Doc McStuffins

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Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins logo.png
Format Animation
Created by Chris Nee
Voices of Kiara Muhammad
Lara Jill Miller
Robbie Rist
Jess Harnell
Loretta Devine
Jaden Betts
Kimberly Brooks
Gary Anthony Williams
Composer(s) Mike Himelstein (score)
Kay Hanley (songs)
Michelle Lewis (songs)
Country of origin United States
Ireland
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 49(aired)
Production
Running time approx. 25 minutes
Production company(s) Brown Bag Films
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Junior
Disney Channel
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run March 17, 2012 (pilot)
March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23) – present
External links
Official website

Doc McStuffins is an animated children's television series produced by Brown Bag Films. It was created and executive produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy Award-winner Chris Nee and premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.[1][2] The series is about a girl who can "fix" toys, with help from her stuffed animal friends. It features songs written and composed by Kay Hanley and Michelle Lewis.

The series received positive reviews due to the show's concept and the main character, on its portrayal about African-Americans in a Disney series. Chris Nee describes the series as "Cheers for Preschoolers".[3]

Premise[edit]

The series chronicles a girl named Dottie "Doc" McStuffins who decides she wants to become a doctor like her mother. She pretends to be a doctor by fixing toys and dolls. When she puts on her stethoscope, toys, dolls, and stuffed animals come to life and she can communicate with them. With help from her stuffed animal friends - Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly - Doc helps toys "feel better" by giving them check-ups and diagnosing their illnesses with "The Big Book of Boo Boos". Each 11-minute episode includes original songs. During ending credits in Season 1, Doc gives advice to viewers about staying healthy.

Main cast[edit]

  • Kiara Muhammad as Dottie (Doc) McStuffins, the main protagonist of the series.
  • Robbie Rist as Stuffy, a blue stuffed dragon who is the bravest dragon around but has a terrifying fear of spiders.
  • Lara Jill Miller as Lambie, a stuffed lamb in a pink tutu and supporting character Arcade Worker, a human character who works at Archie's Arcade.
  • Jess Harnell as Chilly, a stuffed snowman; and supporting characters Buddy, The Singing Turtle on the Plaque, Morton, Rodriguez the Foosball Player, Bozini the Foosball Goaltender, Fabulous Fabio, The Wicked King, and The Dude.
  • Loretta Devine as Hallie, a stuffed hippo in a nurse's outfit; and supporting character Hattie, the Nurse and Receptionist at the clinic where Maisha McStuffins works.
  • Kimberly Brooks (also credited as Kim Brooks and Kimberly D. Brooks) as Maisha McStuffins, Doc and Donny's mother; and supporting character Surfer Girl.
  • Gary Anthony Williams as Marcus McStuffins, Doc and Donny's father.
  • Jaden Betts and Sayeed Shahidi as Donny McStuffins, Doc's little brother.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 26 March 17, 2012 May 3, 2013
2 September 6, 2013 TBA 2014

Season 1 (2012-2013)[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "Knight Time/A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns" March 23, 2012/March 17, 2012 (sneak preview)

Before playing "Save Princess Lambie", Doc discovers that Donny's toy knight, Sir Kirby, is dirty, so he has to take a bath.


Doc diagnoses Boppy, a toy dog bopping bag, when he suddenly gets popped after landing in a rose bush.
2 "Out of the Box/Run Down Race Car" March 23, 2012

Little Jack, a jack in the box, can't pop, but he's scared of getting a check-up, so his dad, Big Jack, goes first.


Ricardo Racecar loses his energy during a race. Then, Doc and the gang need to recharge it.
3 "Tea Party Tantrum/Blast Off!" March 26, 2012

Doc wonders why Susie Sunshine, a doll, is acting very cranky.


Doc helps Carlos' toy space alien, Star Blazer Zero after his arms and legs fall off after a crash in his toy rocket.
4 "Engine Nine, Feelin' Fine/The Right Stuff" March 27, 2012

Donny thinks that his toy fire engine Lenny, aka Engine 9, is broken ( but it actually ran out of water in his holding tanks), so Doc fixes him by refilling him.


