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Parents' Guide to

The Pink Panther

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Parents can breathe easy with this clean classic.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 2+

Fun for preschoolers, torture to parents

While preschoolers love this show, parents find it annoying. For one thing, the pilot episode "The Pink Phink" was just stupid. Paint cans growing into plants? Come on! The other episodes are no better. Each next episode is dumber than the last, real birds inside a cuckoo clock? This show will only appeal to preschoolers. Oh, and if you want to torture someone, buy the whole set and lock them in a room with only this to watch. This show will make adults dumber and louder. Please only show this to preschoolers.
age 8+

Pink panther’s cartoons

It’s like Tom and Jerry or Looney Tunes Scooby Doo Mr Ed lots of play on words but instead silent films era style. I think it’s worth watching because it’s made for simpler timeless times gone by is about greatest times gone by magical simple times. There was only one I didn’t understand it was pink punk but for most part I find it hilarious it reminds me of simpler days care free days here’s episode guidelines https://at.tumblr.com/timelesstimesgoneby/episode-volume-1-s01e01-the-p…

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (26 ):

Unlike other shows from this era -- such as Tom & Jerry and The Perils of Penelope Pistop -- The Pink Panther is clever and funny without resorting to violence, questionable language, or sexual innuendo. Fans of almost any age will find the cool cat endearing whether he's starting trouble, running away from trouble, or saving the day. Even though the show is packed with humor and engaging plots, nothing is over the top (except maybe the music). Parents can relax because all of the jokes are cut and dried -- hidden innuendos, violence, and iffy language are nowhere to be found. The panther is a sweet, intelligent, lovable character, and his show is a clean, kid-friendly classic.

A few things to watch out for: Tobacco use is the show's greatest pitfall, with the panther himself smoking a cigarette during the opening credits. Supporting characters also smoke cigars from time to time. Plus, since the show doesn't have any dialogue, kids who can't read or don't understand the concept of money may not completely understand the jokes. This series relies on action, facial expressions, and the reading of signs to tell a story.

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