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The Sitter 

A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys.

Director:

Joan Darling

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 4 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Mabel King ... Jennifer Mowbray
Seth Green ... Lance Paxton
Joshua Rudoy ... Dennis Paxton
Wendy Phillips ... Barbara Lynn Paxton
Fran Ryan ... Mrs. Abbott
Suzanne Snyder ... Patti
Michael Horse ... Indian
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A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys. Written by Anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1986 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The needlework that miss Jennifer stitching matches that painting the kids have done to Ms. Paxton's briefcase. See more »

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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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A 1986 Version Of 'Nanny McPhee'
31 August 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Despite a very predictable and clichéd Spielberg story (black sitter succeeds when whites all fail, and voodoo is real and works and other nonsense) the episode still has some charm and a few laughs. It's also interesting to see Seth Green so young. Even though he's still a relatively young man around 33, he's been acting a long time. Here he is at the age of maybe 10, this little skinny red-haired kid with a Madonna tee-shirt. That's a hint he ("Lance") isn't exactly an angel. He and his smaller brother "Dennis" (Joshua Rodoy) are hellish boys who have ruined every baby-sitter that has come their way. That is, until "Jennifer" arrives. I enjoyed the expressions on Mabel King's face as she portrays a Caribbean voodoo priestess.

This theme is still being repeated. "Nanny McPhee," a fine movie made recently, had the same premise, meaning somebody with supernatural powers taming incorrigible kids.

I did laugh at a couple of strange sites, like a horse sitting down on a sofa!


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