Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy
Ricky Sprocket may be a huge movie star with a fancy mansion and crowds of devoted fans, but just like other kids his age, he still has to deal with his annoying parents and even more annoying sister in this popular Nickelodeon animated series. The compilation focuses on the contradictions of fame as Ricky tries to juggle the pressures of life in Hollywood with his efforts to live a normal life that includes homework, chores and friends.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this cartoon about a child movie star references realistic Hollywood situations -- like the media exaggerating stories and the pressure to maintain a good public image. One storyline involves the young star preparing for an onscreen kiss -- he frets about his inexperience, fights his childish disgust, and ultimately prevails in an age-appropriate ending. His rival is a mean, competitive female child star who often tries to embarrass or discredit him. She, along with his playfully unappealing sister, are the show's main female characters. Potty humor, exaggerated yelling, and pratfalls make up much of the comedy. The show gently pokes fun at celebrity and the media, providing good entry points for parents to talk to kids about these subjects.
- Sexual Content
- In one episode, Ricky prepares for a screen kiss by kissing a basketball. His rival plants rumors that they're dating.
- Some pratfalls (without injury) and mean-spirited tricks, like shooting someone with a water gun. Some yelling.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Ricky's rival is mean and competitive. Not many positive female characters -- parents may want to watch out for subtle sexism. Some potty humor.
- Ricky is rich and lives in a mansion -- but his problems are that of a normal(ish) kid.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it