Fat baby Friday

by chuckofish

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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)

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Look Who’s Talking (1989)

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Baby Boom (1987)

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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).

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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?

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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: