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I am a 36 year old mom who watches a lot of cartoons and kid shows (My
9 year old thinks herself Lord And Master Of The Remote). Luckily I
like cartoons anyway but nothing could have prepared me for the
head-over-heels way I have fallen in love with CHOWDER! Since this is a
new show there isn't much I can tell you: The characters are all really
weird looking (What IS Chowder anyway? A cat??? A bunny?????) and one
character Schnitzel only speaks using one word: "Radda" (I don't know
why this joke never worked for me with CoCo on FOSTER'S HOME FOR
IMAGINARY FRIENDS but every time Schintzel says "Radda Radda Radda!" I
just fall out of my chair laughing.(For me Schnitzel is the
break-through "star" of the show) Most of the story lines so far
revolve around food, as Chowder is sort of an apprentice chef. And the
jokes are all over the map from goofy to fart jokes to stuff I think is
aimed more at the grown up audience. It feels like someone put some
stuff from those old BULLWINKLE cartoons, a splash of SPONGEBOB and a
tiny bit of FUTURAMA into a blender. This show has that certain type of
humor that works for both kids AND grownups.
The other day my daughter was at a friend's house and I was watching CHOWDER and my husband came in and asked me why I was watching cartoons. I made him watch it and I felt totally embarrassed as I proceeded to laugh so hard that I actually cried! He didn't feel as strongly as I did about it, but he DID agree it was a "pretty good show".
I'm glad to come on here and see that I am not the only person older than 12 who enjoys this hilarious, bright,witty new show!
On A Scale Of 1 - 10 I give CHOWDER 9 Raddas!
This show is definitely something different. It's like this; either you
love it or you hate it. I haven't spoken to many people who just like
it or think it's okay.
As for my friends and I, we think it's hilarious and unique. The animation style is like is nothing short of Seuss-esquire. If you watch a few episodes of the show, you'll see that there are no boundaries when it comes to character design. Chowder himself is some sort of little cat, Truffles is a little old lady, and I just can't tell what the heck Schnitzel is. Some characters are humanoid, some are animals, and sometimes even the food speaks! As for the voice acting, the kids are the highlight of the show. Nicky Jones (Chowder) is unbelievably talented for his age. I've never heard a child actor with as much individuality before! Sure, the gags can be a little crass, but it's a kid's show, a cartoon. Where else can you fit in a decent fart joke (or a pet fart) and get away with it? While some parts of the storyline seems a bit rushed at times, the overall outcome is absolutely worth watching.
With shows such as Ed,Edd,& Eddy and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy becoming irrelevant on Cartoon Network, I, at the time, thought this show would be the confirmation of the death of an era. An era that saw shows like Courage the Cowardly Dog, the first 2 shows that I mentioned, and the classics Dexter's Lab and Johhny Bravo. I only just listened to the first few episodes, and it wasn't until I sat down to watch it that I realized my assumption was wrong. This show is downright hilarious. The characters are just as hilarious with Chowder being a mix of a bear, cat, and Rabbit, and Snitzel being a rock monster that only speaks "Radda,Radda." There is also the classic line "I almost had something to live for." All in all this cartoon just has style. And sadly Cartoon Network is not capitalizing on this by adding garbage shows like George of The Jungle and Johnny Test.
I remember missing this show when the first episode came on. I thought "No big deal, It's probably not that good." Don't make that assumption! I got a call from my friend telling me that it was pretty good, so I watched it. It is now one of the only things I watch on television, and I never grow tired on the jokes and over-all absurdities of the show. I also am a big fan of the voices, including the kids, and, of course, Dana Snyder of Aqua teen and Venture Brothers and John Dimaggio of Futurama and Gears of war! All I can say is, I'm a fifteen year old (I act older) who watches many adult shows, and this beats them all out! Watch it. You'll love it if you know what your getting into. The only thing I would have done differently is more references, and I'd probably screw it up or make it no longer for kids! ~Ciao~ Andrew V.
About a year ago Chowder started playing on Cartoon Network and I have been a fan since day one! This show is about Chowder, a cat, bear bunny thing that is an apprentice of Mung Daal, a very old blue man. Mung is the greatest cook in the world and makes funny dishes such as Beveled eggs and Crabige cobbler. All of the food names are puns. Ex:Blutter (butter)I am 16 and not a lot of people I know watch it because they say cartoons are for kids. I really don't care because I am enjoying Chowder too much. Most of the T.V I watch are cartoons. But if you like The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack I can guarantee that you will like Chowder twice as much.This show is great for kids and also for adults. I watch it with my 6 year old sister and my 35 year old father and we all laugh until it hurts! The reason most older people watch this show is because it has a lot of adult humor but is still very appropriate for all ages. You are making a very big mistake if you are saying, "I don't watch cartoons" Because you are missing out on one of the funniest shows on T.V. Give it a chance.
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Marzipan: now doesn't that actually sound like a place, not a food?
