Tooned In

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Cartoon trivia game show offers lots of slimy fun for all.

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Nothing educational, other than viewers being better able to familiarize themselves with Nickelodeon cartoons. 

Positive Messages

It's a messy trivia game, but everyone is having fun.

Positive Role Models

The host is essentially a robot. Contestants are kids of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. 

Violence & Scariness

Contestants get slimed and wear goggles throughout the show for eye safety. Sometimes contestants are a little competitive, but nothing over the top. 

Sexy Stuff

It's a promotional vehicle, with lots of Nickelodeon cartoons featured throughout. Viewers are invited to download and use the app in order to have a more interactive experience. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tooned In is a fun, family-friendly game show featuring kids answering trivia questions about Nickelodeon cartoons. There's nothing violent, but players slow to answer get slimed, and on occasion, cartoon scenes featuring mild (and often comical) fantasy violence are described. Viewers are also invited to play along in real time using a app. 

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What's the story?

TOONED IN is a game show where kids show off their knowledge of Nickelodeon cartoons to win cash and prizes. Each episode features Nicky, an animated AI robot (voiced by Rama Vallury) posing trivia questions to three savvy contestants. The first to answer each question earns money, while those who don't get slimed. The player who makes it to the end moves on to a special round where they compete against Nicky in hopes of winning the $1,000 grand prize. 

Is it any good?

This entertaining series features young folks answering lots of trivia questions about their favorite Nickelodeon cartoons, like Sponge Bob Square Pants and The Loud House. Adding to the fray is the messy sliming and the suspense of the special prize round. 

Nickelodeon fans of all ages will enjoy shouting answers at their TV sets, but they're also invited to play along in real time using the app. Meanwhile, those less familiar with the network will be introduced to all of its offerings. Tooned In is a great promotional vehicle, but it's also lots of fun. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about trivia. What makes it fun? What makes it possible for us to remember small details from a TV show we watched years ago? What is the benefit of knowing these things?

  • Why is slime such a big part of some kids' game shows? Would Tooned In be less entertaining if sliming wasn't part of the action? Would you be willing to go on a game show and try to win prizes if it meant that you would be covered with all that mess?

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