Classic Disney Channel show, The Proud Family, has gained a vast amount of attention now that the titular family is back with a reboot ‘The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder’ on Disney Plus. One question viewers are pushing to know is why the Gross sisters are blue.
Created by Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is a revival of the original Disney Channel show which aired between 2001 and 2005. The show follows 14-year-old Penny Proud and her family on their ventures.
Fans can’t wait to be seeing more of Penny Proud, Oscar, Trudy, Suga Momma so let’s get into some of the other characters making a comeback.
The Proud Family gets new reboot Louder and Prouder,
The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder debuted on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, with a double-bill, however, the series will now release one episode per week starting on Episode 3. The series is made up of ten episodes for its debut season on Disney Plus.
Four new characters will also be introduced in the reboot. Keke Palmer will be playing activist Maya, A Boogie wit da Hoodie will be voicing KG, and Zachary Quinto and Billy Porter will be playing their adoptive fathers.
Why are the Gross Sisters blue?
The Gross Sisters (Nubia, Gina and Olei) are three bullies who attend Willie T. Ribbs Middle School. The sisters are always stealing Penny Proud’s money and causing chaos.
The Gross Sisters and their family are entirely blue, including their clothes aside from the sisters who wear black overalls. The official Disney Fandom state that the reason they are blue is because “their family cannot afford lotion and they work in the hot sun all day.” The blue colour was meant to display how dry their skin was from the sun which is often termed as having ‘ashy skin.’
This is suggested when Penny turns the same colour as the Gross Sisters as she is trying to emulate them and says to the audience “Yeah, I’m ashy, and yeah, I’m in boot camp” in response to the audience seeing her changed appearance.
To many fans’ surprise, at least one Gross sister makes an appearance in the reboot. Seen as the reboot had a mission to diversify their characters portraying accurate representations of Blackness through a positive lens. It was widely assumed that the Gross Sisters would be left in the 2000s original.
Who are the Gross Sisters and why are they blue?
The Gross Sisters are a part of The Proud Family’s list of supporting characters.
The sisters are sisters Nubia, Olei, and Gina, and they are ironically named after famed skincare products.
The Gross Sisters antagonize and bully the show’s main lead, Penny Proud, and the rest of her friends.
Their tactics usually involve intercepting Penny and her friends and robbing them of their allowances.
Although they’re recurring characters, the sisters stand out not only because of their roles as the bullies of the program – but also due to the bluish hue of their appearances.
Due to their parents’ lack of funds to provide expenses such as moisturizer and skincare, the Gross Sisters’ lack of lotion product usage resulted in their dry, blue skin tone.
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