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The Boss Baby: Back in Business is a Netflix television series based on DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby. The show takes place after said film and follows Boss Baby and his brother Tim as they take on some of the other groups that Baby Corp has deemed threats to "Baby Love". Season 1 deals with Bootsy Calico, a man who was raised by kittens and who is now out to ruin Baby Corp and take away Baby Love. Season 2 follows up with the Consortium of Ancients, old people who are after the same desires as babies.

The show was streamed to Netflix on April 6, 2018. A trailer was released. It has ended at 4 seasons. A Sequel Series based on the events of The Boss Baby: Family Business, entitled The Boss Baby: Back in the Crib, released on May 19, 2022.


This show contains examples of:

  • Acrofatic: Jimbo, despite his size, is easily just as swift and quiet as other Baby Corp agents.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: Staci wasn't portrayed as much more than an energetic ally of BB in the movie. Here, she actually gets a bigger character, and it isn't a very tamed one, to say the least.
  • Alliterative Title: To respond - The Boss Baby: Back in Business.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: Like most of DreamWorks' shows.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: In the chaos caused by "Six Well-Placed Kittens", Bootsy uses Jimbo's stolen chupie to infiltrate Baby Corp's office, cutting off Boss Baby's access to help.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: Kittens. They prefer anarchy and don't follow rules, which nearly costs Boss Baby his life. The fact that they're actually organized against Baby Corp hints at Bootsy Calico's involvement in the plot.
  • Amusing Injuries: During the flight to France, Tim is forced to succumb to this to keep the babies on the flight in a good mood while trying to avoid the flight attendant. After he has the babies covered, however, he is dazed and needs a moment to recover.
    • Tim also tries this when Boss Baby is attempting to solve the case of "Grumpy Baby Grump-Grump". While Boss Baby thinks a joke might cover it, Tim, playing with one of Simmons' inventions, hits Boss Baby twice with a spring-loaded boxing glove. However, neither of them help.
  • Awaken the Sleeping Giant: In season 2, Boss Baby publicly humiliating Frederick Estes causes him to assemble the Consortium of Ancients against Baby Corp. Pointed out by Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby when she chews B.B. out over it. Although with her reveal as Estes' wife, indications are that old people had already aimed at Baby Corp before Boss Baby's attack.
  • Batman Gambit: Bootsy Calico's "Six Well-Placed Kittens", which he uses to disrupt the town. Works until B.B.'s field team stages a baby-in-danger crisis to pull the town back together.
    • Happy Sedengry develops one after B.B. and his playgroup reveal the existence of talking babies. He switches direction to manipulate B.B. into working for Bubeezee by threatening to use footage of the encounter to snap Ted and Janice's brains. Almost works until his ploy to gain their cooperation backfires because of parental protectiveness.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Season 1: Mega Fat CEO Baby and Bootsy Calico in Season 1
    • Season 2: Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby and Frederick Estes
  • Big "WHAT?!": Jimbo, after Boss Baby asks what he did when the police show up at Scooter's house.
    • Tim, upon learning that his parents were lying to him for years about winning the Lil' Dumpling Pageant.
    • Boss Baby also gives one upon being fired in season 3.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Mega Fat CEO Baby for Season 1, and Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby for Season 2.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The Season 4 finale, which is probably the Series Finale due to “The Boss Baby: Family Business” coming out soon. After realizing 100% baby love isn’t achievable, Boss Baby retires from Baby Corp (i.e. stops taking the formula that makes him an immortal, talking baby). He gives everyone gifts, makes Staci his successor, and asks Tim for support in the coming days. Despite everyone being okay with it (the final shot is even Tim and Boss Baby laughing together), the music tugs at your heartstrings.
    • What makes this ending even more bittersweet is that Boss Baby having to balance being in a family and being in Baby Corp was a plot point in several episodes. Boss Baby had chosen his family over the good of the company before but the episode where he becomes obsessed with finding Tim's toy instead of focusing on Baby Corp while three of their main enemies are attacking is what leads to his retirement. He put his relationship with Tim over being there for the company during their darkest hour and it almost leads to the end of Baby Corp. It showed that Boss Baby will always put Tim before Baby Corp and it is implied this is why everyone is okay with him retiring. Even Boss Baby realizes he cannot lead the company when he loves someone more than it.
