The Baby-Sitters Club Club

with Tanner Greenring and Jack Shepherd

Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring discuss the classic Baby-Sitters Club novels of Ann M. Martin in chronological order. Get ready to look with new eyes at the timeless adventures of Kristy, Mary Anne, Claudia, Stacey, and I guess Dawn. And probably Mallory too. Fine, and Jessi.

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    Our intrepid Time Babies take another trip back to save the future, this time into Claudia Kishi’s past, where the Great One (She Who Lurks in the Darkness and Devours the Innocent) lurks. It’s all pretty scary and this is a scare warning!

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    Lobstrosities, Clone People, a malevolent Cloud AI ... and they’re all converging on the sweet, sweet feet of the sweetest Baby-Sitters Club Ghostwriter we know. But that’s not even the worst of it. The worst of it is that there’s only two guys who can stop it, and they’re Time Babies. This godforsaken mess (and more!) is what you get when the boys attempt to read about the ancient past of the BSC in the pages of the Portrait Collection. This week, “Stacey’s Book.” Strap in. Music notes: “Falling Skies,” by Allen Grey “Nicest Rockabye Baby Lullaby,” by Little People in Training “Hush Little Baby (Musical Box),” by Allen Grey “Showtime,” by Stockwaves “Sexy Hip Hop,” by Stereo Nuts “Scottish Bagpipe Rock Anthem,” by Allen Grey “Typewriter Blues,” by AllenGrey Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb (and actual Baby, Cyril) for the intro music, and to Bye Bye Empire for the outro music.

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    Daddy and Tanner get some expert help as they navigate the sparse and unforgiving terrain they seem to have navigated themselves into after finishing the Baby-Sitters Club Mysteries.

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    OK, so someone called “Elle Fanning” went back and changed a bunch of things in this one, but you know what she couldn’t hide? THE TRUTH.

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    Well, it was always going to end in cat burglars, but if any of us had even begun to suspect who those cats and who those burglars were, we might never have embarked on this dangerous and mysterious quest in the first place.

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    Detective Tanner and Gumshoe Jack wade into a mystery that they are fundamentally ill equipped to solve.

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    An illuminating peek inside the writing process of the mysterious Vicki Berger Erwin, this scintillating episode takes you where no other Baby-Sitters Club criticism has ever dared...

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    Someone stole some Valentines from Stacey, but more importantly, someone stole Pete Black's heart, and we're not going to rest until they're behind bars where they belong.

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    This week’s mystery was surging with VBE ENERGY! That’s right, Vicki Berger Erwin is back at the helm of the BSC books once again.

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    Mary Anne discovered the freaking LAMENT CONFIGURATION in a wall this week and all hell quite literally broke loose. Meanwhile, the DeWitts are building an extension on their house, which, as a B-plot, doesn’t quite live up to the chills and thrills of the A-plot, but it’s certainly something to think about. Oh, and there’s a Sailor/Ghost. But don’t worry, this episode is not all scares – it’s also surprisingly sexy? “Cinematic Action 80’s," by Luca Francini “Epic Cinematic Horror Trailer,” by Luca Francini “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Music Box,” by Allen Grey “Once Upon a Dark Time,” by Allen Grey “Romantic Piano No. 4,” by Adigold “Typewriter Blues,” by AllenGrey “Masquerade Ball,” by Allen Grey “Jazz Sad Hip Hop,” by Black Stone Sound “Beautiful Darkness,” by Allen Grey Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

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    A sense of endearing honesty permeates this episode, which is far more than anyone can say about Jack and Tanner’s subsequent work.

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    Somebody’s poisoning fashion teens this week, but don’t worry because Stacey McGill and her best friends Abraham Lincoln, Drop Dead Fred, and Wolverine are on the case! Meanwhile, Kristy is busy BLAZING a trail that the KIND people of STONEYbrook will never forget. It’s about weed. Oh, and Ellen Miles has a chilling message for the boys. Music credits: “Fashion Show,” by Alex Shulgin “Magical World,” by Stereo Nuts “Ethereal Voices,” by Luca Francini “Creeping Terror Horror Trailer,” by Marco Belloni Music “Serenity,” by Adigold “Beautiful Darkness,” by Allen Grey Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.

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    There was arguably no mystery in this week’s Baby-Sitters Club Mystery book, but to quote Cypher from "The Matrix": "Ignorance is bliss."

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    'Tis the season for lighthouse ghosts, alien beehives, and AI-enabled thermonuclear devastation, and there's only one person in the whole wide world who could bring you all of that and more wrapped up in a (technically) Holiday-themed Baby-Sitters Club book. So if you detect a hint of exuberance in the boys' voices this week it's either because this scintillating novel is a beautiful gift, or it’s not exuberance at all but incipient panic about the fact that we just found out for certain that ghosts are real. Sorry. Scare warning. Anyway, Claudia and Janine both have eyes for this hunk named Steve and ghosts are real and a boy died. Enjoy! Music credits: “Typewriter Blues,” by AllenGrey “Just a Little Hope,” by Adigold “Parting Ways,” by Allen Grey “Jazz Sad Hip Hop,” by Black Stone Sound “Love Potion,” by Fasol Prod “Beautiful Darkness,” by Allen Grey “School Music Video,” by DjHappY Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, Baby Bee Liz for the “Guessing the Mystery” theme, and to Bye Bye Empire for the outro music.

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    It’s an undercover episode, by which we mean, it’s a totally normal episode and not really different in any way from any other episode of the show, according to Ellen’s definition of “undercover.”