Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Doctor Is Real In
TV Shows We Love: Doc McStuffins
There’s a new gal in town you should meet. She’s an adorable little girl who “operates” a clinic for stuffed animals and toys. She’s Doc McStuffins. (Everyone, including her parents, calls her “Doc.”) Her clinic is her backyard playhouse. Her medical staff consists of toys—stuffed lamb, snowman, hippo and a plastic dragon—who come to life when they’re “alone” with Doc.
The show does a wonderful job opening up the world of medicine and medical care, as in the pilot episode, where a Jack in the Box (voiced by Ty Burrell of Modern Family) is right there, supporting his son Little Jack as Doc McStuffins gives him an examination to determine why he can’t “pop” like he used to. Little Jack even gets a sticker from the staff for being such a good little Jack in the Box.
It’ll be interesting to see how the series manages to sustain itself. I hope they don’t run out of story ideas when they reach the bottom of the toy box. You can see Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior on the Disney Channel.