Skip to comments.Exclusive: Disney Channel Breaks New Ground with Good Luck Charlie Episode (Gay Couple)
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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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.
I am glad my kids were guided to intellectual programming with real violence like I had when I was a kid.
Children can’t be children anymore with sickos imposing on them adult sexual issues. Parents, relatives have to monitor childrens tv. Sad.
Disney has become so family Fiendly.
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.
Better to just shut off the television then, buy DVDs of Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry.
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.
“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors”
Well I know I feel better...
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.
BTW: I should clarify that I didn’t mean to imply Disney was doing it on the Saturday morning shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, right. I forgot about him being frozen.
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.
if this crap continues, I’ll just cancel all of cable...
Disney becomes blatantly pro-perversion.
ABC “Family” already broke this ground with
“Meet the Fosters”
Two mommies embracing each other in bed included
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’.
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.
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 its excruciating to watch them if youre 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!
Child development experts and community advisors are code words for liberal therapists with an agenda.
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.
“...consultancy of child development experts and community advisors”
“Community advisors”. Yeahhhh...
“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).
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.
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?
Captain Planet was banned in my house, after just one episode.
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.
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.
After three days of watching them, I was screaming at the TV, "Why don't you make shows like this anymore?"
Any entertainment vehicle which has a stated goal of providing “diversity and inclusiveness” instead of quality programming will be assured of achieving lousy programming.
Disney is no longer welcomed in my home... not in over a decade.
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.
Brainwashing, pure and simple. Nobody can have “two moms”. This is one of the most insane concepts in human history.
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.
Millions of Americans attend church every week but you wouldnt know it from watching TV shows.
People don't watch TV in order to see people like themselves.
Which makes me wonder - why do people watch TV?
To see Tom Selleck.
That's NOT fine.
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
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.