Soaps are known for plenty of hot love scenes. And if they’re not in love, well, the hate sex can be pretty hot, too. That means that, once in a while, babies will show up. Usually at the worst (best) possible time, and with the worst (best) possible parents.
Do fans enjoy watching their favorites become moms and dads? Almost 10,000 storks dropped off their bundles of joy in the form of votes!
It Depends: Diaper Duty
A baby is never just a baby. A baby always means something more. If it’s a long-awaited child for a beloved couple, like Scout for General Hospital’s (GH) Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) – well, one of the Jasons – that’s one thing.
But when a baby is a monkey-wrench in a story like Douglas being Thomas’ (Pierson Fode) son instead of Ridge’s (Thorsten Kaye) on The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), that’s different. So, what 53% of you are basically saying is… it depends.
Babies are the most adorable thing ever, cheer 32%.
You don’t care how they happen, you just want the chance to coo over a tough guy like Victor (Eric Braeden) on The Young and the Restless interacting with a squirmy infant.
Even if everyone eventually learns that Christian is really Adam’s and not Nick’s (Joshua Morrow) son, he’ll still be a Newman grandchild.
Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard
Babies are a drag, lament 13%. DAYS’ Will (Chandler Massey) and Sonny (Freddie Smith) were doing great before Ari (and her mom) had to get in the way. On BB, all Rick (Jacob Young) and Maya (Karla Mosley) can talk about is Lizzie, Lizzie, Lizzie, and GH has half the cast obsessed with random embryo children.
Soaps are supposed to be adult entertainment, not kiddie fare. Keep the couples childless… and interesting.