TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

The name says it all: Gross, goopy fun for kids.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 7+

This show is great!

This Canadian animated series is loosely based off the non-fiction book "Grossology" by Sylvia Branzei, as seen in the title sequence. This show is about two teenage siblings, Ty and Abby Archer, who battle the grossest villains around when there's a crime too gross for adults. They work for the government's Bureau of Grossology, but they must keep their jobs a secret from their parents or they will be fired. Luckily, their parents are very gullible and do not know their childrens' secret jobs as Grossologists. Qubo has been airing reruns of this recently (Saturdays @2-5PM EST). I remember seeing this on Discovery Kids. Even if you don't have cable or antenna TV, you can view the entire series for FREE on YouTube via the channel Keep It Weird (formerly Nelvana Retro, then it was YTV Direct). All I remembered about this show was the "pimple villain", Lance Boil, and that the kids ran into lockers. Lance popped into my head a few months ago, so I stopped trying to sleep and googled "pimple villain". Abby and Ty Archer are great role models! This show has some gross terminology (they talk about everything from acne and pus to pooping and farting), but, after all, it IS called Grossology. In the episode "The Fart Side of the Moon", there is a minor anus joke when Lab Rat says there's a meteor orbiting Uranus; and Ty says "My what?". They did say the word "puberty" in an episode. This show has some fantasy violence but it's very minimal. I'm 15 years old and I love Grossology. Some of my favorite villains are Lance Boil, Fartor, and Kid Rot! It's the reason I don't cringe at gross jokes anymore. I love how the season 2 intro is styled after music and the credits from The Incredibles! Even the Archer siblings' slime suits are based off the supersuits from that movie! I would highly recommend this series.

This title has:

Great role models
age 10+

It's a book too

Beyond a simple adaptation of the popular book of the same name, the show brings a well-paced sense of drama to an otherwise short 30-minute segment.

This title has:

Educational value

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