The Proud Family

TV review by Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Relatable stories, good role models, zany comedy.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 5+

Perfect To Learn Your Child About Puberty And Being Different

The Proud Family is an amazing cartoon fo children, there aint anything inappropriate in it. The show starts of with Penny and her other friends experiencing puberty, which is an amazing thing to see in a cartoon. And unlike one of the adult ratings, theirs no mentions of drugs or anything else a child shouldn't be exposed to. And for all the parents saying that theirs racism against Caucasians, there has NEVER been racism against yall. And hope you child aint gon be like you

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+

A rare gem!

The Proud Family is a rare gem because it has a black girl as the protagonist (it's so hard to find shows with black characters as the protagonist instead of a side character) and it shows a modern black family with a mom AND a dad. A lot of shows have the father missing and just further plays on the negative stereotype that black men are terrible fathers. Penny is a 14 year old girl that struggles to get through junior high and faces many challenges, like bullying, sexism, equality, working a part time job and learning right from wrong. What makes The Proud Family so enticing is seeing a modern black family being loving and supportive towards each other. Penny's parents are very supportive and help her get through her problems. This series also celebrates black history and black excellence by showing black characters working together and combating serious issues, as well as celebrating traditions and cultural experiences through diverse characters. There are positive messages and role models in this series. There are some stereotypes in the show and sexist remarks that are made by male characters at times, like Oscar (Penny's father) making comments about his wife 'nagging' him and saying comments about women that are outdated and just rude. Gender roles like the women cooking and cleaning while the men sit on their butts and watch tv are present, but the women do put their foot down when necessary and call the men out on their problematic behaviour, like when they lie to get away from their parental duties. Innuendos are also present and suggestive language is bleeped out or whispered incoherently. Overall this series is a breath of fresh air when it comes to representation. Penny is the star of this series and this series centres around a black family, instead of the typical white family.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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