Title text: And the baby has a fever.
This is a simple play on the fact that many digital thermometers look similar to pregnancy tests. Cueball, feeling ill, is using a thermometer to determine whether he has a fever or not, and is surprised to learn that, apparently, he is pregnant.
The two bars on the thermometer are similar to the two lines that appear on a traditional pregnancy tests. One bar is the control line; it will become visible given any normal urine sample. If it doesn't appear, the test is invalid. The other bar, the test line, reacts to human chorionic gonadotropin, a hormone that's released during pregnancy. If both lines become visible, the test result is positive; if only the control line becomes visible, the test result is negative. (Other results are invalid, since the control line didn't appear.)
Since thermometers are typically used to measure fevers, the title text notes that, apparently, the thermometer gave this reading because it detected a fever in the baby.
- [A close up of Cueball with a thermometer in his mouth.]
- [The thermometer beeps.]
- Thermometer: BEEP
- [A full-body shot of Cueball looking down at the thermometer.]
- [A close-up of the thermometer's read-out.]
- Thermometer: PREGNANT