Parents' Guide to

Oggy and the Cockroaches

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Slapstick cartoon offers little more than comic violence.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Don't listen to other reviews, this show is safe for all ages

Don't listen to the other reviews, I have seen all of the episodes so far with my kids and nothing is inappropriate. The other reviews are made by people who have a dirty mind and assume something by seeing something else, I bet they could find ways to show that Paw Patrol is inappropriate. Replying to another review, two people go into a room and you assume THAT? Really? You think that in a kids show? Everything in this show is just oggy chasing cockroaches because they are disturbing him, there are no innuendos whatsoever or bad content, all the characters are just friends and nothing is meant for adults in this. And there are no posters anywhere in this show that show bad content, most of the episodes don't show posters anywhere at all.
age 18+

Bad Influences

This show is disgusting. One of the few shows I have to block my students from watching, the show is about a rather Ugly cat named Oggy as he chases 3 Cockroaches around the house. There's also this character named Jack who bullies Oggy. This show has absolutely no educational value whatsoever and I've seen the effect it has one of my students during recess. Chasing the little girls and throwing rocks at them. If you want a better version of this show, I'd suggest the classics like Tom & Jerry and Bugs Bunny.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (13 ):

Oggy and the Cockroaches takes the kind of black-and-blue power struggles first deemed hilarious in Tom and Jerry and dials them up a few notches with even more mean-spirited pranks. These three roaches are pests to the core, and their relentless badgering yields a show that's little more than a string of painful encounters between archenemies.

Sure, there's some creativity in how the mischief goes down (a cat's electrocution produces a perfectly cooked meal on a platter, for instance), and it's clear that the show's intent is to garner laughs rather than traumatize kids with any realistic violence. Ultimately, though, the bottom line is that it entertains strictly by playing up physical spats between common enemies, and it makes hard knocks something to laugh at, which sends some iffy messages to impressionable kids.

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