The Babysitters Club Is Coming Out With A New TV Show
Laura Lee - May 29, 2018


By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

The one and only book series that managed to get us hooked as young children was The Baby-Sitters Club.  Somehow, a series of books about a job that no one actually wants, became highly popular. They managed to portray babysitting as a fun activity, rather than what it’s really like.


They did get paid, but still, it’s not the most glamorous of past times. Nonetheless, we all wanted to create our own Baby-Sitters Club. The series was great and the movie was even better. And guess what? It’s not over! They are coming back and this time for a TV series!


The show is still in it’s early development stages and everyone taking part is thrilled and excited to be working on this special project.  It was in fact attempted back in the 90s to make a show based on the books, but only 13 episodes succeed until they stopped airing the show.


The world has obviously changed a great deal since the series first came out, but the one thing that will always remain, parents will still need babysitters.  The show is a great way to show children that it’s a cool job to have, although the show will of course need to be modernized, at least a bit.


Fans are ecstatic and have taken it the perfect time to re-watch the old series.  All of the characters from the original books are intended to appear and it’s goal is to be a family-friendly series.