Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

TV review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Wacky antics amuse kids, strain parents' ears.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 6 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Crazy antics in the line of SpongeBob.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this show is the TV equivalent of sugary cereal, and nothing more. Kids are going to like the idea of an island full of zany fruit characters like Coconut Fred, Bingo Cherry, and Mr. Greenrind, but some parents will find the program raucous and loud. While he's not a malignant force, Coconut Fred is an anti-hero in the vein of Bugs Bunny.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynduns April 11, 2017

Barring the fact that it's an obvious SB clone, it's still not good

Honestly, this is a fascinating show to talk about. Here's the thing, I watched a small handful of episodes when it aired here and while I didn't lik... Continue reading
Parent of a 6, 9, and 12-year-old Written byBelinda N. October 27, 2018

Just a ripoff of SpongeBob SquarePants

This show is SpongeBob but everyone is fruit. The Lemon is basically Squidward, Coconut Fred IS SpongeBob but a coconut, and the Banana’s are Patrick Star ripof... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byCyanSweater December 16, 2014


I watched this show when I was younger and LOVED IT! It was sooo worth getting up early for. I couple months ago I searched it up again and watched the episodes... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old February 17, 2011

What's the story?

Island life takes an amusing twist when all of its inhabitants are living pieces of fruit. Mr. Greenrind is a watermelon who keeps track of activities, while characters like Wedgie the lemon and Slip and Slide the twin bananas keep things colorful.

Is it any good?

Besides Coconut Fred's hyperactive antics, nothing terribly memorable occurs on this program. Some viewers might see similarities between this show and SpongeBob SquarePants, and may appreciate the similar off-the-wall humor. Fred protects his small friend Bingo the cherry from Butchy the rotten apple's bullying behavior, but he usually follows his own agenda of wacky capers. He yells, he begs, and he manipulates his fellow islanders so that they will engage in his kooky schemes. But then again, the plot is not really the point in Coconut Fred's nutty head. He's more concerned with the jokes and tricks that Bugs Bunny did so much better.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about comedy: What's the line between wacky and annoying? What specifically do kids find entertaining about this show? How does it compare to other cartoons?

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