"Forbidden Date" is the eighth episode in season 1 of The Proud Family. It first aired on November 2, 2001.


Penny breaks her father's no-dating rule when she goes to the amusement park and pairs up with a boy named Carlos. Elsewhere, her parents go on a double date to a day spa.

Episode Summary

Breaking her father's "no-dating rule", Penny goes with her friends to the amusement park. She ends up with an unpopular, overweight boy named Carlos. Penny thought that Carlos would be a nerd, but ended up being a very caring person and saves Bebe and Cece's lives. Meanwhile, Oscar and Felix refuse to go to a day spa with their wives, until they notice the sexy nurse who escorts them into their room. The nurse tells them to get ready for a "good, old fashioned rub down", and they believe it means they will both get to sleep with her, but their happiness is cut short when they realize that they are with Dr. Payne instead. Even though Penny gets grounded in the end, Oscar allows Penny to continue to see Carlos so he won't eat all of their food and gives her permission to start dating when she turns 16.

Memorable Quotes

  • Penny: Daddy, I don't get it! You always tell me to grow up! But when I try, you treat me like a little kid! You guys don't let me do anything!
  • Oscar: My young daughter is too young to go on a date with you or anybody else.



  • Kel Mitchell (voice of Carlos) and Alisa Reyes (voice of LaCienega) are both former cast members of "All That".
  • Kel Mitchell would later have a recurring role on "One On One," a series that stars Kyla Pratt.


  • In this episode when Oscar and Felix were at the spa, Felix's feet weren't big, but in "Love Thy Neighbor", they were huge and I don't think they would grow that big.
  • Dijonay was with the guy with blond hair and LaCienega was with Nick, who Penny was supposed to be with until LaCienega took him after tricking Penny into checking on BeBe and CeCe, but when Penny and Carlos ran to take their seats on the roller coaster, Dijonay and LaCienega sat with different boys they weren't with respectively.


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Season One: "Bring it On" • "Strike" • "Rumors" • "Tiger Whisperer" • "EZ Jackster" • "Spelling Bee" • "She's Got Game" • "Forbidden Date" • "Teacher's Pet" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Makeover" • "The Party" • "Love Thy Neighbor" • "I Had a Dream" • "I Love You Penny Proud" • "Puff's Magic Adventure" • "Enter the Bullies" • "The Altos" • "Hip-Hop Helicopter" • "Romeo Must Wed"

Season Two: "A Star is Scorned" • "A Hero for Halloween" • "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thingy Baby" • "Poetic Justice" • "Behind the Family Lines" • "Hooray for Iesha" • "Camping Trip" • "Crouching Trudy, Hidden Penny" • "Pulp Boot Camp" • "Tween Town" • "One in a Million" • "Hmmm… Tastes Like" • "There's Something About Rene" • "Adventures in Bebe Sitting" • "Surf and Turf" • "The Legend of Johnny Lovely" • "The Camp, the Counselor, the Mole, and the Rock" • "It Takes a Thief" • "Wedding Bell Blues" • "Penny Potter"
Season Three: "Monkey Business" • "Thelma and Luis" • "Culture Shock" • "Election" • "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" • "Smack Mania 6: Mongo Vs. Mama's Boy" • "Suga Mama's Believers" • "Twins to Tweens" • "She Drives Me Crazy" • "Who You Callin' a Sissy" • "Psycho Duck"

"The Proud Family Theme Song" • "Stop Spreadin' Those Rumors Around" • "We Will Rock You" • "She's The Wizard Kelly Teen Queen" • "Sticky's Rock and Roll Song" • "Romeo and Juliet Rap"
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