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18th Mar '18 5:43:15 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' are assigned to care for a bag of sugar by Mr Buzzcut. They immediately ruin the bag by dropping it in a river while "giving it a bath", [[CrossesTheLineTwice then claims their baby was stolen by gypsies in the night]]. After Buzzcut fails them, they shove the remains of the sugarbag into his gas tank.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtHead'' are assigned to care for a bag of sugar by Mr Mr. Buzzcut. They immediately ruin the bag by dropping it in a river while "giving it a bath", [[CrossesTheLineTwice then claims their baby was stolen by gypsies in the night]]. After Buzzcut fails them, they shove the remains of the sugarbag into his gas tank.



* A ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode plays on this (and a really bad MeaningfulName joke/pun). Ron is entrusted with a sack of flour, which he's repeatedly forced to replace after a series of slapsticky mishaps. While he lavishes attention on "Sacky I" through "Sacky MCMXXXIIII", (Ron doesn't know his roman numerals,) he ignores and deplores his new adopted baby sister Hana, whose name happens to mean "flower" in Japanese. In the end, he gets a failing grade because the sack he tries to pass as the one he was supposed to babysit is a sack of ''sugar''.
* The trope was featured in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' "Egg Story". Arnold and Helga get paired together and spend the entire assignment arguing, losing the egg in the process twice. The second time they find it, they put aside their differences to work together -- and then the egg hatches into a baby chick. The progress of the other students are also followed. Harold and Rhonda are paired together, for example, and she paints their egg to look like it has a baby's face and hair. She leaves to go shopping and Harold, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology who is apparently channeling Cronos at the time]], gets very hungry and eats it. They ultimately turn in the egg shell, taped together.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode plays on this (and a really bad MeaningfulName joke/pun). Ron is entrusted with a sack of flour, which he's repeatedly forced to replace after a series of slapsticky mishaps. While he lavishes attention on "Sacky I" through "Sacky MCMXXXIIII", (Ron doesn't know his roman Roman numerals,) he ignores and deplores his new adopted baby sister Hana, whose name happens to mean "flower" in Japanese. In the end, he gets a failing grade because the sack he tries to pass as the one he was supposed to babysit is a sack of ''sugar''.
* The trope was featured in the ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' episode "Egg Story". Arnold and Helga get paired together and spend the entire assignment arguing, losing the egg in the process twice. The second time they find it, they put aside their differences to work together -- and then the egg hatches into a baby chick. The progress of the other students are is also followed. Harold and Rhonda are paired together, for example, and she paints their egg to look like it has a baby's face and hair. She leaves to go shopping and Harold, [[Myth/ClassicalMythology who is apparently channeling Cronos at the time]], gets very hungry and eats it. They ultimately turn in the egg shell, taped together.
18th Mar '18 5:35:45 PM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has Danny (secretly a half ghost) and Valerie, a fellow student, (secretly a HunterOfMonsters, trying to capture Danny) take care of a microchipped sack of flour that can simulate crying and defecation. Tucker had the idea of "babysitting" other student's projects for money, but his mother used all the flour for cooking, forcing him to pay everyone back with interest. Sam, however, passes with an A, while Danny and Valerie get a C for their cooperation, since they are the only other students whose flour sack has not been used for cooking.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' has Danny (secretly a half ghost) and Valerie, a fellow student, (secretly a HunterOfMonsters, trying to capture Danny) take care of a microchipped sack of flour that can simulate crying and defecation. Tucker had the idea of "babysitting" other student's students' projects for money, but his mother used all the flour for cooking, baking cookies, forcing him to pay everyone back with interest. Sam, however, passes with an A, while Danny and Valerie get a C for their cooperation, cooperation since they are the only other students whose flour sack has had not been used for cooking.baking.
26th Jan '18 3:25:02 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TrollHunters'': In "Just Add Water", Jim and his friends have to babysit sacks of flour for a school assignment while also dealing with the MonsterOfTheWeek. All the students give their flour-sack babies {{Punny Name}]s like "Dwight D. Eisenflour", "Sir Isaac Gluten", and the more subtle "Petunia".
22nd Jan '18 4:55:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', "Eggbert": Spike gets the egg assignment in a prenatal class. Shane, who got her pregnant, has been asking to take more responsibility. She calls his bluff by making him look after the egg-- on the weekend of a major party. The project helps bring out the worst in the entire cast. Since this is DeGrassi, the viewer knows that eventually the egg will break; the only question is how and when.

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* ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'', "Eggbert": Spike gets the egg assignment in a prenatal class. Shane, who got her pregnant, has been asking to take more responsibility. She calls his bluff by making him look after the egg-- on the weekend of a major party. The project helps bring out the worst in the entire cast. Since this is DeGrassi, ''Degrassi'', the viewer knows that eventually the egg will break; the only question is how and when.
11th Jan '18 3:29:32 PM RedScharlach
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* In ''Film/WereTheMillers'', the Millers have to wrap a pack of marijuana in a blanket and pretend it is a baby to stop the others from seeing it. When the pack eventually gets thrown into the street and run over, Casey quickly covers by claiming she was taking care of a pack of herbs for a school project.

