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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
The show follows a battle of wits between a young boy and his adopted alien siblings who plot to conquer Earth. The situations are preposterous and lack any real consequence, and it's based on the aliens' persistent deception of the humans around them, but they're fun to watch.
Positive Role Models
Despite his best efforts to warn those around him, Max finds that no adults believe his theories about Teresa and Goliath. Even so, he does everything he can to thwart their efforts to take over human life.
Violence & Scariness
Some cartoon violence like crashes and long falls, but no visible injuries.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pumpkin Reports is an animated series about two aliens who pose as children and plot ways to take over Earth. Both look every inch the innocent adopted siblings of Max, who's wise to their deception. They try to fit in, but their otherworldly heritage makes it hard to understand human behavior, usually to their temporary downfall. This series puts kids in charge since the grown-ups refuse to see the aliens' true intentions, leaving Max and friends on the front line of defense. Even so, it's a lively series with vibrant animation, only mild cartoon violence, and an unusual insight into human emotions through the highly logical aliens.
Is It Any Good?
In a world where grownups don't listen, this lighthearted series suggests that kids would do just fine taking matters into their own hands. At least, that's what happens here in Cucurtown when Max, fed up with adults not listening to him, joins up with three other kids to head off the aliens at every turn. For every plot of Teresa's, Max and company devise a solution that keeps them one step ahead and on track to save the world every other day.
The aliens' creative schemes are fun to watch evolve, but what's even more entertaining are the ways Teresa uses human behavior to plot the world's downfall. Whether it's honing in on the nuances of love or manipulating people's reliance on white lies to maintain happy relationships, this forward thinker always has an idea in the tank to turn humans' most basic habits against them. Pumpkin Reports is a comical insight into the human psyche along with being genuinely fun to watch the intellectual tug of war between Teresa and archrival, Max.
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