“Sanjay and Craig” Talkback

Desperate-for-a-new-hit-show Nickelodeon debuted a new animated series Sanjay and Craig this morning. The show, which is about an Indian boy Sanjay and his talking pet snake Craig, was created by Jim Dirschberger, Jay Howell (designer, Bob’s Burgers) and Andreas Trolf, and exec produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete and Pete, KaBlam!, Bravest Warriors).

Early reviews have been positive for the hand-drawn series. Entertainment Weekly says that the show is “a quick-paced, eminently GIF-able product of the Internet age,” while also being “a clear throwback to a simpler time.” The AV Club acknowledges the show’s Calvin & Hobbes-like dynamic” and says that it has “wonderful messages of friendship, joy, intelligence, and most importantly, imagination.” And the San Francisco Chronicle calls the show “juvenile, but also smart and very, very funny” and applauds the creators who “gets that kids are kids, but also that they are often more sophisticated than children’s TV gives them credit for.”

If you’ve seen the show, report back here with your thoughts. As always, these talkbacks are open only to those who have seen a show and wish to discuss it.


  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.ducharme Jason Cezar Duncan

    Nick did a terrible job of promoting this. I thought it was going to be some Regular Show rip off full of shallow pop culture jokes. Something about constant videos of the creators trying to be funny themselves (with raccoons that look like Rigby in the background) just doesn’t look promising, but I kept telling myself “don’t judge it until you see it.” And I was right, as a show, it’s actually alright to me. It’s got a little charm of it’s own the promos didn’t do justice. I’m not a fan of the design, but I don’t think it’s horrible either. Maybe that’s just because I was watching Bob’s Burgers at my friend’s all day. I can see the influence of older shows in it, but not to the point where it feels forced. Ok, maybe in the bouncing butt scene a little, but then the main characters are supposed to be immature so it fits. I try to see artistic integrity. I’m tired of reboots and people just trying to be someone or something else they’re obviously not. And this seems genuine to me, could be a little better, but it’s the first episode with tons of room to grow. So yeah, all in all I give it a good pass and am glad nick has finally invested in some new original 2D animation after years of Spongebob, Butch Hartman, Avatar and things based on video games.

    • Kris Gil

      I agree with the being tired of reboots and people just trying to be someone or something else they’re obviously not. The first time I saw Sanjay and Craig the first thing that came to mind was Adventure Time. I dunno maybe it’s because of the humor, but it sort of irritated me when I noticed it. Maybe it’s because Adventure Time was originally an animated short on Nick and Nick gave it up to CN cause they didn’t know what to do with it. Because of that, I feel like Nickelodeon tried to make a show similar to Adventure Time after Adventure time became a # 1 hit on Cartoon Network. But honestly, I don’t think Sanjay and Craig will do so well with ratings.

      I think Sanjay and Craig it sort of a funny show, but I feel like it’s biggest competitor would be Adventure Time(because of the humor) and honestly I feel like Adventure Time would win. Adventure time is slightly more disturbing, weird, and risky with its humor which makes it a bit more attracting to kids, teenagers, and I even noticed some adults (ages 20-26). Where as Sanjay and Craig seems like it would only attract 9-13 year olds. Adventure Time just has a bigger audience.

      • Jason Cezar Duncan

        I haven’t been able to see much of the show IAH. I don’t have cable and I can’t seem to find a secret playlist on Youtube. I don’t hear much “wow this is awesome” like I have with Adventure Time and Regular Show, but then there’s plenty of things I’ve come across that I thought were amazing that didn’t gain much popularity and vice versa. So I’m not putting much weight on that. For some reason though, I can feel what you’re saying without watching it. I’ve noticed this in the newer episodes of Spongebob. The humor feels like it’s trying to hit what’s good about old Spongebob but it just doesn’t have that natural flow the old ones did. That actually seems like the general vibe of Nick overall from reading their website and seeing their videos. “Look guys we’re awesome because we can be like this!” Gah! It just feels so forced and fake.

  • Deaniac

    I thought it was pretty entertaining for a first episode. There was a bit of gross out humor throughout, but many past Nicktoons have had their fair share of it so I didn’t have any qualms with it. The second segment was my favorite on if only for how ridiculous Sanjay and Craig’s laughs were.

    Along with Korra, I’d say S&C is shaping up to be one of the better modern Nicktoons in recent years. So far I like what I see and I’m eager to see how the show improves throughout the season.

