The Buzz on Maggie

TV review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Maggie the fly rocks out in her own fly way.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 8 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Racial stereotypes are confusing.

Violence & Scariness

Some squishing of insects and other cartoon roughness.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that even though Maggie's world is a fictional insect society, there still seems to be a little racial stereotyping going on. Like many Disney shows (as well as films), the show tends to promote the stereotype of an African-American friend as a sidekick. Though her friend Rayna is just as outgoing and full of energy as Maggie is, she is more defined by her "urban" attitude. This message can be confusing to young people who are learning about their own (and other) cultures. Also, parents should be aware that Maggie is a strong female character who wants to be a rock star, but her parents let her get away with questionable schemes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 18, 2012

Pardon the pun,but i'm glad this cartoon "got the fly swatter."

This cartoon is terrible.I'm beyond happy it got canceled.It was junk! The animation is hideous and the characters are annoying.
Adult Written byemmasmom513 April 9, 2008

Won't let my 5-year-old watch

The bugs are constantly doing things that are rude, crude & disgusting. Not the sort of message I want my 5-year-old learning.
Teen, 14 years old Written byKiy September 5, 2020
My #1 Most Adored Show
Teen, 14 years old Written byBlueSunday October 2, 2010

Shows how to be yourself, don't follow the croud

It can get annoying, but I've always loved it! Maggie is pretty typical, wanting to be a rock-star and all, but she's also pretty unique, always speak... Continue reading

What's the story?

THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE follows the fun-filled insect world of a sassy fly named Maggie and her friends. The show's plotlines are complete with jokes about flies barfing and beetles being nerdy, ladybugs being beyond reproach, and all of the puns that go with the buggy theme.

Is it any good?

Kids are going to love Maggie's insect world, and even parents might find this cartoon amusing. As a character, Maggie can be temperamental and moody, while her older brother can be a bully. These traits are side notes to the decent plot line put forth by the writers of the program; however, the assumption that sassy behavior is the norm for pre-teen flies may be something else to watch out for.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Maggie's world is similar to and different from the human world.

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