Breadwinners

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Breadwinners
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A pair of ducks twerking as they're riding around town selling bread doesn't make the right location for a children's cartoon.
Genre: Comedy
Action
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 17, 2014 – September 12, 2016
Created by: Steve Borst
Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele
Starring: Robbie Daymond
Eric Bauza
Alexander Polinsky
Fred Tatasciore
Kari Wahlgren
S. Scott Bullock
Audrey Wasilewski
Nolan North
Michael-Leon Wooley
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 40 (60 segments)

Breadwinners is a flash-animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was originally an Internet video on YouTube, before Nickelodeon took an interest and decided to turn it into an animated series. The series debuted in February 2014 and ended in August 2016. Reruns were on Nicktoons from 2016 to 2018.

Plot

SwaySway and Buhdeuce are carefree ducks who fly around in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers. The best friends live together on their home planet, Pondgea, and get into all sorts of "riduckulous" adventures. SwaySway is the leader of the duo and, even though he doesn't always use the best judgment, he's a pro when it comes to flying the van ... and crashing it. Buhdeuce is a klutzy duck, but he's loyal to SwaySway and has a lot of heart. Together, the friends have fun all the time while making bread deliveries.

Why It Sucks

  1. The Flash animation may be fluid, but it never really goes above average in terms of quality and looks crude.
  2. Weird character designs. Notably, SwaySway and Buhdeuce are supposed to be ducks, but they look more like frogs (unironically, they own a pet frog named Jelly) with orange lips; the background characters, who are also ducks, are made from stock photography, similar to Fish Hooks.
    • This also happened before with Chop Socky Chooks, which the main trio are supposed to be chickens when they look more like bowling pin creatures with lips.
  3. Most of the episodes have weak storylines.
  4. It mainly overuses unfunny gross-out and toilet humor, mostly consisting of butt and fart jokes.
    • The show relies heavily on butt humor. Notably, the main duo twerk in almost every episode and Buhdeuce has a "special attack" move in which he punches people with his buttocks, which is referred to as a "booty kick".
    • On the topic of gross-out humor, the violence is extremely realistic, featuring everything from skin peeled onwards. As a result, it feels disturbing to the point where the show feels more like an adult animated series than a children's animated series.
  5. Despite decent voice acting, it’s hammy for the most, with Buhdeuce's voice (Eric Buaza) acting being one notable example.
  6. Most of the characters are one-dimensional and unlikable.
    • Even the main characters, SwaySway and Buhdeuce, are unlikable in some instances. An example can be with how they aren't afraid of breaking laws and acting flat-out creepy, with one instance showing the duo chasing others with chainsaws and another being breaking into an girls-only summer camp for SwaySway to force Jenny Quackles, a younger duck, to love him in one episode.
    • Oonski the Great is an awful villain, besides breaking through everyone’s homes for their jewelry. He’ll fall in love with every object he sees with female attributes.
    • Jenny Quackles herself is a disgusting and pointless love-interest with no personality at all.
  7. Average soundtrack, done mostly in an "8-bit" retro style.
  8. The show is extremely hyperactive, to the point there's not enough moments where the characters calm down or talk in a normal way.
  9. The pacing in many episodes is too fast.
  10. A lot of ideas feel too similar to Fanboy & Chum Chum (though not really ripping it off).
  11. The distributors of the show don't take kindly to criticism. RebelTaxi gave this show a negative review and it was taken down by Viacom despite fair use.
    • They even took down the original pilot on YouTube, despite technically not owning the rights to it.
    • The writers of the show completely ignore criticism. While Sanjay and Craig started out mediocre, it got better over time because they listened to criticism.
  12. It tries too hard to appeal to modern day children. For example, Buhdeuce will say "Yeah boi!" in some scenes.
  13. Some of its episodes are very inappropriate and disturbing for younger audiences:
    • The Love Loaf episode. It contains a scene involving an implied rape joke at the end, which is highly inappropriate for its target audience. In the episode, SwaySway, who has a crush on Jenny Quackles, tries to force Jenny Quackles to eat the love loaf (essentially a love drug disguised as bread) so that she'll fall in love with him, which conveys a cruel message to children that "drugging someone will make someone fall in love with you" and encourages sexual harassment and pedophilia, since Jenny Quackles is far younger (despite being a stock image of an adult duck rather than a duckling, which kinda makes this less creepy but still) than SwaySway.
    • There’s also one episode that promotes mechanophilia in the episode "Quazy for Vanessa". During the song about Oonski's love for Vanessa (which is actually the Breadwinners’ rocket van disguised as a girl), he actually wanted to raise a family with the van. It even shows the duck doctor shocked at the newborn rocket-van/beaver hybrid especially SwaySway and Buhduece!

