'Good Luck Charlie' debuts first same-sex couple on the Disney Channel
"Good Luck Charlie" broke some new ground with the penultimate episode of its four-season run on the Disney Channel when on Sunday's (Jan. 26) episode, Amy (Leigh-Allyn Baker) and Bob (Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for their daughter Charlie with Taylor, a little girl who has two moms, Susan and Cheryl.
The confusion over the name of "the mom" is pretty funny -- both Amy and Bob think they've met Taylor's mom and argue over whether her name is Susan or Cheryl. Then when both women show up, Bob says, "Taylor has two moms," to which Amy responds, "Nothin' gets past you, Bob."
When the lesbian couple storyline was announced, a spokesman for Disney said at the time, "This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors. 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."
But the episode was not without controversy. One Million Moms called for Disney to cut the scene or not air the "controversial" episode at all, writing, "Just because something may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn't make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda. Disney decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly programming."
"Good Luck Charlie" airs its series finale on Sunday, Feb. 16 on Disney.