History Main / DoorStopBaby

9th Nov '16 1:09:21 PM JoeMerl
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* The opening scene in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' shows Lewis's mother leaving him on the doorstep of the 6th Street Orphanage. Twelve years later, Lewis gets swept up in time-travel shenanigans and agrees to help Wilbur only if he'll take him back to that night so that he can meet his mom; Wilbur agrees, though to preserve history he has no intention of doing so. [[spoiler:In the end, Wilbur does take him back and Lewis is able to see himself getting left on the doorstep, but he chooses not to speak to his mom, since his trip to the future reveals that he's about to be HappilyAdopted]].

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* The opening scene in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' shows Lewis's [[ChildProdigy Lewis]]'s mother leaving him on the doorstep of the 6th Street Orphanage. Twelve years later, Lewis gets swept up in time-travel shenanigans and agrees to help Wilbur [[KidFromTheFuture Wilbur]] only if he'll take him back to that night so that he can meet his mom; Wilbur agrees, though to preserve history [[TheCakeIsALie he has no intention of doing so. so]]. [[spoiler:In the end, Wilbur does take him back and back, even though that risks his own existence, but Lewis is able to see himself getting left on the doorstep, but he chooses not to speak to approach his mom, since his trip to the future reveals that he's about to be HappilyAdopted]].HappilyAdopted. He is, however, the one who knocks on the door to alert [[ParentalSubstitute Mildred]] of his younger self's presence]].



* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' was one of these and, as an adult, she still has the basket. However, she was left with Cookieville, a minimum security "orphanarium", instead of adoptive parents. (Inside, there's a large ''pile'' of baskets by the door.) She eventually meets her [[spoiler:mutant]] parents and finds out [[PassFail why they left her there]].

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* Leela in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' was one of these and, as an adult, she still has the basket. However, she was left with Cookieville, a minimum security "orphanarium", instead of adoptive parents. (Inside, there's (The caretaker casually throws her basket onto a large ''pile'' pile of baskets by the door.others.) She eventually meets her [[spoiler:mutant]] parents and finds out [[PassFail why they left her there]].
29th Oct '16 12:19:44 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in GTARadio's anime pastiche ''PrincessRobotBubblegum'', with a basket containing the heroine, a [[InnocentFanserviceGirl fully grown nude woman]], being dropped off at the doorstep of a DirtyOldMan.

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* Parodied in GTARadio's Radio/GTARadio's anime pastiche ''PrincessRobotBubblegum'', with a basket containing the heroine, a [[InnocentFanserviceGirl fully grown nude woman]], being dropped off at the doorstep of a DirtyOldMan.
19th Oct '16 2:43:00 AM WillBGood
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* A WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon]] features a midget gangster nicknamed Baby Face Finster who "leaves" himself at the mouth of Bugs's rabbit-hole, in order to recover a valise full of stolen money he had accidentally dropped down there. Hilarity genuinely ensues.

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* A WesternAnimation/BugsBunny [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon]] cartoon]], ''Baby Buggy Bunny'' (1954), features a midget gangster nicknamed Baby Face Finster who "leaves" himself at the mouth of Bugs's rabbit-hole, in order to recover a valise full of stolen money he had accidentally dropped down there. Hilarity genuinely ensues.
10th Oct '16 7:15:53 PM nombretomado
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* [[ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey Mouse]] winds up with a kid this way in the cartoon ''Mickey Plays Papa'' (a cartoon which notably featured Mickey dressing as his muse [[Creator/CharlieChaplin The Tramp]] to entertain the child). The cloaked anonymous mother in the beginning is actually quite sinister looking.

