This is the latest accepted revision, reviewed on 31 March 2019. Jump to navigation Jump to search For the 2007 romantic comedy film, see Good Luck Chuck. Good Luck Charlie is an American sitcom that originally aired on Disney Channel from April 4, 2010, to February 16, 2014. The series’ creators, Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, wanted to create a program that would appeal to entire families, not just children. Among other decisions, executives included adult-centric scenes and changed the series title from Oops to Love, Teddy and finally to Good Luck Charlie in order to ensure the series would appeal to all family members. In June 2013, Disney Channel announced that the series would end its run after four seasons. The finale aired on February 16, 2014, with a one-hour episode.
The events in each episode become material for a video diary that Teddy is making for Charlie. Teddy hopes the videos will provide useful advice for Charlie after they have both grown up and Teddy has moved out. Good luck, Charlie” or may even say it indirectly such as “Wish them good luck, Charlie. Charlie’s only sister, is the second-oldest Duncan sibling. Feeling that she will not be around as much when Charlie is grown, she produces and directs video diaries for her, hoping they will give her advice that will help her be successful as a teenager. Bob’s wife and the mother of PJ, Teddy, Gabe, Charlie, and Toby. She worked as a hospital nurse and is often portrayed as dutiful, protective and comedic. Duncan sibling, being both the younger brother of Teddy and PJ and the older brother of Charlie and Toby. She is generally portrayed as being happy. It sometimes takes a few tries to get her to do the right thing.
Charlie can also be mischievous at times. Many of the Duncan family’s adventures revolve around Charlie. Both her older brothers, PJ and Gabe, are often seen using Charlie for their own benefit, although PJ shows that he cares about her deeply. Teddy, PJ, Gabe, Charlie, and Toby, and husband of Amy. He owns a pest control company, “Bob’s Bugs Be Gone”. He sometimes refers to his business as the “Triple B-G”. He loves bugs and attends the Bug Convention every year. He and Teddy often fight, although they care about each other, and he usually gets along well with his younger brother Gabe. He often appears awkward, somewhat careless, and childish, but on numerous occasions has been known to be resourceful, creative, and intelligent. Teddy’s best friend, and is one of the major recurring characters in the series.
She is seen spending most of her time with Teddy at the Duncan’s residence and often accompanies her on her dutiful, or personal, excursions. He was born in the back of an ice-cream truck Bob and Amy were riding in on the way to the hospital and Teddy helped deliver him. He and Charlie share the same birthday but she is three years older. Gabe came up with his name, and Gabe started to make a video diary for him to impress a girl. At the end he says “Good Fortune, Toby”. A lot of the high-concept shows have kids in an extraordinary situation where the parent or adult takes a backseat, and sometimes the adult isn’t as smart as the kid, or it’s all about the kids putting one over on the adults. But we have a new show called “Good Luck Charlie” that has a very different kind of concept. Adam Bonnett, senior Vice President of original programming for Disney.
Good Luck Charlie was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, who have been writing together since 1993 on shows ranging from Suddenly Susan to Sonny with a Chance. Duncans from Denver, Colorado, was carefully crafted for broad appeal. While the series is still told primarily through the view point of the Duncan children, the children’s parents, Amy and Bob, are less on the periphery and writers attempt to add scenes that adult viewers can relate to. For example, in one scene in the pilot episode Amy confesses to Bob that she is overwhelmed with becoming a working new mother again. Because a series about the rich and famous might alienate viewers in a troubled economy, the Duncans were made middle class. Broadening Disney Channel’s appeal was a concern when choosing the names of the characters and the title of the program. Disney brand beyond just girls”, Vaupen commented.