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Creative and interesting concepts, notably the Rocket Van and the "level-up" concept, as well as the premise of SwaySway and Buhdeuce delivering bread to other ducks.
  2. As mentioned before, the animation, despite looking crude, is fluid and is at least better than the animation in the pilot. Since the show was animated by Titmouse Inc.
  3. Despite being hammy, the voice acting is decent.
  4. The bright color palette of the show is nice to look at.
  5. There are a handful of catchy songs, with the intro being one notable example.
  6. T-Midi, Chief Rambamboo, Jelly, Ketta, and the Bread Maker are all likable characters.
  7. SwaySway and Buhdeuce actually do get comeuppance for their actions.
  8. Despite what WIS #11 says, there are still a handful of funny moments.
    • Speaking of which, there are some nonsensical moments that come out as funny, like in the episode "Quazy for Vanessa" when half of Budhuece’s face gets scraped on building and SwaySway tells him to shake it off and then his face is completely cured.
  9. A few good episodes like Pizzawinners, Night of the Living Bread, and the series finale, Great White Shark Bread.
    • Speaking of Great White Shark Bread, that was a good way to end the show.
  10. Despite its violence and gross-out humor, it still feels like a kids show because there’s no blood, overtly grotesque wounds, feces and/or urine in the show, unlike Mr. Meaty, which feels nothing like a kids show on Nick.
  11. The show slightly improved in Season 2 thanks to better writing and with SwaySway and Buhdeuce being a lot more tolerable than they were in Season 1, though flaws still remain.

Episodes With Their Own Pages

Reception

  • Breadwinners received overwhelmingly negative reviews from critics and audiences alike. The show currently holds a 2.5/10 on IMDb and a 2.8/10 on tv.com and is considered to be one of the worst Nickelodeon Animation Studio shows ever made, and was heavily criticized for its violence, crude animation, and bad morals.
  • Saberspark placed the show at #10 on his "Top 10 WORST Nickelodeon Cartoons" list.
  • WatchMojo ranked the show at #6 on their "Top 10 Worst Nickelodeon Shows" list.
  • PhantomStrider specifically despises this show and ranked it the 2nd worst Nickelodeon show.
  • It has a 72% on Google.

Trivia

  • As of Fall 2020, the series started to be available to stream on CBS All Access (which changed its name to Paramount+ on March 4, 2021).
  • Eric Bauza, voice actor of Buhdeuce, also voiced Master Frown from Unikitty!, Belly Bag from Uncle Grandpa, and Stimpy from Adult Party Cartoon.

Videos

Comments


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AkihitoZero5454

32 months ago
Score 2
Keijo did butts much better than this!
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Se

24 months ago
Score 0
Who’s Keijo?
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Hookuai

19 months ago
Score 1
It's an anime
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LeroyManTheFirst

10 months ago
Score 1
No, not that chalk scene!
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Kevin Fan

31 months ago
Score 2
This show is trash!
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Daswagdude555

31 months ago
Score 4
Agreed. At least Fanboy and Chum Chum and Sanjay and Craig tried to improve!
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score 1
Fanboy was before Breadwinners
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Pinky Malinky

31 months ago
Score -1
Guilty pleasure.
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LoudHouseFan777

30 months ago
Score 3
I used to like this show, but now it's donkey dookie.
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Dublinguy3740

30 months ago
Score 2
Breadwinners is utterly rubbish! It is one of the far worst Nickelodeon/American cartoons I ever watched. It's also stupid and irritating. More like Breadwieners or even Breadlosers!
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Breadwieners is a better name for the show! You're smart
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Dublinguy3740

30 months ago
Score -1
Breadwinners is utterly rubbish! It is one of the far worst Nickelodeon/American cartoons I ever watched. It's also stupid and irritating. More like Breadwieners or even Breadlosers!
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AlfeProblemSolverz

4 months ago
Score -1
Don't copyright another comment
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TinyTVMiniTV3435

30 months ago
Score 0
can someone add Bakugan battle planet? and the Henry Danger episode "Saturday Night Lies"?
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Paprika

