Catscratch

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

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 24 reviews

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
Language
Consumerism
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 byAnAdult April 9, 2008

I dont know what those kids are talking about.

First of all, this show never says the f word, that kid has to clean out his ears. You arent even allowed to say the f word on TV! Second of all, the show has n... Continue reading
Parent of a 12 and 12 year old Written byratoncomoteva August 27, 2010
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
Kid, 12 years old August 5, 2010

i miss this show

you dont see it on tv anymore i think but it was a silly show the violence is all cartoon like

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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