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10th Nov '16 9:24:55 AM Nazetrime
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* Implied to happen with whoever is in charge of the Västerström children in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The first line of the woman who was babysitting the Västerström children while they were away is "I quit". Later, Onni goes into a magical trance while in the same room as these same children and later regains awareness to a new haricut, a very small part of his upper ear missing and one of the children complaining that "the new babysitter is boring".

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* Implied to happen with whoever is in charge of the Västerström children in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The first line of the woman who was babysitting the Västerström children while they their parents were away is "I quit". Later, Onni goes into a magical trance while in the same room as these same children and later regains awareness to a new haricut, haircut, a very small part of his upper ear missing and one of the children complaining that "the new babysitter is boring".
9th Nov '16 12:13:09 PM Nazetrime
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* Implied to happen with whoever is in charge of the Västerström children in ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent''. The first line of the woman who was babysitting the Västerström children while they were away is "I quit". Later, Onni goes into a magical trance while in the same room as these same children and later regains awareness to a new haricut, a very small part of his upper ear missing and one of the children complaining that "the new babysitter is boring".
2nd Nov '16 6:05:52 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': One episode had Stumpy try to [[ItMakesSenseInContext babysit Quack Quack to earn money]]. It did not end well.
23rd Oct '16 4:49:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* This happened to Peewit in spades in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. While the king had to discuss a ''very'' delicate peace treaty with another king, Peewit got stuck watching the visiting king's bratty son. But it got worse. The young prince started messing around with Peewit's alchemy equipment, [[AlchemyIsMagic and turned himself into a chicken.]] Then [[FromBadToWorse it got even worse]]; before Peewit could change him back, he ran away, and got caught by the ogre Big Mouth, who was in the mood for chicken soup. Peewit had to get some help from his smurf friends to outsmart the ogre into letting the prince go, and fortunately at the end, the prince's dad took his son's claims for an overactive imagination.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''.
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This happened to Peewit in spades in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''.episode. While the king had to discuss a ''very'' delicate peace treaty with another king, Peewit got stuck watching the visiting king's bratty son. But it got worse. The young prince started messing around with Peewit's alchemy equipment, [[AlchemyIsMagic and turned himself into a chicken.]] Then [[FromBadToWorse it got even worse]]; before Peewit could change him back, he ran away, and got caught by the ogre Big Mouth, who was in the mood for chicken soup. Peewit had to get some help from his smurf friends to outsmart the ogre into letting the prince go, and fortunately at the end, the prince's dad took his son's claims for an overactive imagination.
** A late-season has the Smurflings volunteer to look after Bigmouth's infant son, which they soon regret, as looking after a baby ogre (who clearly inherited his dad's huge appetite) is difficult and exhausting, even when the other Smurfs help, not to mention a drain on their supply of smurfberry juice. Bigmouth's warning that he'd be ''very'' angry if anything bad happens doesn't make it easier.



* A late-season episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has the Smurflings volunteer to look after Bigmouth's infant son, which they soon regret, as looking after a baby ogre (who clearly inherited his dad's huge appetite) is difficult and exhausting, even when the other Smurfs help, not to mention a drain on their supply of smurfberry juice. Bigmouth's warning that he'd be ''very'' angry if anything bad happens doesn't make it easier.
13th Oct '16 8:40:50 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* A late-season episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has the Smurflings volunteer to look after Bigmouth's infant son, which they soon regret, as looking after a baby ogre (who clearly inherited his dad's huge appetite) is difficult and exhausting, even when the other Smurfs help, not to mention a drain on their supply of smurfberry juice. Bigmouth's warning that he'd be ''very'' angry if anything bad happens doesn't make it easier.
10th Oct '16 8:29:46 AM rafi
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "Home Alone", we see a montage of bad experiences involving Huey, Riley, and some babysitters who were hired by their Granddad; including a teen girl who was {{pistol whip}}ed with an airsoft gun by Riley, and a professional "role model" who was somehow driven to tears by the boys' behavior (another babysitter, a British {{Supernanny}}, was left unscathed but was fired for a stupid reason). Later in the episode, Huey and Riley fire airsoft guns to scare their latest {{babysitter| from hell}}, [[{{Jerkass}} Uncle]] [[SitcomArchnemesis Ruckus]], out of the house.