During an adventure game, Stuffy's tail gets ripped, but he won't ask for help and soon it gets worse as he loses more stuffing from his tail.
5 "Gulpy, Gulpy Gators/One Note Wonder" March 28, 2012

Doc fixes Gustave, the green gator on Donny's Gulpy Gulpy Gators game after he eats too many marbles.


Alma's xylophone toy, Xyla, loses a key by accident while being repaired for a loose screw.
6 "Arcade Escape/ Starry, Starry Night" March 29, 2012

Doc helps a stuffed toy Giraffe called Gaby after her leg was torn in a accident in the claw crane machine at the arcade.


Doc helps Henry's Telescope Aurora when she suffers from blurry vision.
7 "Ben/Anna Split/That's Just Claw-ful" March 30, 2012

Ben and Anna, Alma's "Huggy Monkeys" need to be separated after one of them suffered a torn Velcro "hug" patch and needed to recover overnight at the clinic.


Doc helps Hermie, her toy crab, after his arm was torn out by Emmie and Alma's new puppy Rudi.
8 "A Good Case of the Hiccups/Stuck Up" April 2, 2012

Doc tries to fix Millie the Microphone when she can't stop repeating words.


When Doc accidentally gets sand in her eye, she finds out what's wrong with Will's toy digger, Riggo, when his scoop gets stuck.
9 "Rescue Ronda, Ready for Take-off/ All Washed Up" April 3, 2012

Doc has to fix Luca's helicopter, Rescue Ronda, when she can't fly, due to getting a little twig from a bush in her propeller.


Donny's toy robot, Robot Ray, learns the importance of following doctor's orders when he gets wet playing a game.
10 "The New Girl/Wrap It Up" April 4, 2012

Doc gets an "action toy" doll from Japan from her Grandmother called Kiko, and emphasizes exercise when she finds out that Kiko has weak legs.


Niles, Donny's toy crane, refuses to have his old bandages removed when they start unraveling.
11 "Rest Your Rotors, Ronda/ Keep on Truckin" April 5, 2012

Rescue Ronda learns how good it is to rest when her propeller is broken and needs time to heal.


Donny's toy truck, Tremaine, learns how to keep still to get repainted.
12 "Blame It on the Rain/Busted Boomer" April 6, 2012

Alma accidentally leaves her stuffed cow Moo Moo outside during a downpour and Doc fixes her, but she refuses to go home when she believes her owner doesn't like her.


Boomer, Emmie's deflated Soccer ball refuses to be reinflated due to having a fear of needles.
13 "Dark Knight/ Hallie Gets an Earful" April 9, 2012

During a sleepover party, Doc discovers that Sir Kirby is afraid of the dark and cures him of his fear of the dark.


Doc helps Hallie hear better after she has trouble hearing.
14 "Break Dancer/Bubble Monkey" April 11, 2012

Bella, Doc's Ballerina doll, breaks her leg, and finds a lot to do while she waits for it to heal.


Doc examines Emmie and Alma's bubble monkey after she stops blowing bubbles.
15 "Out in the Wild/A Whale of a Time" April 13, 2012

Doc helps Robot Ray after he injures his arm during a camping trip.


Doc helps Lula, the sponge Beluga Whale toy grow.
16 "The Rip Heard Round the World/ Walkie Talkie Time" April 20, 2012

Lambie accidentally gets ripped while dancing with Doc.


Doc reunites a walkie talkie couple, Walter and Gracie, by finding Walter's missing antenna.
17 "Un-Bur-Able/Righty-On-Lefty" May 3, 2012

While playing Astronautball, Stuffy falls into a bush and get burrs all over his body.


Doc helps Awesome Guy, a toy superhero, after she discovers that he couldn't walk correctly.
18 "Hallie's Happy Birthday/Shark Style Toothache" May 18, 2013

It's Hallie's birthday and Doc and the gang throw a surprise party in her honor.


