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By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Aussie's gas-free travels make for fun, informative TV.

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Coolfuel is both amusing and educational as Murphy and his advance crew explore America's geographical and cultural landscape while explaining the various ways that alternative fuels are being harvested around the country. It's hard not to chuckle at some folks' reactions to Murphy's non-traditional way of traveling: Some of the team's vehicles -- which range from a donut-powered Hummer to a motorcycle powered by cow dung -- are a little odd-looking, too.

The series teaches lots of great lessons about energy and our environment. While Murphy's brief engineering explanations are simple enough for kids to follow, you don't have to be a science fan to enjoy the gang's antics. More importantly, Murphy teaches by example, showing that anyone with a little ingenuity can find ways to make alternative fuels work for them. Overall, the show offers a truly enjoyable way to learn more about ways to help the planet. 

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