The Buzz on Maggie
What parents need to know
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.
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.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how Maggie's world is similar to and different from the human world.