  • Brainwashed: As Boss Baby eventually finds out, Bubeezee's products eventually lull babies into mindless drones who do the same things over and over. Tim can't even get him to contact Baby Corp. to let them know about Happy's plans.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: One of the old people uses piano lessons to hypnotize older children into behaving like elders. Tim falls victim to this, and it takes his family invoking his imagination to snap him out of it. Comes back at the end of Season 2 when the Consortium try to make Tim spitwad babies with stink serum.
  • Brick Joke: In Season 1, a mother works to sabotage the flight the Templetons are on. She's doing this on orders from Mega Fat CEO Baby, who promised her tuition for her little girl to go to Ohio State. In Season 2, she is the driver running from the cops after robbing a bank. And she does it to pay to send her girl to Ohio State. For one semester.
  • Broken Aesop: Happens in "Into the Belly of the Den of the House of the Nest of Cats". It revolved around Tim helping a mysterious woman named "Wendi" and was supposed to have a lesson of not judging a book by its cover. But then it turns out Wendi, while not being a kidnapper who turns kids into robots as Tim thought, takes cat fur for sweaters and sells them.
  • Broken Pedestal: Jerro Macintosh, the previous winner of the Lil' Dumpling Pageant. While evidently having been quite precious to win the pageant, Tim and the babies often say his name with disdain for the snob he turned into. Upon his introduction, he crashes his train engine into the stage like he's drunk off his gourd, indicating as to why none of them like him.
    • Mega Fat CEO Baby. He was Boss Baby's intern before the series and the one who had originally made the "hang in there, kitty" poster and showed it to Boss Baby. Boss Baby attempted to copy the concept with a baby in place of the kitten only to have it met with great criticism. Boss Baby then presented Mega Fat's poster as his own to play the first idea off as a joke. This betrayal serves as Mega Fat's motivation toward trying to fire Boss Baby throughout Season 1.
  • Bumbling Dad: Downplayed with Ted Templeton. He has his dopey moments and is shown to be inattentive at times. There are even indications that Tim's imagination might have come from him. However, he is also quite reasonable and knowledgeable, as his camping trip with the boys is only beset by circumstance rather than any incompetence on Ted's part. But between the two, Janice comes off as stern and down-to-earth.
  • The Bus Came Back: Mega Fatt CEO Baby returns in "Fugitive's Day Out" after being fired, before returning as a supporting character during the third season.
  • Cats Are Mean: Aside from puppies, the babies even despise kittens!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Frankie the vent baby for Season 1.
    • Also in Season 1, the various kittens Boss Baby and his team encounter. The siren kitten and Mr. Pineapples are lampshaded at the end of the episodes they appear in while the rest pop up in separate episodes before Bootsy Calico reveals his "Six Well-Placed Kittens" plan.
    • The above is countered by Scooter Buskie from the first episode, whom Boss Baby and Tim use against Bootsy himself when he takes over the office.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Tim's amazing accuracy with spit wads (which Gigi taught him) is seen when he and Boss Baby divide their room. The Consortium of Ancients attempts to use this to deliver a stink serum to the babies at the end-of-summer festival as part of their plan.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Frankie the vent baby. Having been isolated from Baby Corp's employees, she tried to learn how the boss babies worked by watching them from the building's extensive ventilation system. Indications are that she would have originally been slated for a family if she hadn't fallen off the production line, leaving her to cope by trying to become like the boss babies. However, her bizarre ideas are seen as mostly useless to the company; Boss Baby only keeps her around to spy on Mega Fat CEO Baby.
    • Tim occasionally ventures into this territory when his imagination gets in the way of the task at hand.
    • Danny Petrosky, whom we finally meet in Season 2. He is just about as imaginative as Tim but also has a couple of quirks. He throws spare change at squirrels for no apparent reason and, as indicated elsewhere, is a fountain of unbelievable trivia which only Tim seems to take to heart (like how one of Danny's relatives supposedly died from eating a rhino-shaped animal cracker).
    • Simmons is presented as one in "P.U.", saying and doing some very odd and bizarre things such as saying the same thing over and over again, trying to say hello to trees, and treating being trapped in a bubble-like being outside the real world. It's justified, however, since she hadn't slept in a week.
  • The Cloud Cuckoolander Was Right: During the Dekker Moonboots case, Tim suggests that the problems Baby Corp is having are being caused by one of two opposing factions: "Vent Babies", who live in the company's vents, or "Old People from Mars". While being dismissed as insane rambling, Tim ultimately turns out to be right about a baby living in Baby Corp's ventilation system causing issues with the company's formula.
