Max and Ruby

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Weekdays 11:00 AM on Nickelodeon Premiered Oct 21, 2002 In Season

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Max and Ruby

Show Summary

In creator Rosemary Wells's own words, she explains the show's goal:

"Max and Ruby celebrates the relationship between Ruby and her younger brother, Max, and the universal nature of sibling relationships. It's as common an experience to many childhoods as Band-aids and birthdays. And what makes the relationship in the series compelling is that I've added salt and pepper to it, instead of sugar."

The residents of the show's universe are all rabbits which children (and even adults!) will find quite adorable. The superb animation appears to have been done on computer (not three dimensional, though) and the artwork itself is very, very well done. The characters' expressions, especially Max's mischievous look, and behaviors are worth watching!

Interestingly, we never see the parents of Max and Ruby, making it look like they live by themselves in a big house. This has come under criticism by many parents. However, their neighbor-grandmother and other adults do make frequent appearances.

Rosemary Wells has created many books and shows, such as Timothy Goes to School among others.

Cast

Max. An enthusiastic and determined three-year-old who speaks no more than a few words each show. Often at odds with his sister mainly because she doesn't understand him or doesn't want him to do some certain things (such as making noises). He tends to get things his way at the end, though!

Ruby. Max's seven-year-old sister, a very smart, goal-oriented and responsible (albeit bossy) young lady. Almost in every episode, Ruby is frustrated by Max getting into messes or disobeying her, but she displays a tremendous amount of patience while she tries to set him straight.

Grandma. Grandmother of Max and Ruby, she lives next-door and often pays them a visit, or vice versa. A c grandmother both in personality and appearance: kind-hearted, generous, crow's feet, and a sweet smile.

Louise. Best friend of Ruby's, they have a lot of things in common, including being related to curious little boys. Louise is in Bunny Scouts along with Ruby and Valerie.

Morris. Louise's cousin who is a year or so younger than Max. Appears in very few episodes. (Thanks, Kerry & her daughter for pointing out that Morris is a cousin, not a brother of Louise's.)

Valerie. Another friend of Ruby's as well as Louise's. She wears glasses and is an intelligent, funny girl. She's also in the Bunny Scouts.

Martha. One of Ruby's friends and a Bunny Scout, although she appeared in only two episodes or so. Didn't speak much.

Roger Piazza. Even though the only words he utters are "uh-huh" and "nuh-uh", he is perceived as the cool kid by Ruby and her friends. The "jock" type of boy, he's several months older than Ruby. ("He's seven and a half years old!" gushes Ruby in an episode.)

The Huffington Family. The family is composed of sweet-tooth Mr. Huffington, friendly Mrs. Huffington, and their adorable kid Baby Huffington. They're well-known locals/neighbors, and Mrs. Huffington often asks Ruby to babysit Baby Huffington.

Candi. She runs a local candy store and is very generous with candies.

Rosalinda. The owner of the town's gift shop. Always willing to lend a paw.

Bunny Scout Leader. (Anyone know her name?) The Bunny Scout Leader guides the girls through the activities to earn their badges. Yes, it's the bunny version of the Girls Scout.

Mr. Piazza. Roger's father. He owns and runs the grocery store which Roger sometimes helps out at.

Katie. Owner of a restaurant; she's also the waitress. Not a frequent character and played a role in Ruby's Surprise Party episode.

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AIRED ON 2/11/2013

Season 5 : Episode 26

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • More NJ shenigans

    1.5
    Guys, this show sucks. Ruby should be catched by an animal hunter. Eggman should kidnap Max and take him to his lab and recruit all his badniks to feast on him so he can DIE!
  • This show is a no brainer.

    1.0
    This show is so bad, that it's about 0.1foot close to being bad as Sonic X. This show is about two white bunnies named Max and Ruby. Now, the characters suck. Ruby treats Max like a mother even though she is his sister. She is super selfish and strict. She never allows Max to have any fun at all. Speaking of which, where are the parents? Are they dead? Or did they decided to leave Ruby in charge because they did not want to take care of Max anymore because she is old enough to take care of him. Max is even worse. He always wants everything. He always finds a way to get that he wants to get. No wonder why Max disobeys her, because she is too strict on him. He keeps say the same thing over and over again. Which is really annoying. And he barely speaks at all. He only says like 5 words. If I was his doctor, I would tell Ruby that he has autism. (No offense to autism). The artwork is horrible. It looks like a painting with animated stuff and Bunnies. The animation is terrible and repetitive it looks like the frame rate rapidly changes all the time. The episode plot is always the same. All Max wants is this and that. And Ruby tells him NO NO NO! He finds a way to get it no matter what. And in conclusion, either Ruby finally tells him yes, or he's got that thing. It's gets old really quick. The theme song. Don't even get me started. This song is so annoying and bad, that it almost gets the right formula for the worst song ever. The background music is just dull. The sound FX is ok. The toys sounds are so annoying. The voice actors is super irritating. Ruby sounds like she went though puberty. And Max, he sounds like a wining little brat. This show has zero education value. It's makes you wish you were watching a PBS children show instead of this awkward show. This show teaches you to disobey your parents and tell them what to do. Overall this show brainwashes me and so will you be brainwashed when you watch this. Parents, tell your kids to stay away from this show. 2/100 Horrible.moreless
  • If you are about to have another kid, keep this away from your first child, please.

    1.0
    This is pretty much like Caillou, except instead of getting off scot-free, this show is the polar opposite of that! Caillou gets away with every wrongdoing possible, without being scolded at or punished, here, Ruby prevents Max from having any fun! This show is also filled with smut. I swear to god that in the tent episode, I saw Ruby and her "girfriend" Valerie humping each other in an unfinished tent! Gross! Cover your child[ren]'s eyes once you encounter this episode! You know you're watching a bad show when the main characters have less than 2 parents, the mother & the father. What happened to them, anyway! They're never mentioned, although you can see them in a photo hanging around the living room! Are they dead? Who knows, who cares! For those who are about to have their first child, watch this and Caillou on how NOT to raise a child.moreless
  • Where are the parents when you need them in this show? Max and Ruby is not a good show for your kids.

    1.0
    I'm sorry I have to say this, but I don't like Max and Ruby. The theme is annoying, like everyone took drugs to sing this damn song!

    And oh yeah, I want to talk about the characters. Max and Ruby live alone, and Ruby who is slightly older than Max is in charge. Where are the parents? Well, at least Grandma lives across the street from them. The plot is so lame. Max always says one word throughout the whole episode, and Ruby is always bossing him around. She always says no. But Max really wants what he said.

    Look at this word from the episode Baby Max!

    "Slide. Slide. SLIDE!!!"

    Do you see how annoying that is?! Ruby, give him what he wants instead of always bossing him around! That way, the show will at least be more educational! This show makes Caillou look good. But there's no tantrums.

    The artwork is the only thing in the show that looks good.

    Why did Nickelodeon produce this show?!moreless
  • i think its great

    10
    well Max a little bunny who always gets into trouble and uses his problems to make ruby things work out. Ruby a bunny who wants everything to go as planned but nothing works well until the end. I think this show actually inspires kids to help with team work, art and righteousness it's a great show to watch and max always makes it humorous
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Categories

Animation, Kids

Themes

Grade Schoolers, Preschoolers, Saturday Morning