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So Okay, It's Average: The general consensus of the series; not a bad cartoon by any means, but vastly inferior to Tom and Jerry and Tex Avery's cartoons. The big issue is that the series is very low key and soft in comedy tone in contrast to those other two series, even after it grew the beard, and Barney himself isn't a particularly interesting protagonist, with most of the humor coming from the people or things that heckle him, and his indignated reactions to them.