  • Atish Tripathi

    Its interesting to see an Indian character in the lead in an American animated show. But doesn’t having snake as his sidekick caters to the stereotype ‘Snakecharmers in India’?

    • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com ElliotCowan

      That is quite a niche stereotype.
      They should take the show off the air and turn the snake into a stegosaurus instead to appease the offended snake charmers.

    • CJ Cannon

      Stereotype? Might be reaching a bit too far. It’s a boy who happens to be Indian with a “pet” snake who’s really his friend. Having done storyboard tests for this before the show was released and seeing the material that has yet to be aired, I can say that – from my early exposure – it’s not really stereotypical.

      Sanjay has an American accent with average American interests that any child would have, and he doesn’t treat his snake like a snake charmer would nor does he have the same cultural opinions of snakes that Indians do. So to me, it’s not stereotypical.

  • potemkin1925

    Not impressed. The basic idea of the story and the characters look interesting enough, to tune in and watch.
    But, the main problem with this show is (for now) that they are CHOKING themselves with gags (irritating ones), to the point that the story idea, that they are trying to convey, is lost… That problem get’s even worse in the 2nd episode “Laugh Quake”.

    I hope it get’s better next week, when we get to know the characters a little bit better. If not, I will be definitely be giving up on this one.

    • Skullminer

      This show feels like a terrible version of adventure time.

      • Skullminer

        It makes sense. The snake can change shapes like jake, the whole “dude, bro” thing, its just a terrible adventure time and regular show ripoff

      • The Commenter

        because nickelodeon are now regretting for not picking up adventure time..

  • Roberto Severino

    I feel like the creators were trying way too hard to come up with a hit show. Half the time, I felt like I was watching another version of Flapjack with some influence from Regular Show and a bit of Ren and Stimpy inspired humor here and there, maybe because Thurop Van Orman was credited as a supervising producer on the cartoon, so he must have had some considerable influence. Much of the time, I was pretty confused about what was going on and the whole dynamic between Sanjay and Craig felt fake to me. Almost felt a cold, corporate network influence behind it.

    I’m not saying it’s a bad cartoon by any means and I don’t mind surrealism and bizarre gags in cartoons at all. Fleischers were a master of this, but that type of humor had a lot of context when you think about the way the animation was timed, the music and all the other aspects that made something like “Swing You Swinners” or any number of the early Popeye shorts great.

    I don’t know why I keep getting the feeling that the show’s humor is forced and just weird for weird’s sake. There definitely was some potential for some really funny drawing in many of the scene but I feel like the small, dot, pin like pupils just make it harder for the storyboard artists to really be able to draw hilariously funny.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is that I didn’t feel enough passion make it into the final product and that the overall episode lacked the kind of massive, feel good, purely fun appeal that made something like SpongeBob such a huge hit. I will try giving some of the other episodes a chance, but it’s just not my kind of show at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/XiaoFury Natalie Nicole Johnson

    Cartoons of this age are officially dead. Low-budget art, lame character designs, random-humor…??? What on earth has happened to quality cartoons?

    • jmahon

      for the sheer amount of ideas that are adopted, produced, and then cancelled, I feel like nobody has the time or energy to devote themselves to any single show anymore, so you wind up with lame designs and lame random humour. If you make the mistake of making a show from the heart, you run the risk of the network nochalantly forgetting to renew it because of zero sales of nonexistent toys. It’s happened many times already, and I feel like the short era of fantastic creator-controlled cartoons is slowing because, hey- why bother if it’ll just get cancelled?

  • AmidAmidi

    Sanjay, I haven’t seen the show yet which is why I personally made no comment on the show. I am, however, deeply troubled by the show conceptually. Why couldn’t the show have been called “Bill and Craig”? Probably because the average person can’t imagine a white boy and a snake running around. They had to reinforce a stereotype that middle America has of Indians to make the sale and that’s incredibly unfortunate.

    The three white creators of the show have made clear that their use of a first-generation half-Indian character was nothing more than a gimmick—when asked why they made him Indian, one of the creators of the show said, “The main thing we want to get across with Sanjay is that he’s an American kid,” and then went on to say that they would not explore his cultural background in the first season.

    Every choice by an artist is deliberate, but it’s really difficult to parse why these creators made the character of Indian descent as opposed to another random ethnicity, and what audiences are expected to gain from their creative choice besides being subjected to cheap exploitation of Orientialist elements. Naming a show Sanjay is a bold statement, but there seems to be little expressed desire to explore the implications of that creative choice, and even if they wanted to, the creators don’t appear to be qualified to talk about Indian culture or the South Asian immigrant experience in any meaningful way.

