What parents need to know
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.
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?