Parents' Guide to

Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Danger-prone cartoon offers little value to kids.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 10+

My Thoughts

1 person found this helpful.
age 7+

Grew up watching the show, parents are being too harsh!

I am currently a 22 y/o who watched and adored this show as a child about a decade ago. I will start off by saying that parents are expecting too much out of this show and are quick to judge this WAY out of proportion. I see a similar argument of this show being “too violent with no lessons learned and pointless plot lines and no sort of educational value.” If you want to watch a children’s show for educational value then I suggest searching for a cartoon that is specifically aimed for that kind of presentation. The kinds of children’s programs such as Kick Buttowski are meant to be fun, lighthearted, and is definitely a classic among many early 2000s children growing up watching it like myself. If parents are so frightened by the recklessness of Kick Buttowski and are looking for safe and educational value from this show, they’re not going to get it. Children are allowed to watch shows like this. If parents are so concerned about their children learning bad behaviors from shows like this, then they need to reconsider their priorities. The parents should be teaching their children the difference between right and wrong, and fantasy and real life. It’s not Kick Buttowski’s job to babysit your kids. He’s meant to entertain them and maybe become a fraction of their childhoods they’ll treasure. This show has some real heart and some very good written episodes. So parents, stop being so hard on a harmless kids show. It’s not going to teach your child anything.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (67):

Superficial at best, KICK BUTTOWSKI: SUBURBAN DAREDEVIL is barely more than a hollow shell of action and adventure that offers little substantial content to support its structure. The show is so unrealistic that kids probably won't even relate to Kick's unlimited free time, absence of responsible authority figures, and superhuman ability to withstand extreme blunt-force trauma.

What's more, they're bound to pick up on the varying degrees of bullying the show presents as comedy, and the prevalent potty humor does little to offset any of this negative behavior. Sure, kids don't necessarily seek out character or plot development in the cartoons they watch, but with so many choices for out there for them, there's good reason to pass this one by.

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