Mr. Chomp, Donny's toy shark, has a broken tooth that needs to repaired, but everyone (except for Doc and Hallie) are afraid of him.
19 "Awesome Possums/The Bunny Blues" June 1, 2012

Penny's baby, a Toy possum named Pip is lost and Doc and the others frantically searches the house for Pip and reunites it with its mother.


Doc discovers Alma's stuffed bunny, Pickles, in a box at a yard sale, but she doesn't have a nose so Doc tries to find a perfect nose for her.
20 "Get Set to Get Wet/Loud Louie" June 22, 2012

Doc finds a mermaid doll called Mermaid Melinda in the wading pool and teaches her how to swim.


A toy cellphone, Louie, has a slight problem with his volume switch, causing him to talk real loud.
21 "Caught Blue-Handed/To Squeak, or Not to Squeak" July 20, 2012

After Donny and Glo-Bo finish finger-painting, a mysterious blue rash infects all the toys in the clinic and Doc needs to figure out about what is causing it.


Marvin the Duck lost his squeaker at the water park and it's up to Doc, Lambie and Stuffy to find it.
22 "Doctoring the Doc/Hot Pursuit" August 17, 2012

It is sick day for Doc and the crew from the Clinic helps Doc get plenty of rest.


A metal toy police car, Officer Pete, overheats while pursuing the Wicked King.
23 "Boo-Hoo to You!/It's Glow Time" October 5, 2012

Doc helps a toy ghost, Sebastian, learn not to be scared on Halloween.


Glo-Bo is very tired, weak and unable to glow.
24 "Chilly Gets Chilly/ Through the Reading Glasses" December 7, 2012

Doc is excited to play outside in the snow. Then, Chilly decides to hang out with the snowman that the gang built but nearly freezes in the cold.


Doc receives a stuffed toy owl named Professor Hootsburgh from her older cousin, but she can't read properly because of her poor eyesight.
25 "My Huggy Valentine/Dusty Bear" February 1, 2013

Lambie becomes jealous and brokenhearted when Val, a new toy, steals the spotlight from her during the Valentine's Day party at the clinic.


A teddy bear named Teddy B. discovers why Donny doesn't want to play with him.
26 "Bronto Boo-Boos/Brontosaurus Breath" May 3, 2013

When Bronty, a toy brontosaurus arrived to the McStuffins household, a mysterious outbreak of injuries affects the other toys due to Bronty playing roughly with them and not realizing it.


Doc and the gang wonder why Bronty has a bad case of bad breath so they teach Bronty how to brush his teeth to make it smell nice.

Season 2 (2013-2014)[edit]

A second season was approved for release on September 6, 2013.[4]

No. Title Original airdate
1 "Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile/Chip Off the Ol' Box" September 6, 2013

After discovering that she couldn't fix Maddie's toy mouse, Norton, in the park, Doc's dad builds a mobile clinic for her to fix toys when she's away from her clinic.


While practicing their Juggling Jacks Act for Buddy's birthday party, Big Jack hurts his crank (after Donny crashes into him while practicing some defensive soccer save moves) leaving him unable to perform.
2 "Awesome Guy's Awesome Arm/Lamb in a Jam" September 13, 2013

Awesome Guy injures his arm while showing off his awesome strength and Doc orders him to rest up.


Lambie got covered with jam while being placed into Doc's backpack due to a faulty sandwich bag. Before going with her to school on "Take Your Toy To School Day", Lambie felt sad and bitter about not going to school with Doc. So, she covered Stuffy who was to take her place for "Take Your Toy To School Day" in jam as well preventing him from going to school with Doc.
3 "Diagnosis Not Even Close-Is/Bronty's Twisted Tail" September 20, 2013

Doc takes the afternoon off from the clinic to help train Emmie's dog Rudi with a new agility training center that Emmie's family bought. So, Stuffy and Hallie fill in as doctors while trying to find out why Robot Ray is going out of control. The toys call Doc for help and she succeeds to find the real problem.


