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Parents' Guide to

Captain Flamingo

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

So-so superhero cartoon is silly, but OK for kids.

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CAPTAIN FLAMINGO has its moments, but it's only mildly funny at best. Part of the problem is that it seems to be aiming its (debatable) wit at adults, rather than the 7-year-olds who will most likely be watching. For example, kids will get that Tabitha (one of the neighborhood kids), a chronically over-scheduled overachiever, is wigging out is because she's lost her PDA and can't figure out what she's supposed to be doing every minute of the day ... but it's the grown ups who will get why that's funny. Or rather, why it should be funny, since Tabitha (and the rest of the show's humor) is about as subtle as a sledgehammer -- and about as interesting.

The big disadvantage is that the captain is far too willing to see a greater monster than actually exists and is constantly jumping to the wrong conclusions. While he does sometimes come up with his own solutions and often talks about using logic to solve a given problem, it's almost always Lizbeth who gives him the suggestion that saves the day. It's nice to see a smart female character in a cartoon like this, but Lizbeth also has an all-too-obvious crush on Milo, who doesn't come close to getting it.

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