* This is the setup used by the "Buttons and Mindy" segments on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', where they took an almost sadistic glee in torturing the poor dog.
** And the poor dog [[TheWoobie always winds up getting chewed out]] by the oblivious mother.

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* This is the setup used by the "Buttons and Mindy" segments on ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', where they took an almost sadistic glee in torturing the poor dog.
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dog. And the poor dog [[TheWoobie always winds up getting chewed out]] by the oblivious mother.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', this is Tina's fate pretty much every time that she is assigned to act as a babysitter to Gene and Louise. Her parents seem to know that it's a bad idea, but then again, there's almost no possible outcome to anyone babysitting the Belcher children that ''doesn't'' involve this trope.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "Home Alone", we see a montage of bad experiences involving Huey, Riley, and some babysitters who were hired by their Granddad; including a teen girl who was {{pistol whip}}ed with an airsoft gun by Riley, and a professional "role model" who was somehow driven to tears by the boys' behavior (another babysitter, a British {{Supernanny}}, was left unscathed but was fired for a stupid reason). Later in the episode, Huey and Riley fire airsoft guns to scare their latest {{babysitter| from hell}}, [[{{Jerkass}} Uncle]] [[SitcomArchnemesis Ruckus]], out of the house.



* A series of Donald Duck shorts on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' depict Donald having to watch a mischievious baby turtle, lest Don face the mother's wrath.
** Baby Shelby's mischief was even the plot (if ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' could ever really be said to have plot) of one actual ''episode''.
** His nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie were introduced in a badly battered babysitter-type cartoon (his sister Dumbella leaving them in his care).
** Another, older cartoon has Daisy Duck trying to protect her boyfriend from harm while he's sleep walking.
** Donald himself had a long-suffering guardian angel who put up with all sorts of abuse from her devilish counterpart until she got fed up and a CurbStompBattle ensued.



* A series of Donald Duck shorts on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' depict Donald having to watch a mischievious baby turtle, lest Don face the mother's wrath.
** Baby Shelby's mischief was even the plot (if ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' could ever really be said to have plot) of one actual ''episode''.
** His nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie were introduced in a badly battered babysitter-type cartoon (his sister Dumbella leaving them in his care).
** Another, older cartoon has Daisy Duck trying to protect her boyfriend from harm while he's sleep walking.
** Donald himself had a long-suffering guardian angel who put up with all sorts of abuse from her devilish counterpart until she got fed up and a CurbStompBattle ensued.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Fluttershy gets run ragged trying to look after the Cutie Mark Crusaders in "Stare Master", and Pinkie Pie struggles to keep up with the Cakes' newborn twins in "Baby Cakes". Spike also spends some time as a Badly Battered ''Pet''sitter in "Dragonshy," though the audience only witnesses the aftermath.

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* A series of Donald Duck shorts on ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseWorks'' and ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' depict Donald having to watch a mischievious baby turtle, lest Don face the mother's wrath.
''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Baby Shelby's mischief was even the plot (if ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' could ever really be said to have plot) of one actual ''episode''.
** His nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie were introduced in a badly battered babysitter-type cartoon (his sister Dumbella leaving them in his care).
** Another, older cartoon has Daisy Duck trying to protect her boyfriend from harm while he's sleep walking.
** Donald himself had a long-suffering guardian angel who put up with all sorts of abuse from her devilish counterpart until she got fed up and a CurbStompBattle ensued.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
Fluttershy gets run ragged trying to look after the Cutie Mark Crusaders in "Stare Master", and Pinkie Pie struggles to keep up with the Cakes' newborn twins in "Baby Cakes". Spike also spends some time as a Badly Battered ''Pet''sitter in "Dragonshy," though the audience only witnesses the aftermath.



