When Disney+ released Season 3 of Bluey, some observant fans noticed an episode was missing. Here is what we are hearing about the “Family Meeting” episode.
For those who have not been formally introduced, Bluey is a smash hit children’s TV series streaming on Disney+. This amazing cartoon comes to viewers all the way from Australia. The show follows the day-to-day lives of two blue heeler pups, sisters Bingo and the title character Bluey, and their interactions with parents Bandit and Chilli. The family lives in Brisbane, Australia and they spend their days finding bits of magic in the mundane.
Each episode of Bluey is only 6-7 minutes long, yet it packs an endless amount of quality messaging into such a small space. Adults and children alike giggle, laugh, and sometimes even cry as the sweet and sometimes deeply emotional stories unfold. This is a show that the whole family can enjoy!
Family Meeting, the Missing Episode
While the first half of the brand new Season 3 episodes are available on Disney+, if you compare the season to the episode list in Australia, you will notice one is missing. The missing episode’s title is “Family Meeting.”
Those who have been watching the series in the US through other means predicted this might happen. That prediction came true, at least temporarily.
The “Family Meeting” episode opens with a discussion about, to put it lightly, “passing gas” in the face of one’s family members. The heelers refer to the act of farting as making a “fluffy.”
This is the discussion that many fans suspect kept the episode out of the Disney+ lineup. However, there is no official statement from Disney on the subject.
Will The Missing Episode Appear?
An article from Bloomberg indicates that Disney+ subscribers will eventually get to see “Family Meeting.” The article indicated that it will be part of a future release on Disney+. Evidently, the company felt US fans needed a chance to become acclimated to the show’s humor before airing the episode. However, this is secondhand information, and there is no official statement for Disney that we have access to as of yet.
What Could this Release Look Like?
Even if the episode does come to US screens, chances are it will still be updated from the original as several episodes have been. Quite a few of the existing episodes have been rescripted for Disney+. For example, one episode cuts out the image of a pile of horse manure.
What about other Missing Episodes?
There is no word on the other missing Bluey Episodes so far. One of these missing episodes is called “Teasing.” It is in the Season 1 lineup in Australia. This episode originally contained a phrase that could be considered derogatory towards African and Indigenous people.
Ludo Studio and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation cooperated to re-script and edit the episode, replacing the term with a nonsense word. Neither the original version nor the edited version ever made its way to Disney+. However, you might have seen the new edit on Disney Junior, where it did launch.
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