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Exclusive: Disney Channel Breaks New Ground with Good Luck Charlie Episode (Gay Couple)
TV Guide ^ | June 20, 2013 | Michael Schneider

Posted on 06/20/2013 10:52:48 PM PDT by Pinkbell

In a first for the Disney Channel, next season an episode of Good Luck Charlie will feature a family with two moms.

Producers are currently casting the couple, with production set for next week. The episode will air in early 2014 as part of Good Luck Charlie's final season. Because Good Luck Charlie is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in this one episode.

In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob's dull stories.

The playdate is actually the secondary story in the episode, as much of the action will center on Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and her best friend Ivy, as Ivy prepares to head off to college.

But Disney Channel understands the groundbreaking nature of featuring a same-sex couple on one of its sitcoms and took extra care in crafting the episode. "This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors," a Disney Channel spokesperson says. "Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness."

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KEYWORDS: disney; gay; homosexualagenda; liberalmedia; moralabsolutes; trashtv
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Walt is rolling in his grave. That's what I am talking about when they say that redefining marriage won't affect Christians. It will and does. It affects businesses who are opposed to those relationships. It affects children who are deprived of a mother and father. It affects children who in the schools are taught about homosexual sex and homosexual relationships. It now affects children watching a TV show on a kids' channel. When you say that homosexual relationships and "marriages" are no different from a moral standpoint (moral relativity in action), then these relationships have to be taught as though they're equal and portrayed as though they're equal. No one can object without being called discriminatory, a homophobe, a bigot, and whatever other insult the libs can think up.
1 posted on 06/20/2013 10:52:49 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee

Ping!


2 posted on 06/20/2013 10:53:35 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

bummer, my kid watches is and so far its been a pretty good, family friendly show. guess we arent watching the final season in my house.


3 posted on 06/20/2013 10:56:26 PM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Pinkbell

I am glad my kids were guided to intellectual programming with real violence like I had when I was a kid.


4 posted on 06/20/2013 10:58:36 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Pinkbell

Children can’t be children anymore with sickos imposing on them adult sexual issues. Parents, relatives have to monitor childrens tv. Sad.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 10:59:11 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Pinkbell

Disney has become so family Fiendly.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 11:05:35 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: RginTN

Not only that, but you have to watch the whole show before allowing your kid to watch it. These kids shows are sometimes so juvenile it’s excruciating to watch them if you’re an adult. And once the show has aired, how do you let the kid watch it then?

Unless the network replays it, the kid is out of luck, and the adult watched for nothing.


7 posted on 06/20/2013 11:07:45 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Better to just shut off the television then, buy DVDs of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 11:12:56 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: Pinkbell

Bye bye, Charlie! Not that we watch it anymore. But it was a decent and funny show.

And hubby was ordering up cable for the Fall so he could watch college football. I just told him I have no interest in funding Disney or its sister stations such as ESPN.


9 posted on 06/20/2013 11:17:52 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Pinkbell

“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors”

Well I know I feel better...


10 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:15 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Frankly, and sadly, yes.

I noticed some bad stuff creeping in to the Saturday morning cartoons too when my kids were young about 30 years ago.

It was Leftist bilge, and was not necessary. They just couldn’t take a pass on spinning things in the children’s programming to blur issues.


11 posted on 06/20/2013 11:18:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

BTW: I should clarify that I didn’t mean to imply Disney was doing it on the Saturday morning shows.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 11:19:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Pinkbell

Like I said in a early post I don’t let my Grandson watch anything on the Disney channels unless I check it first. Almost all of their “kids” shows are assinine or teach kids to be disrespectful and the use of twenty somethings to play the part of young teens is ludicrous. These shows are not “Disney” they are indoctrination.


13 posted on 06/20/2013 11:20:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Pinkbell

My wife is getting frustrated with me. She likes to watch at least one show in the evening to wind down. At the first queer reference I get up and leave. I will not take it anymore.


14 posted on 06/20/2013 11:23:56 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ConservativeInPA
I am glad my kids were guided to intellectual programming with real violence like I had when I was a kid.

Exactly and don't forget the old days of heterosexual soft porn ;). Viewing real violence and soft porn are both considered good 'ole, healthy growing up these days in comparison.

15 posted on 06/20/2013 11:24:20 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Pinkbell
Walt is rolling in his grave.

Walt would be rolling over in his grave if were buried.

Walt is in a freezer waiting to be unthawed and brought back to life.

It is probably costing Disney Corp a 100k a year to keep him properly frozen and not become freezer burnt.

16 posted on 06/20/2013 11:28:07 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: Finatic

My Mom and I are both adults and really like the show as it is funny, clean, and generally, family friendly. I have read other adults on a TV forum like the show as well.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 11:29:45 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: metafugitive

Oh, right. I forgot about him being frozen.


18 posted on 06/20/2013 11:30:51 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; GOPsterinMA; ...
RE :”Exclusive: Disney Channel Breaks New Ground with Good Luck Charlie Episode (Gay Couple),”

Annette Funicello once said that when she moved from Disney to Beach Party movies that Walt Disney personally told her that as a member of the Disney family she will always represent their values and he asked her to always act in accordance to them.

We have truly gone to hell.

19 posted on 06/20/2013 11:41:47 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Pinkbell

Disney. (Spit!)


20 posted on 06/20/2013 11:45:26 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Pinkbell

if this crap continues, I’ll just cancel all of cable...


21 posted on 06/21/2013 12:25:43 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Pinkbell

Disney becomes blatantly pro-perversion.


