… and just like that my favorite Comedic TV show is over.
Baby Daddy came out of nowhere; I don’t even remember when I started watching it, I just remember slowly falling in love with it. I’m about to make a bold statement here BUT the first few episodes of Baby Daddy reminded me of the feeling I felt years ago when I discovered FRIENDS.
A few weeks ago Freeform made the decision to cancel Baby Daddy after 6 seasons and this 27-year-old-grown-ass-woman found herself grieving over a television show. I could sit here and whine about how sad I am that the show was cancelled. I could also write a list of things that made this television show special; the brilliant comedic writing, the chemistry amongst the actors, the magic in finding the perfect child actresses or Melissa Peterman and Tahj Mowry in any scene at any given time. However, I will save you my frustrated rant and instead give you a bit of my gratitude.
Baby Daddy held 27 (ish) minutes of my Monday nights (and some binge-worthy weekends) and on my most stressful days, I found comfort in this laugh out loud television show. I found the laughter within the days that I only felt like crying. I rewinded scenes because they were so funny when just an hour ago I wanted to lay in bed and sleep the day away. To the writers, to the camera crew, to the Director and Creator I could never repay the happy place you’ve built in my heart and to the cast:
Jean-Luc Bilodeau: your character development has been inspiring. Through trial and error you have created a strong, flawed and loving father. Your portrayal of Ben was at the forefront of the show and you powerfully led the ship. You were the perfect combination of charismatic, emotional and a bit douchey (like the kind of douchey that you can’t help but love).
Derek Theler: You were my Phoebe Buffay. You turned this character from the dumb hot guy to the hot guy with an enormous heart and the kind of character that has you glued to the TV. In Danny, you created the kind of character that you wanted to see succeed and the writers absolutely delivered. Derek Theler, this is only the beginning for you; you better buckle up, Hollywood will be calling soon enough.
Chelsea Kane: Talk about a genuine portrayal of a character. Thank you for helping create a strong female character that was often sure of herself and who also often doubted everything about herself. Riley’s contradictions within herself made her a particularly special character. You portrayed a powerful, smart, nervous, loving and dedicated woman and for that I absolutely thank you.
Tahj Mowry: Tucker Dobbs will forever be my favorite little weirdo. Your comedic timing is impeccable and no matter who you share a scene with, you make them shine brighter when they’re around you. You bring out the best in your scene partner and I found myself more often than not laughing out loud at what your character did. You and Melissa Peterman may just be my favorite comedic duo and I’ll fight anyone who tries to convince me otherwise.
Melissa Peterman: Don’t tell the others but you were my favorite. You! Beautiful woman, you are a comedic genius. Your physical comedy coupled along with your perfect delivery of brilliantly-written lines is what made you one of my favorite actresses. I have adored you since Reba and I am so glad you got to shine for 6 seasons on Baby Daddy. I am heartbroken that I won’t be able to spend my Monday nights with you (I may have to actually get a life now) but I cannot wait to see what you do next.
Baby Daddy has given me 6 seasons of laugh-out-loud television and if I’m being honest; I’m still holding out hope that another network (*cough* or NETFLIX *cough*) will pick it up. It’s truly a shame to loose a brilliantly-written show, a show which held a cast full of chemistry, a show that made each episode funnier than the last, a show that reached 100 episodes … *sigh*. Alas, for now I must say Goodbye to this show that filled my tiny, broken heart with joy.
I’ll go before I start crying on my keyboard … at least I still have my NETFLIX account to watch and re-watch the seasons; I’m off to see the Ranger Roo episode “Hop it to the Roo Yo!”