History Series / GoodLuckCharlie

14th May '16 4:44:13 PM nombretomado
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Believe it or not, this is the first [[HighConcept low-concept]] Disney Channel show in ''nine years'', since ''LizzieMcGuire'' premiered in 2001 (making it the first such series in the recognized {{DCLAU}}). The creators worked meticulously on crafting a show with broad appeal and relatable characters, and wanted a show that whole families would watch and enjoy, rather than just tween girls. As with most {{KidCom}}s, it is a bit of a stretch to call the Duncans a normal family.

The Duncan family consists of eldest sister (and main character) Teddy (played by Music/BridgitMendler), mother Amy, middle brother Gabe, youngest sister Charlotte (or "Charlie", [[CharacterTitle giving the series its name]]), father Bob, eldest child P.J. and newest edition Toby. The series now has a [[{{Characters/GoodLuckCharlie}} Character Sheet]].

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Believe it or not, this is the first [[HighConcept low-concept]] Disney Channel show in ''nine years'', since ''LizzieMcGuire'' ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' premiered in 2001 (making it the first such series in the recognized {{DCLAU}}). The creators worked meticulously on crafting a show with broad appeal and relatable characters, and wanted a show that whole families would watch and enjoy, rather than just tween girls. As with most {{KidCom}}s, it is a bit of a stretch to call the Duncans a normal family.

The Duncan family consists of eldest sister (and main character) Teddy (played by Music/BridgitMendler), mother Amy, middle brother Gabe, youngest sister Charlotte (or "Charlie", [[CharacterTitle giving the series its name]]), father Bob, eldest child P.J. and newest edition Toby. The series now has a [[{{Characters/GoodLuckCharlie}} [[Characters/GoodLuckCharlie Character Sheet]].
4th May '16 12:36:17 AM BrotherGrimace
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** Amy has this in spades. She was banned from the kid's high school for attacking Teddy's AssholeVictim of an English teacher who played RulesLawyer in a very petty manner to lower her grade. You'd think that she'd remember this when of the director of Charlie's day-care center does the same when when she gives Bob grief over how he's dressed at drop-off; instead, she backs the director when Bob indulges in some well-played LoopholeAbuse to get his point across.


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** Most of the humor around the Bob/Amy relationship is built around this trope. Bob's usually on the receiving end (''Guys and Dolls'' is almost the TropeCodifier for this) but this trope occasionally bites Amy on the rear end, too.
23rd Apr '16 9:31:43 PM aye_amber
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*** Older viewers might notice a few striking resemblances to [[FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh Spicoli]]. Take away the surfer accent, the BrilliantButLazy facets of Spicoli and the fact that Disney can't feature [[TheStoner the main trait that everyone remembers Mr. Spicoli for]], and you have PJ.

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*** Older viewers might notice a few striking resemblances to [[FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh Spicoli]]. [[Film/FastTimesAtRidgemontHigh Spicoli.]] Take away the surfer accent, the BrilliantButLazy facets of Spicoli and the fact that Disney can't feature [[TheStoner the main trait that everyone remembers Mr. Spicoli for]], and you have PJ.
18th Apr '16 12:15:28 AM aye_amber
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* ShoutOut: The Bob Duncan Experience is an obvious reference to TheJimiHendrixExperience.

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* ShoutOut: The Bob Duncan Experience is an obvious reference to TheJimiHendrixExperience.[[Music/JimiHendrix The Jimi Hendrix Experience.]]
17th Aug '15 5:57:50 AM JamesDoyle
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* TheCastShowoff: Bridgit Mendler's singing.
** PJ is the guitarist for his band, and Jason Dolley plays the guitar in real-life as well as the piano. However, opinions vary on [[IronyAsSheIsCast PJ's playing ability but that is a different trope]].
** Spencer and Emmet both can dance and they have a dance-off in which they take turns serving each other.
*** Spencer also sings part of "One Step Closer" (a song on Shane Harper's self titled album) during a talent show.
** Teddy has a few chances to sing on the show, once for a talent show, a contest, and an audition for a school musical.
*** Her friend Skyler does a duet with Teddy for the talent show, but they combine with PJ and Emmet's band and mash-up both songs and subsequently win the talent show.
** Leigh-Allyn Baker appears for have professional dance training, and Amy Duncan tries to teach her family simple and complicated dance moves and routines in an episode when she wants them to do a song and dance number for her hospital's fundraiser. When they don't even try to duplicate what she just showed them, she asks, "what are you waiting for?" and Teddy says "10 years for dance lessons." Which may be a hint to Leigh-Allyn having dance training, or could just be a joke, or both. She even gets an applause track played after the more complicated part of her routine, probably pointing to the former.
** Then there's also Victor, who sings very well in an episode, as his actor, Kevin Covais was a finalist in ''Series/AmericanIdol''.
17th Aug '15 5:56:25 AM JamesDoyle
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* CreditsGag: Over the end credits of every episode there's an epilogue to the story, [[SillinessSwitch usually with something unrealistic happening]].

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* CreditsGag: Over the end credits of every episode there's an epilogue to the story, [[SillinessSwitch usually with something unrealistic happening]]. Generally regarded as non-canon.
5th Jul '15 9:57:42 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:350:Pictured clockwise from the center: [[GoGetterGirl Teddy]], [[BumblingDad Bob]], [[AttentionWhore Amy]], [[TheCutie Charlie]], [[ThePrankster Gabe]] and [[DumbassTeenageSon PJ]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Pictured [[caption-width-right:300:Pictured clockwise from the center: [[GoGetterGirl Teddy]], [[BumblingDad Bob]], [[AttentionWhore Amy]], [[TheCutie Charlie]], [[ThePrankster Gabe]] and [[DumbassTeenageSon PJ]]]]
10th May '15 7:55:42 PM nombretomado
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** Ivy is also clearly [[{{Glee}} Mercedes]].

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** Ivy is also clearly [[{{Glee}} [[Series/{{Glee}} Mercedes]].
2nd Apr '15 8:40:00 PM somerndmguy
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* [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat The Cue Cards Knew You Would Say That]]: In one episode, Teddy comes down with laryngitis the day before a critical presentation in class. When she tells her partner that she has to do the presentation, she responds to her objections with a set of bizarrely specific pre-written cards. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bob.

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* [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat The Cue Cards Knew You Would Say That]]: In one episode, "Nurse Blankenhooper", Teddy comes down with laryngitis the day before a critical presentation in class. When she tells her partner that she has to do the presentation, she responds to her objections with a set of bizarrely specific pre-written cards. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Bob.Bob.
-->'''Bob:''' Hey, I bet you don't have a card for me.
-->'''Teddy:''' ''(holds up card that reads "GET OUT")''
27th Jan '15 7:49:53 AM DJ1992
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* HasTwoMommies: The penultimate episode before the series finale featured Charlie on a play date with a girl who had lesbian parents.

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* HasTwoMommies: The penultimate episode before the series finale featured Charlie on a play date with a girl who had lesbian parents.
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