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WATCH: Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes play animated couple in Disney show Doc McStuffins

This is the first time Disney Junior has depicted a same-sex couple

WATCH: Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes play animated couple in Disney show Doc McStuffins
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Still from Doc McStuffins episode 'The Emergency Plan'

In happy Monday news, the Disney Junior series Doc McStuffins featured lesbian mothers in this weekend’s episode. Openly gay actors Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes lent their voices to the characters.

This is not the first time the show has received praise for its progressiveness. Since its inception, it has been applauded for its black female protagonist who repairs broken toys.

In ‘The Emergency Plan,’ Rossi and Sykes play two toy moms who are separated from their children when a toy dragon causes an earthquake.

‘You learn a very valuable lesson because an earthquake happens,’ Sykes says. In the episode, Doc McStuffins teaches the family (and audience) to have a plan in case of emergencies or disasters.

Sykes is also a self-confessed fan of the show. ‘My kids, they watch the show. With this episode, they see a family that looks like our family. We’re two moms, we have two kids. It’s going to be very exciting for them to see that.’

It’s the first time a Disney Junior show has depicted a same-sex couple.

The episode has been earning fans all across the internet. However, not everyone is pleased. The group One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of the series because of this episode.

Watch some clips for yourself below and see just how cute it is.


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