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Jacob Two-Two

A relatable kid learns to stand up for himself.

What parents need to know

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.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Premiere date:September 7, 2003
Cast:Billy Rosemberg, Jocelyn Barth, Marc McMulkin
Networks:ION, NBC, qubo
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Book characters
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD

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Parent of a 5 year old Written byomommie June 9, 2009


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, 10 years old November 20, 2011


this show is one the qubo shows that aren't childish like maisy and boo it doesn't have boring lessons like willa's wild life and pearlie,and it doesn't have adults acting like kids like turbo dogs it's only flaw is the animation . really hilarious like greedygut naked. jacob two two marathon on qubo 9am to 12pm on november 25 2011 don't miss it
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 10 years old July 2, 2010

two two is poo poo

what the crap was that bad animation horrific voice acting HIS LAST NAME IS TWO TWO? uhhhh ok that was very boring in the morning the teenagers nearly kill each other just tring to use the toilet? geez whats next...