* Father Nicholas from the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Popetown}}''. The "kid" he takes care of is actually a PsychopathicManchild... and ''UsefulNotes/ThePope''.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Suddenly Suzy". When Candace has to take care of her boyfriend's evil and sadistic sister Suzy, she's sure she's in for this... only for Suzy to explain that if Jeremy isn't there, [[PunchClockVillain she's off the clock]]. They proceed to bond.
** However, Candace did end up being one in "Agent Doof".
* The babysitter isn't always an animal -- the earliest variation on this theme is one of the old Fleischer ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons, with either the titular sailor himself or Poopdeck Pappy sitting the errant babe. Many of the other examples on this page are probably homages to the Popeye cartoons.

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* Father Nicholas from the short-lived ''WesternAnimation/{{Popetown}}''. The "kid" he takes care of is actually a PsychopathicManchild... and ''UsefulNotes/ThePope''.
* Subverted in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Suddenly Suzy". When Candace has to take care of her boyfriend's evil and sadistic sister Suzy, she's sure she's in for this... only for Suzy to explain that if Jeremy isn't there, [[PunchClockVillain she's off the clock]]. They proceed to bond.\n
** However, Candace did end up being one in "Agent Doof".
Doof" where her brothers are reduced to little babies.
* The babysitter isn't always an animal -- the earliest variation on this theme is one of the old Fleischer ''WesternAnimation/{{Popeye}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' cartoons, with either the titular sailor himself or Poopdeck Pappy sitting the errant babe. Many of the other examples on this page are probably homages to the Popeye cartoons.



* Father Nicholas from the short-lived ''Popetown''. The "kid" he takes care of is actually a PsychopathicManchild... and ''UsefulNotes/ThePope''.



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'', after Shaggy and Scooby accidentally get turned into babies, Scrappy isn't ''battered'', per se, but he is completely and utterly battered from chasing them around.



* This happened to Peewit in spades in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. While the king had to discuss a ''very'' delicate peace treaty with another king, Peewit got stuck watching the visiting king's bratty son. But it got worse. The young prince started messing around with Peewit's alchemy equipment, [[AlchemyIsMagic and turned himself into a chicken.]] Then [[FromBadToWorse it got even worse]]; before Peewit could change him back, he ran away, and got caught by the ogre Big Mouth, who was in the mood for chicken soup. Peewit had to get some help from his smurf friends to outsmart the ogre into letting the prince go, and fortunately at the end, the prince's dad took his son's claims for an overactive imagination.



* In the ''Series/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode 'Two Plumbers and a Baby', Princess Toadstool turns into a baby after falling in the FountainOfYouth, and the Marios wear themselves out trying to keep the infant royal under control until they find a way to age her back to normal.



* In the ''Series/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode 'Two Plumbers and a Baby', Princess Toadstool turns into a baby after falling in the FountainOfYouth, and the Marios wear themselves out trying to keep the infant royal under control until they find a way to age her back to normal.

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* In Parodied to the ''Series/SuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' episode 'Two Plumbers and a Baby', Princess Toadstool turns into a baby after falling extreme by ''WesternAnimation/TVFunhouse'' in its "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBg2rs7mUw The baby, the FountainOfYouth, immigrant, and the Marios wear themselves out trying to keep guy on mushrooms]]" sketches (where mom leaves the infant royal under control until they find a way to age her back to normal.cat in charge of the titular baby, immigrant, and guy on mushrooms).



* This happened to Peewit in spades in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. While the king had to discuss a ''very'' delicate peace treaty with another king, Peewit got stuck watching the visiting king's bratty son. But it got worse. The young prince started messing around with Peewit's alchemy equipment, [[AlchemyIsMagic and turned himself into a chicken.]] Then [[FromBadToWorse it got even worse]]; before Peewit could change him back, he ran away, and got caught by the ogre Big Mouth, who was in the mood for chicken soup. Peewit had to get some help from his smurf friends to outsmart the ogre into letting the prince go, and fortunately at the end, the prince's dad took his son's claims for an overactive imagination.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'', in ''Timon and Pumbaa's Wild Adventures'', spent an episode taking care of a eagle chick named Baby Earl. Baby Earl's mama had decided to nest right on the edge of a cliff, and Baby Earl himself decided he wanted to try "flying the coop"...literally. This was not helped by the fact that the only reason Timon and Pumbaa were stuck looking after the kid was because [[MamaBear the mother]] caught them stealing food from her precious baby, and so forced them to watch him as punishment, with the condition that if [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "ONE. SINGLE. SCRATCH"]] was found on Baby Earl, that Timon would be crushed. [[HilarityEnsues And then there was the semi that randomly showed up...]]