    • Tim

      I disagree that this choice needs to be justified. A human character’s got to have *some* race, and we don’t ask cartoons to justify the whiteness of white characters, like Finn, for example. Here, if you ask “Why’d you make Sanjay Indian?” I would say that it’s perfectly fair for the creators to say “Why not!” I think it’s all to the good when minority characters don’t have to be conspicuously “ethnic.”

      • SarahJesness

        I would have to agree. Insisting that every use of minority character needs a big justification reinforces the idea that white is the “default”. I rather like the idea of having a minority character without making a big deal about it. Sure, exploring culture would be nice but it’s still better than making every show have a white lead. Having a minority lead without making it a big thing establishes the character’s race as being normal, and that’s how it should be.

        I know people of all races but they don’t run around making a big deal about how Mexican/Lebanese/Indian/Arab/Filipino they are. Again, exploring culture would be nice but choice of character race shouldn’t require a big justification.

      • AmidAmidi

        Tim, You are correct in asserting that characters have to have some race. But in this case, you have white people exploiting an outdated stereotype about a minority group in the United States, and having that message disseminated through one of the biggest media conglomerates in the U.S. for no purpose other than financial profit. Thus far, the creators have distanced themselves from the character’s racial attributes, claiming that it was only incidental, but that doesn’t absolve them of responsibility for the ideas that they’re perpetuating through their deliberate decision to make him ethnic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tayloriscreative Taylor Armstrong

    surprised to see this on Hulu already. just watched it. its alrightttttt as far whats being done these days. The India/Sanjay choice doesn’t bother/offend me. I could easily see the initial spark of the idea coming solely from the name “Sanjay”, from a dream or something stupid, and making him Indian would be the logical next step.

    My main beef is that I’m personally so over this epidemic of dot pupils and rubber hose limbs. I say this show is alright, as it just feels like I’m watching another decent show from this generation. It seems that the model for a hit these days it just to make more shows that feel and look like everything else. I probably won’t watch this again. Seen it all before.

  • SarahJesness

    I’m not a big fan of toiler humor, so parts of this don’t appeal to me. But it did have some other really funny jokes. I think there’s overreliance on the “randomness!” style of humor and the theme song just ticks me off. (it’s just a big pet peeve of mine when a show or humorist brags about how totally insane it/he/she is… But I guess that’s just a personal thing) I also wish that Craig had been given some defining character traits. He’s a talking snake… Is that it? He just sort of goes along and helps Sanjay with whatever he wants to do. Doesn’t contribute much to the conflict of the show, ya know?

    But it’s not a bad show. Like I said, it had some funny jokes. It’s cute and seems to have some heart in it. The animation and designs, for some reason, really remind me of 90′s Nick cartoons, so it has the nostalgia feels going for me.

    I think this show can get pretty good if it goes in the right direction. Again, some development for Craig, and shift the humor style just a little bit.

  • Glenn

    Wow, before reading any comments I watched two episodes, having just seen the picture and title here. I didn’t question the main characters background for a second. I don’t see naming the show “Sanjay” as being a bold move. It’s the name of the character! Perhaps in Australia we don’t think of the “snake charmer” stereotype, I know I’ve never heard anyone refer to it, as others have mentioned, but seriously, it’s a bright green (talking!) jungle snake anyway, and hardly fits the stereotype. They are shown as best friends because the main character is a kid, and any kid wants a talking animal as a best friend/sidekick.

    The show itself I didn’t enjoy much. Too much “random” and forced humour. Clearly I’m not the target audience, but just to look at it’s pretty boring. Bob’s Burgers does a better job at a similar style, as do others. There isn’t much emotion to the characters faces, particularly the snake, who is just plain boring.

    • Roberto Severino

      Very well said, Glenn! People, especially kids, want to see real characters and good storytelling, not moving wallpaper no matter what ethnic group the main characters are. I really doubt they care that much whether the character had been named “Sanjay” or not. I also discovered that there are a lot of funny people who are actually doing the voices for this cartoon, including Chris Hardwick of the Nerdist podcast and people from other shows like Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, and 30 Rock.

      The reason why I brought up the old Popeye shorts in my above comment was because the surrealism in those cartoons was just icing on top of an already great cake! I’m assuming a lot of these new creators have been watching a few Fleischer shorts here and there, but don’t really seem to be understanding how they worked. Those shorts were also a compelling commentary on what Depression era New York was like, especially with those gritty, yet beautiful gouache backgrounds. I think there’s a lot that came from the aftermath of the financial crisis that creators can definitely use as inspiration for their own cartoons.

