Season 3 Episode 1

Nature Calls

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Sep 18, 1992 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Now were in the 3rd Season of the series, as Fran tells Earl that she's changed every diaper in the past 15 years and now it's time for him to the responsibilities. But Earl doesn't feel the energy to do so, so instead after failing to change the diaper, Earl decides to make Baby go potty-training. Fran thinks it will take a long time, but Earl still insists that he should get the proper training quickly. Baby refuses to except these training changes, Earl keeps on trying but Baby has had enough and runs away in Ethyl's wheelchair into going into the wilderness. Where he is later captures by a big bird monster which puts him on her nest and waits for her little hatchlings to hatch so that they can eat him, Earl and Robbie immediately come to rescue him, and after the Baby jumps from the next, Earl promises to let the Baby decide when he's ready to go potty-training.moreless

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    Brian Henson

    Brian Henson

    Arthur Rizzic

    Guest Star

    Sally Kellerman

    Sally Kellerman


    Guest Star

    Richard Simmons

    Richard Simmons

    Richard Simmons Dinosaur

    Guest Star

    Suzie Plakson

    Suzie Plakson

    Monica DiVertibrae

    Recurring Role

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    • QUOTES (8)

      • Fran: Earl Sneed Sinclair! What are you doing? And where is my baby?
        Earl: Um, well, that one depends, Sweetheart. Where's the nearest ocean?
        Robbie: Wow! Dad flushed the baby down the toilet!
        Earl: Oh, I'm so sorry Fran. I left him to get some juice and when I came back, he's been sucked down the toilet!

      • (It is the middle of the night)
        Baby:(Offscreen) Daddy! Daddy!
        Earl:(Offscreen) I'm sleeping.
        Baby:(Offscreen) I'm ready!
        (Earl is heard grumbling offscreen)
        Earl:(Offscreen) Okay, here's your special chair. Now, imagine that there's a fire and you are the fire captain. No! No! No! No! I'm not a fire! The fire's over there!

      • Earl: (to Baby) We're going back up to the bathroom and we're not coming out until one of us is potty trained.

      • Fran: First of all, Earl, potty training takes weeks, and second of all, he's too young.
        Earl: First of all, Fran, you're wrong, and second of all, you're wrong. So I guess you lose this argument.

      • Earl: Frannie, you gotta change the kid. The wallpaper's starting to peel in here.

      • Ethyl: Hey! Somebody get down here and help me! Hellllp! Heeelllp!
        Fran: Mom, what's wrong?
        Ethyl: Well first of all you married that, *points to Earl*, but I was calling because my wheelchair's missing.
        Robbie: Hey everybody the back door's open!
        Earl: Whoa! Whoa! *to Ethyl* Don't you go anywhere.
        Ethyl: What'd you expect, fat boy?
        Charlene: Look, the baby's bottle!
        Robbie: Check it out, wheelchair tracks.
        Earl: Great Scot!
        Robbie and Charlene: Hmmmm?
        Earl: Don't you see what happened? Some fiend broke in...flushed the baby down the toilet, drank his juice, and escaped in Ethyl's wheelchair, and yet he didn't take my wallet. We're obviously dealing with somebody very stupid here.

      • Earl: I am NOT changing any more diapers around here.
        Fran: Neither am I.
        Baby: This could get uugggly.
        Earl: This is female's work! That is why I married a female!
        Fran: We'll discuss this later, I don't want to talk about it in front of the b-a-b-y.
        Earl: Allright, but I'm telling you right now I'm not changing anymore d-i-p...no wait, d-i-...
        (Baby has lettered blocks piled together reading "They think I can't spell" and laughs)

      • Fran: I have changed every diaper in this house for the last 15 years, now it's your turn.
        Earl: Well, we're skipping my turn.
        Baby: I'm not getting any fresher over here.

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