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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Quirky 'toon serves up silly fun and potty humor.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 23 parent reviews

age 10+


My childhood was during the golden age of Cartoon Network and chowder was a highlight of my Thursday nights. Sure it has some gross out humor but you can look past it because it’s for kids and it’s funny. It’s nice to look back and watch it as an adult!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 14+

chowder is not for little kids

i think chowder is a amazing show but its not for little kids because it has lots of adult jokes like mung says we got to get it in the pucker hole and then theirs a rope with a bean attached it going into a black hole and the narrator tooth says now i know what youre thinking well stop it and pay attention to the story sickos and theirs episode where the tooth police are going to give chowder and mung a cavity search and snitzel makes a joke and mung gets aroused and chowder doesent get the joke and mung tells him youll understand when youre older chowder is stalked in a alley by the letter R chowder talks to a ice cream cone and says i like youre thinking mr cone and the cone says tell that to my wife and chowder and mung visit a place called the no tell motel and theirs some dark episodes like chowder thinking that gazpacho is a murderer and in the episode words like murder and killing are used and gazpacho cuts a tomato and leaves it on the screen to see the red dripping from it and miss endive thinks she killed mung by dropping a giant pie on him and tries to hide from the police and theirs a episode where gazpacho thinks he accidently killed chowder and he makes a new chowder out of meat and worries that mung and truffles will find out that he killed chowder and the meat chowder says oh theyll know with that being said i dont reccomend chowder for anyone under the age of 14

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (23):
Kids say (69):

While Chowder offers plenty of tween-friendly silliness in its fantastical setting, outlandish characters, and surreal scenarios, it's clear that it aims strictly to entertain, not educate. Kids might not notice that there's little of substance here, but parents certainly will. The characters are shallow, the situations are unlikely, and there's impossibly little consequence to Chowder's constantly sub-par job performance. Plus, one young female character has an obsessive crush, and there's occasionally icky potty humor (body odor, vomiting, and the like).

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