16 Reasons 'Baby Mama' Is The Best

16 Reasons 'Baby Mama' Is The Best

"I'm sorry I farted into your purse..."
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If you've never seen the 2008 film starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, you need to rethink your life. This is one of the funniest movies in cinematic history. Trust me, I'm an expert (read: not an expert). It has a nice heart-warming story, not too much romance, an A+ soundtrack, and comedy to keep you laughing for its entirety.

For anyone who hasn't stopped reading to watch it immediately, here's the basis:

A successful, single businesswoman (Tina Fey) who dreams of having a baby discovers she is infertile and hires a working class woman (Amy Poehler) to be her unlikely surrogate.

And here are the best parts of the movie, in no particular order.

1. Birthing class

Even if you've never seen the movie, you've probably heard about this scene. Angie is who we all secretly wish we could be: honest and uninhibited. She is more than proud of using those "toxic, western medications" for her own comfort.

2. Chocolate or poop?

It's not actually so bad of a question. Kate (Tina Fey) is disgusted, but all moms (or babysitters, really) who have seen this know this is only funny because it is true.

3. Every time Kate has a freak out

This scene is one of my favorites; I like to imagine what it was like for Tina and Amy to film.

4. Hey, Ladies!

Taking Kate to the club is one of the best things that Angie does in the movie. This is me, if my friends ever convinced me to go out with them.

5. The locked toilet

The over-protective mother living with a woman who never graduated high school is what makes this movie so perfect.

6. Kate's Mother

"Kate, please don't get a black baby."

7. B*tch, I don't know your life!

Kate says she's a horrible liar, but Angie might actually be worse.

8. Every time Angie eats something healthy

"What is this?!" "Water." "It's horrible!"

9. Five minutes of uninterrupted eye contact

Steve Martin as a weirdo hippy. My life is complete because of this.

10. Chaffee Bicknell

I can't decide if she's the worst character or the best character.

11. Support Group

Christopher, we love you.

12. Pre-natal vitamin

Pills should just not be that big

13. Preparing for labor

My only question is this: Is this something people actually do?

14. I just don't like your uterus

HIS MUG IS THE BELLY OF A PREGNANT WOMAN

15. The opening monologue

What a fantastic surprise it is when you first realize that this whole speech has been Kate talking to a man she's on a first date with.

16. When Angie is in labor

"It's feels like I'm shitting a knife!" This is the only description of child birth that I actually believe.


Thank you to the wonderful Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for creating such a masterpiece. We love you. Your auras are beautiful.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

SEE ALSO: To The Girls Who Float Between Friend Groups

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