Max & Ruby

I have been watching the channel Noggin with my son and saw this cartoon called Max & Ruby.  It seems like a fine Kids cartoon at first.  But after I saw a few more episodes, I started thinking the cartoon is rather messed up.  Max & Ruby is more like a single mom family than brother and sister as what the show suggests.  I think it’s even worse for Ruby being a big sister because there are no adults in the family.  Is the show suggesting that they are orphans and kids are living by themselves now?  Also, Max is drawn a little big for a baby (compare to Ruby’s size).  I would think Max is a retarded boy if I didn’t know he’s just a baby.  I think this show is probably suitable for baby who don’t understand words yet.  For older kids, it’s a little inappropriate.  What do you think?

2 Responses to “Max & Ruby”

  1. Dave Says:

    Perhaps an insidious attempt at cultural conversion?

  2. Mom in Michigan Says:

    My nephew, who has asperger’s, believes that Max has autism. I agree. My son is on the autism spectrum and is limited verbally. Max’s behavior is just like his. He is always into something and is sometimes focused on just one or a few words.

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