    • He also happens to be accurate in predicting the Big Bad of Season 2, although the old people they deal with are not exactly from Mars...
  • Comically Missing the Point: After Tim tells Gigi about the Frodarg monster, rather than reassuring him it isn't real, she insists they take precautionary measures to stay safe.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Wendi from episode 8, in the words of Janice "a nice lady choosing to live in a weird old house with a bunch of cats". Janice also tries to convince Tim that she's simply a Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold, until she discovers she made the sweaters she gave her, and countless others for that matter, out of cat hair.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Marisol, the babysitter. She is prepared for any contingency that may come up during a job. When called out for the damage to the house, to which she replies that she was trying to protect Tim and B.B. from a wild bat, she casually reveals a (fake) dead bat which neither boy noticed before nor do the Templetons question. She even has a story to explain to Gigi why there are so many babies at the house when she had been asleep the whole time.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Episode 12 reveals that the whole reason for Mega Fatt's antagonism towards Boss Baby is due to the latter taking credit for his "Hang in there, kitty" poster.
    • Said poster is also what motivated Bootsy Calico against Baby Corp, although, to BB's credit, the poster was technically Mega Fatt's idea.
  • Cuteness Proximity: Jimbo, who often forgets what he's doing if there's a (non-threatening) kitten nearby.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: When Boss Baby becomes the CEO of Babycorp, he's referred to as "Boss Baby CEO Baby".
  • Detective Animal: Cat Cop. Subverted in that Cat Cop is actually engineering crimes in a plot to force families with babies to leave their homes.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Happy Sedengry's business model; by playing on parents' fear that they are horrible at taking care of their babies, he's making a killing as Bubeezee's CEO. However, this gets turned on him when he calls the play group's parents to the new factory site, not realizing that all the babies have to do is play on their parents' desires to protect them and finger him as the reason they were there.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Staci treats storytime at the local library like drug rehab. This includes relapsing into bouts of uncontrolled violence and insanity.
    • Pretty much any mention Staci makes of daycare sounds like prison.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: Boss Baby, despite taking credit for Mega fat's poster, still sees him as the traitor, and believes he himself did nothing wrong.
  • Eat the Camera: The camera zooming into Tim's mouth.
  • "Eureka!" Moment: Boss Baby regularly gets these when he finds a way to apply his discussions with Tim to a situation that does not seem to be working out for him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Magnus. Although he has spent Season 1 acting as Mega Fat CEO's lackey and offhandedly abusing others by expressing Mega Fat's comments without the sarcasm, he finds that he can't let Mega Fat outright fire Boss Baby when Boss Baby's plan just saved the company from Boosty Calico. So, he shows a recording of Mega Fat making a deal with Boosty just to ruin Boss Baby, causing Mega Fat to be fired immediately by the Board of Directors.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The triplets are only ever referred to as such; they have not been given separate names in either the movie or the series.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Assumed that Boss Baby is back to his usual personality.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Bootsy Calico, the first main antagonist, has vertical pupils.
  • Genki Girl: Simmons, one of the babies in R&D. Known for making inventions for problems people don't have and gets super excited when science is involved. She's the reason Baby Corp doesn't have the formula for Stinkless Serum; rather than taking notes, she was drawing choo-choo trains on her clipboard.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: This is what usually happens to adults when babies talk in front of them. They refer to it as their “brains snapping”. Because villains like Bootsy Calico and Frederick Estes are already insane, they’re either unaffected by this or don’t really care.
    • In season 3 Happy Sedingery uses this knowledge against Boss Baby’s squadron and Baby Corp under threat of harming their families with a video record of Boss Baby speaking.
  • Grossout Show: It's a show dealing with babies, so expect a few bouts of Toilet Humor and some bits about puking.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Mega Fat pulls one during Season 3.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tim in a fashion only Tim can pull off. In outing Happy Sedengry as a phony baby babblist, he says that all babblists are fake. Not only does Marsha Krinkle ("Channel Eight News") reiterate so that Tim realizes his mistake, Tim loses all of the magazine sales he had made by using his ability to communicate with babies through Boss Baby.
  • Indy Ploy: On occasion, Boss Baby's team has to think on-the-fly to cover up a situation that has broken out.
