* AnachronismStew or ArtisticLicenseHistory: In 'Let the Nightingale Sing' Florence is shown as having a teddy bear as a little girl, she doesn't batter an eyelid at Doc's ethnicity and doesn't remark about the idea of a female doctor. (Florence Nightingale was born in 1820, teddy bears were invented in 1902.)
* EarWorm: The theme song and "You're Gonna Grow."
-->'''Lambie''': You're little now, but it won't last
-->'''Stuffy''': Look, you're gettin' squished in that glass
-->'''Doc [=McStuffins=]''': Soon you're gonna get big real fast
-->'''Doc [=McStuffins=], Lambie and Stuffy''': And before you know, you're gonna grow!
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lambie. For some reason, her merchandise sells like hotcakes. Taken UpToEleven with the Hearts a-Glow Lambie during the 2014 holiday season- whenever Toys R Us online gets a fresh batch of it, it's guaranteed to be sold out within ''minutes''[[note]]It may or may not have something to do with the next year in the Chinese calendar being the year of the sheep (and Chinese New Years being just a month away), or the toy containing sufficiently entertaining robotics, but whatever the case may be, they're really going very fast.[[/note]]. Also, a general eBay search reveals more Lambie merchandise available than any of the other of Doc's toys (over 1,000 hits) and the most expensive items are more pricey than any of the other characters, indicating her popularity with the demographics of the show. It also helps when your character is voiced by Creator/LaraJillMiller.
** Lambie's on the top, but Stuffy's the runner-up. While Stuffy toys don't nearly move off shelves in quantity matching that of Lambie, he does get drawn in a lot of fanart. Also, while the Hearts-A-Glow Stuffy doesn't move off shelves anywhere as fast as the Lambie version, several fans have reported difficulty in locating the ''Dancing Christmas Stuffy'' instead, although the Lambie model was also selling quite well.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: The episode with Mr. Chomp, which seemed very similar to racism.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The show seems to have something of a following in Argentina. For that matter, there are also fans in Germany itself.
* OlderThanTheyThink: There's been a lot of rave reviews about how this is the first show of its type with a black protagonist since something like ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'', but seem to have forgotten about ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'', which is even more entertaining when you consider that ''Little Bill'' was created in part by the person who created this show, Chris(tine) Nee.
* PeripheryDemographic: The program was [[http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/small_wonder_skMeZJcSu0rhhqlJ59hDrL?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=TV reported]] to set a record for adult viewers for a series targeted at the 2-5 age group and maintains a strong adult following. Factors include the show's subtle humor, use of well-produced songs, and some big-name guest voices, including stars of DisneyChannel shows targeted at older audiences. The series is also [[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/arts/television/disneys-doc-mcstuffins-connects-with-black-viewers.html?pagewanted=all attracting]] massive positive attention for featuring an intelligent and ambitious African-American girl as its star heroine.
* ShipTease: Lambie and Stuffy are depicted as being very close at times. They even share a slow dance in "Walkin-Talkin Time".
*** Helpful to note that when they slow dance, it's to a love song being sung by a Walkie-Talkie, Walter, about how much he loves and needs his better half, Gracie.
** Any feelings other than friendship might be one sided on Stuffy's part since Lambie seems more outright infatuated with Sir Kirby and Awesome Guy whereas Stuffy makes regular comments and gestures that hint at his trying to get her attention.
*** In "The Rip Heard 'Round The World" Stuffy seems the most apprehensive for Lambie's stitches procedure, but tells her '[Doc] loves you...we all do.' The way he deliberately pauses and then says 'we all do' could easily be read as shipteasing on a preschool level and the equivalent of him saying 'I love you.'
*** Another example that there might be at least some kind of one sided feelings is in "Lamb In A Jam" when Lambie is getting ready to leave with Doc for the day and Stuffy, while hugging Lambie, says in what might be considered a pleading/vulnerable tone 'Don't be gone too long, ok?'
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Critics have praised the program for its central character being a young African-American girl who, though feminine, wants to grow up to be a doctor--just like her mother. Actual female doctors of color, too, have embraced the character, with 131 offering pictures of themselves to create a "We Are Doc [=McStuffins=]" collage to celebrate Doc as a positive role model for young girls. What makes it even better is that the show ''doesn't'' drop this Aesop on a regular basis--Doc's ability to become a doctor is never questioned, suggesting that it's entirely possible for children of any race to achieve their dreams.
** Similarly, the show inverts the "traditional" family view: Doc's mother works a high-paying and demanding job, and her father is a stay-at-home dad who does activities traditionally associated with femininity, such as cooking and gardening. But they're clearly a happy, well-balanced couple that's doing a great job raising their kids, which quietly attacks old-fashioned ideas of men working and [[StayInTheKitchen women being homemakers]].
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Well, as expected, the first iOS title. Of the three reviews of the game, all three were panning the title. Critics complained that the lack of activities in the game does not justify it's US$4 price tag. Also, it's {{Strictly Formula}}ic, but what were you expecting from a game targeted at toddlers? Thankfully, this sentiment does not continue into the subsequent games (there were two more after this one, and they both had their own original mechanics).
** Strangely averted with the LeapFrog Explorer and V-Tech [=InnoTab=] releases of the game. Though put side by side, the first iOS title comes across as a tech demo and ObviousBeta of the [=LeapFrog=] version of the game - the first iOS and LeapFrog titles plays similarly, but the LeapFrog title feels much more polished and does not have several of the issues plaguing the first iOS title.
* TheWoobie: Every toy that gets injured has their moments.