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* WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther becomes a temporary parent in "Congratulations, It's Pink." He steals what he thinks is a picnic basket and finds a baby in it instead. The oblivious family leaves without the baby, leaving Pink to look after it.


* One episode of ''Anime/YoureUnderArrest'' has Natsumi and Yukari having to take care of an American boy who traveled to Japan by airplane on his own.

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* One episode of ''Anime/YoureUnderArrest'' ''Manga/YoureUnderArrest'' has Natsumi and Yukari having to take care of an American boy who traveled to Japan by airplane on his own.


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*This happens in ''Manga/AkkanBaby'', where Shigeru (pregnant) and Yuki are left in charge of DoorstopBaby, Puni. While they mean well, they're MaternallyChallenged with a bit of [[LethalStupid stupidity]], so they mess a lot of things up. After a stunt where they almost kill him, they agree to do better with Puni but that was when his mom shows up. After that, Shigeru thinks this trope with be the same with her and Yuki's child and her mother has to explain that taking care of a baby for a few days is different than raising a child for a years.


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*Though it's not exactly for a day, animal rehabbers do something like this if the baby animals are young enough (animals kind of age weird by human terms). In a similar case, you get something like this with class pets of certain science classes.

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* In the ''Series/MannAndMachine'' episode "Billion Dollar Baby," Mann and Eve rescue a baby from traffickers. They have to look after him for a few days while his parents are identified. In the meantime, Eve develops unexpected maternal feelings for the baby.


* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' the sisters need to take care of a child not their own for a day several times throughout the series. It does serve as both a foreshadowing and practice for when they get their own child. Since they are basically 3 moms, there is no ShipTease, HoYay, or implications of a couple. Just a foreshadowing/practice.

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'' the sisters need to take care of a child not their own for a day several times throughout the series. It does serve as both a foreshadowing and practice for when they get their own child. Since they are basically 3 moms, there is no ShipTease, HoYay, or implications of a couple. Just a foreshadowing/practice.


* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' - Season 2, Episode: "And Then There Was One" - Sophia runs in a marathon, while the ladies babysit several children of runners; the parents of one child do not return. The ladies must then contemplate whether or not to keep the baby and raise it themselves or hand it over to child services. This especially affects Blanche. Reluctant to even hold the child at first, Blanche becomes overly-attached, which brings up issues about her own daughter at the end of the episode.

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* ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' - Season 2, Episode: "And Then There Was One" - Sophia runs in a marathon, while the ladies babysit several children of runners; the parents of one child child, a little girl named Emily, do not return. The ladies must then contemplate whether or not to keep the baby and raise it themselves or hand it over to child services. This especially affects Blanche. Reluctant to even hold the child at first, Blanche becomes overly-attached, which brings up issues about her own daughter at the end of the episode. [[spoiler:Emily's father, who previously tried to call and couldn't get through because Sophia mistook him for someone else, eventually turns out to have been late because he was with his wife in the hospital as she gave birth to triplets.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPahkitewIsland'' had a weird example: in "Three Zones and a Baby," the contestants had to go through an obstacle course filled with deadly, sleeping animals while carrying babies, because [[DepravedKidsShowHost Chris]] is a being of pure evil. Naturally [[InfantImmortality the babies never got hurt]], but the teenagers sure did while protecting them. Most of the contestants are happy when the legal department demands they give them up before the episode ends, but [[BigBadWannabe Max]] bonds with his little minion and actually gives back a fake at first.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPahkitewIsland'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Pahkitew Island'' had a weird example: in "Three Zones and a Baby," the contestants had to go through an obstacle course filled with deadly, sleeping animals while carrying babies, because [[DepravedKidsShowHost Chris]] is a being of pure evil. Naturally [[InfantImmortality the babies never got hurt]], but the teenagers sure did while protecting them. Most of the contestants are happy when the legal department demands they give them up before the episode ends, but [[BigBadWannabe Max]] bonds with his little minion and actually gives back a fake at first.


* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' features Rabbit stumbling across an orphaned bluebird named Kessie and raising it himself. Of course she flies away by the end of the episode, after Rabbit softens from his [[{{Jerkass}} usual persona]]. Kessie appears quite a bit since then, making an encore appearance in a later episode and being a recurring character in ''The Book of Pooh''.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh'' features Rabbit stumbling across an orphaned bluebird named Kessie and raising it himself. Of course she flies away by the end of the episode, after Rabbit softens from his [[{{Jerkass}} usual persona]]. Kessie appears quite a bit since then, making an encore appearance in a later episode and being a recurring character in ''The Book of Pooh''.''Series/TheBookOfPooh''.


* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had the episode where Peter raises a baby chick.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' had the episode where "Brian Wallows and Peter's Swallows" has a subplot in which Peter raises grows a baby chick.beard, which ends up with him raising the hatchlings of a rare swallow that used his beard as a nest.

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* Episode 8 of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' has Kaoru and Hajime looking after the daughter of one of Kaoru's relatives.


* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' episode "Rock the Cradle," Jack Dalton's ex-girlfriend, on the run from criminals, leaves her son "Jack Jr." in Jack's airplane hangar, with a note asking Jack to take care of him. Jack and [=MacGyver=] have to look after the kid while trying to track down Mama.

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* In the ''Series/MacGyver'' ''Series/MacGyver1985'' episode "Rock the Cradle," Jack Dalton's ex-girlfriend, on the run from criminals, leaves her son "Jack Jr." in Jack's airplane hangar, with a note asking Jack to take care of him. Jack and [=MacGyver=] have to look after the kid while trying to track down Mama.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' offers an on-going example of Type 2. Starting in the Millennium Falcon Arc, Guts and his companions encounter a strange little boy on nights of the full moon. The boy has an attraction to Guts and especially Casca, and the latter takes it upon herself to care of the boy. His appearance offers development for both Guts and Casca: Casca because she currently has a child-like insanity and is unable to take care of herself even, yet she still has some lucidity and maturity to act motherly towards another, and Guts because despite his dark and brooding personality, he is still shown to have a gentler side to him. The kicker is that the boy's presence also offers [[StarCrossedLovers Guts and Casca]] a small amount of ShipTease, as it rekindles memories that [[spoiler: Guts and Casca conceived a child that was tragically lost due to the events of the Eclipse - but it's hinted that the Moonlight Boy might be their lost child reincarnated]]. Ultimately, whenever the Moonlight Boy makes his appearance, he vanishes not too long after.


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* [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog Scratch and Grounder]] create a robot with spare parts, then raise it, in an episode filled with ShipTease.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' had an episode where Brain attempted to clone himself, and some of Pinky's DNA got mixed in. Cue Pinky and Brain acting like a bickering couple while they try to raise the clone.

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* A Franchise/ScoobyDoo cartoon from the early 80s has Scooby and Shaggy become babies from steam in the gym and Scrappy has to take care of them in the meantime before it wears off. HilarityEnsues.

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\n* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' ended its original run with "Jack and the Baby", where Jack finds a baby and has to find their parents. It wasn't a particularly exciting way to close out the series.



** The Series/BirdsOfPrey had to do the exact same thing in "Three Birds and a Baby". The child's RapidAging caused him to die at the end of the episode in a surprising TearJerker.

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