Episode 40: The Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High

Thanks to this episode, we will forever have the theme song from the TV show Baby-sitters Club in our heads. The alternate skit that got cut was “Toy-Crazy Stacey” (a riff on the book Boy-Crazy Stacey). In this version, Stacey is obsessed with sex toys. That one didn’t make the cut, but we thought you guys should know.

If you aren’t familiar with these 90s mainstays, The Baby-Sitters Club was a series of books (and then a TV show and then a movie) which featured a group of goody two-shoes middle schoolers who formed a, you guessed it, Baby-Sitters Club. In true ensemble fashion, they each hold to a certain stereotype. Everyone who read these books wanted to be Stacey or Claudia, but in reality we were all Mary Annes and Mallorys.

Sweet Valley High was the grown up sister series to BSC who was already going to house parties and sipping on Smirnoff Ice. It featured blonde twins Elizabeth and Jessica who lived in the Valley, never got pimples, and had lots of drama. It was The Hills Before the Hills. Enjoy it, kids.