There might be nothing which holds a weirder and more interesting place in drama than the babysitter – she can be a damsel in distress, a hero rising to the occasion, a coming-of-age story, a sexy distraction, a pretty background character, or a one-off gag. And it’s almost always a she – a babysitter needs to be a woman.

The things they have to see and do should earn them big, shiny, gold medals, but instead they get like $6.50 an hour, maybe a homemade cookie, and often a creepy pass by a drunken dad. These facts and quick hits of information about babysitters in film and TV are for all the babysitters out there - here’s to you all, from the underpaid, underappreciated teen, to the nannies reading this while their billionaire baby runs around a playground for half an hour in attempt to experience an approximation of something called joy. 

The Sound of Music

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies The Sound of Music Christopher Plummer hated the movie. Не also kinda hated co-star Julie Andrews. Не referred to the film as The Sound of Mucus, and working with Andrews as being hit over the head with a big Valentine's Day card.

Source: BBC

Mary Poppins

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies Mary Poppins Despite seeming from the first second to be silver screen royalty, this was actually Julie Andrews' first appearance on film. She had previously become a star on the stage, but this is where she captured the hearts and minds of, well, everyone.

Source: IMDb

Addams Family Values

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies Addams Family Values In addition to being a gold digger - trying to use Fester to get at the Addams Family Value - Debbie's a literal gold digger, digging up Fester and Gomez' mother to steal gold from her.

Source: IMDb

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies The Hand that Rocks the Cradle The film is absolutely riddled with Gilbert and Sullivan references. Both the film and Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance - whose songs the film uses as its main theme - feature an orphaned baby boy and a hard-of-hearing nanny.

Source: IMDb

Uncle Buck

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies Form facing CODE last Lures Uncle Buck Despite being a family man, Uncle Buck himself hired a clown and strippers for director John Hughes' birthday during the making of the movie. This sounds like a better film than the one we got.

Source: CNN

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead This is the only fiction movie to feature the music of Spinal Tap, besides This is Spinal Tap.

Source: IMDb

The Sitter

Babysitter Movies The Sitter Want a sitter, but you're just too goshdarn lazy to look one up? Turn to the poster for The Sitter, which features an actual number to call the character from the film to ask him to babysit your kids.

Source: Cinemablend

The Boy

CRACKED.COM Babysitter Movies The Boy The original ending had the Doll come to life - ya know, like Chucky, or any doll in any horror movie - and chase the humans around, because the movie was interested in seeing what exactly lies below rock bottom.

Source: Cosmopolitan

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