Comic adventures of 14-year-old Wyatt and his puppet, Crash, who comes to life. In the opener, Crash helps Wyatt come up with a plan to get his own room.
Meet Wyatt Bernstein, a 14 year old boy living in a sea of sisters and his single mother who is trying her best at being the dad, too. Wyatt has three sisters Cleo, Amanda, and Jasmine plus his mother Mel all of whom decide to take their special little guy to a store named “Build-a-Bestie” for his birthday so he can bring home what his mom calls an ‘action figure’ or what he calls a ‘doll’. While there, Wyatt complains about the situation and wishes he had a brother to play with so he builds one and names it Crash. After packing the doll and bringing it home it comes to life! Ladies and gentleman….”Crash” has landed!
Its a small apartment, and the girls are taking it rather well that there’s another dude to leave the seat up. That is until Crash takes a liking to Jasmine’s doll and ups a sword fight impromptu! But, Mel warns that Crash needs to be watched. We soon find out that Wyatt shares a room with Cleo and she has rules so Crash wants to help the budding teenager get his own room. Crash brings it up to his mom, but she’s too busy hating on the new guy. Mel tells him that Amanda has to move out because there are only two bedrooms and she doesn’t have the money to do it. As such, Crash tries convincing the oldest sister to move but instead he gets locked up!
Meanwhile, Wyatt is at the arcade and we are introduced to Pesto aka his best friend and the kid whose family owns the joint so naturally he works there too. Crash shows up and convinces his new brother to take what he can’t have so he chainsaws a hole in the wall and smashes in the neighbors place where some fat piece of shit is sitting and eating Cheerios. This causes a big rift between Crash and Bernstein causing Crash to leave and hopefully return himself to the store. Instead we find Crash is back at the arcade in the ‘Whack-a-mole” game and the two new brothers work out their differences and Wyatt invites him home. Crash then takes responsibility for the wall. Mr. Poulous gives Crash a job to destroy the Build-A-Bestie store, unless Crash gets to bring Wyatt.
After watching the show, one can’t help but think Ted. A kid makes a wish for an inanimate object to come to life and voila we’ve got Crash. That said, Crash & Bernstein has got something here and his is coming from a sound skeptic of Disney XD programming. Yes, you get your typical pre-teen acting chops but with The Sitter veteran Landry Bender on board we have someone that can help keep her sisters afloat until they get their acting chops underneath them. Cole Jensen at times acts a bit too over the top as Wyatt but during the course of the episode he was able to settle down and get into it. The opening intro however is horrendous and needs a re-shoot like yesterday. That said, this writer definitely takes it to heart a show about a single mom, a multitude of kids, and not a lot of money to go around especially when living in a home with girls who will probably want everything. Not gonna lie, deep down, Crash & Bernstein has a heart that few of the Disney ilk has managed to set forth and as such gives this show a bit more substance then your standard fare. Crash is really funny and he is definitely going to be the motor that drives this boat, and guess what?? I’m on board.
(8.0 out of 10)