Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 9:06PM
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 Freeinternet.com. 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.