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An E-Trade Baby Movie...Because You Demand It

Remember Baby Bob? It was the second creepy baby to hit pop culture like a tidal wave in the past 10 years or so. The first was the weird Ally McBeal dancing baby. Anyway, Baby Bob was a talking infant that pitched CBS loved it and turned it into a series.

The show failed. The first six episodes ran in 2002, and the next eight, produced as part of a 13-week order for the '02-'03 season, didn't run until summer. The baby went back to commercials, as a spokeschild for Quizno's.

Now it appears that the E-Trade baby or babies are getting a feature film. Pajiba reports that Fox has hired Katie Dippold from Parks and Recreation to write the script. "The film is a 'mission movie,' about a group of talking babies trying to make their way across the playground.

It's more proof of the phenomenon that is talking babies. Lindsay Lohan has tried to sue E-Trade for insinuating (somehow) that she's a drunk by having a baby named Lindsay derided as a "milkaholic" in the company's Super Bowl ad, and they've even changed babies and nobody seemed to care. There was no Dick Sargent-Dick York outrage here.

Unfortunately, the news that it's happening and the writer who is reportedly on board are all the details that are currently available. I do know this: I blame Look Who's Talking, Too. Not the first one, because then it was actually a decent if completely forgettable idea. But the sequel that showed people you didn't even have to make talking babies funny to justify 90 minutes of our time...that's the culprit. Thanks a lot, Roseanne.

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    Those E-Trade commercials with the talking babies are some of the funniest ads around the last few years, but making them a movie, really? It seems like it's happening as a writer is already working on the script. The illustrious history of talking bab...

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True artists, whether they are writing comedy or making movies, understand that knowing when to stop is just as important as knowing when to start. This is a terrible idea.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLin

I think it is a great idea!!! I have a 2 year old that has been fluently talking for 6 months. If a movie could be made from what a baby thinks and and from their point-of-view, it would be absolutely brilliant and hilarious!!! I think it would be stupid to make a movie from an adult point-of-view. If a writer could interact with a true talking baby and write a movie based on the way a baby learns, thinks, reasons, manipulates and interacts it would be spectacular and unforgettable. Really, how many of you can honestly say that talking with a young child is not interesting. Multiply that by 100 and you have the makings of a great movie. It's kinda like George Bush talking but with him being only two. "The lights are on but nobody is home" He talks but does not make much sense" Early infancy reasoning is is truly funny.

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