj the elephant, and other animal scout characters. The ringleader, Lazlo is a likeable enough character whose friends are pretty funny sidekicks. Since Lazlo is usually pitted against authority, he possesses the innocent rebellious quality of a trickster. However, when Scout Master Lumpus gets angry, his yelling can be frightening, even if Lazlo does not take him seriously.

Is it any good?

Potty humor, practical jokes, silly comments, and strange hazing rituals make CAMP LAZLO an unpredictable show for younger viewers. Though the funny moments are worth the giggle, getting to the punchline could teach kids some unwelcome lessons. You might want to preview this one before you allow your kids to watch.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about teasing and being teased. When is it okay and when is it just not funny anymore?

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