Parents' Guide to

Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Wacky antics amuse kids, strain parents' ears.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Suitable for kids, but a bad cartoon

There ARE moments looking like they were aimed at kids, and I do appreciate that. But, I HATE this show. EXTREMELY HATE THIS SHOW FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!! First, the main character, Fred is annoying, a litterbug, and his dull and stupid character bugs me. Secondly, this is unoriginal like Johnny Test, and is a copycat of "SpongeBob". Robert Paulson, who made this show, announced it a "shameless SpongeBob ripoff", and I agree with him.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 7+

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 ripoffs. Even Rob Paulsen disliked voicing characters in this! This would be a good alternative to SpongeBob if you don’t allow your kids to watch SpongeBob, but Coconut Fred is way more annoying.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (7):

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.

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