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 networkHBO
Original releaseJanuary 1 (1990-01-01) –
March 26, 1990 (1990-03-26)

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 aired on HBO[2] from January to March 1990, and was produced by the Scholastic Corporation.

Broadcast and syndication

The Baby-Sitters Club originally aired from January to March 1990, on HBO.[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



Reference for airdates:[5]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Mary Anne and the Brunettes"Abbie H. Fink & Carol S. FinkMary Pleshette WillisJanuary 1, 1990 (1990-01-01)
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 WillisJanuary 8, 1990 (1990-01-08)
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 WillisJanuary 15, 1990 (1990-01-15)
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 CowelJanuary 22, 1990 (1990-01-22)
Kristy decides to help a shy girl run for class president.
5"The Baby-Sitters' Special Christmas"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisJanuary 29, 1990 (1990-01-29)
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 WillisFebruary 5, 1990 (1990-02-05)
Claudia's new homemade jewelry disappears.
7"Dawn and the Dream Boy"Lynn HamrickMary Pleshette WillisFebruary 12, 1990 (1990-02-12)
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 BetancourtFebruary 19, 1990 (1990-02-19)
Claudia discovers a note in the secret passage at Dawn's house.
9"Jessi and the Mystery of the Stolen Secrets"Lynn HamrickJeanne BetancourtFebruary 26, 1990 (1990-02-26)
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 WillisMarch 5, 1990 (1990-03-05)
A group of boys want to join The Baby-Sitters Club.
11"Dawn Saves the Trees"Noel BlackMary Pleshette WillisMarch 12, 1990 (1990-03-12)
Dawn wants to save trees that may be destroyed by a new development in Stoneybrook.
12"Stacey Takes a Stand"Noel BlackJeanne BetancourtMarch 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)
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 WillisMarch 26, 1990 (1990-03-26)
The Baby-Sitters Club members recall their favorite memories at a sleepover.

Home media

The series was released between June 16, 1993 and Janruary 1, 1998 on thirteen individual VHS tapes each containing one episode.[6] The entire series was released to Amazon streaming services on December 13, 2013[7] with other streaming services following on May 20, 2014.[8][9]


  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. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  6. ^ Source for each The Baby-Sitters Club VHS release:
  7. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 Prime". Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  8. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club, Season 1 iTunes". Retrieved 22 August 2023.
  9. ^ "The Baby-Sitters Club: Season 1 Digital". Retrieved 22 August 2023.

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