Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

Common Sense Media says

Wacky antics amuse kids, strain parents' ears.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Crazy antics in the line of SpongeBob.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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Kids say

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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Cast:Maria Bamford, Michael Donovan, Rob Paulsen
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy
TV rating:TV-Y7

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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.. I still loved it! I can't believe some people don't like this show! I like the lemon one the best :) I don't really see how it's that closely related to spongebob. All kids shows are virtually similar, so don't expect a deep plot line and emotional moments. It's just silly and fun :) The animation is pretty decent, and a lot better than some shows. One thing is that it might be considered loud, as Coconut Fred is a very exciting and high-energy guy, so some parents or kids might not enjoy the loudness. All in all, I love it! There's also some morals in it, but they sometimes might be hard to spot.
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Kid, 10 years old February 17, 2011

Love it!

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Teen, 17 years old Written bycyberboy5red January 19, 2015

Coconut Fred: A Really Funny Show Filled To The Brim With Wacky Antics


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