    • In the first episode, Tim releases Scooter Buskie into the office to teach Boss Baby not to take peoples' babies away just because they are bad. Subverted in that Tim admits that he wasn't really sure what he was expecting to accomplish letting Scooter tear the place up.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Tim can veer into this territory on occasion. While generally useless, it often helps Boss Baby focus on something he would have otherwise overlooked. For instance, Tim insists that the case with the Baby Corp babies suddenly growing is being caused by either vent babies or old people from Mars attempting to replace the formula the babies use. While it's dismissed as Tim being eccentric, Boss Baby at least realizes that the problem is being caused by the formula not working right.
  • It Has Been an Honor: Boss Baby in episode 2, who gives a quick speech to Staci and Jimbo before going to confront the kitten invading his home. Ultimately subverted when Tim's interference ends the fight.
    • Mega Fat at the end of season 3 before his formula gives out, causing him to become a regular baby. He uses this moment to give the babies an out of the situation Happy created.
  • Karma Houdini: Bootsy Calico never targets Mega Fat CEO Baby for making the "hang in there, kitty" poster, allowing Mega Fat to place all the blame on Boss Baby (who had stolen the idea from Mega Fat) and get away from Bootsy's revenge plot. It doesn't last long.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Turtleneck and Fredrick tried to spray the babies of the city with a stinky serum, so elderly people would be a beloved species. They stole the Stinkless Serum and tried to make themselves stinkless. But Baby Corp swapped it with their own stinky serum, so they made themselves unforgivably stinky with then spread across the town; leading to the two getting arrested as a result.
    • In Season 1, Mega Fat CEO Baby attempts to fire Boss Baby for trashing the office again after they had just foiled Boosty Calico's ultimate plan. However, in the midst of gloating, Magnus plays a recording of Bootsy's comment to Mega Fat, showing that the two attempted to collude to ruin Boss Baby. As a result, the Board of Directors fires Mega Fat on the spot.
  • Let Us Never Speak of This Again: When infiltrating Mrs. McCraken's house disguised as kittens, Boss Baby is daunted by the idea of having to use a litter box. He quotes this trope while Staci praises him for... whatever he did to that box to gain the kittens' confidence.
  • Logo Joke: A standard DreamWorks logo appears but is quickly shoved to the side by Boss Baby in a crescent-shaped business chair.
    Boss Baby: Hold all my calls.
  • Mama Bear: Or rather Grandma Bear. Tim's grandmother Gigi helped defend Boss Baby when Fredric tried to make babies get bad publicity.
    • Janice can also get defensive if she catches someone abusing Tim. And not even Marsha Krinkle will stand in her way.
  • Misunderstood Loner with a Heart of Gold: Subverted with Wendi, who Tim must help to gain his final do-good trooper helmet sticker. Janice tries to convince him she's this, only for her to be proven dead wrong near the end, when it turns out the sweaters she knits and sells claiming to be cashmere are actually cat hair.
  • Motor Mouth: Tim will use this to cover up work from the Baby Corp team. For example, he explains Jimbo's attempt to replace Scooter Buskie as Jimbo having "Wandering Baby Syndrome", quickly followed by telling Scooter's parents that it's a real disease and they don't need to look it up.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Gigi's method of potty training Boss Baby is to set up potty chairs around the house and leave the baby naked, reasoning that the baby will eventually sit down and go whenever he needs. All this does is cause Tim aggravation, as he cannot stand Boss Baby's naked butt touching everything as well as having to look at him (despite Boss Baby saying that baby nudity is not the same as adult nudity). While most of the Baby Corp staff hardly notice, Boss Baby gets carried away believing that being naked actually helps him think clearer, forcing Tim to take drastic measures just to put some pants on him.
  • Negative Continuity: At the end of the film, Boss Baby leaves his job at Baby Corp to live with the Templeton Family as a normal baby under his new full name Theodore Lindsay Templeton. Yet in the series, he's still working at Baby Corp, still called Boss Baby and neither his brother Tim nor the parents call him Theodore or Ted for short, not once.
    • Also, the movie hints that the events revolving around Boss Baby may or may not have been a tall tale adult Tim was telling his daughter. The series, however, treats Boss Baby's introduction to the house as being unambiguously true.
  • Never My Fault: Mega Fatt blames Boss Baby for getting him fired in season 2, but it never would've happened if he hadn't teamed up with Bootsy Calico in the first place.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: In "Spirit Day", Tim, for deciding to stop a cheating Mega Fat from winning the Spirit Day contest which was set up so only he can win, ends up missing his dad's concert and getting grounded as a result, all week.
