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 series features creative characters and character hybrids, and the humor has cross-generational appeal. Positive messages and substantive content aren't a focus of the show; rather generating laughs through mostly clean comedy is its goal. Much exaggeration and some very mild stereotyping in characterizations.
Positive Role Models
Few attempts at portraying role models of any kind, as the characters' personalities and their actions are exaggerated for comic effect.
Violence & Scariness
Some monster-like characters who are funnier than they are scary. In one scene, a werewolf bites a friend to transfer the curse, and she does the same.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Right Now Kapow is an animated sketch comedy series and joint production from Warner Bros. and Disney. The skits are very short (many in the 30-second range) and certainly don't challenge viewers in any way, but they're clean, fun, and filled with creativity. Expect some very mild stereotypes in the characterizations (a bitter, harried teacher; a smooth-talking singer and his sassy partner) but nothing that might offend.
Is It Any Good?
This unique series is an acquired taste, and most viewers will agree it has a love-it-or-leave-it aura about it. The characters' heads are shaped like their namesakes (Ice Cream's a frozen treat, Plant has leaf hair, and so on), and when they're not atop a character in a skit, they float about the screen disembodied. A bit strange, to be sure, but it's the kind of thing that seems to fit this quirky spin on the inherent freedom of the sketch-comedy style.
RIGHT NOW KAPOW is the substantive equivalent of a bag of candy, but that doesn't mean it's without merit. It takes real talent to entertain audiences in the confines of a 30-second skit, and this show's writers do that very well. Some are better than others, obviously, but with so much creativity and diversity of stories and characters, this is a fun show for those looking to be entertained.
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