YMMV / Doc McStuffins

  • Ear Worm: 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!
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Lambie. For some reason, her merchandise sells like hotcakes. Taken Up to 11 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 minutesnote . 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 Lara Jill Miller.
    • 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.
  • Family-Unfriendly Aesop: The episode with Mr. Chomp, which seemed very similar to racism.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff:
    • The show seems to have something of a following in Argentina.
    • For that matter, there are also fans in Germany itself.
    • It's also unironically popular with Japanese Moe fans, due to the show's doctor-themed Moe nature.
  • Growing the Beard: Later episodes manage to take on more mature topics without losing sight of the target audience.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Winnie-the-Pooh fans watching the crossover episode just for this reason. Bonus points for bringing Peter Cullen back to voice Eeyore.
  • Moe: Cure Ariel, described the show as "Moe", due to Doc Mcstuffins being the "Healer of Moe-Toys" and It's "Moe" nature.
  • Not So Crazy Anymore: One installment of Toy Hospital revolves around a toy who doesn't want to be taken to the toy hospital because she's afraid she'll get sick there. The other toys reassure her that she has nothing to worry about, as a hospital is a place to help you get better, not someplace where you'll get sick. However, in the real world there's been a deepening public health crisis involving antibiotic-resistant infections people have picked up while staying in hospitals. In fact, Wikipedia has an entry regarding the subject and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are as many as 90,000 deaths a year from diseases acquired in hospitals. Given this, adult viewers in the know could easily see this toy's concern as being very, very legitimate, especially given that they're taking her to a hospital she hasn't been able to personally check into see if it's up to standard, one that is run by, well, a 6-year-old kid.
  • Older Than They Think: 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 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, but seem to have forgotten about Little Bill, which is even more entertaining when you consider that Little Bill had Chris(tine) Nee as a writer.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: While it hasn't aired as of this writing, the episode "The Emergency Plan" is shaping up to be this. The focus is on a doll family with two mothers surviving an earthquake. While previews show that it's just a regular episode, this has garnered the attention of the organization One Million Moms, who think the show isn't clean anymore.
    • Now that the episode has aired, it's gotten a lot of praise for its portrayal of LGBT, and is still a well regarded episode even without it.
  • Periphery Demographic: The program was 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 Disney Channel shows targeted at older audiences, and anime dub actors like Cherami Leigh and Steven Blum. The series is also attracting massive positive attention for featuring an intelligent and ambitious African-American girl as its star heroine.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: 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 women being homemakers. (Although a supplementary book, Doc McStuffins: My World indicates that her father is a chef. So, yeah, still cooking, but on a professional level. Which puts rather a different spin on it, since females have actually struggled to be accepted in the world of professional cooking.)
    • An assistant director of sexual violence advocacy and prevention praised the episode "Commander No" in which Commander Crush didn't want to be tickled and Gloria didn't stop because she didn't think that he really meant "no." The episode makes it clear in no uncertain terms that, yeah, he really did.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: 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 Formulaic, but what were you expecting from a game targeted at toddlers? Thankfully, this sentiment does not continue into the subsequent games (there were four more after this one, and each 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 Obvious Beta 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.
  • The Woobie: Every toy that gets injured has their moments.
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