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* This happened to Peewit in spades in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs''. While the king had to discuss a ''very'' delicate peace treaty with another king, Peewit got stuck watching the visiting king's bratty son. But it got worse. The young prince started messing around with Peewit's alchemy equipment, [[AlchemyIsMagic and turned himself into a chicken.]] Then [[FromBadToWorse it got even worse]]; before Peewit could change him back, he ran away, and got caught by the ogre Big Mouth, who was in the mood for chicken soup. Peewit had to get some help from his smurf friends to outsmart the ogre into letting the prince go, and fortunately at the end, the prince's dad took his son's claims for an overactive imagination.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'', in
''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa'': ''Timon and Pumbaa's Wild Adventures'', spent an episode taking care of a eagle chick named Baby Earl. Baby Earl's mama had decided to nest right on the edge of a cliff, and Baby Earl himself decided he wanted to try "flying the coop"...literally. This was not helped by the fact that the only reason Timon and Pumbaa were stuck looking after the kid was because [[MamaBear the mother]] caught them stealing food from her precious baby, and so forced them to watch him as punishment, with the condition that if [[PunctuatedForEmphasis "ONE. SINGLE. SCRATCH"]] was found on Baby Earl, that Timon would be crushed. [[HilarityEnsues And then there was the semi that randomly showed up...]]



* Parodied to the extreme by ''WesternAnimation/TVFunhouse'' in its "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdBg2rs7mUw The baby, the immigrant, and the guy on mushrooms]]" sketches (where mom leaves the cat in charge of the titular baby, immigrant, and guy on mushrooms).
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', this is Tina's fate pretty much every time that she is assigned to act as a babysitter to Gene and Louise. Her parents seem to know that it's a bad idea, but then again, there's almost no possible outcome to anyone babysitting the Belcher children that ''doesn't'' involve this trope.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'', after Shaggy and Scooby accidentally get turned into babies, Scrappy isn't ''battered'', per se, but he is completely and utterly battered from chasing them around.
3rd Sep '16 2:33:03 PM AHI-3000
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' episode "Home Alone", we see a montage of bad experiences involving Huey, Riley, and some babysitters who were hired by their Granddad; including a teen girl who was {{pistol whip}}ed with an airsoft gun by Riley, and a professional "role model" who was somehow driven to tears by the boys' behavior (another babysitter, a British {{Supernanny}}, was left unscathed but was fired for a stupid reason). Later in the episode, Huey and Riley fire airsoft guns to scare their latest {{babysitter| from hell}}, [[{{Jerkass}} Uncle]] [[SitcomArchnemesis Ruckus]], out of the house.
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* Invoked in ''Fanfic/AshesOfThePast'' Silver the baby Lugia is normally perfectly well-behaved, but his parents need to keep three rambunctious legendary birds busy while they help save the world. So they tell the birds to take care of Silver "on pain of laser", then tell Silver to keep the birds busy. Cue a "rampaging" Silver engaging in all sorts of mischeif up to carving his name in islands with ''[[WaveMotionGun Aeroblast]]''.
5th Aug '16 3:35:53 PM Chaosenvoy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Did It. Bart has actually abused so many babysitters that the family is effectively blacklisted by every one in Springfield (and one who is convinced to come back has post-traumatic flashbacks on seeing Bart and runs away screaming).

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Did It. Bart has actually abused so many babysitters that the family is effectively blacklisted by every one in Springfield (and one who is convinced to come back has post-traumatic flashbacks on seeing Bart and runs away screaming). All deliberate attempts on Bart's part to make sure he has absolutely no supervision at home so he can have free reign of the house.
13th Jul '16 6:53:38 AM GooglePlexPower
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*In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheScoobyDooAndScrappyDooShow'', after Shaggy and Scooby accidentally get turned into babies, Scrappy isn't ''battered'', per se, but he is completely and utterly battered from chasing them around.
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