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The Cramp Twins

TV review by
KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
The Cramp  Twins TV Poster Image
Sibling rivalry at its ugliest.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

The sibling rivalry is constant and never resolved. There are few (if any) momenst of family loyalty. Because one friend's family members live in the swamp, they're called swamp people and are treated as lower class by the rest of the town.

Violence & Scariness

The battle between the brothers is strong and never-ending, but no weapons are involved.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Cramp siblings apparently do not love each other underneath all of their fighting and conflict. Their rivalry is bitter and cruel. Stereotypically, the dumber, meaner one is stronger and usually comes out on top.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTommydude December 21, 2009
Actually, I liked the show because I thought that it presented "real life" more than most cartoons. Wayne calling Lucien effeminate names is very real... Continue reading
Adult Written byhgwqhge03 September 21, 2013

Take away the m in Cramp

Lucien is Likeable and Wynn is annoying, the animation is bad, and looks cheap some characters had yellow, purple and green skin and the show was pretty boring
Teen, 14 years old Written bybakeranimator October 9, 2014

One Of The Worst Cartoons I've Ever Seen

I hardly remember this show at all...Now I do... This has to be one of the worst, if not THE worst cartoon I've ever seen. The characters are reprehensib... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old May 6, 2011

What's the story?

THE CRAMP TWINS is the story of Lucien and Wayne Cramp (voiced by Kath Soucie and Tom Kenny). Lucien is the kind, smart twin, and Wayne is his dumber, meaner (and also purple) brother. Their parents are generally ineffectual, although if the boys' battles invade Mom and Dad's consciousness or their turf, they're likely to take revenge.

Is it any good?

This is sibling rivalry at its most extreme. There are no special or loving moments to "spoil" what some kids may see as the fun of the ongoing battle between the brothers. Other viewers will long for a respite from the show's predictable set-ups and inevitable fights -- particularly the cruelty of Wayne, who stalks and torments Lucien in every episode. As if the sibling hatred message weren't enough, Lucien's best friend is the son of a family of swamp dwellers, who are referred to as swamp folk and scorned by the rest of the town.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the many forms of sibling rivalry and discuss how realistic a take on it this is. Are the differences between these two brothers exaggerated for fun? Do kids find it funny?

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