Season 2 Episode 11

Switched At Birth

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Nov 27, 1991 on ABC
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Episode Summary

A shocking secret is revealed when the Sinclair family starts to think that Baby Sinclair may not be their real baby. This gets Fran so outraged that she decides to go to see the Doctor. The Doctor then performs multiple tests on the two kids to find the results of who's baby is who's. The results is that the Molehill's baby, Aubrey, is the Sinclair's and that Baby Sinclair belongs to the Molehills. But it wasn't a happy ending for Fran when she battles to get Baby back into the family.moreless

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  • Made me cry.

    The Sinclair family start to think that Baby isn't their birth child when they remember an earth quake back before he was born, and they think two eggs may have been switched by accident during the earthquake. So, they decide to trade babies with the family that had the other egg that may have been their birth child. Well, it doesn't turn out so well, and they realise that you don't have to be blood to be family. They really start to miss Baby and want to take him back. Well, I think they did the right thing by taking him back into their home again, because Baby may not have been their biological son, but he was a part of their lives.

    It was very emotional, and I cried when they gave up their baby. It was such a sweet episode.moreless
Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Solomon the Great

Guest Star

Mimi Kennedy

Mimi Kennedy

Glenda Molehill

Guest Star

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander

Gus Molehill

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Fran: (crying) "My baby has been taken from me!"
      Earl: (frantic) "Cake! cake! cake! cake!"
      Charlene: (enters with cake) "Here you go, mom."
      Fran: (crazed) "I want the knife! GIVE ME THE KNIFE!"

    • Fran: (angry) "If you let our baby walk out that door I'll BITE YOUR FACE OFF!"
      Earl: "Well you can't argue with that logic. Well you could but it would be hard to without lips."

    • Glenda: (About Baby) People must be warned. That child is totally, totally horrible!
      Earl: Well, he does have high spirits.
      Glenna: He spit up all over the carpet.
      Earl: What toddler hasn't?
      Glenda: After eating the cat!
      Aubrey: Eww.

    • (Fran enters and turns off the televison that is playing a loud music video)
      Fran: It's too loud! And I don't like the values they portray.
      Robbie: Mom, you're overreacting.
      Baby: Beer! Cigarettes! Chicks!
      Robbie: He could of heard that anywhere.

    • Gus: Hey, how you doing? Gus Molehill, gotta love me! Gotta love me! [laughing]

    • Robbie: Stop it! You're adults, can't you settle this like adults?
      Earl: What, weapons?
      Gus Molehill: Costly litigation?
      Robbie: No, Solomon the Great.

    • Fran: (to Earl) I don't care what science says...I don't care what YOU say...
      (Glenda Molehill comes in pushing Baby Sinclair)
      Glenda: I want MY baby back!

    • Earl: Where is he?
      Baby: (singing) Take me out to the ball game.
      Earl: He's taunting me, Fran, keep that kid away from me!

    • Robbie: If you switched eggs, that means we could have...the wrong baby!

    • Gus: I think it's pretty obvious what happened here, Earl. I got your kid, you got mine, guess we got our eggs scrambled!

    • Gus: (looks at Fran) You must be the momma, so that makes you (looks at Earl) NOT THE MOMMA!

  • NOTES (2)

    • (My Comment): I remember seeing this episode back in actually February 1998 and I could remeber when i saw a unreleased clip preview of the eggs being switched before the babies were born and hatched.

    • This episdoe is also found on VHS in the Dinosaurs Volume Collection along with "Nature Call".


    • Solomon:

      The idea of someone dividing an object into two, whether it is a baby or a bike has been used in sitcoms over and over again.

      The first time it was used however, it was by King Solomon, as told in The Book of Kings in the Hebrew Bible. It's basically the same premise as the episode, except when Solomon realizes who the true mother is, she would rather give the baby up than see it harmed, he instantly gives it to her.

    • Lynyrd Skynyrd:

      When the episode starts, Robbie and Baby are watching DTV, and a music video for Lyzzard Skyzzard.

      This is a take on one of America's greatest rock bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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