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Apprehensive about leaving the baby with a sitter for the first time, Michelle scales back her romantic dinner with Al.
"My parents are at the age where they're very involved with their own activities."
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"Thanks again. You've got a great house and a fun care provider."
The Fletchers leave their baby with a sitter for the first time.
"When you add up how much it costs for fuel, supplies, and getting a sitter, it doesn't seem worth it to invade Earth."
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"These are payments for babysitters, but it's more exciting to pretend I'm a drug dealer."
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"We couldn't find a sitter."
"If he wakes up, you can give him a Martini."
'I don't care if an app on your phone is monitoring you, you still need a baby sitter when your father and I are gone.'
'Grandmas just ain't what they used to be.'
'I'm a work-at-home dad.'
"I know we're married, but I'd still like to work out a shared-custody arrangement."
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"See you later, Debbie. Try to combine the firm yet sensitive supervision of Mr. Clinton with the strict yet compassionate stewardship of Mr. Dole."
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"Sorry we're late, but Kenneth Starr subpoenaed our regular babysitter."
"Mom usually chews it up for us."
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'I know...It's so nice to finally be able to leave the kids at home without a babysitter, now that they have the means to keep themselves safe.'
"We don't mind the clones watching 'Roseanne,' but I don't think they should stay up for Charlie Rose."
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"There's food in the fridge, and clues about the state of our marriage all around the house."
'I don't understand parents. They yell at us to be quiet and when we are, they think we're up to no good.'
"Please, Jason. Don't you want to grow up to be an autonomous person?"
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"Don't worry! I'm a very experienced babysitter."
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"Now, Mrs. Stevens, go to work, relax, and leave the social engineering to us."
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"So I'm guessing your wife is still visiting her mother."
"Timmy was a bit shy at first, Mrs. Jordan....but he warmed right up to me!"