History Main / BornInAnElevator

14th Jun '16 3:17:53 PM IlGreven
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See also {{Locked in a Freezer}}, InstantBirthJustAddWater, and ScreamingBirth.

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A type of MaternityCrisis. See also {{Locked in a Freezer}}, InstantBirthJustAddWater, and ScreamingBirth.
2nd May '16 5:45:38 PM eroock
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30th Mar '16 12:54:13 PM Mdumas43073
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{{Exactly What It Says on the Tin}}: a baby is born while the mother is stuck in a stalled elevator (births in the vehicle on route to the hospital also count towards this trope). Probably the most [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment uncomfortable of elevator moments]]. A classic SitCom scenario, especially when the baby has to be [[DeliveryGuy delivered by a squeamish and totally unqualified male lead]]. Cue the inevitable {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}.

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{{Exactly What It Says on the Tin}}: a baby is born while the mother is stuck in a [[ElevatorFailure stalled elevator elevator]] (births in the vehicle on en route to the hospital also count towards this trope). Probably the most [[UncomfortableElevatorMoment uncomfortable of elevator moments]]. A classic SitCom scenario, especially when the baby has to be [[DeliveryGuy delivered by a squeamish and totally unqualified male lead]]. Cue the inevitable {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}.
21st Feb '16 4:31:32 AM Morgenthaler
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6th Feb '16 9:12:17 PM nombretomado
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* The 'giving birth in a taxi' variation happens in an episode of ''{{Frasier}}''. However, in something of a variation it's the taxi driver's baby, not a passengers. Also, the two highly educated persons who [[NotThatKindOfDoctor added a doctor]] in front of their names were useless, while the retired police officer helped her through the crisis.

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* The 'giving birth in a taxi' variation happens in an episode of ''{{Frasier}}''.''Series/{{Frasier}}''. However, in something of a variation it's the taxi driver's baby, not a passengers. Also, the two highly educated persons who [[NotThatKindOfDoctor added a doctor]] in front of their names were useless, while the retired police officer helped her through the crisis.
15th Jul '15 9:02:43 PM Beefster09
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* A variation happens in ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'', where Martha gives birth in a ''tank'' at the end of the battle in Chapter 2.
21st May '15 11:58:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', Kahlua a.k.a. Pyoro-2 was born in an elevator. [[TheHero The male lead]] is initially tasked with handling the delivery, but he manages to hand it over to his love-interest fairly quickly.

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* In ''{{Vandread}}'', ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', Kahlua a.k.a. Pyoro-2 was born in an elevator. [[TheHero The male lead]] is initially tasked with handling the delivery, but he manages to hand it over to his love-interest fairly quickly.



* This happens in the movie ''{{Blankman}}''.

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* This happens in the movie ''{{Blankman}}''.''Film/{{Blankman}}''.



* The going into labor in a taxi version is used in ''LookWhosTalking.'' (The taxi driver sticks around and the mother, who has broken things off with the baby's father, eventually falls in love with him.)

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* The going into labor in a taxi version is used in ''LookWhosTalking.''Film/LookWhosTalking.'' (The taxi driver sticks around and the mother, who has broken things off with the baby's father, eventually falls in love with him.)



* Lucy and Kevin's daughter Savannah on ''SeventhHeaven''.
* Happened in ''SavedByTheBell'' with Mr. Belding's wife.
* Fran went into labor in a broken elevator in ''TheNanny'', but they got her out in time for her to deliver in a hospital.
* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'': {{Lampshaded}} by Hal at one point. He saves a pigeon caught in plastic packaging at the side of the road, and says, "Well, I wanted to deliver a baby in the back of a taxi, but..."
* This happens in ''{{The Suite Life of Zack and Cody}}'', where the baby is born in The Tipton's elevator to a mother called Mary and a father called Joseph at Christmas. The theme was broken by the baby being a girl.
* Occurred in ''TheYoungAndTheRestless'', with Jack delivering Phyllis's baby girl (the father was Nick).

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* Lucy and Kevin's daughter Savannah on ''SeventhHeaven''.
''Series/SeventhHeaven''.
* Happened in ''SavedByTheBell'' ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' with Mr. Belding's wife.
* Fran went into labor in a broken elevator in ''TheNanny'', ''Series/TheNanny'', but they got her out in time for her to deliver in a hospital.
* ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'': ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'': {{Lampshaded}} by Hal at one point. He saves a pigeon caught in plastic packaging at the side of the road, and says, "Well, I wanted to deliver a baby in the back of a taxi, but..."
* This happens in ''{{The ''Series/{{The Suite Life of Zack and Cody}}'', where the baby is born in The Tipton's elevator to a mother called Mary and a father called Joseph at Christmas. The theme was broken by the baby being a girl.
* Occurred in ''TheYoungAndTheRestless'', ''Series/TheYoungAndTheRestless'', with Jack delivering Phyllis's baby girl (the father was Nick).



