The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Pals solve problems, spread joy in lively holiday tales.

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age 2+
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age 13+
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Educational Value

The characters illustrate for preschoolers the important roles community helpers play. They all have a specific skill set that helps them do their jobs.


Positive Messages

Kids see the characters lean on their friends when they're faced with a task they can't complete on their own. They use problem-solving skills and resourcefulness to overcome difficult challenges, and it always takes multiple attempts to get it right, requiring perseverance and determination. Strong themes of friendship and the joy of helping others.


Positive Role Models & Representations

Stinky, Dirty, and friends believe they can solve every dilemma they face, even if it takes some time. They welcome each other's ideas and strive to learn something valuable from every attempt, even those that fail.


Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff

This animated series is based on picture books by Kate and Jim McMullan.


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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show is a TV special from The Stinky & Dirty Show. The popular characters from Jim and Kate McMullan's picture books demonstrate resourcefulness, perseverance, and teamwork as they work to solve problems in their bustling little town. The many different vehicles represent the varied and important work of community helpers, from construction workers to postal carriers. These stories emphasize friendship, respect, and the joys of selfless giving and helping others.

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What's the story?

THE STINKY & DIRTY VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW is a two-episode holiday special featuring the characters from the books by Jim and Kate McMullan. In the first story, Sender (voiced by Anna Camp) is busily delivering Valentines to all her friends in Go City when Stinky (Isaac Ryan Brown) and Dirty (Jet Jurgensmeyer) decide to create a special musical Valentine for her. After some difficulty transporting it around town, they realize she might be difficult to find! Episode two sees Stinky and Dirty step in to help when Chopper (Jonny Cruz) is unable to fly a Valentine banner over the city, but it's surprisingly difficult to find just the right place for it.

Is it any good?

These inseparable pals continue to encounter and solve problems in friendly fashion around their city in this festive holiday special. Their can-do attitude knows no defeat, regardless of how many tries and "what if?" moments it takes to get to a solution. By involving their friends in the process, Stinky and Dirty show kids the value of collaboration.

The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show also captures the special joy of doing for others, whether it's in the form of an unexpected and heartfelt gift or helping a friend who's in a jam. Stinky, Dirty, and their Go City neighbors give selflessly and happily, which spreads cheer aplenty.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the characters' different attributes help the Go City team as a whole in The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show. How do Stinky and Dirty especially complement each other when they work together? How do they improve by listening to each other's ideas?

  • What positive qualities like perseverance do you see at work among the characters? Kids: How can mistakes be used as teaching moments? What lessons have you learned from mistakes you've made?

  • Kids: Who are some of your favorite book characters who've made the jump to the screen? Are you inspired to read the books after you see characters like Stinky & Dirty on TV? Who else would you like to see star in a TV series or movie?

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For kids who love holidays

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