Review: The undies-wearing superhero gets his own Netflix show, 'The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants'

The humor is smart and silly, qualities more closely linked than adult society likes to give out. (The show has something of the feel of “If ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ and ‘Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide’ had a baby,” which, I know, could not happen.) There is a joke about “Iffypedia, the Free, Yet Very Questionable Internet Encyclopedia,” and a series of hellish school dances with names like “Night of Magic Spelling Dictation,” “Midnight Standardized Placement Test Jamboree” and “Enchanted Waiting Room.” One of the boys fills out a 10,000-word paper by signing it with 2,011 middle names. So, he got caught. Whatever! There’s always tomorrow. This is good, healthy stuff.