  • No Indoor Voice: Magnus, Mega Fat CEO Baby's number two. He explains having lost it in an accident.
  • Noodle Incident: Tim's parents reminisce about their honeymoon, which somehow involved "that one palm tree in the motel room", which they giggle about.
  • No-Sell: Boss Baby's plan to bring down Bubeezee by revealing the existence of talking babies to snap Happy Sedengry's brain. However, not only does Happy react casually to Boss Baby talking, he decides to weaponize footage of him talking, threatening to show it to the babies' parents to get cooperation out of Boss Baby.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Tim tries this approach with Scooter Buskie when he discovers that Scooter has a tooth growing in. It seems to calm him at first, but then he goes berserk and behaves worse than before.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: After Boss Baby gets fired in the season 3 premiere, and he's forced into normal baby customs.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Boss Baby labels the newer babies in his playgroup. "Sticky Fingers" is Dakota, who likes to steal things (ironically being the daughter of the cop featured in Skewed Priorities below - though less ironically when you consider her mother once robbed a bank). "Quiet Psycho Baby" is Joy, the mayor's daughter. "Shover" is "Eggy", which is actually how the babies have been perceiving "agi", the Korean word for baby. We find out later that Shover is actually Braydon, Staci's nemesis. He starts dropping these as he learns their names.
  • Overly Long Title: The eighth episode "Into The Belly of The Den of The House of The Nest of Cats".
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Pops up a few times with varying levels of success.
    • Tim attempts to wear a pair of glasses with a fake mustache to avoid being recognized at the Lil Dumplings pageant. Not only does the man at the desk indulge him (being focused more on a kid trying to enter a baby) as it turns out, Tim never won the pageant, so no one would recognize him anyway.
    • When Jimbo is pulled into Mrs. McCracken's house, B.B. and Staci put on cat ears, fake noses with whiskers, and a tail to infiltrate the house. Later dialogue indicates that the kittens in the house weren't fooled by this.
    • When B.B. is breaking into Mega Fat's office, Jimbo pretends to be a janitor by bringing a poppy toy (pretending it is a vacuum) and wearing a name sticker reading "Hello, my name is NOT JIMBO/JANITOR".
    • During the company retreat, Boss Baby simply goes to retreat and offers the name "Dale" while Tim dresses in a kid-sized bodysuit and gives a few babbles. No one (except Hendershot) recognizes the team since, as Staci points out, the babies have no concept of object permanence.
  • Parental Bonus: A few in the first episode:
    • Upon visiting the home turf of the so-called "worst baby in the whole world":
    Staci: Scooter Buskie is a garbage baby.
    Tim: Maybe he's just misunderstood.
    Staci: Oh, sorry. I didn't realize your brother was... a liberal.
    • When Scooter refuses to cooperate, Boss Baby complains that this is like trying to negotiate with North Korea.
    • When the babies reveal they've recalled Scooter, Boss Baby states that they'll leave him with some mega-family with a bunch of children that they'll never notice a new baby. Staci then comments that their best chances are in Utah. Utah is well-known for its large Mormon population, which supports large families and polygamy.
    • When Jerro Macintosh appears, he has a rather drunken look on his face as he nonchalantly crashes his train and simply sits up like it doesn't bother him. This although he's a baby.
  • Precision F-Strike: Boss Baby (and occasionally other babies) can be heard snapping "Fart, poop, doodie" when things get out of hand. Considering that they're babies, anything referring to feces seems to be treated as vulgar as hollering "shit".
  • Pun: During Season 1, every opportunity to make a cat pun was used.
  • Raised by Wolves: Bootsy Calico, raised by kittens in this case. However, it's never stated what happened to his biological ones.
  • Revenge: Bootsy Calico's motivation for targeting Baby Corp. Specifically, he's after Boss Baby for the "hang in there kitty" poster. The cat on the poster is the cat that raised Bootsy when he lost his parents. This provides Mega Fat CEO Baby with a Karma Houdini moment: Bootsy has no idea that Mega Fat was the one who made the poster.
  • Put on a Bus: Mega Fat, briefly, for most of season two. In season three, he returns as a regular.
  • Reused Character Design: Many of the babies (particularly Peg) will one minute appear as part of Baby Corp, but later as regular babies.
    • The show also doesn't seem to have many unique adults.
  • Running Gag: Tim spouting off some bizarre, unbelievable fact he heard from his friend Danny Petrosky. Occasionally followed up by Boss Baby or Tim's mom telling Tim that "Danny Petrosky is a liar and a moron".
