Parents' Guide to

Mary Shelley's Frankenhole

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Despite impressive animation, crude 'toon isn't for kids.

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age 18+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+

Definitely not kid-friendly and your typical 23-year-old slacker won't get it

Definitely NOT for kids! And not just because of the puppet violence, sex, and adult language they use. Most of the humor is way over kids' (and many adults') heads. Definitely not even for many adults. This show assumes the viewer is familiar enough with literature and history to truly appreciate a lot of the humor. Your children will watch it when they go away for college and hopefully will enjoy it then.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

It's OK

When you say "Despite impressive animation, crude 'toon isn't for kids" it kinda implies that somehow the animation makes a difference in what's appropriate. Cartoons are no longer just for kids. In fact they never were just for kids. It just ended up that way here in North America. I also agree with others that there isn't much violence in the show. As for the show itself it's pretty good. A few laughs here and there but it's not anything special.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
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Fans of the Adult Swim stop-motion series Moral Orel (a now-canceled but clever send-up of morality also created by Dino Stamatopoulos) will likely be disappointed in this unfocused parody of hero-worship and celebrity culture that doesn't quite measure up in the laughs department. But it's still worth a look, particularly for animation junkies who can appreciate the artfulness of Frankenhole's weird and wacky world.

Others are bound to complain about the show's admittedly crude material, which can sink dismally low at times. It's bad enough that Thomas Jefferson seeks the doctor's help in acquiring a black man's penis so that his female slaves will find him more sexually attractive. ("When I force myself on my slave women, they look a little well, unexcited," he admits.) But when he mistakes Barack Obama for a "poop slave" ... and takes advice from Ike Turner about how to treat women ... it's hard to give it glowing reviews.

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