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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Positive messages about family life, learning, and caring for oneself and others.
Positive Role Models
Characters often exhibit creativity, resourcefulness, and generosity.
Violence & Scariness
Lots of slapstick violence. A knight charges at Patrick with an axe; Patrick and SpongeBob get fired out of a cannon; etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Basic romantic relationships are featured, specifically Patrick's parents.
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Products & Purchases
No consumerism is featured on the show itself, but outside of the show there's a ton of merchandising built around SpongeBob SquarePants characters.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Patrick Star Show is a spin-off of the popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It focuses on SpongeBob's friend Patrick (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke), his family, and the talk show he hosts in his bedroom. Of course, SpongeBob and other characters from the expanded SquarePants universe make frequent guest appearances. The show's humor runs to absurdist and slapstick comedy, so expect many moments of over-the-top cartoonish violence (Patrick getting chased by a man with an axe, Patrick being shot out of a cannon, Patrick poking himself in the eye with a toothbrush, etc.). It has a similar energy and tone as its parent show, with the added elements of a family comedy and the show-within-a-show, so fans of SpongeBob will likely feel at home.
Is It Any Good?
Lots of spin-offs tend to be diminished versions of their parent programs -- this one, on the other hand, kicks the undersea world of SpongeBob and Patrick into hyperdrive. The furiously kinetic series is just a relentless series of jokes and sight gags, with little regard for things like plot or continuity. In other words, it's a lot of fun, especially for folks who are already fans of the original series.
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