Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Movie follow-up continues sweet, family-centric messages.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

Heartwarming messages about relating to people (or aliens) who are different from you.

Positive Messages

Strong themes of the importance of family and the sense that family isn't a biological connection, it's an emotional one. Oh's many mistakes never dampen his enthusiasm for experiencing new things, which yields many opportunities to learn about self-control, respecting others, empathy, and appreciating differences. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Tip's patience with her best friend's quirks is eclipsed only by Oh's excitement over new experiences. He jumps into every situation with joy and learns from his mistakes (many, many mistakes) as he goes. Tip is always there to help him get on track and help him understand where he went wrong.

Violence & Scariness

Physical humor, but no injuries. Characters crash through walls, drop from heights, are attacked by small animals, and so on.

Sexy Stuff

Oh's naked backside is visible in a scene.

Language

Some body-related humor such as vomiting and farting noises.

Consumerism

The show follows a 2015 movie about how Tip and Oh met when their worlds collided.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh is a DreamWorks sequel to the 2015 movie Home and continues the story of human Tip and Oh, a Boov whose planet the two saved and now sits very near Earth, allowing residents to travel between them. As Oh adapts to life in Tip's household, he learns what it means to be part of a family, and he embraces the new emotions and customs he experiences. Though their relationship isn't without its sticking points (Tip draws the line when Oh invites his pigeon friends into their home, for instance), it's constantly reaffirmed, as are the messages about family being something that's made rather than born. Expect some mild bathroom humor (vomiting and farting noises, for instance) and some physical humor but no injuries.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3, 4, and 7 year old Written byMoriah H. August 13, 2016

Movie is better

I was very dissapointed in the cartoon version as it was not as wholesome as the movie. It showed very crass and poor behavior by Tip which I don't want my... Continue reading
Adult Written byNancy S. November 26, 2016

Sexes and drinking???

We watched half an episode where Dinner consisted of drinks that made everyone act"funny" at the dinner table and confusion about the 7 different typ... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byMesalie Guimond November 12, 2016

Good show inspired by Home movie

Set after the events of the 2015 movie based on the book The Day Until Smerkday by Adam Rex. It's devlepped by Ryan Crego (Nickelodeon Sanjay and Craig) a... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old November 24, 2016

Cute show!

This show is funny and cute. Both me and my sister like it! It has good role models, too!

What's the story?

HOME: ADVENTURES WITH TIP AND OH picks up where the movie left off, with Boovland juxtaposed with Earth and the Boov commingling with the human population. And then there's Oh (voiced by Mark Whitten), the jovial Boov who helped save the two planets with the help of his Earth friend Tip (Rachel Crow) and has since adopted her family as his own. As the two settle into living together, Oh realizes he has a lot to learn about humans and their customs, but with Tip by his side and his enthusiasm leading the way, there's no stopping him.

Is it any good?

This music-heavy show lags a bit behind its parent movie in visual vigor, but that doesn't detract from the sweet intergalactic friendship at the story's heart. If Oh's wide-eyed wonder for human ways (not to mention his adorably loose grasp on the English language) was one of your favorite aspects of Home, then you won't be disappointed here. As he experiences the human world as an insider and learns valuable lessons that conflict with his Boov upbringing (kitty litter isn't a snack, for instance), Tip is always there to help him sort it all out.

Whereas Home showed Oh trying to reconcile the solitary life he'd always known with the human emotions that resonated with him, Adventures with Tip and Oh focuses more on the sense of family he's now experiencing firsthand. There are lots of funny moments, and Oh's adventures give a unique perspective on some human customs we don't think about much, but there's also a strong focus on families of all shapes and sizes that's truly heartwarming.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what being part of a family means. Do you always agree with your parents or siblings? What family rules might you have to explain to an outsider like Oh from Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh? What kinds of things does your family enjoy doing together

  • Kids: Why is it important to be open to friendships with people who are different from you? How can doing so change your perspective?

  • Does Oh's unbridled enthusiasm for new experiences inspire you? Why can new situations be scary? What are the rewards of jumping in anyway?

  • How do the characters in Home: Adventures with Tip and Oh demonstrate empathy? Why is this an important character strength?

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