TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Oddly fun show features problem-solving, mischief making.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 10+

Homicidal much?

I watched an episode of Oddbods with my 4 year old, I understood the jist was that they were naughty, ha ha. But I just watched a little marathon with my son, and AM SO OFFENDED by the fact that they kill every living creature they come in contact with. At one point one of them nuzzles up to his cokatiel, seemingly his OWN PET then puts him in the microwave and eats him. There is not an animal or insect on this show that does not get beaten, squashed, or killed. Its not cute. My child is on the spectrum, and I'm trying to teach him empathy and compassion for living things. My other child is not on the spectrum and and he won't be watching this either because senseless ending of life, is not humor. In 20 years when there is more incidents of serial killers, let's remember that this is the kind of humor some kids will grow up on. So annoying. Shame on you Oddbods.
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age 5+

Not for kids learning to talk

Oddbods is a very entertaining show with some mature content. The characters do not speak, they only show emotion through sounds and expressions. I let my 3-year old watch it for a week. Then I noticed that he began mimicking the characters from the show which meant that he began making noises instead of using his words. It became a real problem. I won’t let him watch it again for a couple more years.
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