Our family has always loved Doc McStuffins, but who knew we could love it even more? In a new episode titled, “The Emergency Plan,” Doc McStuffins features a two-mom, interracial family! Better yet, the actresses playing the two moms are voiced by LGBT actresses, Wanda Sykes, and Portia de Rossi.
Chris Nee, the show’s creator and executive producer as well as the writer of the episode, said in a statement released through GLAAD: “I always envision Doc McStuffins as a show about what it means to accept everyone as part of our communities. As part of a two-mom family, I’m proud to have an episode that reflects my son’s world, and shows everyone that love is love in McStuffinsville.”
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis also praised the show: “Children like mine deserve the chance to see their families reflected on TV, and this episode does just that in a beautiful and positive way,” she said. “Shows like this reflect our real world, and today that includes the many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents who are all going to celebrate this story.”
Wanda Sykes chimed in with love for Doc McStuffins in a video posted by GLAAD: “I’m a fan of Doc McStuffins. My kids, they watch the show. With this episode, they see a family that looks like our family.”
See a clip of the show below: