When he was younger Judge David Johnson befriended a talking hamster that drove cars and skateboarded. Good times, those.
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Here's another shot of Stuart Little happiness, three more episodes recounting the—wait for it—tails of the titular mouse (I wish he was a titmouse, then this sentence would totally rule) and his adopted W.A.S.P. family. Voiced by Hugh Laurie (House), Mr. Little is the loving patriarch of the Little family, dishing out advice and always willing to teach Stuart and his other son George (creepy) much-needed life lessons.
• "Little Skateboard Dogz"
MORAL: Be cool. Stay in school!
FUN FACT: A rumored deleted scene had George and Stuart doing crystal meth and listening to Emo rock with their newfound skateboard pals.
• "The Great Outdoors"
MORAL: Um, nature is the shiznit?
FUN FACT: Amazingly, Stuart is not devoured by a hawk.
• "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Taco Tuesday"
MORAL: Don't sell your soul for political gain.
FUN FACT: Stuart leaks messy details of his opponent's family life to the class paper. Or so I hoped he would.
Another day, another animated kids series. Inspired by the successful CGI movies that preceded it, Stuart Little is a more old fashioned brand of cartoon storytelling. The characters are all good little girls and boys and rats, the parents are flush with answers to life's dilemmas, and the storylines are about as edgy as a Nerf football. In that sense, yeah, it's a boring show, but the morals are up-front and inoffensive and I like the traditional art style. If your kids a) like quieter cartoons without insane Japanese laser beams and moon creatures or b) would benefit from having their values and lessons spoon-fed to them by a talking mouse, by all means, snatch up this disc.
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