If you’ve watched Special Agent Oso (Disney Channel) as much as I, you recognized the title as part of the opening song to this cartoon. Special Agent Oso is a fairly recent addition to the Disney Channel lineup. When I was looking for links for my previous post on the Disney Channel, I hit on this story on the making of Special Agent Oso. The creator (Ford Riley) has an autistic kid (Quinn).
Shortly after Riley began developing the show, Quinn was diagnosed with autism. Riley drew from his son’s therapy to develop much of the core curriculum and structure of the show. His therapist would break down even the simplest activities into really small steps his son could handle, and Riley, in turn, broke down each episode’s task into three small steps young viewers could understand.
Here is the theme song, so you can have it stuck in your head too:
As you might guess from the title and the theme song, Oso is a James Bond take-off. They adapt Bond titles (e.g. “Live and let twirl”) complete with songs.
Special Agent Oso breaks his tasks (both his training missions and helping kids) into “three separate steps”. Luckily for you, I can’t find a good YouTube video of that song to give you an earworm on that too!