Marzipan is where Chowder lives and where he is learning (however
ineptly) to become a cook. It is a land where a kid can have a caged
pet fart-cloud, where what we know as "the musical fruit" can actually
sing (and sing so well that a pot of 'em can get the city-folk dancing
in the streets)and "cinnamini" (ipo cinnamon) is a spice that can
shrink a person so that a toadstool seems as big as a house. Playing on
puns (to legally be a cook, one needs a "certiFRYcate"), general
silliness (one character speaks using only the word "rawda", but
everyone in Marzipan knows what he's saying) as well as many other
classic cartoon bits of funniness, this cartoon is a hoot. Chowder's
innocence, obliviousness to his lack of cooking talent (heck, his lack
of being plain old being brighter than a doorknob!), combined with the
wackiness of the land he lives in - the food talks, a humanoid that is
some kind of hemi-semi-demi-god has been seen to toss a lightning bolt
or two from a cloud down towards Marzipan, Mount Foundue is a volcano
with filled with hot melted cheese - makes for hilariousness: you have
to see this for yourself. It is good old fashioned cartoon silliness
without any apparent up-front merchandise tie-in.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This show.... IS................So funny. I am a 17 year old man and yet i watched this show when there was nothing else on. I became hooked. Chowder is so funny as is Mung. A part in the show is so funny "This ones is a dozy" Mung says "I love dozes" Chowder. "Okay.." Chowder laughs. "Okay then..." Chowder laughs again. "Okay, what is the difference" Chowder laughs. "What is the difference between Chopped Beef and Pea Soup?" "Okay, well... Everybody can chop beef but... no one can pee soup! He... He..." And chowder's like "You lied that wasn't a dozy." That part is so hilarious. I even recorded it for future laughs.I record all the shows. Every single new episode that is on every Fri. This may seem childish, but is the perfect place to put in a hilarious Fart Joke. I even got a joke of my own that I made up with the help of Chowder. Okay, what is the difference between ground beef and Peanuts. Okay Every body can ground beef but...(dramatic pause) No one can pee nuts! I recommend this for 7 and older, if younger may send a bad example in their vocabulary....
Honestly this series comes from a creator who's done Grim and Spongebob. So it seems like a lot of the material is recycled. But this show reminds me of the first season of Spongebob greatly underrated. The writing seems excellent but I think they need better directors. The jokes look good but you get the feeling it could of been way funnier. Chowder himself is a funny and adorable character who is greatly voice acted but the real character who shine are Mung and Schnitzel. Seriously the voice acting is great in this show how you can make as great of character as Schnitzel(who only says Rada) is ridiculous. Mung is breath of fresh air in TV cartoons. While new cartoons are opting for a more edgy (Mr. Krabs, Kanuckles) type mentor character. Mung does a really good job of standing out he's witty, funny, and loud mouthed. Anyway it's beautifully animated has excellent potential and I hope itdoesn't get canceled before its time.
Ah Chowder. Pretty nostalgic for me as a kid. I used to love this show.
But looking back at it, It's not as great as I thought it was. Chowder
is about a kid named Chowder (Nicky Jones), a chef apprentice to Mung
Dall (Dwight Shlutz). By the way, what the hell is a Mung? Anyway, Mung
owns a catering business with his wife Truffles (Tara Strong) and
Shnitzel (John Di Maggio). Who is arguably the most memorable character
in the show because he only says one word, Radda. By the way, they have
crazy adventures too. ORIGINALITY!! So yeah, mediocre story here. Not
much here. The animation isn't that great either. Sure, it's better
than other crappy shows like Problem Solverz, but still only okay at
best. And they occasionally do random kinds of animation as well. CGI,
claymation, etc. And while they are pretty good, it doesn't really work
well considering the jokes are the average, "act like a complete moron"
kind of humor. Which is another fatal flaw. Chowder, our main
protagonist, IS VERY ANNOYING. Mainly because of how stupid he acts.
And his voice doesn't help at all. Mung is pretty mediocre. You don't
really get to know him too much. So he's pretty ignorable. Truffles can
get annoying, but I found her voice pretty funny for some odd reason. I
already explained Shnizel. And the only other character left is
Gazpacho. He's the comedy relief. because of how nervous he always is.
But he's not really that funny. So so far, it sounds like I don't like
the show. But there are good qualities to it. Like the humor can
sometimes be funny, and the characters, despite being okay, are very
memorable. And some episodes can have a decent message. Other than
that, it's very flawed, but not a bad show.
Story: 5/10 Animation: 6/10 Characters: 6/10 Overall: 5/10/Mediocre/D+
That's all I can say about "Chowder." I've been disappointed with CN's
output for years, but Chowder is...surprisingly refreshing.
The basic premise is this: a little cat/bear/rabbit kid wants to be a great chef one day, so he became an apprentice to a catering company run by a old, blue guy named Mung Daal. He runs the company with his overbearing wife Truffles. Rounding up the shop is Shnitzel, a rock monster who can only speak in "radda radda radda." Every once in a while Chowder will run into Panini, a girl who has an obsessive crush on Chowder, leading him to scream "I'm not your boyfriend!" and running away.
Anything goes beyond that. The humor is random and bizarre, with Chowder saying weird things out of nowhere. I also like the artwork, which screams "cartoon!" So yes, there you go. I've actually written a positive review on a Cartoon Network original.
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