Charlie is turning 2, and after an unsuccessful bid to buy tickets, Teddy, PJ and Gabe get caught sneaking Charlie into The Gurgles sold-out concert for preschoolers. Meanwhile, Bob somehow winds up with a stolen miniature horse for Charlie's birthday party, landing both he and Amy behind bars.[1]

Episode Summary

It's Charlie's second birthday and the family wants to give her the birthday of a lifetime. Bob's idea of giving Idea running In The Street Charlie's love for the Gurgles (a popular children TV show) gives Teddy the idea to buy tickets to their next concert. But to her dismay, the concert sells out before they can get tickets. So, with the help of PJ, Gabe, and Amy, Teddy tries to win tickets by entering a video contest, but end up losing. On the day of the concert, Teddy and her brothers do everything they can to get tickets. Meanwhile, PJ tries to sell one of his songs to one of the Gurgles. As a result, they all end up in jail, but surprisingly, one of the Gurgles sings one of PJ's songs to the other Gurgles. He sells the song, and uses the money to get the Duncan's out of jail.

End Credits

Gabe and Charlie running In The Street


The image gallery for Charlie is 2!.

Running Gags

Good Luck, Charlie

Teddy: If you ever want to see The Buttercups in concert, good luck, Charlie.

Memorable Quotes

Gabe: Now, at this point, a jerk would say "I told you so". I told you so!
Stan: I can't believe I went to Yale. Now, I'm a Gurgle.
Policeman: I'm guessing the dog is in the pound.

Amy: We don't have a dog, Officer Snootee.

Policeman: It's pronounced snoo-Tay.

Background Information

  • During the credits, Gabe broke the fourth wall by saying that the trip seemed like 30 seconds and that he only saw a bunch of credits.
  • Viewership: 4.2 million, currently the most watched epsiode of season 2.
  • This was the first time the Duncan family was arrested.
  • The episode plot is similar to Charlie is 1. In Charlie is 1, the Duncan tells the story of how Charlie is born and this episode features the Duncan family explaining how they ended up spending Charlie's 2nd birthday in jail. Other similarities is that, both episodes told the story of Charlie's birthday and in both episodes, the Duncans end up in crazy situations.

Production Information

International Premieres

  • October 1, 2011 (Disney Channel Poland)


  • Gabe says he will miss prison and Teddy says he'll be back.
  • This is the second episode where Charlie's birthday is a major part of the plot of an episode. ("Charlie is 1")
  • This is the second episode where most of the episode is shown as a flashback. ("Charlie is 1")
  • This episode could also be considered as a sequel as both, Charlie is 1 and 2, contain a story on how something happened and both are to do with Charle (Charlie is 1: how Charlie is born; Charlie is 2: how they got into jail.


  • "The Gurgles" is possibly a refrence of "The Wiggles".
  • Howdy Puppy is a parody of "Hello Kitty".

Good Luck Charlie Cast

Guest Stars


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