Rank #1: The Baby-Sitters Club Movie
Ann, Dalene, and Susan DeSanto confirmed so many popular theories this week, and they did so VISUALLY. Economy of Holes! Bread theory! Living Dolls! Bees! Magical Owls! All that and more!
Rank #2: BSCSC 015 - Baby-sitters' European Vacation
This is a time for sobriety and reflection as the boys gaze bravely into oblivion. Shattered by the loss of a dear, innocent friend who was betrayed by those who should have protected him, they must step forward, alone, into a future devoid of Super Specials. But before they do, a loving look back at this really great final book! Jessi has committed a series of cold-blooded murders, Alan Gray’s joined the Stoneybrook Liberation Front, and Kristy’s doing kissing and arm stuff with a Canadian! This is Pete Lerangis’s swan song and his magnum opus and it is so much better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Music credits: “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt “Sad to Hopeful,” by TheStoryShop “Polish Funk,” by Artur Orbelyan “Ambient Dream,” by bdProductions “Romantic Background,” by Aleksandr Shamaluev “Haunted,” by LucaFrancini “Angelic Choir Divine Elevation,” by AllenGrey “Ethereal Voices,” by LucaFrancini “Cathedral,” by CleanMindSounds “Battle Area,” by Fifty Vinc Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #3: BSCC 002 - Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls
Jack and Tanner go fully CSI on the quiet town of Stoneybrook, Connecticut and try to get to the bottom of a 30-year-old cold case involving a rash of high-profile burglaries. In the course of their investigation, they discover a dark secret about one of the town's young residents, Alan Gray. (The secret is that he likes Kristy.) Special thanks to our very first Baby Boy, Scott Lamb, for the theme music (https://twitter.com/scottlamb).
Rank #4: BSCC 003 - The Truth About Stacey
This week, Jack and Tanner get to the bottom of the truth about Stacey, and uncover a few truths about themselves along the way. Just kidding! They definitely don't have the emotional intelligence required for any sort of meaningful introspection. They just make dumb jokes instead. Special thanks to Baby Boy #1 Scott Lamb for the theme tune, and Baby Girl #1 Andrea Hickey for the cover art!
Rank #5: BSCC 111 - Don't Give Up, Mallory
You know what? Mallory really stuck it to the Man this week, and we’re damn proud of her. But while dear, sweet, brave Mal was busy standing up to the (admittedly handsome) Trevor Sandbourne and singlehandedly dismantling the entrenched power structures at SMS, all was not well in the rest of Stoneybrook: Dangerous new knowledge has come to light in the mysterious academic discipline known as Bread Theory; terrifying portents are, well, portended, by The Bird and The Wheelmaker; and the boys had the distinct displeasure of debuting the hottest track to ever light up the charts in the space between worlds – a mind-flaying dirge known to those who love it as “49 Deaths.” And perhaps even more surprising than all of that, Tanner finally learns what a segue is. Or does he? ... Music credits: “Slash,” by Arc North “Never Give Up,” by Neffex “Heroic,” by TexasBrother “Death March,” by Benjamin James Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Baby Bee Wolfkiller for the outro music.
Rank #6: BSCC 090 - Stacey and the Bad Girls
Extra long episode this week, Baby Nation! Tanner is back from a week in Germany, and for some reason, the boys thought it’d be a good decision to do a late night record while Tanner was still reeling from the effects of jet lag, so Jack has a really hard time keeping this one on the rails. There’s A LOT of singing. Too much singing. Sorry for all the singing. Stacey (with a soft ‘c’) or Stacey (with a hard ‘c’) (we’re not sure how it’s pronounced) has a run in with some bad girls who invite her into the seedy underworld of dingleberriness, and once it starts, the red, red wine never stops flowing. Also, we’re calling Robert the Brewdoggy now, and Stacey Sweet Toots McGill. Music Credits:“Radar Love” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Golden Earring“Without Me” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Eminem“Disarm” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by The Smashing Pumpkins“Mad World” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Gary Jules“Raining” by Kai Engel“Against All Odds” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Phil Collins“Red, Red Wine” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by UB40“Can’t Help Falling In Love” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by UB40“It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Boyz II Men“Duck Face” by CØDE Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #7: BSCSC 001 - Baby-sitters on Board!
Welcome to the Baby-Sitters Club SUPER (Special) Club! A totally new IP and concept brought to you by Jack Shepherd and Tanner Greenring, two promising young podcasters with a lot to prove.
