Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that mild cartoonish violence -- some of which doesn't seem to have immediate, negative consequences -- is the only thing that makes Jim Henson's classic 1980s kids' series iffy for the youngest viewers, who might get the idea that it's OK to bop someone else on the head to make music, for example. Everything else about it pushes it well into the positive zone. The show also tackles big themes like inclusion, sustainability, and, to some extent, spirituality, but does so in a metaphorical way that subtly helps viewers see the ways in which the actions of one culture can affect another. Another plus? Parents who used to watch this show when they were young can have fun seeing their own children enjoy it.
Some mild cartoonish violence, ranging from Fraggles bopping Doozers on their heads to make music to Gorgs chasing Fraggles to try and smash them with blunt objects. The Gorgs are the most violent characters and sometimes carry swords, axes, and clubs.
The show tackles weighty themes in a metaphorical way -- including the give-and-take relationships that exist between cultures and how the actions of one culture can affect another. Storylines promote themes of friendship, cooperation, understanding, and, most importantly, fun.
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