Minneapolis baby from viral teddy bear video now stars in 'Baby Cop' web series


Remember that stop-motion video of a teddy bear eagerly awaiting the arrival of his new best friend? Well the comedian behind that viral video is at it again.

Chris Knutson and his wife, Aimee, said they'd make more videos as their son, Henry, grew up – and this month they started posting a series of videos on YouTube featuring 9-month-old Henry as a "Baby Cop."

Little Henry is the hotshot rookie cop who gets a hard time from the other officers on the force for being a baby. Here's the first video:

Knutson got the idea to turn Henry into a baby cop before he was even born. When he and his wife were at a birthing class, he got a kick out of drawing mustaches on the babies in the pamphlets, imagining they were seasoned cops, Knutson told the Pioneer Press.

So far Knutson has uploaded four of the nine planned "Baby Cop" videos, which also star some local comedians, including Zach Coulter, Pat Susmilch, Jeff Pfoser and the late Gus Lynch, the newspaper notes. The series was filmed in November with a budget of $300, Knutson said.

As for the teddy bear, it won't make an appearance in "Baby Cop," but Knutson told the Pioneer Press he plans to make another video with the bear for Henry's first birthday.

Next Up

Union Gospel Mission graffiti side by side - Duluth PD

Vandals target longstanding Duluth soup kitchen, transitional housing site

Union Gospel Mission has been operating in the city since 1922.

i-94 crash st. michael - 2021.10.19

At least 1 dead after 'serious crash' on I-94 in St. Michael

That side of the highway is expected to be closed for at least a few hours.

House for sale

The crazy Twin Cities housing market is showing signs of slowing down

Agents are seeing fewer multiple offers and no inspections are less prevalent.

Ben Simmons

Simmons' reunion with 76ers lasts mere days, chance for Wolves?

Woj says the Sixers remain "steadfast" in their plans for Simmons.

mitchell ottinger

Sub teacher involved in 'sextortion' of more than 10 minors pleads guilty

Some of the minors he knew from the school district where he worked.

flickr ice castles new brighton 2020 - Greg Gjerdingen

The Ice Castles, a winter favorite, are coming back to the Twin Cities

The popular attraction was canceled last winter due to COVID.

joey meatballs

4 new vendors coming to Rosedale's POTLUCK food hall

Three restaurants and a VR company are opening soon.

flickr - Lorie Shaull - Line 3 pipeline Palisade July 2021

Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

wikimedia commons - the beach boys 2019 - joergens.mi

Beach Boys bringing 2021 holiday tour to Minnesota

The iconic band's "Holiday Harmonies" tour stops at Treasure Island just before the new year.

pixabay - us supreme court

MN, WI attorneys general push SCOTUS to block to Texas abortion law

They say the law is in "direct contravention of nearly a half century of binding precedent."