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* In ''Film/WereTheMillers'', the Millers have to wrap a pack of marijuana in a blanket and pretend it is it's a baby to stop the others from seeing it. When the pack eventually gets thrown into the street and run over, Casey quickly covers by claiming she was taking care of a pack of herbs for a school project.



* In Lisi Harrisons ''Literature/TheClique'', Claire's class takes care of synthetic babies; the data can later be uploaded to the teacher's computer.
* In The ''Literature/GirlTalk'' series, they had an Egg-sitting episode, mostly for a "Not So Different" set up between [[TotallyRadical Zek]] and a quiet pianist. Though it's notable for the fact the AlphaBitch tried to cheat by boiling hers, and how a guy accidentally sat on his.

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* In Lisi Harrisons Harrison's ''Literature/TheClique'', Claire's class takes care of synthetic babies; the data can later be uploaded to the teacher's computer.
* In The the ''Literature/GirlTalk'' series, they had an Egg-sitting egg-sitting episode, mostly for a "Not So Different" set up between [[TotallyRadical Zek]] and a quiet pianist. Though it's notable for the fact the AlphaBitch tried to cheat by boiling hers, and how a guy accidentally sat on his.



* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', "Bathrooms and Project Partners": Ned takes a "Life Science" Class meaning he and Cookie have to raise a doll the whole semester. Loomer steals the doll from Ned and Cookie, and threatens to send it back piece by piece if they don't do what he wants. Ned gleefully points out that they can just wait for Loomer to send all the pieces back, then put the doll together again. But their teacher moves the end of the project forward, before the doll's head is returned ....

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* ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'', "Bathrooms and Project Partners": Ned takes a "Life Science" Class meaning he and Cookie have to raise a doll the whole semester. Loomer steals the doll from Ned and Cookie, and threatens to send it back piece by piece if they don't do what he wants. Ned gleefully points out that they can just wait for Loomer to send all the pieces back, then put the doll together again. But their teacher moves the end of the project forward, before the doll's head is returned ....returned...



* Although this is usually played with high school age characters, (are) adult examples have popped up, usually among characters who doubt their abilities as parents (sometimes with good reason): ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' used the trope in one episode, when Niles adopts a sack of flour to see if he is ready to become a dad. The humor comes in that the sack is singed, taped, glued, and otherwise maimed from a series of events that take place offscreen and are highly unlikely for babies to encounter (as Niles put it, "A real baby would have cried before bursting into flames."). Ultimately, the sack was chewed up by the dog and Niles treats the situation as if he had actually lost the child. He also had a dream where somebody kidnapped it and started sending him [[FingerInTheMail muffins in the mail.]]

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* Although this is usually played with high school age characters, (are) adult examples have popped up, usually among characters who doubt their abilities as parents (sometimes with good reason): ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' used the trope in one episode, when Niles adopts a sack of flour to see if he is ready to become a dad. The humor comes in that the sack is singed, taped, glued, and otherwise maimed from a series of events that take place offscreen and are highly unlikely for babies to encounter (as Niles put it, "A real baby would have cried before bursting into flames.").flames"). Ultimately, the sack was chewed up by the dog and Niles treats the situation as if he had actually lost the child. He also had a dream where somebody kidnapped it and started sending him [[FingerInTheMail muffins in the mail.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' are assigned to care for a bag of sugar by Mr Buzzcut. They immediatly ruin the bag by dropping it in a river while "giving it a bath", [[CrossesTheLineTwice then claims their baby was stolen by gypsies in the night]]. After Buzzcut fails them, they shove the remains of the sugarbag into his gastank.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' are assigned to care for a bag of sugar by Mr Buzzcut. They immediatly immediately ruin the bag by dropping it in a river while "giving it a bath", [[CrossesTheLineTwice then claims their baby was stolen by gypsies in the night]]. After Buzzcut fails them, they shove the remains of the sugarbag into his gastank.gas tank.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' had an episode where the gang found an egg and tried to care for it until it hatched. Skipper was initially against it (though as Kowalski correctly points out, incubation of eggs ''is'' a guy thing for penguins.'') However, between Skipper's miltiary perspective, Kowalski being a mad scientist and Rico being... Rico, Private was mainly the one who knew what he was doing, though they all did their best. Eventually, the baby was returned to its rightful mother.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'' had an episode where the gang found an egg and tried to care for it until it hatched. Skipper was initially against it (though as Kowalski correctly points out, incubation of eggs ''is'' a guy thing for penguins.'') However, between Skipper's miltiary military perspective, Kowalski being a mad scientist and Rico being... Rico, Private was mainly the one who knew what he was doing, though they all did their best. Eventually, the baby was returned to its rightful mother.



