Science’s favorite Netflix show for kids, explained.
What is Story Bots?
Story Bots is a children’s science explanation show, on Netflix. Each episode is about 25 minutes long, and from start to finish they go through a child’s question on “Why” things are the way they are.
One of the unique elements of the show is the scientific process shown – it goes about gaining the information from a variety of sources, and each piece of the journey of learning provides new information, as the show in its entirety answers the question.
Another cool part of Story Bots has to be the guest stars. Popping up to answer the Story Bots’ questions are John Legend, Jennifer Garner, Weird Al, Snoop Dogg, and cast members from Saturday Night Live. As we watch Story Bots, we’re constantly IMDBing the person who appeared within the episode. I got hooked in the episode “Where Do French Fries Come From”, and after having every part of the question answered (with a detour to France), I wasn’t sure if I was more amazed that they explained potato harvesting like it was a Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Crayon Factory episode, or that Weird Al was giving potatoes a spa treatment and the potatoes were about to be baked in golden oil.
That’s another element of the show. It has an Adult Swim cartoon aesthetic. It reminds me of Rick & Morty. But as much as I wanted to be like, “No, it has bad humor – it’s not good for kids!”, it was actually like the Magic School Bus, just in a cartoony aesthetic. The little ones like it, the Adult Swim parents like it, and the educators approve.
The Story Bots show is fun for the whole family, and you’ll learn how potatoes become French fries!