The Replacements

Common Sense Media says

Tweens' people-swapping powers are fun for kids.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Riley and Todd both have best friends who are of different nationalities. Their mom, Agent K, is a strong, intelligent person whom both kids adore -- and despite her inexperience in parenting, she's loyal to her family (dad Dick Daring, on the other hand, is egocentric and seems more concerned with his appearance than anything going on with the kids). Each episode has lessons about accepting responsibility for your actions.

Violence & scariness

Infrequent scenes with punches and kicks that never cause lasting injury. One scene shows an adult being attacked by three raccoons, but he's no worse for the wear.

Sexy stuff

Some female characters wear tight outfits that show some belly, and the mom dons a skin-tight bodysuit that enhances her ample curves. Mild flirting scenes among tweens.

Language

Playground talk like "kick your butt" is rare.

Consumerism

One female character dresses in the trendiest, hippest outfits, which are a little over the top. The kids use cell phones to order their replacement adults.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although the family at the center of this series is unconventional, kids will relate to many of the issues Riley and Todd face, including impressing a first crush and feeling misunderstood by adults. The siblings' relationship will also ring true with viewers -- they tease each other a lot, but they always support each other, too. Kids will enjoy seeing how Riley and Todd change the circumstances that frustrate them, and the absence of questionable content makes this entertaining, imaginative series a good choice for young viewers.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

When orphans Riley (voiced by Grey DeLisle) and Todd (Nancy Cartwright) respond to a comic book ad offering "replacement people" of their choice, the outcome wasn't quite what they had in mind. The mom and dad Fleemco Company sends the kids are the quintessential odd couple: a British international spy named Agent K (Kath Soucie) and an egocentric stuntman Dick Daring (Daran Norris). The new family is rounded out by Agent K's shape-changing, sarcastic talking car, CAR (David McCallum), who isn't at all happy about settling down in suburbia. As Riley and Todd adjust to their new family life, they're given a Fleemco bonus -- cell phones to use for any future replacement orders. But like their new parents, the other made-to-order adults Riley and Todd choose may not be exactly what they're looking for.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Disney delivers another winner with this imaginative animated series. The characters in THE REPLACEMENTS are funny and lovable, and kids will enjoy watching Riley and Todd attempt to change situations that viewers will likely relate to. Lessons about self-esteem and accepting responsibility for your choices are prevalent throughout the show, giving substance to what was already a delightful cartoon.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the changes Riley and Todd make around them. Would you make the same replacements that they do? What parts of your life would you change? What consequences (good and bad) do the kids encounter from their choices? Each episode also offers plot-based discussion starters for parents and kids.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy September 21, 2012
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Woo-hoo! It's finally gone! Looks like "The Replacements" was more like "The Dummies"!

CSM,you gotta know what the kids these days are watching! Kids LOVE shows you've dissed,such as T.U.F.F. Puppy,The Annoying Orange,Regular Show,Adventure Time,Gumball,ect.Sorry if i'm ranting too hard,but The Replacements DESERVED it's cancellation! Horrid animation,cliche artwork,nasty acting,ect,THE REPLACEMENTS WAS HORRIBLE! I can't BELIEVE Grey DeLisle and Jeff Bennett worked on this crap! I'm a huge fan of those two stars! Jeff Bennett is hilarious,and Grey DeLisle has an amazing voice AND cute 'n pretty female cartoon characters (EXAMPLES:Kitty Katswell,Mandy,ect.) Now,Riley was SORT OF hot but still an annoying,ignorant,twit!
Kid, 10 years old February 18, 2012
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7
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The Replacements

The Replacements is an okay show. Even though i watched a few episodes i never really payed attention to this show much but of what i saw it is okay. Overall The Replacements is an okay show.
Kid, 11 years old June 18, 2011
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5
QUALITY
 

One of my favorite shows!

This show is so AWESOME!!!!!!
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Great role models

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