Rank #8: BSCC 123 - Mary Anne and the Playground Fight
This week, the boys go inside a haunted mansion. Just by chance they freed a ghost who made them Beetleboys. [Frankenbeans: “BEETLEBOYS!”] Big Bad Beetleboys. Big Bad Beetleboys. Hey look now they're super heros, armed with super powers… [Mums: ”Cool!”] ...taken from a comic strip and now they're Beetleboys. [Count Fangula: “BEETLEBOYS!”] Big Bad Beetleboys. Big Bad Beetleboys. Music Credit:“Mad World” (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Gary Jules“My Sharona” (MIDI Version) originally performed by The Knack“Lamprey” by Blue Dot Sessions"The X-Files" Theme Song by Mark Snow“Big Bad Beetleborgs” Theme Song by Jeremy Sweet and Billy Forester“Dreams” by Lost Sky Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #9: BSCC 133 - Stacey's Movie
Welcome to the Cokie Mason Academy of What Is and Is Not Cool, I am your professor Joe Joesson and I am joined today by Dean Throbdong and his unusually large family. We hope that your time at our school is productive and useful, especially you young men out there. Whether you’re joining us here in the School of Arts & Sciences, uncovering the coolest possible things, or you’re working on your engineering degree over at the School of Sciences, perhaps unlocking the secrets to the infinitely powerful Cauliflower Universe, we will deliver the best education we are able to. (When we’re not too drunk.) Music Credits:“Makedamnsure cover” by Aaron Sorge“Northern Pintail” by Chad Crouch“School” by Lil’ Meekie“Born to Run (Acoustic Instrumental Cover)” by RichieFlip1973“Legion” by The Early Mourning Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #10: BSCC 127 - Stacey McGill ... Matchmaker?
#swoon alert, Baby Nation! There’s a hunky new single dad in Stoneybrook this week, and of course his name is John! Though, you probably know his as J.B. Angel, the spirit of vengeance. There’s also more mean memes than you could have ever possibly wanted, but the boys packed them into the episode regardless! Music Credits:"Transformations II” by David Hilowitz"Harph Heaven A (ID 652)” by Lobo Loco“Nyan Cat” by Sarah June“Hope” by RetroVision“Better Way” by Kai Engel“My Sharona” (MIDI Version) originally performed by The Knack Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #11: BSCC 004 - Mary Anne Saves the Day
Jack and Tanner discuss book four of The Baby-Sitter's Club, "Mary Ann Saves the Day." From what though? Is the Stoneybrook jewel thief back in action? Has The Agency risen to power again, threatening to destroy the club once and for all? Is it just a spat between a few friends based on a misunderstanding? You'll have to listen to find out!
Rank #12: BSCSC 007 - Snowbound
Ann’s back with a whole lot more snow and a rare and surprising tribute to the heroic men who are so often unsung in these novels – He-Man’s friend Man-E-Faces, Jason X (or “Space Jason”), the Mouse King, Quint, and of course Logan Bruno, the dreamiest boy on two skis. Meanwhile, Stacey gets trapped in a car, Kristy has to hide her pajamas from Bart, and the horrifying Hounds of Tindalos are back again to drain your fluids with their hollow proboscises. And a brand new rule in the Wandering Frog People game! This one’s jam-packed. Music credits: “All Our Clocks Are Dying,” by Ergo Phizmiz “Winter,” by SongMail “Epic Trailer,” by YourvisualDesigner “Tanzen” by KieLoBoy “Jazz Sad Hip Hop,” by Black Stone Sound “Horror Trailer,” by Sound Tree “Rendezvous 72.5,” by Adrien Wilcox “Bubble G Funk Electro,” by TeknoAxe “Kill The Flesh,” by Dyman “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #13: BSCC 049 - Mallory on Strike
There's no easy way of saying this, Baby Nation, but Mallory is over it. She's sick and tired of her abundant chores, the endless parade of babies she's required to sit, and the constant, relentless terror of living in a parallel-universe nightmare town, infested with living dolls, chaos dinosaurs, and as of recently, wolves. Stick around for all of that, as well as a very important PSA from Jack and Tanner about exactly how much time you should be putting in at the office, because some of us may have misunderstood the rules on that one. Music Credits: “Triumph of Hope,” by Bausic Productions “Mary’s Little World,” by Ryan Creep “Sky,” by PlatinumEDM “Don’t Leave Me,” by Lionel Schmitt Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #14: BSCC 048 - Mary Anne Misses Logan
We’re considering changing the name of the show to “The Pete Black Club” because we discovered our favorite character in the entire series this week. Here’s all the rad stuff Pete Black did this week: Burned Cokie Mason, worked on his part of the school project, and found a way for Tanner to mention Bread Theory. There’s some other less important characters in this book like Mary Anne and Logan and a toilet monster, but we can’t really remember what they got up to because we were so laser focused on Pete Black’s antics. Music Credits: “Detroit" by Podington Bear "Party Hard” by Mike L “Constellation" by Podington Bear “My Sharona” MIDI Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #15: BSCC 062 - Mary Anne's Makeover
Mary Anne is finally getting that makeover we’ve been hearing about for so long! We also have reason to believe that Mr. Spier and Logan have a lot more in common than we thought, and that Mr. Spier and the X-Men’s Wolverine have a lot more in common than we thought. He’s the best there is at what he does, and what he does is weird sex play with food. Also, Jack is moving to Texas so nothing else really matters. Music Credits: “Sepia” by Podington Bear “Red in Black” by Kosta T “Vessel” by Ship Wrek, Zookeepers & Trauzers "A Storm At Eilean Mor" by Jon Luc Hefferman As always, special thanks to Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #16: BSCC 019 - Stacey's Mistake
Great! Everything is so great! Definitely no major catastrophes this week. Just your typical, high-energy, enthusiastic Jack and Tanner having a lively discussion about the next book in the Baby-Sitter's Club series: "Stacey's Mistake!" Stacey certainly made some mistakes this week, but not ole' Jack and Tanner. Those dudes have everything all figured out. Haha! So great! Just... great.
