Television

That's Just Wrong!

How TV Made Our Flesh Crawl This Week

Like a bad diaper rash, Baby Bob is back for an insufferable eight-episode stay on CBS (Fridays at 8 p.m.). So wrong in every way, Bob features a talking infant -- creepy enough on its own -- who goo-goos such ca-ca as ''Don't do anything I wouldn't do -- like put a penny in my mouth!'' CBS stuck a pacifier in this unfunny Baby long ago (the net is burning off the remaining episodes this summer), but that doesn't make it less painful to watch the once respectable Adam Arkin slum it as Bob's overly earnest dad. If only we could smear our TV with diaper ointment and make it go away.

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints
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