Trivia / Doc McStuffins

  • Actor Allusion: Big and Little Jack, a father and son pair, are voiced by Ty Burrell and Nolan Gould, respectively. Wonder where the casting agency got that idea?
  • Adored by the Network: Having daily reruns and being the first Disney show to get a 5th season is proof of this. Also, the show is so adored that even programming providers, such as Hulu, are tending to use the program as the face of their children's programming in their advertisements.
  • Bad Export for You:
    • The South American versions of the toys are bowdlerized to the point where the good doctor herself is Ambiguously Brown or outright white in those markets. This has led to fans from those countries buying the toys from North America just because they are colored correctly.
    • The Leapfrog game is also only available in cartridge form to other few select markets outside of the six regions with the downloadable version. The big problem with this version? Cartridges are slow, and they cost more (often over twice as much) than the direct download version. Have fun waiting for the game to load!
      • This also applies to the V-Tech InnoTab game. Live outside the US, UK, Canada, Australia or New Zealand? Be prepared to import the Loads and Loads of Loading cartridge (also an added kick to the groin if you just added a high-speed SD card to your InnoTab).
    • Cuddle Me Lambie, Mobile Clinic and School of Medicine are technically this in Malaysia because not only they're released several months late (in Mobile Clinic's case, half a year late- since Mobile Clinic's release in Malaysia was initially substituted for the Asia-only A Little Cuddle Goes A Long Way), but so far it's only been released as part of the EzyDVD line. To wit, this line is an atrocity because not only are the subtitles hardwired and cannot be turned off (which is acceptable if it was a VideoCD release where subtitles are not part of the specifications, but these are DVDs, which have the luxury of subtitles and captioning built in), the movie only has an English language soundtrack. This contrasts against the "premium" release which the last three DVD releases got (which does have multiple language subtitles that can be turned off completely and a multi-language soundtrack) in addition to an EzyDVD release.
  • Defictionalization: Well, this is a show about a girl and her sentient toys that are brought to life by means of a magical MacGuffin. And due to The Merch, this trope is indirectly invoked. Specifically, there's a battery-powered toy featured the good Doc and Lambie with a "magic stethoscope" that can be used to "bring Lambie to life", and of course there are talking plushes. Heck, even the regular plushes count, given that the plush toys in the show are just that until brought to life with the magic stethoscope. The plush toys of Squibbles, however, aren't quite a straight example. While there is one that you can squeeze and it makes noises, on the show, Squibbles is a toy that needs to be plugged in to charge. The real life version is one of those that has a small battery operated mechanism on the inside and isn't designed to be opened up. Once it dies, that's it.
  • Descended Creator: Chris Nee, the creator of the series, voices Emmy and Alma's mom.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show only had five DVD releases in the three years it's been out, and while Amazon, Netflix and iTunes stock the full season, those are generally No Export for You cases to the remaining 66% of the world that Apple et. al. deems undeserving to buy the series off them. Episodes have started appearing on Youtube, but all of them have been manipulated in some way (ie image-flipped or squished and sound pitch changed) to throw Google's overzealous copyright-bot (which is there due to Disney's iron fist in copyrights) off.
    • Yes, it's still airing on Disney Junior, but even that it remains a pain to those who cannot get/don't want to get Disney Junior for whatever reason.note 
  • The Merch: Merchandise ranges from the good (a Lambie plush that is reviewed as being very soft and cuddly) to the bad (a talking Lambie that seems to be the toy equivalent of a lemon - nearly everyone reports that stops working after a couple of days.) Merchandise for this show often sells online for a heavy premium, and you simply may or may not get lucky if you're trying to find a particular item in stores. Note that if you live in a primarily white area, though, there's a good chance that you may be able to find plenty of plush of the Doc herself, even when Stuffy, Lambie, Chilly and all of the others are sold out. Yep, even in this day and age. (Of course, it's possible that this may not have anything to do with Doc's blackness when you consider that she's competing against a stuffed lamb that oozes cuteness and a blue dragon who's also rather cute.) In any case, though, a report in mid-July 2014 indicated that over $500 million worth of show merchandise had already been sold, and that the line seems to have enduring appeal and has also attracted the attention of both boys and white consumers. Even as of 2017, Toys R Us named the Doc McStuffins All-in-One Nursery on its top 20 toy list, showing the program still is raking it in when it comes to merchandise.
  • Name's the Same: One of the episode is titled Dark Knight. No, a Batman action figure isn't appearing as the patient in the episode.note 
    • One episode is titled Blame it on the Rain. The same title was used a decade earlier by an episode of HBO's Harold and the Purple Crayon animated series.
    • Another episode is titled Out of the Box. Given that the show airs on Disney Junior, the successor to Playhouse Disney, there's no blame here if you're finding yourself singing Out Of The Box, ooh yeah, Out of the Box! Take one box, put it with another, let's look for one that's long and wide...
  • No Export for You: The toys are generally this outside of the Americas. They're practically nonexistent in many parts of Europe and Asia (save for a few areas with a healthy parallel import market like Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom).
    • Live in an area where Amazon, Netflix, Hulu or iTunes does not sell videos to? There's no way to get episodes of the show or season sets other than those already released onto DVD aside from getting Disney Junior and recording them yourself.
    • A game for the Leap Frog LeapPad Explorer has recently been released. The big problem? It's available for download in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand; but if you live in other countries in the world, forget about being able to download it- it's only available in the five countries mentioned above. Leapfrog's excuse that there has been a licensing issue is incredibly shaky, given that an earlier released e-book that's also for the LeapPad Explorer is also available worldwide, and oh, it's available in cartridge form in other countries (although that one's a bad export for you- cartridges are for some reason slow and cost much more).
    • Played straight is the second Leap Frog e-book- Leapfrog only sells e-books through the app store, and you're screwed if you live outside the six countries, since there is no cartridge release for this one.
      • Also played straight with the V-Tech InnoTab releases. There's one video compilation and one game for the tablet, but they're also region-locked by IP addresses. While the game is potentially subvertable since it's available in cartridge form, the video isn't since like Leap Frog's eBooks for the LeapPad, there is no cartridge release for it.
  • The Original Darrin: Peter Cullen returned as Eeyore in "Into the Hundred Acre Wood" after Bud Luckey voiced Eeyore in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • Laya DeLeon Hayes is the new voice of Doc starting in season 3.
    • In the mini-series The Doc Files, Ben Schwartz voices Stuffy instead of Robbie Rist.
    • Amy Seadris voiced Dress Up Daisy in season 2, while Grey DeLisle-Griffin took over in season 3.
    • In the Winnie the Pooh crossover episode "Into The Hundred Acre Wood", Oliver Bell voices Christopher Robin, who was last voiced by Jack Wyatt in the 2011 Winnie the Pooh film.
  • Role Reprisal: The episode "Into The Hundred Acre Wood" is a crossover with Winnie the Pooh. As such, Jim Cummings, Travis Oates, and Peter Cullen reprise their respective roles of Pooh and Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore.
  • Too Soon: The episode "First Responders To The Rescue" was originally scheduled to air on September 9, 2017, but it was moved to September 23. The reason for this was because the episode dealt with a storm, and came out while Hurricane Irma was still going. However, it still came out on the app and on demand the day of its intended release.
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