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Higglytown Heroes

TV review by
Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
Higglytown Heroes TV Poster Image
Kids won't fear when these heroes save the day.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Friends and community members help to solve a problem; good lessons in behavior toward others.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a cartoon for preschoolers that teaches lessons about solving problems, working together, and recognizing the contributions that everyone makes to a community. A primary lesson in the series is for kids to see heroes are not only firefighters, but grocers, farmers, and telephone operators.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byHuebel April 9, 2008

Every Day Heroes

What makes this show so good is that the heroes don't have super powers or a cape. They are everyday people. The real heroes are the people around us: fir... Continue reading
Parent of a 3 and 5 year old Written byCarolynG August 25, 2010

Fun Even for Parents

I love this show and so do my three and five-year-old daughters. It's really quirky and cute. I love that the pizza guy is their friend and randomly shows... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old October 6, 2011

Good for the little ones.

Well it is a little weird but I think it's really friendly and a little cute. I watched this when I was little but I wasn't a fan of it but yeah I lik... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 28, 2011

Dumbest show ever!!!!!!!

Ugh, I hate this show! I mean, Why don't characters have feet? So weird. Why does it have good messages? I hear it has the wrong messages for kids. People... Continue reading

What's the story?

HIGGLYTOWN HEROES consists of two 15-minute episodes that focus on the daily challenges faced by a group of friends including Eubie, Kip, and brother and sister, Wayne and Twinkle. Also in the mix is Fran, the red squirrel, as the voice of reason. Their challenges may include how to find star-shaped pasta in the grocery store for the Super Special Soup Slurp Night, how to get Grandpa unlocked from the bathroom, or how to care for an unhappy bird. Inevitably the characters face any given situation by singing the signature song, "Someone special, who could it be..." And ta-da, who should appear but the featured hero (featured voices have included Cyndi Lauper, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Betty White).

Is it any good?

Preschoolers will enjoy the colorful visuals and characters of Higglytown Heroes. Parents can appreciate that the show has positive role models and messages. Characters have real-life qualities and situations -- for example, Wayne and Twinkle are of color and appear to have a single mother. Eubie is being raised by his Aunt Millie and Uncle Zooter. The message? There are all different makeups of loving, happy families.

For younger preschoolers, it is a wonderful show to celebrate everyday people and what they do to make giant contributions to their world. It helps kids learn to face their problems, work with a team, and know that it's okay to ask for help.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the series' positive messages. What does this program say about everyday people? Could there be a hero in all of us? What do your kids notice about each family? Can friends be a part of your family?

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