      I would also say that the shorts were It’s no wonder the character was reportedly more popular than Mickey Mouse at the time! The characters not only had interesting personalities, but they were believable and felt like people that you could actually connect to in some meaningful, iconic way, even though the whole premise seems impossible in real life and ridiculous on paper! I mean a really old sailor man with no teeth who eats spinach out of a can to gain strength to beat up Bluto to woo and seduce a really ugly looking Olive Oyl sounds preposterous, but somehow it works beautifully! Great storytelling can also make a huge difference in how people are going to respond to a specific cartoon, in my humble opinion.

      I could say that about a lot of really successful cartoons and animated sitcoms. Good characters are important. You could have something like The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad or Futurama literally break a whole lot of rules when it comes to drawing and good, appealing character design, but those kinds of shows really make up for it with the storytelling, the writing, the character personalities, etc. I actually enjoy a lot of that kind of adult oriented animation even though they’re not always so visually appealing or even that well drawn. You could also have a very well drawn cartoon but have it be a total forgettable trainwreck anyway like with a short like “Mass Mouse Meeting.”

      Even if “Sanjay and Craig” does become a hit to some extent or possibly even a cult hit, I don’t think it was the kind of cartoon that Nickelodeon really needed to get themselves back on the map for original programming (especially with regards to what 1990s and even part of the 2000s Nickelodeon had been like) or to set any new trends in animation. They are honestly going to need a cartoon that will appeal to a wider demographic and that a lot more people can understand and relate to. Something where the audience can tell that the creators and artists are having a genuinely great time trying to entertain them.

    • Roberto Severino

      I made a couple of typos in my comment, particularly in the second paragraph, so I apologize for that. I also wanted to bring up Beavis & Butthead into the kind of adult animation I was referring to, but hopefully people are understanding the point. Great storytelling and real characters are what people want to see and even in today’s Twitter/Instagram Millennial generation, those kinds of cartoons can still be highly marketable without having to be dumbed down or turned into some completely random, incoherent, one dimensional premise to hold someone’s attention. I think many people are giving up on what the mainstream networks are offering as content and turning to on demand sources like Netflix and Hulu to watch whatever they want for that very reason.

  • Gurkirat

    I am an Indian American and didn’t even notice the “stereotype” until someone mentioned it. It’s really not a big deal at all.

    • SarahJesness

      If you try hard enough, you can find racism or sexism in anything. Hell, when I saw the commercial for the show, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to bring up snake charming. Not gonna lie, I expected it to take a while.

  • Gurkirat

    to reinforce your statement, they don’t give him a ridiculously fake accent.

  • http://the-animatorium.blogspot.com/ Natalie Belton

    Well, it’s good to see that new cartoons are being made despite all the layoffs. Sanjay and Craig is not bad. However, I can’t say this one has brought anything new to the table. Perhaps people feel that they have to play it safe right now.

  • Fuzunga

    For contemporary Nickelodeon, it’s pretty good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julian.ducharme Jason Cezar Duncan

    My Gym Partner’s a Monkey! MONKEY MONKEY! MONKEY! Oh lord. Thing is, the TV business just doesn’t seem that reliable anymore. There’s always been exec interference. But the lot of it is at the point where nobody wants to take any risk with anybody anymore. Actually I’m quite surprised with this show as I don’t know anything about the three creators, but I’ll tell you right now I wouldn’t be surprised if I found “Cal Arts” on at least one of their Alma Maters. Adventure Time, Regular Show, Gravity Falls, all by Cal Arts grads who have had extensive time working in the industry. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are all great people, but they’re not all the great people if you know what I mean. John K, Joe Murray, Matt Groaning, Trey and Matt, Mike Judge, all built their own little thing and have had by far the largest foot print in modern cartoon history. You’re 18? Haha, wow you’re a pretty good drawer. I’m 20, not much further ahead. I don’t have any plans to pursue any career in TV animation and choose not to as 1. I’m not in anyone’s Hollywood circle. 2 I honestly don’t see the money in it for the long run and 3. the internet looks far more promising as it matures. I actually started out in writing and this idea of cartoons just came naturally as my outlet so to say as I also liked to draw pictures along with what I wrote. As for Sanjay and Craig, it’ll be interesting to see where it goes. It’s certainly an improvement when it comes to exec decisions in allowing what to go into production, although they did a terrible job of advertising and I’m sure the lot of what was wrong with it in the first episode came from exec pressure, and I’d hate to label another artist as being disingenuous when the reality was they had their hands tied.

