Parents' Guide to

Norman Picklestripes

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Funny fix-it guy teaches about community through song.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Toddler LOVES it

My 3 year old loves this show! She thinks it’s so funny and really likes the music. Blanche is her favorite. We’re waiting for the toys and other merch now.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

A little scary and just not up to par with other kids shows

It sounded promising, but my kids really didn't like it at all. My youngest was actually a little frightened by the characters. The broadway show tunes also just don't seem to work. The concept is OK, but Bob The Builder is so much better. Is Universal just running out of ideas? Sorry, it's a fail.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This colorful and positive series highlights the value of living in a neighborhood where working together and helping each other is important. The stories are simple enough for young ones to follow, but the cast of characters, many of whom tote their own mobile phones, keep up with fashion trends and occasionally throw large parties, creating a story world that's both funny and modern. Meanwhile, Norm's willingness to jump into his golf cart to assist his neighbors combined with his love of singing (which is often showcased with a Broadway-style dance performance) adds some uniqueness to the whole thing. But the overall messages Norman Picklestripes offers about the importance of community, and being a kind and respectful part of it, are what really make this show worth watching.

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