That Doggone Baby (1916)Short, Comedy · 21 October 1916
Mr. and Mrs. Parker had been married almost a year, when one morning a friend sent to Mrs. Parker a poodle. The letter announced that the dog was high bred and valuable and the Parkers were pleased. A letter from Mrs. Parker's mother announced that she would shortly return from Europe and hopes that she might be the proud grandmother she has longed to be. Shortly after her return she was informed of the arrival of Snooky in the world at the Parker home. Mother imagined that Snooky is a baby of the human species and never dreamed he is only a poodle. She communicated the glad tidings to Mr. Parker senior. He and mother started to see the baby. They bought some baby clothes and arrived at the Parker home. By luck, however, the Parkers had taken Snooky for a walk and were not in. When the maid was questioned she told them that they had taken Snooky out, so the fond parents laid out their gifts in the living room. The maid saw the baby clothes and at once surmised the mistake. She rushed after Mr. and Mrs. Parker and told them what did happen. The Parkers at once realized their danger of being disinherited and started on a search for a baby. Mrs. Miller, wife of a photographer, was passing with her baby and agreed to loan her baby to the Parkers for the afternoon. Mother and father had taken advantage of the Parkers' absence and went shopping for toys and clothes. Mother saw the Miller studio and she and father made arrangements to have baby's photo taken. The Parkers arrived home with the baby. Its mother was concealed in the kitchen. The fond parents arrived and all went well until baby became hungry and cried. The anxious Mrs. Miller heard her child cry and could hardly restrain herself. Mrs. Parker brought her the baby and it ceased crying. The photographer arrived and as he posed the child he recognized his own infant. He at once claimed it and the secret was out. Mrs. Miller rushed in and she and her husband departed with their offspring. Mother and father were furious and demanded explanations. The real Snooky was produced to the disgusted parents. Mrs. Parker, however, whispers a little word to her mother about an interesting coming arrival and all was forgiven.
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