TV review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
A chaotic show about obnoxious cats.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 27 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages
Violence & Scariness

Lots of cartoony mayhem.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this show is very loud, bright, and frenetic. It won't calm kids down, and if they have a tendency to copy what they see on TV, a talk about breaking things, like walls, might be in order.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byHolly R. July 29, 2019

It didn't last long for a reason...

While I do sort of like the show, it does have issues and that is probably why it only lasted about 20 episodes or so. Mr. Blik was rude and obnoxious, Waffle w... Continue reading
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 21, 2012

I would watch this if I had nothing to do.

This show is not terrible,but it is not the best show ever.It is better than Nick News,but if I had a choice between SpongeBob or this show,I would ay SpongeBob... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byibarncat November 27, 2011

A hilarious show about cats who get into surrealistic situations.

This may be your most inaccurate review in the entire site. Not only is it too violent for a 6 year old, but it also is a very funny show with a good sense of s... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byGlitchTwitchx February 13, 2021

The cat's meow!

Catscratch is a long since forgotten Nicktoon that aired in the early to mid 2000s. As someone that was within the primary demographic for the show at the time,... Continue reading

What's the story?

In CATSCRATCH, a rich old lady leaves her entire estate to her three cats, Mr. Blik (he's bossy), Gordon (he's seems tough but is really a softy and has a crush on the human girl next door), and Waffle (he's goofy and confused). With the assistance of her butler, who has stayed on, they create various kinds of mayhem. The stories are silly in the extreme, but still manage to be amusing -- Mr. Blik turns green (he falls into a bathtub that Gordon is using to make pickled cabbage) and when no one takes him seriously anymore, he heads out for a life with the hobos on the rails. Of course everything turns out well in the end, and sometimes the cats even behave nobly -- Gordon, for instance, gives his wish (granted by a giant squid he's defeated in battle) to Mr. Blik, who needs it more than he does.

Is it any good?

Catscratch is a generic cartoon show that involves oddly drawn characters who don't really look like anything, very loud voices, very bright colors, and many instances of people and creatures and things being bashed, broken, and bonked. The show is a by-the-book program, but that doesn't mean it's not sometimes funny or even touching. Many kids will get a kick out of it, although you may not be as tolerant. There's nothing terribly wrong with it, but nothing terribly right, either.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why Gordon is so upset that his tail is so short, and why he decides in the end to keep it that way. Also, why does getting turned green make Mr. Blik less of an authority figure in the house? But mostly this is just a silly show that will make kids laugh if they're quite young.

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