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* [[ClassicDisneyShorts [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts Mickey Mouse]] winds up with a kid this way in the cartoon ''Mickey Plays Papa'' (a cartoon which notably featured Mickey dressing as his muse [[Creator/CharlieChaplin The Tramp]] to entertain the child). The cloaked anonymous mother in the beginning is actually quite sinister looking.
5th Oct '16 4:55:13 AM jamespolk
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* ''WesternAnimation/EveryChild'' features a baby who keeps getting passed from doorstop to doorstop, as the middle-class residents of the neighborhood the baby was dumped in each find reasons not to keep it.
29th Sep '16 3:26:05 PM CnHGirl
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* A version of this is the beginning of Quasimodo's life in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Frollo is so disgusted by the child's appearance that he is about to drop him down a well… but the Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral informs him that killing an innocent child, even a deformed one, will certainly lead to damnation. In the face of that, Frollo has no choice. Interestingly, in the book Frollo ''was ''the archdeacon of Notre Dame, as well as being not quite such a bastard. So it's kind of like he got split apart and his better three-eighths popped out of the cathedral to restrain him from infanticide.

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* A version of this is the beginning of Quasimodo's life in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Frollo is so disgusted by the child's appearance that he is about to drop him down a well… but the Archdeacon of Notre Dame Cathedral informs him that killing an innocent child, even a deformed one, will certainly lead to damnation.damnation (especially after the whole "killing the child's mother" thing). In the face of that, Frollo has no choice. Interestingly, in the book Frollo ''was ''the archdeacon of Notre Dame, as well as being not quite such a bastard. So it's kind of like he got split apart and his better three-eighths popped out of the cathedral to restrain him from infanticide.



** As it turns out, this is ''also'' part of Shifu's backstory, left abandoned there by his father, a thief, where he was taken in by oogway.

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** As it turns out, this is ''also'' part of Shifu's backstory, left abandoned there by his father, a thief, where he was taken in by oogway.Oogway.
27th Sep '16 7:54:26 PM elemt
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* In ''WebOriginal/CommodoreHustle'' a baby is found in their trash filled basement, with no one sure where she came from. They decide to keep her as a prop. The baby in question is Kathleen and Graham's real life daughter, and is later seen as a toddler, standing in a [[BrickJoke box labelled "Prop Baby".]]
11th Sep '16 9:37:42 AM flondrix
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* Constable George Crabtree in the Canadian TV series Series/MurdochMysteries was left in a carpetbag on a clergyman's doorstep. His later attempt to find his birth mother was, um, more than successful.
9th Aug '16 1:46:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* Common in {{China}} due to its One Child Policy, which heavily fines parents (outside of rural districts that need the manpower and ethnic minorities) who have more than one child. With a strong cultural preference towards boys (male children are expected to take care of their parents when they grow too old to work), if a firstborn child is a girl, it's been common to drop them off in a public area, usually near a police station or marketplace, where they'll be easily found. Combined with a streamlined paperwork system for foreign adoptions, and this fortunately resulted in many orphaned girls being HappilyAdopted.

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* Common in {{China}} UsefulNotes/{{China}} due to its One Child Policy, which heavily fines parents (outside of rural districts that need the manpower and ethnic minorities) who have more than one child. With a strong cultural preference towards boys (male children are expected to take care of their parents when they grow too old to work), if a firstborn child is a girl, it's been common to drop them off in a public area, usually near a police station or marketplace, where they'll be easily found. Combined with a streamlined paperwork system for foreign adoptions, and this fortunately resulted in many orphaned girls being HappilyAdopted.
7th Aug '16 7:59:15 PM LadyJaneGrey
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** A nearly identical variation provided the main plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Dirty Rotten Diapers" in which, much like Baby Face Finster, a midget gangster pulls the same stunt in order to check the loot that his two henchwomen would actually steal.

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** * A nearly identical variation of the Bugs Bunny example provided the main plot of the ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers'' episode "Dirty Rotten Diapers" in which, much like Baby Face Finster, a midget gangster pulls the same stunt in order to check the loot that his two henchwomen would actually steal.steal. Although, in this case, his plan is almost ruined, as the couple [[RealityEnsues at first think to take the wiser option and call child services]]; they relent a little and bring him inside due to his crying.
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