Doc creates a musical group but Bronty accidentally injures his tail after Stuffy crashes into him.
4 "Frida Fairy Flies Again/A Tale of Two Dragons" September 27, 2013

Frida Fairy, a fairy-shaped kite who thinks she's a real fairy, rips her wing after crashing into a tree branch and Doc tries to repair her.


Dragon-Bot, a new state of the art robotic toy dragon, has a problem with his wings popping out and Doc checks what is causing the problem but Stuffy becomes jealous over Dragon-Bot being more hi-tech than him.
5 "Think Pink/You Foose, You Lose" October 3, 2013

Chilly turns pink from Doc's red scarf after being accidentally washed in the washing machine by Doc's dad.


The other players in the Foosball court are ready to play but Johnny Foosball isn't ready because he is suffering from a sticking problem and is reluctant to tell his teammates about it.
6 "Leilani's Luau/Karate Kangaroo" October 17, 2013

Doc receives a solar powered hula girl named Leilani from her grandmother, but she feels a little homesick for her home in Hawaii so Doc throws a Luau for her.


Doc helps Angus, a Karate Kangaroo who doesn't want to fight Sidney, his partner, because of his fear of fighting.
7 "Doc to the Rescue/Don't Knock the Noggin" October 24, 2013

Doc discovers a fashion doll named Dress-Up Daisy stuck in a tree and tries to calm her from panicking while rescuing her.


Doc helps an action figure named Super Stuntman Steve after he starts malfunctioning after losing his helmet.
8 "Disco Dress Up Daisy/The Glider Brothers" November 8, 2013

Dress-Up Daisy injures her arm while showboating on roller skates and gets a fashionable pink cast for her arm and Lambie becomes a little envious and tries to fake an injury to get a cast for herself.


The Glider Brothers, two planes named Orville and Wilbur (after the Wright brothers), fly recklessly around the McStuffins household resulting in Wilbur breaking the rubber band that powers his propeller.
9 "Kirby and the King/ Bubble Monkey, Blow Your Nose!" November 15, 2013

Sir Kirby and The Wicked King are stuck together with paste after battling with Donny's cardboard monster. So they try to get unstuck in the process.


Doc brings Bubble Monkey to visit Donny to cheer him up after he catches a cold. But Bubble Monkey has a sneezing fit spreading soap bubble liquid all over the place.
10 "Professor Pancake/ You Crack Me Up" November 22, 2013

Doc rescues Professor Hootsburgh after being accidentally trapped behind Doc's toy box and was accidentally flattened.


Gloria the Giggling Gorilla, Donny's new toy, keeps scratching her belly, so Doc investigates the cause of her itch.
11 "A Very McStuffins Christmas" December 1, 2013
An elf named Tobias needs help after breaking Donny's new toy, Commander Crush, so Doc and her friends go to the North Pole to get a new part. With Doc's dismay, Stuffy, Chilly, and Lambie get piled in the toyroom.
12 "The Doctor Will See You Now/L'il Egghead Feels the Heat" December 12, 2013

Dolly, Morton, Carl Chug a Chug, and Fabio, the toys in the waiting room at the doctor's office, receive a check up by Doc after wondering why the children in the clinic don't want to play them.


Professor Hootsburgh challenges Eggie, an electronic learning device, to a face-off to see who's the smartest toy in the McStuffins Household, but Eggie overheats and starts malfunctioning.
13 "The Big Sleepover/ No Sweetah Cheetah" January 10, 2014

Doc becomes homesick during a sleepover at Emmie and Alma's house and Lambie, Stuffy and Pickles try to cheer Doc up.


Chilly and the other toys think that Rita, Donny's toy cheetah, is sick because of her spots, but Doc later discovers that she doesn't have a illness. Rita's spots are a part of her physical features.
14 "Big Head Hallie/Peaches Pie, Take a Bath!" January 31, 2014

Hallie discovers that she was based on a popular cartoon character and lets it go into her head.


