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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Good always triumphs, and the villains never achieve their evil dreams -- but don't look for any specific lessons here.
Violence & Scariness
While the Globetrotters' version of violence invariably involves treating the victim like a basketball, the villains aren't always thus constrained. Still, no deaths, and it's all very cartoonish.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this vintage cartoon can be a little incoherent -- perhaps not surprising, considering that every episode requires the villain to be defeated in some way that includes a basketball game. Although the content is tame, very young children aren't likely to "get" it.
Is It Any Good?
Any child who likes basketball and superheroes is going to get at least something of a kick out of THE SUPER GLOBETROTTERS. The wildly antic basketball games in most episodes add something different and fun to the usual superhero-gang set-up (although anyone who's seen the Globetrotters live or even on television will want nothing more than to show their kid how much more fun the real thing was). Compared to today's similar offerings, The Super Globetrotters is mild and even sweet, with its laughable villains, implausible violence, and bad one-liners, and completely age-appropriate for young grade-schoolers.
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