    • Roberto Severino

      Glad we were able to have a good discussion about this stuff! I care a lot about the medium and where it’s heading and thinking about how it can progress and adapt to the times while not forgetting about great stuff from the past. I think the future with animation relies on more and more people making cartoons independently with programs like Toon Boom and distributing their work online. Netflix’s experiment with exclusive original content is really intriguing me and I hope animation can somehow work really well within that format.

      Fester Fish has been an excellent example of a cartoon that I love that has been made entirely independently. I know Bill Plympton and Nina Paley have done some great work too in that regard. The other day, I left some really positive comments about Rebecca Sugar’s upcoming Steven Universe series, and that also had nothing to do with what kinds of cartoons I grew up with.

      I can tell you it wasn’t for Tex Avery’s work being shown on Cartoon Network many many years ago or shows like ToonHeads and The Acme Hour, it would have been a lot less likely that I would have gotten interested in animation at all. Cartoons like “Northwest Hounded Police” have had a huge impact and influence on the way I think about cartoons if that makes sense. Plenty of contemporary animation that I grew up with that still holds up pretty decently, like anything Genndy Tartakovsky or Joe Murray have come up. Always thought Craig McCracken was good at coming up with appealing, cute characters too. Of course there was plenty of bad animation to go along with the gems.

      I even enjoyed some relatively recent films like Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon and have been meaning to see Wreck-It-Ralph on DVD. Loved the test animatic that Eric Goldberg did for that film.

      I have quite a lot of ideas I’ve been fleshing out, especially when it comes to trying to come up with something good specifically for adults. I’m very glad that you’re open minded and haven’t gotten into that mentality of thinking that absolutely everything sucks now. That’s another extreme that I try to avoid because it just gives people an excuse to give up and not try to work on their own cartooning skills. People like Bob Camp and Vincent Waller, both whom I have talked to many times on their blogs, have been a huge inspiration in trying to stay positive and optimistic.

  • SarahJesness

    I don’t think the mom is supposed to be Indian. And if “Curry-O’s” ever got made in real life, I’d definitely give ‘em a try.

  • Steffi-Alien

    While I agree with most of the comments here(trying too hard and weirdly random humor), I would say give this show a little bit more time. Sometimes there are shows where you have to get used a little bit to the style, characters and/or story.

    But there is something I wonder, are those people the same people who worked on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8gtlG-Gz0s

    • http://www.facebook.com/julian.ducharme Jason Cezar Duncan

      Oh cow, that looks really 90s! Style wise, I’d say that would be a tri-brid of Sanjay and Craig, early Simpsons, and Rocko’s Modern Life. I’m getting a hint of Mike Judge as well.

  • 660raptorman

    Loved it !! Haven’t laughed out loud at a cartoon in a very long time. Can’t wait for the next two. Keep up the good work.

  • E.C. from D.C.

    ALRIGHT I feel some type of way about Sanjay and Craig. Half-Indian kid with a pet snake. *gives major side-eye at Nickelodeon*. Couldn’t do better than that? smh

  • Disgruntled

    I’m not sure if it was racist or not. But as far as cartoons and entertainment goes it had no redeeming qualities whatsoever. One of the worst things I’ve ever seen. Pathetic isn’t even strong enough. Everyone involved should be ashamed. I thought adventure time and regular show were bad and bobs burgers is deplorable. But this….wow…just. Damn. How did this ever get made. Who green lit this. Who thought this was a good idea. It’s kinda like a bunch of stoned teenagers made this. Maybe they did. Or maybe it was just a bunch of people who don’t care about animation or how it’s is perceived. Just out for a buck.

    • Keen Bean

      compared to the other shows Nick is trying to push I’d say this is at the very least a step in the right direction

  • Rayley

    I see a lot of negative comments for this show, but I love this show, because it is an homage to simpler times; this show is what it is, and it does what it does. I love the low-brow humour and the best friend dynamic.

    Also random note, small dot pupils and rubber hose limbs is where it’s at; as It adds to the surrealism, because cartoons aren’t meant to be realistic but convey the authors’ sense of the world, and how they see it.

    In my opinion, this show is waaay better than the last few shows that Nick has been putting out lately, but this is all my opinion coming from a girl who prefers cartoons to live action teen-targeted ‘comedies’… :3

  • John Sullivan

    The one thing I like about this show is that it looks like Regular Show and Bob’s Burgers had a baby.

