There is a lot to be said about a show that is entertaining but also packs a punch when it comes to relatability. Disney Channel’s The Ghost and Molly McGee (and Disney’s Amphibia) has always been the show for me, growing up in a Thai American household.
From Songkran celebrations to the food, the series presents Thai culture in a very respectful and meaningful manner.
In tomorrow’s new episode, Molly’s Thai cousin Emmy visits the family, leaving Molly feeling like she’s not Thai enough. In the clip, Molly vents to Scratch that she grew up in a biracial household, so she doesn’t feel “Thai enough” compared to her cousin whose both parents are of Thai descent. Scratch tries to cheer her up with a motivational speech and fails. But, Molly being Molly — she cheers herself up and plans to cram all the Thai knowledge overnight.
For many biracial people and even those in the diaspora, this scene feels like something we’ve all questioned before in our lives. I’m so glad there is an episode for young kids to watch that they could possibly relate to! I can’t wait to watch the entire episode!
Check out the clip below:
The Ghost and Molly McGee airs on Saturdays on the Disney Channel!
The Ghost and Molly McGee is the story of a ghost and the girl who brings him back to life… figuratively. When a cantankerous ghost named Scratch places a curse on exuberant tween Molly McGee, it backfires and leaves him forever cursed to be in Molly’s presence. Now he’s forced to go everywhere Molly goes and do everything Molly does… which, in Molly’s eyes, makes him her best friend! As Molly drags reluctant Scratch along on all her misadventures, a funny thing happens: Scratch comes to like Molly and an unlikely friendship blossoms.