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Urban achievers abound as a new season unfolds

In the new ABC sitcom Full House, two would-be fathers frantically try to diaper a baby, using an electric fan, a roasting pan and a roll of paper towels. It is one of the dumbest scenes in one of the dumbest of the season's new shows, but a sharp-eyed viewer will notice a small breakthrough: the baby. Infants on prime-time TV are sometimes talked about, maybe even glimpsed from afar; yet with rare exceptions (O.K., Little Ricky), they have traditionally been nonpersons in a medium that prefers tots old enough to fire one-liners at the grownups.

This season preverbal toddlers turn...

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