Monday, March 14, 2011

diapers on tv

Over the years there have been many references to diaper wearing in the news and in TV shows and movies. Obviously not all of them have been positive, in fact I would say that most of the references have been negative. I have noticed three diaper references in two different TV shows over the past two weeks and I would say they have all been relatively positive.

The first reference was in the show Bob’s Burgers on FOX entitled “Sheesh! Cab, Bob?”<< In this episode the oldest daughter of the main character, Bob, wants a particular boy to go to her 13th birthday party. The father of this boy happens to be an enemy of Bob and won’t let the young boy attend. While working as a cab driver to make extra money, Bob learns that the father is a “diaper lover” and uses that against him so he will let his son go to the party.(note: the man is actually an adult baby by the way they describe him, but who's counting) Even though the episode includes the line “He’s what’s known as a diaper lover. You know what that is? It’s nasty.” It was still a relatively positive outlook on the fetish. I guarantee it got someone to Google “diaper lover” and that's what matters. Now, because of this episode, someone who had no idea what a diaper lover was now knows and maybe they finally have found a name for what they have been feeling for so long.

The second reference was an episode of Dexter on Showtime. Since this is a Showtime show, there is no URL to watch it online so you’re gonna have to take my word for it. The reference occurs in episode 7 of season 5 “Free to Kill You and Me”. In this episode, Deb, the sister of the main character, is preparing to go on a stakeout with her boss when her boyfriend calls. He asks what she is wearing tonight and she says “a diaper” because she is gonna have to sit in a van all night. This is definitely a positive reference to diaper wearing. It is shows that she, being a cop, has no problem with wearing a diaper on a stakeout. Of course there is no indication that she actually wore one but that’s not the point. The point is she acts as if it was normal.

The third reference is another one from Bob’s Burgers, the second in two weeks. It was from last night’s episode, Bed and Breakfast.<< Bob’s wife starts a bed and breakfast in her home and ends up with some interesting guests. An entomologist shows up to breed bugs in the bedroom, and a couple shows up who they discover is into bondage. The diaper reference comes later on the episode when they have a restaurant regular come to stay with them. He has a fear of costume characters and of course the youngest daughter hires a fox, raccoon, frog, owl, bear and a hippo just to torment him. The bear, interestingly, is dressed as an AB with a blue bonnet, paci, and white cloth diaper with a big pink pin. No one talked about the diaper but it was another reference to diapers on TV that didn't involve pedophiles or diaper flashing so it was a win in my book.

The last thing I want to say is something that really annoyed me. Last Sunday, when the first Bob’s Burgers episode I talked about aired, someone posted about it on a diaper forum and immediately they got responses simply saying Bob’s Burgers sucks. Now honestly if that’s all you have to say then you might as well say nothing. Who cares if someone enjoys a show and you hate it? If you don’t like it then don’t say anything. I personally welcome every show that references diapers. I don’t believe that all press is good press when it comes to diapers, but there is nothing wrong with the examples I gave. The only other one I would add is from an episode of Grey’s Anatomy from last season. It happens to be available for Hulu Plus so go check it out if you can, you won’t be disappointed.


  1. Great post. I have to agree with your point in the last paragraph...if you don't like something, don't respond to a post about it. I feel that maybe sometimes people don't post things on DL sites because they don't want the backlash or negative feedback that so often is handed out on our sites. Sad, but true.

  2. I enjoyed the show. I thought it made fun of the DL's a bit, but hey we wear diapers. It's a bit strange for most people to understand so it's ok to have a little fun poking at us. I do agree that at least a few hundred people in the world did Google what a DL is. I think it was a positive.

  3. We watch a lot of disney around my house with the kids around. There have been a lot of references to wearing diapers on it. One show called "Good Luck Charlie" has a lot. Charlie is a toddler who has 3 older siblings and her the oldest is her teenage bother who thinks it would add convenience to his lazy life style if he could wear diapers. The subject of wearing diapers come up often. A show called Sunny with a Chance is about a young female comedian working on a teen variety show. And that actually have had a skit or two with a guy wearing a big baby outfit and a reference to wearing diapers under their pj's on their day off and running around the studio. There has been more but I have commented long enough.

  4. That's awesome, I never heard of those shows!