Rank #17: BSCC 126 - Claudia's Big Party
We’re not trying to tell you how to live your lives, but you’re going to disappoint a lot of people if you refuse to read Infinite Jest, watch Videodrome, and familiarize yourself with all of the great works of Stone Cold Steve Austin, and instead spend your time doing whippets, watching SportsCenter, and throwing big blow-out parties when your parents are away like Claudia Kishi decided to do this week. This one’s for fans of Janine Kishi, aka “The Janenius,” people who think Sense and Sensibility was written in the ‘90s, and anyone who’s ever huffed whipped cream to see what might happen. “Speakeasy,” by Sound Ideas “Stardust,” by Fox Beat Stock Music “Throw the Coins,” by Patrick Doyle “Lovely Memories,” by CreativeMedias_net “Without Limits,” by Ross Budgen Thanks as always to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music, and to Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #18: BSCC 018 - Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery
It all goes down this week: Claudia loses herself, Logan reveals his true self, Mary Anne finds her faith, The cat-people have taken Louisville, and Jack and Tanner spend WAY too much time talking about 6th century philosopher Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius. But that's what you tune in for, right? Music Credits: Haunted by Ross Bugden Triple Threat by Eliminate, INF1N1TE, & Nato Feelz [Creative Commons] Overture by The Lionheart [Creative Commons] MIDIworld.com Thanks to: Scott Lamb for our theme music! Andrea Hickey for our cover art!
Rank #19: BSCC 110 - Mind Your Own Business, Kristy!
Charlie Thomas has a new girlfriend named Angela, Pamela, Sandra, or Rita, and despite the fact that she’s a Crime Girl, they are only getting sweeter (the trumpet!). Kristy doesn’t like her because she’s a Baseball Idiot (and she’s not the only one in this week’s book). Car crimes are perpetrated against the State of Connecticut, and there’s a hit new Blade (the vampire/vampire hunter) musical coming to Broadway. This one’s for you, Harry Nilsson, wherever you are now. We can’t live… if livin’ is without you. Music Credits:"Stray Not” by Ketsa"Mambo No. 5" (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Lou Bega“Chopstick Slapstick” by OurMusicBox"Coconut" (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Harry Nilsson"My Sharona" (MIDI Version) originally performed by The Knack"Without You" (Karaoke Version) originally performed by Harry Nilsson"(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty" (Karaoke Version) originally performed by KC and the Sunshine Band“Sexy Time” by Komiku“Seasons (feat. Harley Bird)” by Rival x Cadmium Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.
Rank #20: BSCC 102 - Stacey’s Broken Heart
This week, the boys hearts are broken right alongside Stacey’s because Robert “Hangdoggy” Brewster has betrayed us all. But don’t worry, because they have the warm, open, waiting arms of both the intriguing and enigmatic Ethan AND the familiar, long-haired Pete Black waiting for all of them to “trampoline” into. Also, the boys are feeling a little Suzane in the membWeyn this week, and because of that, it’s an EXTREMELY segment light week, so STRAP IN FOR SOME ANTIQUITY DISCUSSION. Music Credits:"We Were Never Meant to Live Here” by Chris Zabriskie“My Sharona” (MIDI Version) originally performed by The Knack"Insane In The Brain"(Karaoke Version) originally performed by Cypress Hill]“Caress Me Down"(Karaoke Version) originally performed by Sublime“Back In Black"(Karaoke Version) originally performed by AC/DC"Too Far Gone” by Inukshuk Thanks to original Baby Boy Scott Lamb for the intro music and Superbrat for the outro music.