Peaches Pie, a cute peach scented doll, refuses to take a bath but doesn't realize that her peachy smell is gone thanks to Rudy playing with her in the rain.
15 "Celestial Celeste/Run, Doc, Run!" February 14, 2014

Celeste, Doc's space projector toy from school is having trouble working by making a strange whirring noise after nearly getting knock off the shelf by Stuffy. So it's up to Doc and the gang to fix it.


Doc sprains her ankle during a practice run for a Fun Run while trying to avoid a toy unicorn that was laying on the sidewalk. Doc has to rest, so the toys have to cure Doc and Doc has to cure Dart the Unicorn's broken leg before she does.
16 "A Fairy Big Knot/Rosie the Rescuer" April 4, 2014

Frida the Fairy Flier's strings gets knotted up during a very windy day and crashes and it's up to Doc to detangle her strings.


Rosie the Rescuer, Emmie and Alma's toy EMT ambulance, panics while trying to save Sir Kirby. Later, Doc helps Rosie to calm down and not to panic.
17 "Crikey! It's Wildlife Will!/Rootin' Tootin' Southwest Sal" April 8, 2014

Wildlife Will, a toy explorer, loses his legs after a run in with a Chihuahua and it's up to Doc and company to build a special wheelchair for him.


Southwest Sal, a toy cowgirl that is literally a cow, has a broken spring which controls her lasso throwing arm, and it's up to Doc to fix her.
18 "Take Your Doc To Work Day/Blazer's Bike" April 24, 2014

On "Take Your Child To Work Day" Doc helps out at her mom's clinic by giving physicals to The Waiting Room Toys and helps a doll named Curly-Q fix her hair by giving her a new hair style.


Star Blazer Zero has a problem riding his bike by crashing into everything and discovered that he had a helmet for a football player instead of his space helmet.
19 "The Big Storm/Spritzy Mitzi" May 16, 2014

A severe thunderstorm hits the neighborhood and Doc helps create a evacuation plan for the toys in the clinic including a "buddy system" but Chilly and Hallie accidentally get left behind when Chilly falls off the wagon during the evacuation and Hallie tries to help keep him calm during the storm.


Spritzy Mitzi, an octopus shaped sprinkler toy, ruptures a sprinkler tentacle after getting a pebble stuck in one of her sprinkling holes after ignoring Stuffy's advice on having Doc checking it out first.
20 "Dad's Favorite Toy/Chilly and the Dude" June 13, 2014

While cleaning out the attic Doc's Dad finds a beloved toy from his childhood called Saltwater Serge and Wellington Whale. Serge and Wellington don't work because their button is worn out after being used a lot by Doc's Dad when he was young.


Chilly meets up with a stuffed snowman known as "The Dude" when Doc goes to the clinic to make winter gift baskets for a school charity drive. Chilly is jealous when he feels that The Dude is more charming and athletic than him but learns that it's ok to be yourself.
21 "Sir Kirby and the Plucky Princess / Serpent Sam Makes a Splash" July 11, 2014
June 21, 2014 (Serpent Sam Makes a Splash)

To prove that princesses can do anything knights can do, Princess Persephone, or "Peri," as she likes to be called, challenges Sir Kirby to a playoff competiton. Problems arise when Sir Kirby falls apart during the wall scaling competition after losing his balance and slamming himself against the castle wall.


Doc diagnoses Serpent Sam, a cool new snake shaped super soaker water gun toy, who is suffering from "Sticky-it is" after he fills up with green apple soda instead of his usual water and gets clogged up from the sticky sugar residue.
22 "The Wicked King and the Mean Queen / Take a Stroll" July 25, 2014

A snobbish new doll named Queen Amina arrives to the McStuffins household and start to lock horns with The Wicked King over who should throw the first Royal Ball. So Doc and the crew decided to have a treasure hunt for the two to see who gets the most coins wins the rights to host the Royal Ball. But when Queen Amina injures herself during the competition, the Wicked King decided that friendship and sportsmanship was more important than winning.


