Drunky is a barfly who finds himself in the middle of a cosmic bet between God and the Devil over the fate of the Earth. With his life destroyed, Drunky must travel through Heaven and Hell to rescue the girl he loves and save the world.
This is a really wild show. My nine-year-old daughter loves it. It's kind of a cross between "Pee Wee's Playhouse" and "Sesame Street," except that it leans more towards third to, I'd say, seventh graders. One half-hour show contains a few little episodes, each one with unique ways of teaching a child new words, spelling, history facts, etc.; each one is done in a combination of animation (stop-action, not cartoon-style), live action, and puppetry. The ideas are very clever, and each one is a novelty in expressing ways of teaching children without resorting to a "teachy" style. It's very hard to explain this show, two of my daughter's favorite skits are "The Revolting Slob" and "Mugshots," to give you an idea. The busy-ness of the skits tend to wear thin for an adult after awhile, I find the teaching methods very, very good but the over-abundance of "things" going on on screen to be kind of distracting after a short time.
I would recommend this show to any parent who wants their child to learn something from a show that doesn't talk down to kids. The innovation is very refreshing.
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