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By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cute puppet puppies teach so-so life lessons.

TV PBS Educational 2008
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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

Great show for young children!

My child loves Raggs. The music is catchy and fun. She loves singing along to the nursery rhymes and all the episodes have a good message. Great show for young children!

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Watching paint dry would have been more fun...

This show sucked. The characters were annoying and all the kids were hard to understand. I don't know about you but I can't stand dogs that sing, dress like it's still the 80's and Pido calling everyone dude. And speaking for the sake of education, I'd say that you'd actually enjoy watching The Doodlebops than watching any of this garbage. Much or the little educational value there was barely scratched the surface of the topic at hand. Thank goodness, this show has finally been canceled.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (5 ):

While small children may well fall in love with puppy lead guitarist Raggs and his four friends, the sweet factor can be more than a little grating for adults. Add that to the fact that you can see all the seams in the educational process, including lots of repetition, and Raggs can be a bit rough. That said, kids may love watching these animals play music and have fun together.

Even more problematic are its lapses in logic. In an episode about smells, for example, Raggs and his friend Razzles smell a yummy aroma coming from the clubhouse and decide to investigate -- but they then stop to "play" (i.e., perform a concert-style number with live children screaming in the audience). Later, when Trilby loses her sense of smell to a cold, the group tries different things to help her smell again, none of which make sense -- although the smelly, stinky stew somehow works. At worst, the show is mostly harmless, if annoying. At best, there are some basic lessons to be learned.

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