  • koryn

    I LOVE this show. compared to the latest ones theyve come out with such as monsters vs. aliens, teenage mutant ninja turtles, The legend of Korra… This cartoon has some adult humor and some child humor…. either way it blows every other cartoon out of the water, besides spongebob. im 20 and i know a lot of people who love this show as well. it attracts pretty much people of all ages, esp if you enjoy watching adult cartoons like family guy. i think the guys who produced this were brilliant and are doing a great job, anyone who hates this show , what are you looking for? cartoons from the 70s-80s? thats never going to happen. this cartoon reminds me of a lot of 90s and early 2000′s cartoons, which is what a lot of people have been asking for. keep up the great work sanjay and craig!

  • unicornhag

    I have only seen clips that are available on youtube so far, and I am very excited about this shown. I was watching spongebob on youtube and in the corner I could see an ad for what looked like Flapjack characters. It didn’t have the name of the cartoon so I searched “a boy and his snake on nickelodeon” and that’s how I found this show.

    I grew up in the 90s and this show seems to be in the same ranking as all of my favorite shows that I watched as a kid. The people making current cartoons that I enjoy grew up in the same time that I did and maybe that is why I relate to them and enjoy them so much, despite being an adult.

    Cartoons that I watched as a little kid:
    Muppet babies, Ducktales, Darkwin Duck, Beetlejuice, Inspector Gadget,

    As my taste became more refined, I watched:
    Duckman, Rugrats, ahh real monsters, Angry Beavers, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold, Dexters Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Invader Zim

    Now I love: flapjack, adventure time, regular show, chowder.

  • unicornhag

    People need to keep in mind that the people working on these shows are also involved in the other shows that you seem to think are being ripped off. And another thing you should keep in mind is that a lot of these people went to the same school.

  • Deez0803

    I have to say, as a mother of 3 who grew up watching shows like ren and stimpy and 2 stupid dogs, I found this show hilarious. There is gross humor, but not too much. There is an edge to the show and quick jokes that only the adults will catch. I love that Sanjay’s dad is eating currio’s for breakfast, and that Sanjay and Craig insult each other the way only a 12 year old can: “well your laugh is a crime against crime” this show is for children! It doesn’t need to be out of the world art or award winning dialogue, as long as it makes kids (and some adults) laugh it has fulfilled it’s purpose.

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  • Skullminer

    I cant possibly express enough hate for this show. Id rather be strapped to the bottom of a boat in shark infested water with cuts on my body. Ok, heres the plot. In a ripoff of regular show, a snake and an indian kid go on horrible misadventures. Oh yeah, i forgot. ” butts are funny hahaha” the first episode was a butt transplant that the two morons just HAVE TO SEE. Really. And then they made the butt bounce around while farting? Kill me. Fanboy and chum chum is better. Ill give it a 0.5

    • momstarr

      Jesus christ! You people are looking way to deep into this light hearted cartoon. The most important thing is do kidss like it and is it funny? My kids and I loved it! It was very funny and we especially enjoyed the Ramones inspired Dickson kids. We sing “tub rat” all the time. The main characters are great as well…we can’t wait to see more espisodes, well done!

  • Taylor Abrahamse

    Wow, am I the only one who actually really likes this? Yes, its a bit derivative, its also very funny and very well animated & directed. Its a gift to have a well animated cartoon when there’s so much Johnny Tests & Total Drama Islands, and I don’t for a second deny their friendship. I agree it would be nice to see a more down to Earth episode, but I still really really like it and find myself genuinely laughing at it. And its not merely random, its well planned out gags, there’s ingenuity to them – there’s no manatee balls here, and that’s clear. Super worth it, and I want to see this have a couple seasons.

  • Carey T

    I think it’s great!

  • Cookies

    I like the show it reminds me of Ed Ed n eddy -19year olds opinion
    Also yeah it’s cuz u guys don’t give shows a try that’s wat I thought given they ruined teen titans for me with the new teen titans and other shows I like this one :) there’s always been bad shows out there u guys just didn’t watch them probably yeah quality TVs going down the drain but this shows good :) hand drawn so graphics are good :)

  • Mike

    i Love this show now. i mean sure it Has some disgusting humor in it but it’s a Good Show and i will give it a Chance Nickelodeon.

  • Katherine

    I love them

  • cam

    Unlike a lot of people here I actually find the show really intersting

  • August Middendorf

    Has anyone noticed that the names of the people in the show,

    The Dicksons Mr. Neudman