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The Doodlebops

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Puppets, music, and trippy colors kids will love!

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lessons are taught through music, puppets, singing, and dancing.

Violence & scariness
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this series is relatively harmless. With their colorful costumes, psychedelic house, very special bus, and eternal cheeriness, the Doodlebops could be the most annoying characters ever -- for adults. But ultimately, they're sincere and sweet enough to win over most children. You'll find songs, dancing, games, magic, and silliness galore, all aimed at the preschool set.

What's the story?

THE DOODLEBOPS are a rock band, a puppet show, a comedy group, and a dance troupe all in one. The characters -- Deedee, Rooney, and Moe Doodle -- are funny and goofy, and everything they do is set against a zany bright backdrop. They have a talking cat and their own special tour bus, and they sing and dance like crazy. All of these elements are embedded to promote understanding and appreciation of music and to jumpstart kids' creative development.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Somewhere between Pee Wee's Playhouse and Magical Mystery Tour, this is a charming, silly, and funny show that young children are sure to enjoy. Kids will want to sing and dance along, and parents can help them make their own instruments and funny costumes. The performers' sincerity makes what could easily be extremely annoying into a charming and entertaining show.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what lessons kids take from the series. Do they prefer the music, the colors, or the goofiness of the characters? Are kids inspired by the show's energy?

TV details

Cast:Chad McNamara, Jonathan Wexler, Lisa Lennox
Network:Disney Channel
Genre:Kids Musical TV
Topics:Arts and dance, Music and sing-along, Puppets
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Adult Written byHuebel April 9, 2008

A Little Wierd Looking

The characters aren't bad or anything. But they just look weird. My children actually find their looks a little unnerving.
Adult Written bydkuzi April 9, 2008

Even great for my 2 year old!

My 2 year old is amazed by this show!! But what I am tryiong to find out is can you see the DoodleBops live?? Does anyone know??
Adult Written bybeau99 April 9, 2008

I'm now dumber than ever

Watching just one episode made me feel like I was having an acid trip... but without the acid.

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