A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Adult characters are few and far between, and those who do exist appear totally out of touch with the young cast. The cast includes some stereotyped African-American characters. Lots of crass bodily function humor.
Violence & Scariness
Brief scuffles between friends. One scene shows a character hanging his friend upside down from a tall building (because the friend had mocked his hat).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Lots of flirting and attempts to get noticed by the opposite sex. Some scenes include kissing.
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No cursing, but lots of teen slang ("let me talk to my peeps") and attitude from the female characters ("like, yeah," with a head gesture for emphasis).
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Products & Purchases
The show's setting (a fictitious fast food joint) brings junk food like burgers, fries, and soda to the forefront.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that although this is a puppet show, it's geared toward tweens and teens and isn't meant for little kids. It's rife with crass bodily function humor, slang, and cool-girl attitude that parents probably won't want younger kids hearing and repeating. That said, the show's take on an extreme cross-section of teenage life is likely to resonate with many viewers, who will enjoy the idiosyncratic characters and their attempts to survive the uncertainties of puberty.
Is It Any Good?
MR. MEATY (which was spun out of a series of shorts) is a unique addition to Nickelodeon's line-up that will appeal to the pubescent crowd because of its extreme -- and often sarcastic -- characterizations of teenage life. From geeks to goddesses -- and everything in between -- you'll find them all in this offbeat series, and viewers who can take the crass humor and sassy attitudes in stride will enjoy the show's funny take on this often challenging (but never dull) stage of life.
That said, this isn't one for the kiddie set, both because of its propensity for gross humor and because its themes are all about teenagerhood. And then there's the fact that the characters are constantly surrounded by (and eating) so much fast food -- savvier viewers may pick up on the intended satire, but younger kids could easily walk away with the idea that it's OK to eat all the junk you want.
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