"Just A Baby"

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Release Date
November 28, 1999
Episode Number

Just a Baby is the first half of the first episode of the first season of Little Bill.


The episode begins with Little Bill looking out the window singing to himself that a baby is coming to his house. Bobby walks up to him and asks him if he's looking for Aunt Deborah and Uncle Gary. Little Bill says yes and when they get here, he's going to be able to play hide and go seek, play tag, and ride bikes with Baby Jamal. Little Bill imagines that Baby Jamal is running around playing hide and go seek and then riding on a tricycle next to Little Bill. Bobby snaps Little Bill out of his imagination and reminds him that Baby Jamal is just a baby and is too young to do those types of activities. Little Bill is disappointed. Bobby says that Little Bill might be able to hold Baby Jamal. Little Bill is more excited about that. The two hear a car honking outside and they look out the window. Aunt Deborah and Uncle Gary have arrived. Little Bill is excited to see Baby Jamal and can't wait to hold him. Little Bill runs downstairs with Big Bill, Brenda Glover, April, and Alice the Great. Everyone says hello to Aunt Deborah and Uncle Gary. Little Bill asks if he can hold the baby. He has to ask three times because everyone else is too busy paying attention to Baby Jamal. Aunt Deborah says hello to Little Bill and says that he looks at precious as ever. Uncle Jerry states that Little Bill isn't so little anymore. Aunt Deborah pinches Little Bill's cheeks and tells him that he's precious. Little Bill giggles. He rubs his cheek and watches as everyone goes into the living room. Little Bill still wants to hold Baby Jamal. Little Bill goes into the living room to see April holding Baby Jamal. April tells Little Bill to come say hello to his cousin, Baby Jamal. Baby Jamal is giggling, cooing, and laughing and seems to be a very happy baby. Little Bill says hello to Baby Jamal and pinches his cheek like Aunt Deborah did to him earlier. Baby Jamal doesn't like that and starts to cry. Little Bill is upset that he made Baby Jamal cry and Aunt Deborah calms him down. Brenda asks Little Bill why he pinched Baby Jamal's cheek. Little Bill says that everyone does that to him when they see him. Brenda says that he is a big boy and Baby Jamal is just a baby. Bobby tells Little Bill that a person has to be gentle with babies. Little Bill says that he will tell Baby Jamal that he's sorry. Little Bill slides next to Baby Jamal and starts to sing the I'm Sorry song. However, Baby Jamal doesn't like the loud singing and starts to cry again. Little Bill doesn't understand what's going on and he runs out of the room. Big Bill finds Little Bill on the staircase. Big Bill tells Little Bill that it's alright and says that he only startled Baby Jamal. Little Bill says that in his school that is how they say sorry to people. Big Bill says it's alright, but he was being a little too loud. Big Bill says that babies like quiet songs like lullabies. The two listen to Alice the Great singing a lullaby to Baby Jamal. Little Bill says that it's his sleepy song and Alice the Great sings that song to him. Big Bill pretends that the song made him sleepy. Aunt Deborah walks into the room and starts to take the sleepy Jamal upstairs. Little Bill asks Aunt Deborah if he can hold the baby. He says that he promises not to sing too loud. Aunt Deborah tells Little Bill that he can hold him later because he has to go down for his nap right now. Aunt Deborah takes Baby Jamal to the bedroom and puts him on the bed. Little Bill follows Aunt Deborah and asks her if he can hold Baby Jamal yet. Aunt Deborah tells Little Bill that he can't know because he's sleeping. Aunt Deborah asks Little Bill to let her know if Baby Jamal wakes up. Little Bill says that he'll do the job. Little Bill stands by the door for quite some time waiting to see if Baby Jamal wakes up. Bobby joins him and asks him what he's doing. Little Bill says that he's waiting for Baby Jamal to wake up. He asks Bobby why Baby Jamal is already asleep. Bobby says that babies sleep a lot. Little Bill says that babies cry a lot too. The two hear Baby Jamal in the room waking up. Bobby tells Little Bill that he'll go tell Aunt Deborah that Baby Jamal is awake. Little Bill goes into the bedroom to see if Baby Jamal is alright. Baby Jamal is laughing and cooing. Little Bill leans over to see him and says hello. He tells Baby Jamal that he is his cousin. Little Bill holds Baby Jamal's small hand. Suddenly, Baby Jamal hiccups and spits up a little bit. Little Bill thinks that he broke Baby Jamal and goes to leave the room. Little Bill bumps into Bobby and tells him that he broke Baby Jamal. Bobby inspects Baby Jamal and tells Little Bill that babies spit up all the time. He says that all he has to do is wipe up Baby Jamal with a tissue. Bobby tells Little Bill that he used to help take care of him all the time when he was a baby. Little Bill asks if it's true. Bobby says that he got to hold him sometimes. He shows Little Bill a picture of him and Bobby sitting on the bed and him holding him. Bobby laughs that one time, Little Bill spit up on him. Bobby says that babies are small and helpless so a person has to be gentle and nice to them all of the time. Aunt Deborah comes up to see Bobby, Little Bill, and Jamal. She thanks them for taking great care of Jamal. Little Bill tells Aunt Deborah that Baby Jamal spit up, but they fixed him. Aunt Deborah asks Little Bill if he wants to hold Baby Jamal. Little Bill says he does and promises not to pinch him or sing. Little Bill sits on the bed and gets to hold Baby Jamal. Bobby tells Little Bill that he has to hold Baby Jamal's head very gently. The rest of the family comes in and thinks that it's a precious moment. Brenda asks Little Bill how he was able to take care of Baby Jamal. Little Bill says that Bobby taught him. Brenda says that she has to get a picture of this and takes a picture of Bobby, Little Bill, and Jamal. The episode ends with a still frame of that picture.

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