Squirrel Boy

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Obnoxious pet leads boy in mischievous escapades.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 17 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Mr. Johnson is involved in his son's life and keeps close tabs on what's happening. He allows his son to make his own decisions (within reason) but is always there to handle any fall-out. Meanwhile, though, Rodney constantly exerts peer pressure on Andy.

Violence & Scariness

The duo's schemes sometimes end in typical cartoon explosions or falls from great heights, but no one is hurt.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Boy watches TV and plays video games on occasion.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that while the "peer" in this show is a pet squirrel, he uses strong pressure and some fast talking to influence his young owner's actions. The boy, who on his own has good intentions, finds himself in unexpected messes because he ignores his instincts and heeds the advice of his annoying friend. On the upside, each adventure offers a lesson in following the rules and respecting a friend's feelings.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTommypezmaster March 6, 2009

it's "Catscratch" but for Preschoolers

I would rather watch CatDog. I would rather watch Barney & Friends. I would remove my Kidney to a sick person. Anything but this. This show is truly the... Continue reading
Adult Written byhgwqhge03 September 19, 2013

good grief a show even worse than My Gym Partner's A Monkey

it is a rip-off of MGPIAM but even worse it is about a boy and his pet and that is about it, I really hate Rodney, he is annoying stupid, and causes h-ll for ev... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheBombFunn July 15, 2013

meh, It's okay, but I don't like it that much

This show is alright, but pretty weird. However, it's not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's much better than Fanboy and Chum Chum or The Pro... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byMr. King December 19, 2012

Two words:ANNOYING GARBAGE!

Parents,NEVER show this crap to your kids! It will turn them into annoying brats!

What's the story?

Cartoon Network's SQUIRREL BOY takes viewers into the home of 10-year-old Andy Johnson (voiced by Pamela Adlon) and his best friend and talking pet, Rodney J. Squirrel (Richard Steven Horvitz). The two buddies join forces and embark on adventures throughout the neighborhood, sometimes accompanied by Rodney's squirrel friend, Leon (Tom Kenny). Unfortunately for Andy, Rodney's existence understandably grates on the nerves of Andy's dad, Mr. Johnson (Kurtwood Smith). Not only does the squirrel engage Andy in constant mischief, but Rodney also lives with the family, eats their food, and brushes his teeth with Mr. Johnson's toothbrush (though Mr. J doesn't know about that). But despite his frustrations, out of compassion for his son, Mr. Johnson never gives the annoying pet the boot.

Is it any good?

While kids will no doubt enjoy the duo's crazy antics, Andy's willingness to repeatedly succumb to Rodney's pressure may frustrate parents. The absence of any other friends (human or rodent) in Andy's life makes this weakness all the more obvious.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about handling peer pressure. How should kids respond when a friend wants them to do something they know is wrong? How do you feel when you're the only one who says "no"? Parents also can discuss how friends can resolve differences of opinions. How can you express yourself without hurting each other's feelings?

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