Sep 17, 2010  •  In Books, Funny, Web

The Baby-Sitters Club: Where Are They Now?

I saw this link on my Facebook feed yesterday and I knew I had to share it with my readers (who are obvious Baby-Sitters Club fans).

Huffington Post’s The Frenemy writes, “By the time the series ended in 2000, the girls had graduated from middle school at 13. This would make them around 23 now. I decided to catch up with the ladies to see what they had been up to since then….”

Stacey is now a model-slash-actress. Mary Anne dabbles in beauty pageants before moving down to Nashville to focus on her overly-conservative and right-wing life. Claudia continues to embrace the hipster lifestyle. Dawn remains as hippie as ever. Kristy resides in DC where she is working on a political career. Mallory works in publishing. And Jessie? She is clearly ashamed of her past: “Refused to take place in update. Cannot believe she ever lived in Connecticut and worked with a bunch of crazy privileged bitches.”

As funny and relevant to today’s society as these updates are, I couldn’t help but be a bit saddened to see what has become of the group. Yes, I know it is all fictional and meant to be funny, but I am also aware that today’s teenage girls will relate to these updated versions of the BSC more than the original, innocent group that kept so many of us entertained for years.

3 Responses to “The Baby-Sitters Club: Where Are They Now?”

  1. This was really funny to me because I loved the BSC. It is a little sad that everything had to take such a negative turn, as if Stoneybrooke could ruin them. Overall I thought it was cute.

  2. Jane:

    This was great! I'm a huge BSC fan (my Super Specials have a safely secured spot on my shelves nestled between Harper Lee and C.S. Lewis) and loooved this….as sad as I was that a good 70% of the club seems to be dabbling in recreational drugs.

  3. Carol:

    AHH! I LOVED BSC! I even got into them through Baby Sitters Club Little Sister. I owned practically ALL of them, then graduated to BSC, then Sweet Valley High, College, etc. I literally had every single book!!! I always wanted to be Claudia, duh… because she was Asian but also an artist. =) Ah… memories. I still remember the song when they made a movie out of it!

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