The Proud Family ran on Disney Channel from September 15, 2001 to August 19, 2005. The series is currently streaming on Hulu which is majority owned by Disney. On August 16, 2019, it was announced that the show would return for a third season on the new Disney+ streaming service launching in late 2019.
The series focuses on fourteen-year-old Penny Proud who is trying to gain her independence as she grows up. Penny faces typical teenage experiences in junior high and with the help of her parents, Trudy and Oscar, and her grandma, Sugar Mama, encounters all sorts of comical events.
Sounds like exactly the type of family safe show you’d want your kids to watch — that is unless you watch it with captions on!
In this clip Penny and friends are trying to come up with ways to make money. Sticky offers to do taxes, at which point Penny says “Sticky, we don’t pay taxes”. But in the closed captioning at the 10 second mark it says “Sticky, we’re Republicans – – we don’t pay taxes”
This episode titled “Strike” (Season 1 Episode 2) first aired September 21st, 2001. Just over four months after the enactment of the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 by a Republican controlled Congress and Republican President George W. Bush.
Is this a case of blatant propaganda or a rouge liberal working for the captioning service?
Share your two cents below!