* Sometimes done in British schools with the intention of deterring under-age pregnancy. However in one school, it was discovered that the subjects were diligently cheating the test by - as soon as they got home - unscrewing the battery compartment in the doll and taking the batteries out, then effectively chucking the doll in a corner and forgetting about it until it was time for keeping up the public pretence at school the next morning. In one case, the girls' father took the batteries out himself, and used them to replace the spent ones in the TV remote control.

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* Sometimes done in British schools with the intention of deterring under-age pregnancy. However in one school, it was discovered that the subjects were diligently cheating the test by - -- as soon as they got home - -- unscrewing the battery compartment in the doll and taking the batteries out, then effectively chucking the doll in a corner and forgetting about it until it was time for keeping to keep up the public pretence at school the next morning. In one case, the girls' girl's father took the batteries out himself, and used them to replace the spent ones in the TV remote control.
16th Nov '17 12:09:42 AM AHI-3000
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* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'': Chris's class gets this assignment episode "Everybody Hates Eggs". Miss Morello being the naively racist teacher that she is, she gives Chris a brown egg and makes him do the project alone as a single father.

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* ''Series/EverybodyHatesChris'': Chris's class gets this assignment in the episode "Everybody Hates Eggs". Miss Morello Morello, being the [[InnocentBigot naively racist racist]] teacher that she is, she gives Chris a brown ''brown'' egg and makes him do the project alone as a single father.
8th Nov '17 1:03:21 PM WillKeaton
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* A ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode plays on this (and a really bad MeaningfulName joke/pun). Ron is entrusted with a sack of flour, which he's repeatedly forced to replace after a series of slapsticky mishaps. While he lavishes attention on "Sacky I" through "Sacky MCMXXXIIII", he ignores and deplores his new adopted baby sister Hana, whose name happens to mean "flower" in Japanese. In the end, he gets a failing grade because the sack he tries to pass as the one he was supposed to babysit is a sack of ''sugar''.

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* A ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' episode plays on this (and a really bad MeaningfulName joke/pun). Ron is entrusted with a sack of flour, which he's repeatedly forced to replace after a series of slapsticky mishaps. While he lavishes attention on "Sacky I" through "Sacky MCMXXXIIII", (Ron doesn't know his roman numerals,) he ignores and deplores his new adopted baby sister Hana, whose name happens to mean "flower" in Japanese. In the end, he gets a failing grade because the sack he tries to pass as the one he was supposed to babysit is a sack of ''sugar''.
8th Nov '17 12:41:36 PM WillKeaton
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* "[[http://tentative.net/mfiles/fanfics/EnfantTerrible.html Enfant Terrible]]" follows Monet of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' as she has to deal with one of the electronic doll sort.

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* "[[http://tentative.[[http://tentative.net/mfiles/fanfics/EnfantTerrible.html Enfant Terrible]]" "Enfant Terrible"]] follows Monet of ''ComicBook/GenerationX'' as she has to deal with one of the electronic doll sort.
31st Oct '17 7:34:42 PM PaulA
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* The fifth book in the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' series had Greg do this. [[spoiler:[[EpicFail His mom makes him it for breakfast.]]]]

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* The fifth book in the ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'' series ''Literature/DiaryOfAWimpyKidTheUglyTruth'' had Greg do this. [[spoiler:[[EpicFail His mom makes him it for breakfast.]]]]
27th Sep '17 8:21:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* Lillie in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is assigned to watch over a Pokemon egg early in the Alola arc (which has a school setting). A few episodes later, it hatches into an [[UndergroundMonkey Alolan]] [[AnIcePerson Vulpix]], which becomes her first Pokemon.

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* Lillie in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is assigned to watch over a Pokemon egg early in the Alola arc (which has a school setting).setting and is is in Alola, an American-based region). A few episodes later, it hatches into an [[UndergroundMonkey Alolan]] [[AnIcePerson Vulpix]], which becomes her first Pokemon.



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* Happened in a fairly good Literature/BabySittersClub book, ''Mary Anne + Too Many Babies''.
** It even had a completely unexpected turn in-universe and out when one day in class, Mary Anne notices a classmate who is sobbing and initially thinks she's upset because of the troubled "marriage" of a pair of students who have "work" conflicts. Then when the teacher calls on the crying girl and her partner, the girl says [[WhamLine "We lost our baby..."]]; the entire class reacts in shock and Mary Anne practically has a heart attack.

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* Happened in a fairly good Literature/BabySittersClub ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' book, ''Mary Anne + Too Many Babies''.
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Babies''. It even had a completely unexpected turn in-universe and out when one day in class, Mary Anne notices a classmate who is sobbing and initially thinks she's upset because of the troubled "marriage" of a pair of students who have "work" conflicts. Then when the teacher calls on the crying girl and her partner, the girl says [[WhamLine "We lost our baby..."]]; the entire class reacts in shock and Mary Anne practically has a heart attack.
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