Trivia: Baby Blues

Trivia for the cartoon series:

  • Actor Allusion: In one episode, Darryl refers to Wanda's aunt who does imitations of old Saturday Night Live characters, including Julia Sweeney's "Pat" character.
  • Development Hell: This adaptation took four years to produce.
  • Executive Meddling: Extensively. It's been said it was a struggle to even keep the name Baby Blues. Either way, the end result was a Simpsons clone that the creators have branded as an Old Shame and barely anyone remembers, since it was on The WB back before it aired teen shows like Dawson's Creek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (when it aired average or below average comedy shows, like The Wayans Brothers, Musclenote , Hypenote  and the Married... with Children expy Unhappily Ever After).
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
    • Julia Sweeney (a former cast member of Saturday Night Live) voices Wanda.
    • Darryl is voiced by Mike O'Malley (the host of the Nickelodeon game shows GUTS and Global GUTS and Kurt's father on Glee)
    • Kath Soucie (a veteran voice actress in a lot of kid-friendly and not-so-kid-friendly shows) voices Rodney and Megan. The former's voice is nearly identical to both Phil DeVille and Ray-Ray.
    • Nicole Sullivan (from the original cast of MADtvnote ) is the voice of Bizzy the babysitter,
    • Diedrich Bader (of The Drew Carey Show, the short-lived NBC sitcom Outsourced, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold) voices Darryl's coworker Kenny.
    • Elizabeth Daily (an occasional singer best known as the voice of Tommy Pickles on Rugrats and Buttercup on The Powerpuff Girlsnote ) is the voice of Zoe the baby.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The animated series may never be released on DVD for two reasons: 1) It's not beloved enough for fans to demand a DVD release, and 2) The theme song is a real song ("It's All Been Done" by the Barenaked Ladies), which means it'll be edited to avoid paying licensing fees (like what happened with Married... with Children when they replaced Frank Sinatra's "Love and Marriage" with an upbeat, instrumental clone of that song).
  • A random incidental character in a comic strip bears a resemblance to Carl Bitterman.