* Denise on ''{{Benson}}''.
* ''DoogieHowserMD'': Vinnie has to deliver his French teacher's baby in an elevator.
* An ''AllInTheFamily'' episode has Archie getting stuck in an elevator with several people, including -- yes -- a pregnant woman who goes into labor.

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* Denise on ''{{Benson}}''.
''Series/{{Benson}}''.
* ''DoogieHowserMD'': ''Series/DoogieHowserMD'': Vinnie has to deliver his French teacher's baby in an elevator.
* An ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' episode has Archie getting stuck in an elevator with several people, including -- yes -- a pregnant woman who goes into labor.



* Mrs. Kotter does this on ''WelcomeBackKotter.''
* Averted on ''KungFu: The Legend Continues'' when an elevator is stuck between floors with a visibly pregnant woman, a jerk, and Kermit Griffin, a tough guy. The woman gets upset, the jerk is rude to her, and Griffin threatens him for being rude. All are rescued, and the woman does not go into labor.

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* Mrs. Kotter does this on ''WelcomeBackKotter.''Series/WelcomeBackKotter.''
* Averted on ''KungFu: ''Series/KungFu: The Legend Continues'' when an elevator is stuck between floors with a visibly pregnant woman, a jerk, and Kermit Griffin, a tough guy. The woman gets upset, the jerk is rude to her, and Griffin threatens him for being rude. All are rescued, and the woman does not go into labor.



* ''PunkyBrewster:'' in an episode where Punky breaks her leg and Cherie feels guilty about it, at the hospital Cherie is in a stalled elevator with an expectant mother who is going into labor. Cherie helps with the delivery.

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* ''PunkyBrewster:'' ''Series/PunkyBrewster:'' in an episode where Punky breaks her leg and Cherie feels guilty about it, at the hospital Cherie is in a stalled elevator with an expectant mother who is going into labor. Cherie helps with the delivery.



* The "birth in a vehicle" variation happens in the season three finale of ''Saving Hope.'' [[spoiler: Alex]] sits her surgical boards while in labor, then gives birth in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, assisted by Maggie.

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* The "birth in a vehicle" variation happens in the season three finale of ''Saving Hope.''Series/SavingHope.'' [[spoiler: Alex]] sits her surgical boards while in labor, then gives birth in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, assisted by Maggie.



* This trope is alluded to in EliteBeatAgents where a taxi driver is asked to take an expecting woman to the hospital. (However, regardless of whether he succeeds or not, she does not give birth in the taxi.)

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* This trope is alluded to in EliteBeatAgents ''VideoGame/EliteBeatAgents'' where a taxi driver is asked to take an expecting woman to the hospital. (However, regardless of whether he succeeds or not, she does not give birth in the taxi.)



* ''KingOfTheHill'': Bobby amuses himself by pressing the buttons for every floor inside an elevator, then gets bored and leaves. A few seconds later, a man and a doctor wheel a birthing woman into the elevator. The door closes. Ding... Ding... "WAAAH!"

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* ''KingOfTheHill'': ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'': Bobby amuses himself by pressing the buttons for every floor inside an elevator, then gets bored and leaves. A few seconds later, a man and a doctor wheel a birthing woman into the elevator. The door closes. Ding... Ding... "WAAAH!"
19th Feb '15 9:58:21 AM FlowerofMay
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* The "birth in a vehicle" variation happens in the season three finale of ''Saving Hope.'' [[spoiler: Alex]] sits her surgical boards while in labor, then gives birth in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, assisted by Maggie.
1st Jan '15 9:32:25 AM CBCook55
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* ''PunkyBrewster:'' in the episode "Ouch," in which Punky breaks her leg and Cherie feels guilty about it, at the hospital Cherie is in a stalled elevator with an expectant mother who is going into labor. Cherie helps with the delivery.

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* ''PunkyBrewster:'' in the an episode "Ouch," in which where Punky breaks her leg and Cherie feels guilty about it, at the hospital Cherie is in a stalled elevator with an expectant mother who is going into labor. Cherie helps with the delivery.
31st May '14 10:38:07 AM kaherbert
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