Fat baby Friday


Move over Gerber baby, Avery Rose is here! And she’s adorable!

She arrived early in the morning on Monday. (Her mother and grandmother were not in church on Easter, so I knew something was up. Nothing gets by me.) Carla is not my first friend to become a grandma, but she is the first one who lives in town.

In honor of this occasion, my Friday movie pick is to watch a movie with a baby prominently featured. The pickings are amazingly slim.

There is this trio from the 1980s:

Three Men and a Baby (1987)


Look Who’s Talking (1989)


Baby Boom (1987)


All three are amusing and so 80’s that they are fun to watch.

Another movie with a very cute baby (although you have to wait ’til the very end of the movie to see it) is the classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).


Of course the best movie with a baby as a main character/plot device is Three Godfathers (1948), so if you didn’t make it part of your Epiphany viewing, why not watch it tonight? I mean I ask you, what could be better than John Wayne and a baby?

John_Wayne - 3 godfathers

Can you think of any other good baby movies?

Bonus: here is a clip with W.C. Fields, who was famously contemptuous of child performers, doing something that no one could get away with today: