Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work! Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
No rules. No curfews. No nagging. No pulse.
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Did You Know?
originally auditioned for the role of Bryan before eventually being cast as Kenny Crandell. SOURCE: Buzzfeed News Article "How "Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead" Went From D.O.A. To Beloved Cult Classic" See more
Characters refer to Sue Ellen as being 17 years old. However, technically she is 16 as her birthday (as printed on her driver's license) is 19 December 1973. As the events take place during a 1990 Los Angeles school summer, it would not be December yet, making Sue Ellen 16. See more
Sue Ellen "Swell" Crandell
I feel so guilty, I should've been nicer.
Yeah, she was a great baby sitter.
The two groundskeepers for the cemetery stand over the Babysitters grave and comment how nice it was for her to leave them the money. The tombstone reads "Nice Old Lady inside who died of natural causes". See more
I Only Have Eyes for You
Performed by Timothy B. Schmit
Produced by John Boylan
& Timothy B. Schmit
Written by Harry Warren
and Al Dubin
Published by Warner Bros. Inc. See more