22 posted on 06/21/2013 12:42:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Pinkbell

ABC “Family” already broke this ground with
“Meet the Fosters”

Two mommies embracing each other in bed included


23 posted on 06/21/2013 12:45:41 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Pinkbell

What, one of the two moms wasn’t butch enough to appreciate Bob’s stories?

It would have been unacceptable had it been reversed, and one of two gay dads was rolling his eyes listening to the traditional wife’s ‘girl talk’.


24 posted on 06/21/2013 1:01:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Pinkbell

They’re not really breaking new ground at this point; if they want to stir up controvery, they should have some faunce from San Francisco buggering Goofy.

On second thought, nah... too late for that, too.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 1:02:14 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: DoughtyOne

Not only that, but you have to watch the whole show before allowing your kid to watch it. These kids shows are sometimes so juvenile it’s excruciating to watch them if you’re an adult.
And once the show has aired, how do you let the kid watch it then?Unless the network replays it, the kid is out of luck, and the adult watched for nothing.


The dvr is perfect for situations like this.

My 4 yr old niece likes Sprout and Disneyjr...so far the only offensive thing I’ve seen is Michelle Obama’s get moving ads!


26 posted on 06/21/2013 1:06:28 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: ejonesie22

Child development experts and community advisors are code words for liberal therapists with an agenda.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 1:58:28 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: DoughtyOne

You could DVR the show or you could watch with your child. It’s a teaching moment because they will be exposed to liberalism all the time as they get out in the world. You can explain why you disagree and believe a certain thing is wrong.


28 posted on 06/21/2013 2:00:49 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

“...consultancy of child development experts and community advisors”

“Community advisors”. Yeahhhh...


29 posted on 06/21/2013 2:01:37 AM PDT by DemforBush (Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia!)
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To: Pinkbell
yeah, but if he's on a rotisserie, it's all good. he can roll over and freeze evenly.
30 posted on 06/21/2013 2:03:19 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: Finatic
American institutions being compromised. The fabric is weakening
31 posted on 06/21/2013 2:19:15 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: Finatic

“guess we arent watching the final season in my house.”

My youngest one watches it (and my wife likes it); as TV today goes it is OK (intact family with 5 children, though unlike the Simpsons or King of the Hill they don’t apparently have any religion). They won’t be watching that either; the show was probably targeted because it was fairly wholesome (so they can pretend deviants are, too).


32 posted on 06/21/2013 3:11:03 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: silverleaf

This fag lesbo crap on TV is destroying my potential to become a Jeopardy contestant. Whenever the subject come up about TV or movies, I go grab a beer out of the frig as I know I am never going to be able to answer any question about TV after 1980 or most of the “actor or actress” categories.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 3:14:22 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Pinkbell

I watched an episode of that stupid show while I was on vacation. I smiled once. How can the same network that produces “Phineas and Ferb” have not a single live-action show that’s the slightest bit amusing?


34 posted on 06/21/2013 3:19:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Captain Planet was banned in my house, after just one episode.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 3:25:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: GOP Poet

I watch MeTV. Old shows you could watch with the family. If you want to see violence, watch the news. If you want porn, take an elementary sex ed class.


36 posted on 06/21/2013 4:04:19 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Mouton

LOL - me, too. I never knew the answers to TV or movies or even current music. The only broadcast show I watch is Criminal Minds and mostly because of Shemar Moore. Glad my kids are grown.


37 posted on 06/21/2013 4:08:37 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Recently discovered INSP, which shows reruns of Happy Days, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, The Waltons, and Matlock in the evenings.

After three days of watching them, I was screaming at the TV, "Why don't you make shows like this anymore?"

38 posted on 06/21/2013 4:20:24 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Pinkbell

Any entertainment vehicle which has a stated goal of providing “diversity and inclusiveness” instead of quality programming will be assured of achieving lousy programming.


39 posted on 06/21/2013 4:23:58 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Pinkbell

Disney is no longer welcomed in my home... not in over a decade.

LLS


40 posted on 06/21/2013 4:25:57 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: cincinnati65

Are there any shows on TV these days that show families attending church or praying? I don’t watch regular shows so I don’t know, but my guess is no.


41 posted on 06/21/2013 4:28:08 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

“Duck Dynasty.”


42 posted on 06/21/2013 4:32:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Pinkbell

Brainwashing, pure and simple. Nobody can have “two moms”. This is one of the most insane concepts in human history.


43 posted on 06/21/2013 4:32:48 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tax-chick

Yeah, I love DD, but it only shows them praying at the end of the show. Millions of Americans attend church every week but you wouldn’t know it from watching TV shows. But taking God’s name is vain is okay.


44 posted on 06/21/2013 4:46:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
We don't see much broadcast television. We saw a couple of episodes of "Duck Dynasty" on vacation. (It was rainy.) Cute, especially when you have redneck relatives. (We're not rednecks ourselves, of course!)

Millions of Americans attend church every week but you wouldn’t know it from watching TV shows.

People don't watch TV in order to see people like themselves.

45 posted on 06/21/2013 4:51:02 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Tax-chick

Which makes me wonder - why do people watch TV?


46 posted on 06/21/2013 4:55:49 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

To see Tom Selleck.


47 posted on 06/21/2013 4:57:52 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Does Bill have a job yet?)
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To: Pinkbell
When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test...

That's NOT fine.

48 posted on 06/21/2013 5:01:49 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: ilovesarah2012

I watch TV because....during college football season....it is hard for me to physically go to the 15 games per week I want to see...TV takes care of that


49 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:14 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: ilovesarah2012

As soon as I found MeTV and AntennaTV, I knew I’d never need cable again. My younger nieces really like the old Monkees episodes, and the older kids are really liking the original Twilight Zone series.


50 posted on 06/21/2013 5:17:17 AM PDT by MarkRegal05
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