A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is intended to entertain rather than educate.
Ultimately the show promotes the idea of succeeding through teamwork and cooperation, but the siblings argue frequently, and there's some potty humor -- as well as plenty of martial arts combat.
Positive Role Models
A brother and sister engage in sibling rivalry punctuated by name-calling and generally irritating behavior, but in order to defeat their enemies, they learn to work together and respect each other's unique skills. On the downside, the main adult character is an iffy role model who's lazy and easily annoyed. And one character uses "lady" and "girl" as insults to inspire his martial arts students.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon martial arts fight scenes include weapons like nunchucks, sticks, and a blunt sword. Lots of tumbling, zapping, and falling from great heights, but none of it results in lasting injury.
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Characters tease each other with names like "dumb" or "stupid," and talk about "kicking butt."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that because this cartoon revolves around a combination of martial arts and magic, it includes flashy scenes with weapons, cartoon tumbles, and objects being incinerated. Potty humor like flying underwear and a character sitting on a toilet pop up sporadically. The sibling heroes are argumentative and enjoy picking on each other, though they learn that it's only through cooperation and respect for each other's abilities that they will succeed.
Is It Any Good?
Yin Yang Yo! mixes flashy, lightning-fast animation with hyperactive heroes and quirky villains. The combination is sure to be enjoyed by tween viewers who will love its quick-witted comedy. But the frequent animated violence and sometimes-iffy behavior (from both the heroes and their mentors) may give some parents pause.
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