After losing a relay race, Alma's baby doll Tiny Tessie discovers that she needs to get out of her Sleepy Slumber 2000 Stroller to be active and have more fun.
23 "Oooey Gablooey Springs A Leak/There's a King in Your Tummy" August 22, 2014

Oooey Gablooey a toy sticky starfish accidentally punctured himself after landing in a rose bush and started leaking blue ooze all over and panics after seeing his goo leaking out as Doc tries to repair him.


While at the park, Serpent Sam accidentally swallows the Wicked King while filling up with water and Doc and the crew tries to figure out a way to get the Wicked King out of Serpent Sam's tummy safely.

The Doc Files[edit]

# Episode Air Date Patient
1 Bella the Ballerina. July 22, 2013 Bella
2 Boppy's Boo Boo July 23, 2013 Boppy
3 Chilly McWillies July 24, 2013 Chilly
4 Hippo's Rip July 25, 2013 Hallie
5 Gustov Gator July 26, 2013 Gustov
6 The Lamb's Exam September 6, 2013 Lambie
7 Sticky Slippies September 13, 2013 Stuffy
8 Mr. Chomp's Chompers September 20, 2013 Mr. Chomp
9 Run Down Rotors September 27, 2013 Rescue Ronda
10 Blurry Night April 15, 2014 Aurora

Broadcast history[edit]

In the United States, Doc McStuffins first premiered on March 23, 2012 on Disney-ABC networks Disney Channel and Disney Junior. On June 5, 2012, Disney Junior renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 6, 2013.[5]

In Canada, the show started airing on the Canadian Disney Junior channel on April 8, 2012.[6] The show also is aired in many foreign countries and has been dubbed into several languages.

Guest stars and additional voices[edit]

Reception[edit]

The series received positive reviews and criticisms after its release. Kia Morgan Smith of Cincomom.com said that "It truly warmed my heart and almost brought tears to my eyes when my 8-year-old, Mikaela, saw ‘Doc McStuffins’ for the first time and said, 'Wow, mommy — she’s brown,'"[7] Myiesha Taylor of CoilyEmbrace.com said that "This program featuring a little African-American girl and her family is crucial to changing the future of this nation." Taylor also applauded the concept of its portrayal of a young black girl who wishes to follow in the footsteps of her mother as a doctor as the lead character, that inspired her to collect pictures of 131 doctors — all women of color — and publish a collage online under the heading, 'We Are Doc McStuffins.'"[8]

The program is also a ratings hit on Disney Junior. The series premiere attracted 1.08 million children ages 2 to 5, and the show has attracted an average of 918,000 viewers in the same demographic, leading AdWeek magazine to dub the show an "improbable ratings juggernaut".[9]

In 2013 $500 million worth of Doc McStuffins merchandise was sold, something industry experts said was likely a record for an African-American character. They also said the character had broad appeal and the toys sold well to all demographics.[10]

DVD releases[edit]

Collection Included episodes Release date
Friendship is the Best Medicine "Engine Nine, Feelin' Fine!" & "The Right Stuff", "Caught Blue-Handed" & "To Squeak, or Not to Squeak", "Ben/Anna Split!" & "That's Just Claw-Ful", "The Rip Heard Round the World" & "Walkie-Talkie Time", "Dark Knight" & "Hallie Gets an Earful" August 21, 2012
Time for Your Check Up "Gulpy, Gulpy Gators!" & "One Note Wonder", "Tea Party Tantrum" & "Blast Off!", "Arcade Escapade" & "Starry, Starry Night", "Bronto Boo-Boos" & "Brontosaurus Breath", "Doctoring The Doc" & "Hot Pursuit" May 7, 2013
Mobile Clinic "Doc McStuffins Goes McMobile" & "Chip Off the Ol' Box", "Doc to the Rescue" & "Don't Knock the Noggin", "Out of the Box" & "Run Down Race Car", "Rescue Ronda, Ready for Take off" & "All Washed Up", "Rest Your Rotors, Ronda!" & "Keep on Truckin'" March 18, 2014

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