The Baby-Sitters Club (1990 TV series)

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The Baby-Sitters Club
GenreChildren's television series
Based onThe Baby-Sitters Club
by Ann M. Martin
Written by
Directed by
Opening theme"Say Hello to Your Friends", performed by: Emily Bindiger[1]
Ending theme"Say Hello to Your Friends", performed by: Emily Bindiger[1]
ComposerGlen Roven
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
ProducerTina Stern
CinematographyNancy Schreiber
Running time27 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkDirect-to-video (episodes 1-4)
HBO (episodes 5-13)
ReleaseAugust 15, 1990 (1990-08-15) –
February 3, 1993 (1993-02-03)

The Baby-Sitters Club is an American live-action television series based on Ann M. Martin's children's novel series of the same name. The series, which aired from August 15, 1990 to February 3, 1993, started out as a direct-to-video series before moving to HBO,[2] and was produced by Scholastic Productions.

Broadcast and syndication

The first four episodes of The Baby-Sitters Club were released exclusively on VHS by GoodTimes Home Video in August 1990 and August 1991. The series then moved to HBO, where nine episodes premiered as monthly specials from November 1991 to February 1993.[2] The series was later rerun on Disney Channel, from early October 1994[3] to January 1997.[4]



  • Meghan Andrews as Mallory Pike
  • Melissa Chasse as Dawn Schafer
  • Jeni F. Winslow as Claudia Kishi
  • Avriel Hillman as Kristy Thomas
  • Meghan Lahey as Mary Anne Spier
  • Nicole Leach as Jessica "Jessi" Ramsey
  • Jessica Prunell as Stacey McGill



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Mary Anne and the Brunettes"Abbie H. Fink & Carol S. FinkMary Pleshette WillisAugust 15, 1990 (1990-08-15)
Mary Anne is devastated when someone tries to steal Logan from her.
2"Dawn and the Haunted House"Abbie H. Fink & Carol S. FinkMary Pleshette WillisAugust 15, 1990 (1990-08-15)
Dawn thinks that Mrs. Slade is a witch but wonders if Claudia's odd behavior has something to do with it.
3"Stacey's Big Break"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisAugust 1, 1991 (1991-08-01)
Stacey is asked to become a model but finds that it is a lot harder than she expected.
4"Kristy and the Great Campaign"Lynn HamrickEileen CowelAugust 1, 1991 (1991-08-01)
Kristy decides to help a shy girl run for class president.
5"The Baby-Sitters' Special Christmas"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisDecember 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)
At The Baby-Sitters Club Christmas party, Stacey begins eating sweets and ends up in the hospital.
6"Claudia and the Missing Jewels"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisNovember 2, 1991 (1991-11-02)
Claudia's new homemade jewelry disappears.
7"Dawn and the Dream Boy"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisJanuary 2, 1992 (1992-01-02)
Dawn has a crush on a boy and accuses Mary Anne of flirting with him.
8"Claudia and the Mystery of the Secret Passage"Lynn HamrickJeanne BetancourtSeptember 2, 1992 (1992-09-02)
Claudia discovers a note in the secret passage at Dawn's house.
9"Jessi and the Mystery of the Stolen Secrets"Lynn HamrickJeanne BetancourtOctober 1, 1992 (1992-10-01)
Jessi investigates when various people's secrets are being found out all over Stoneybrook.
10"The Baby-Sitters and the Boy-Sitters"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisNovember 2, 1992 (1992-11-02)
A group of boys want to join The Baby-Sitters Club.
11"Dawn Saves the Trees"Noel BlackMary Pleshette WillisNovember 30, 1992 (1992-11-30)
Dawn wants to save trees that may be destroyed by a new development in Stoneybrook.
12"Stacey Takes a Stand"Noel BlackJeanne BetancourtJanuary 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)
Stacey's father wants her to attend school in New York, and she is forced to choose between her two homes.
13"The Baby-Sitters Remember"Noel BlackMary Pleshette WillisFebruary 3, 1993 (1993-02-03)
The Baby-Sitters Club members recall their favorite memories at a sleepover.

Home media

The series was released between June 16, 1993 and January 1, 1998 on thirteen individual VHS tapes each containing one episode.[5] The entire series was released to Amazon streaming services on December 13, 2013[6] with other streaming services following on May 20, 2014.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b The Baby-Sitters Club. End credits. Episodes: 1-13. Quote: "Theme Song Vocal
  2. ^ a b Carter, Bill (10 September 1991). "HBO Turns Baby-Sitters Club Into a Series of Specials". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 5 March 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 6, October/November 1994: pp. 36–37, 56.
  4. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 6, December 1996/January 1997: p. 28.
  5. ^ Source for each The Baby-Sitters Club VHS release:
  6. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 Prime". Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  7. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club, Season 1 iTunes". Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  8. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 Digital". Retrieved 22 August 2023.

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