Yakkity Yak

TV review by
KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
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Ugly, bizarre cartoon for grade schoolers and up.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

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

Positive Messages

Characters never learn anything; they just continue to behave in the same stupid, predictable ways. The people supposedly taking care of the children aren't particularly caring or careful.

Violence & Scariness

Characters may strike or mock-strangle each other when angry.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cartoon is full of ugly creatures, including what appears to be an elderly pineapple who lives in a salad bowl but is meant to be a mad genius. The characters spend most of their time yelling at each other. Yakkity Yak is left to find his own way home by his grandmother, who also force feeds him and mocks his fears and good instincts. There's some cartoon violence, of the smacking-upside-the-head variety.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bynduns February 28, 2020

While I wouldn't call this completely dreadful, it is pretty generic

Alright, I'm gonna start this review by talking about the only legitimately good thing about it: the intro. I'm not sure where this one reviewer came... Continue reading
Adult Written byT J November 17, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheBombFunn July 30, 2013

Yuckity Yuck...

The animations is ugly, the characters are unfunny and annoying, the plot is bizarre. The animation makes me puke in my mouth. Also, the voice acting sounds lik... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byMitchell Charleston May 12, 2013


Yakkity Yak is a very poor cartoon. The animation is crappy, the characters are dull and unfunny, the voice acting is terrible, and the theme song is annoying.

What's the story?

YAKKITY YAK relates the adventures of a teenage yak whose life dream is to be a comedian. His best friend is a hyper-intelligent kid with a pineapple for a head, and he lives with Granny Yak, who rents a room to a mad scientist with crazy hair who actually looks remarkably like a pineapple himself. Each 30-minute episode consists of two short segments, in which Yakkity tries to achieve something in the dumbest way possible, his friend Keo tries to rescue him, and both of them usually end up suffering for their schemes in one way or another. The day is never saved, and lessons are never learned.

Is it any good?

This cartoon isn't quite ironic, isn't quite clever, and isn't quite funny. It's not a storytelling cartoon, an adventure, or filled with Looney Tunes-style antics. It isn't really quite anything. But it is a mild although mindless program -- there's no excessive violence, no swearing, no sexual overtones. Call it starter junk TV.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it's wrong to cheat, since cheating at various games and competitions is a regular part of the series. Probably the most interesting thing to discuss would be the absurdity of the surreal world depicted in the show, in which a yak and a kid with a pineapple head can be best friends. Can kids think of anything more surreal? What?

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