A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Good messages about teamwork. The villains are snobby and manipulative, but their schemes never work out.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
A lot of emphasis on looks and boyfriend/girlfriend relationships.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that these lovable underwater creatures promote sharing and a sense of community. Contrary to popular belief, this cartoon isn't a spin-off of The Smurfs (even though both shows were created by Belgians). If anything, this series is one of the more grounded animated shows from the '80s.
Is It Any Good?
When watching The Snorks, expect imaginative fun: Kids will love the trademark Snork sound and the fact that Tooter can only speak in "toots." Children who love animals will also sympathize with Occy, who was adopted by Allstar after being abandoned by Junior.
The series also features plenty of very low-level flirting and boy-girl relationships. Allstar and Casey are boyfriend and girlfriend, as are Daffney and Dimmy -- and Junior usually finds his way into the mix to cause the couples problems. Parents may also want to explain that not all government officials are evil and money-hungry; in fact, their job is to take care of their fellow citizens, not look down on them.
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