Pig Goat Banana Cricket

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Fun, hectic cartoon set in absurd, imaginative world.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

Plentiful gross-out humor. One character sneezes out snot; another's icky habit leads to the name Mr. Nose-Picker Fish; lots of burping, farting, and poop references. The four titular characters enjoy a friendship that belies their very different personalities and brings out the better side of each.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Banana takes pride in lethargy and avoiding work. Pig's naivety gets him into all sorts of mishaps, but he means well and would do anything for a friend. Goat is flighty and rarely serious. Cricket's a schemer and hides his plans from his friends, but he doesn't mean any harm.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence includes images of monsters eating friendly characters; others being impaled, electrocuted, and run over; and some disembodied body parts. No blood or gore and little lasting impact, as victims recover quickly from their ills.

Sexy Stuff

Goat gets starry-eyed when a handsome guy walks by.

Language

Name-calling such as "jerk," "idiot," "freak," and "ding-dong," plus many uses of "butt."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pig Goat Banana Cricket's absurd comedy may confuse young kids who don't grasp the difference between fantasy and reality. The characters' world is a place where everyday objects come to life and bizarre things happen all the time, but it's also a place where a friend's constant rudeness or deception never takes a toll on a relationship. These mixed messages are better for older kids, as is the frequent gross-out humor (snot, nose-picking, farting, and poop) and name-calling ("jerk," "freak," "idiot," and the like). That said, there are some positive messages about friendship and seeing the best in other people.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGregory Nelson September 13, 2015

Another Awful Nickelodeon Show

Nickelodeon was doing good with Harvey Beaks, and some people thought this would be good too, because the animation looks similar to that of Ren & Stimp... Continue reading
Parent of a 6, 8, and 13 year old Written byMortalKombatFan1992 August 6, 2018

It's fine for kids over eight years old

This show may be gross, but it's still fine, You can watch it, but only if you are eight years old or up.
Teen, 13 years old Written bygrant12 July 19, 2015

abosolute POO

dont watch this crap. you might as well put a 5 year old in front of south park, and they would enjoy it and understand it better. DONT. WATCH. THIS. POOP.
Kid, 10 years old October 24, 2015

This sucks

Do not watch this.I MEAN IT. DO NOT. It is absurd,disgusting,crappy,and over all just stupid. do not even bother to watch this piece of freaking slobber.NEVER.E... Continue reading

What's the story?

PIG GOAT BANANA CRICKET is an animated series about four friends who live together in a bustling city filled with curious characters and inanimate objects that walk and talk. Each episode follows the friends -- naïve Pig (voiced by Matt Jones), artsy Goat (Candi Milo), caustic Banana (Tom Wilson), and maniacal Cricket (Paul Rugg) -- through their individual endeavors, which usually wind up blending into a larger, generally absurd joint adventure.

Is it any good?

Pig Goat Banana Cricket's content is utter nonsense, but, given its entertainment value, kids won't care. What they will see instead is a place where imagination rules the day and the laws of nature don't apply, where a talking shopping cart can become your new best friend and your guitar might suddenly start singing back to you. They'll also notice a friendship that somehow withstands vast personality differences and every bizarre circumstance that can be imagined.

On the other hand, the stories suggest that no amount of bad or misguided behavior will have anything but hilarious consequences. It's unlikely that many kids will mistake what they see as anything near real life, but it does invite discussion about the differences between what we see on the screen and how things work (and don't work) in the real world.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes a good friend. Why are the characters such good friends despite their many differences? What do your kids look for in friends? What responsibilities do friends have toward each other?

  • Kids: Did any features of the characters' world confuse you? Which, if any, would you like to experience yourself? Why is it fun to imagine the world differently from how it is?

  • Which of the characters was your kids' favorite? Can they learn anything from his or her experiences? Is it important to learn something from TV or movies? Who are some of their favorite characters in other shows?

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