Dancing Baby, The - Tiny pink-skinned baby
in a diaper seen on episodes of the legal comedy drama ALLY MCBEAL/FOX/1997-2002.
The ghostly Dancing Baby frolicked in front of female attorney Ally McBeal
during times of stress or introspection.
Called "Mr. Huggy" (a.k.a.
"Baby Cha-Cha") by Ally), the baby was the living embodiment of Ally's biological clock
come to haunt her. It once threw a spear at Ally (Freudian symbolism?). Ally's
psychiatrist Dr. Tracey Clark advised her to give the baby a kick in the patootie the next time it manifested itself. Mr. Huggy's visits were accompanied
by the Ooga-Chaka sounds of the song "Hooked on a Feeling."
The baby first appeared on
episode No. 12 "Cro-Magnon" and resurfaced on episode No. 18 "The Playing
Field." The Dancing Baby was originally discovered on the Internet and used on a
number of TV spots including Blockbuster Videos commercials.
The 3D Studio Max
and Character from Kinetix (Ron K. Lussier 3D Artist/Animator) originally
created the Dancing Baby for demo files that shipped with the product. The Ally
McBeal "Net Dance" files were done by Encore Video and Liquid Light.
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