Jacob Two-Two

TV review by
Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media
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A relatable kid learns to stand up for himself.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Jacob passes on good lessons about honesty and standing up for yourself.

Violence & Scariness

Siblings occasionally push and shove.

Sexy Stuff

Slight innuendo amongst parents.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Jacob is a relatable character for kids who come from large families and might feel like they get picked on. Although there's a lot of name calling and sibling rivalry in this show, the messages about honesty, standing up for yourself, and overcoming obstacles make this a fine pick.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysd5 April 14, 2020

One of the only good Qubo shows

This show was awesome, except for the other crappy cartoons they put on. Jacob Two Two was cool but the others just sucked.
Parent of a 5-year-old Written byomommie June 9, 2009

QUBO

My son, 5, loves all the shows on Qubo. A lot of them are listed under NBC, Ion. He also likes Sitting Ducks. Jacob he finds funny funny!
Kid, 12 years old November 30, 2019

Great show

This show was awesome
Teen, 15 years old Written byolivepit04 March 25, 2018

Very Educational, but some details aren't kid-friendly, but still a great show

At the end of some episodes, Jacob shows younger audiences how to do stuff, such as making a decoder watch. This is the best show I have ever watched since I wa... Continue reading

What's the story?

Based on the books by Mordecai Richler, JACOB TWO-TWO chronicles the adventures of a kid whose siblings gave him the titular nickname because he usually needs to say everything twice in order to be heard. But while the always-honest Jacob (voiced by Billy Rosemberg) may be small and the object of much sibling teasing, he can overcome almost any obstacle by the end of each episode.

Is it any good?

In addition to boasting hip music and cool animation, Jacob Two-Two is a show that most kids should be able to relate to. What kid hasn't had to deal with wanting their own room, trying to fit in, and learning how to stand up for themselves in a big world? The sibling rivalries are sometimes overplayed, and the name-calling and occasional slight innuendoes between Jacob's parents might raise a few parental eyebrows. But overall the series successfully conveys useful life lessons in each episode, making it a fine choice for grade-schoolers.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about family roles. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being the youngest (or oldest, or middle) child in a large family? What's it like to be an only child? How are families similar to and different than each other?

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