27 months ago
Score 2
If I remember correctly, the pilot on YouTube has (or at least should have) more dislikes than likes. why was this show approved in the first place!?
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Trevor807

27 months ago
Score 1
It was another dumb Zarghami-era way of making dough.
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Casablanca

25 months ago
Score 0

I am forced to watch this with my 2yo sister, and saw every episode with her qwq

I absolutely hate the toilet humor.
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Se

24 months ago
Score 2
If only they toned down the toilet humor.
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OpenRISC

21 months ago
Score 1
dont, its too inappropriate lol
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TheInterneto

22 months ago
Score 0
Angry Birds indeed. Also Disney characters like Donald Duck and more.
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OpenRISC

21 months ago
Score 0
this show is fucking wack because the butt jokes are fucking shit, everything is shit about this show and im happy it died, this is the worst tv show i have laid my eyes into, this show is for kids but due to the butt jokes its like watching a gay porn or something, this fucking shit is wack, i have so much hatred of this show.
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Hookuai

21 months ago
Score 1
Okay, is this show a butt fetish or what
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ItMeansNothing

19 months ago
Score 0
Don't kill me, but I like this show.
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MJ2009

19 months ago
Score 0
Same.
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MJ2009

19 months ago
Score 2
Who downvoted? I changed my opinion about the show! I know it’s hypocritical but still!
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Stomps

16 months ago
Score 0

I don't think this show it too bad

The animation is pretty good
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OpenRISC

15 months ago
Score 0
If you said that in front of me i would have punched you in matter of yoctoseconds
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score 1
No need to disrespect Opinions, Hendicted
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Hookuai

14 months ago
Score 1
Basically, Stomps you can get hypocritical at times since when both Wage and MJ liked it in their opinions, you somehow downvoted them because you somehow don't respect opinions
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Stomps

14 months ago
Score 1
When did i downvote them? I don't hate breadwinners
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OpenRISC

12 months ago
Score 0
ok maybe i have took my hatred too far
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 0
hey I like it too
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OpenRISC

15 months ago
Score 0
Who the fuck likes breadfuckers anyway
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ItMeansNothing

15 months ago
Score 0
I do.
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Portrock1566

15 months ago
Score 1
Probably few and I don't happen to be one of them.
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Hookuai

14 months ago
Score 0
Tarbiz: Breadwinners more like Breadfuckers (laughs)
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ElectricAngel404

11 months ago
Score 1
Possibly the people who fap to those big-bootied hoochies from the rap videos.
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 0
I do
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Trashanimal

14 months ago
Score 1
I don't have as much hatred for Breadwinners (as well as Sanjay and Craig and Fanboy and Chum Chum) as I do for Peppa Pig. At least the first 3 shows I named aren't everywhere irl and the internet nor have animation as terrible, and that's really saying something. Plus FB&CC's memes are a lot funnier than Peppa's, and I don't feel as forced to like FB&CC memes as those of la cerdita Peppa.
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Brownie the Quincy Elf

14 months ago
Score 4
I myself personally like sanjay and craig
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Trashanimal

14 months ago
Score 1
Ok, that's fine with me KawhiMidoriya
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KalloFox34

13 months ago
Score 2
This and The Adventures of Kid Danger are the worst shows on Nick, IMO.
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Jclem05

8 months ago
Score 3
Breadwinners is boring.
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DearMaster6

6 months ago
Score 1
The show overused Hanna-Barbera sound effects!
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DoubleD346

6 months ago
Score 0
Imagine SwaySway and baduece as gold diggers xD
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DearMaster6

5 months ago
Score 0
Recycled animation/stock footage was used which was annoying.
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MinionsPartners2000

4 months ago
Score 0
Breadwinners could have been better if there were no butt jokes.
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SpongeBobFan99

4 months ago
Score 0
Still, it's better than Sanjay and Craig
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SuperStreetKombat

4 months ago
Score 0
I find it hard to believe that Robbie Daymond voiced a character in this show.
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Missing boi

2 months ago
Score 0
Actually I like this show
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LouBlu08

2 months ago
Score 1
Why am I so nostalgic over this show? Just why?
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COMICSDUDE1245

2 months ago
Score 0
i would rather watch sanjay and craig than this
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VinnyRocchio

20 days ago
Score 1
These ducks look more like frogs.
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SwipeMaster Z

19 days ago
Score 2
I know, right?
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Hamzat213

one day 8 hours 54 minutes ago
Score 0
the show isn't bad it's just the finger bread

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