    • Tim slipping into Motor Mouth mode to explain away something bizarre that Boss Baby or his team have done.
    • In Season 1, Jimbo ignoring Boss Baby to pet a kitten.
    • Marsha Krinkle compulsively introducing herself with her full name and station. Even when everyone already knows who she is.
    "Marsha Krinkle, Channel Eight News!"
    • Staci's "time" in daycare. One of the parents in season three mentioned that they joined the playgroup because the daycare had to be shut down on account of what an employee called the "Staci Incident".
  • Shout-Out:
    • In the third episode, Boss Baby mimics The Godfather, "It's just business.", Italian accent and all.
  • Skewed Priorities: The recurring police officer (who originally had Cat Cop as his partner) does not seem to have the same mindset as the other officers in the area. When he had Cat Cop as his partner, he spent most of his time following Cat Cop's direction and giving tickets for the pettiest of reasons. During Ted, Tim, and Boss Baby's camping trip, he is more invested in apprehending them for trespassing into a closed campground rather than responding to the high-speed chase back in town. He also seems to be free enough ("I have literally nothing better to do.") to act as security for the local library, kicking out people simply for making noise.
  • Take That!: In the second episode, while explaining what happened when two babies revealed their capacity for the business to their mother and father, the parents went crazy and turned into drooling dolts. The company managed to relocate them into government jobs that require little thinking... the dad becoming a Senator of Pennsylvania.
    • The blankie lady when she explains that she robbed a bank to send her little girl to Ohio State. For one semester.
  • That Makes Me Feel Angry: Magnus has to shout his emotions to everyone due to having No Indoor Voice.
    • Superstar Turtleneck CEO Baby often describes her emotional state to Boss Baby since she maintains a stoic demeanor at all times. This aspect of her character disappears when she reveals that she's actually Estes' wife.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: Janice gets one when recalling potty-training Tim. The brief moment includes the sound of an oncoming plane as she recounts:
  • Token Evil Teammate: Staci will gleefully become violent at the drop of a hat. Despite this, she would rather act for the benefit of Boss Baby and the company.
  • Truth in Television: Boss Baby says that a baby can become heavier by going limp. In real life, going limp when people try to carry or lift you does make it harder for them to do so because you're not using your body weight to help lift yourself.
    • Also because trying to lift a limp object or body is harder than lifting a rigid one, due to the swinging and rocking of the loose parts. This is why, for example, it's harder to list five pounds of rubber than five pounds of a barbell.
  • The Un-Favorite: While not being their parent, Gigi takes exception to Boss Baby at first. Many of her comments in the second season tend to either neglect B.B. or treat him with indifference. This is due mostly to her past as a factory worker who went on strike against bad bosses, and she reacts more to the fact that B.B. wears a suit and behaves selfishly (as babies are naturally inclined to). However, as the season goes on, she learns to look past the suit and treat the baby the same way she treats Tim.
  • Visible Odor: Simmons becomes surrounded in green gas after using the stinkless serum turned stink enhancer on herself.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Staci sounds much like a teenager as opposed to a kid.
    • Gets worse during the formula fiasco. Staci sounds like a teenager from the nineties while one of the triplets gains a deep voice. Once the formula is fixed, they're back to normal.
  • Wham Episode: The very first episode of season 3 revolves around BB being fired from Baby Corp, what he's been trying to avoid since the movie.
  • Wham Line: Turtleneck revealing her true colors.
    Turtleneck Superstar CEO Baby: I'm not working for old people, I am old people.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Upon discovering Boss Baby taking credit for Mega Fatt's work, Tim wastes no time in calling the former out for being the actual traitor.
  • Whole Episode Flashback: "Mega Fat" was entirely a flashback of everything that happened to Mega Fatt CEO Baby after being fired throughout season 2.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In ""Ga Ba Goo Ba Ga (The Babblist)", If Timothy gives the baby a magazine with a falcon on it. His father says that he's really afraid of birds.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Kittens, ironically. In the second episode, the kitten trying to oust Boss Baby from his home rigs the TV antenna to snap free and, had Jimbo not responded fast, crush Boss Baby.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: A non-lethal example: every Babycorp employee that gets fired is given a six month supply of the special formula to remain intelligent. Presumably, so they can learn and improve themselves from their experiences before they become normal babies and are adopted; as evidence by the orphanage of former Babycorp Babies where Mega Fat was sent during season 2.