They were expecting but their characters weren’t. Welcome to Ms. Mojo and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 funniest ways TV shows covered up actress’ pregnancy. You could sing the baby to sleep and tell it fairy tales and act out all the witch parts. You’re serious? Before we begin, we publish new videos every day so be sure to subscribe for more great content. For this list the actresses had humorous ways of hiding or working their pregnancies into their respective TV shows We’re excluding shows where they wrote the pregnancy into the story line Because some of these pregnancies reveal plot points, consider this your Spoiler Alert. What the hell do you think you’re doing, huh? Showing my unborn baby how an ass gets kicked. Number 10 , Angela Kinsey. The Office. So glad we were finally able to do this. So glad. No. No. Fans of this sitcom will know that Angels Martin was little preg in season 8 but in season 4 actress Angela Kinsey was pregnant in real life. Since her character wasn’t pregnant this time, she used some typical and not so typical ways to hide her baby bump. Playing a character in an office environment sure came in handy. Angela was often filmed in her cubical, at the Xerox machine, or hiding behind objects. But in a particularly memorable scene from season 4’s Goodbye Toby, Angela and Dwight find themselves in a compromising position to say the least. She might have been caught in the act but her pregnancy wasn’t. Number 9, Leah Remini. The King of Queens. Oh I just stopped at that falafel place. I don’t know why I keep having falafel. I kinda hate it. This actress has openly discussed gaining 80 pounds during her pregnancy. Instead of making Carrie Heffernan pregnant, this sitcom embraced Leah’s weight gain in a very convenient way. In a recurring story line, Carrie finds herself looking for work. But also lounging around in sweats or a bathrobe. Perfect outfits for concealing a baby bump. She can also be seen clutching a pillow on her stomach or relaxing in bed. Carrie finds work just as Leah’s pregnancy becomes more noticeable giving her more ways to hide her bump. We actually get brief shots of her pregnancy towards the season finale but overall we’d say this cover-up worked in Carrie and Leah’s favor. I finished my report. What? Yeah, I worked so hard this week and then I finished early so for the rest of the weekend it’s just you and me on the couch buddy. Number 8, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Seinfeld. Elaine, you gotta have a baby. Elaine Benes didn’t have kids of her own but Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a mother of two Julia was pregnant throughout season 3 of Seinfeld. Since Elaine wasn’t expecting, the producers had to get creative there were the usual larger coats and hiding behind objects. In season 3’s The Subway, Elaine is on her way to a lesbian wedding wearing an oversized red coat and carrying her gift on her stomach. Things get claustrophobic pretty quick and the subway stalls for what seems like an eternity what results is Elaine’s totally relatable and hilarious internal monologue It’s moving! Ha, it’s moving! Yes! Pregnant or not, We’ve all been there. Elaine also went to Europe for the first couple of episodes of season 4 returning after Julia’s maternity leave. Number 7, Lauren Lane. The Nanny. This actress who played Maxwell Sheffield’s business partner Cici Babcock was expecting throughout season 5 of The Nanny. Cici dropped some very obvious hints that Lauren Lane is having a baby. I was watching this rerun of Seinfeld and Elaine must have been yeah, I don’t know, 12 months pregnant. And they didn’t even acknowledge it. They just kept hiding her behind these huge props. She first jokes about another pregnant sitcom star and carries the usual large props. In an especially funny scene, Cici later enters with a giant sign that says “Baby”. There’s no subtlety whatsoever, but that’s what makes it work. As Lauren’s pregnancy progressed so did Maxwell, Fran, and Cici’s love triangle. After Maxwell and Fran become engaged in a later episode, the devastated Cici is institutionalized. But not to worry, she comes back soon enough. Hello Hello, I’m back! Well what’s with the sourpusses? Who died? Number 6, Zooey Deschanel. New Girl. Thank you. Thank you for inviting me. For much of New Girl’s 5th season, this adorkable actress and singer was pregnant The show used conventional and not so conventional ways to hide her growing bump In the season premiere, Zooey was not far along so they stuck to the usual baggier clothes and hiding behind objects. And of course, no premiere is complete without Jess falling down stairs and using a motorized scooter. By episode 3, Zooey was further along so Jess began serving on Jury Duty which gave her plenty of screen time sitting down Meghan Fox served as a replacement roommate until Jess’s Return. Hi! Oh My God! I am so sorry. No one was here when I got home and the bed just looked so good I went full Goldilocks. And you must be Reagan! It’s so good to meet you! Number 5, Chyler Leigh. Grey’s Anatomy. Being a doctor is not an easy job. Especially at Seattle Grace. Ever wonder why Lexie stuffed her face in season 5? In real life Chyler Leigh was pregnant so while Grey’s Anatomy used the usual filming techniques to hide her baby bump, they also made Lexie stress eat. Lexie chows down at home, but especially at work. She’s also got quite the sweet tooth, craving Reese’s Cups, Twinkies and chocolate, Frankly, we don’t blame her. All the stress eating causes Lexie to put on a bit of weight. Which leads to a brutally honest, but cheeky comment from sister Meredith. Humungous butt or not though, the Greys are as close as ever. It’s true, I had to get the scrubs with the elastic waistband. Number 4, Jane Leeves. Frasier. You’re light as a feather. While Niles and Daphne have their own baby in the series finale, Jane Leeves was pregnant throughout season 8 Instead of hiding the pregnancy in a conventional way, the show had an ingenious solution. Go on, I need a few more minutes to get ready. Daphne starts overeating and even hides snacks around the apartment. Strangely enough, everyone but Niles seems to notice. That is, until she falls and can’t get up. After some heavy lifting by Niles, Frasier, and Martin Crane, she’s back up again as her overeating goes from bad to worse, Niles suggests she goes to a weight loss retreat which explains her absence for a few episodes. As far as covering up a pregnancy goes. this way is funny, clever, and poignant all at once. Oh God, I can’t stop eating, I’m out of control! Number 3, Melissa Fumero. Brooklyn Nine NIne. Is anyone gonna buy it? I mean do I look pregnant? Unlike some other shows on this list, Brooklyn Nine NIne didn’t always hide Melissa Fumero’s pregnancy. Early on, they chose the usual oversized bags, coats, and even a gift basket but as season 3 progressed, the show decided to make the most out of her growing bump In the episode Maximum Security, Amy goes undercover as a pregnant prisoner after Rosa’s fake bump backfires. While Amy’s real identity is under wraps, her pregnancy sure isn’t. She tries to get information from inmate Maura Figgis putting herself in all kinds of danger well, at least Jake thinks so. Amy earns Maura’s trust regardless making her one badass mama to be on and off screen. This is so sweet, now kiss her belly. (both) Boyle! Number 2, Jane Krakowski. 30 Rock. I’m a little baffled over here. To quote 30 Rock executive producer Robert Carlock, “No child should have Jenna Maroney for a mother.” So when Jane Krakowski became pregnant with her son, the show went to great lengths to hide her bump They started out with conventional tricks like having Jenna hold bags and filming her sitting down. But as her pregnancy continued, they came up with more unique ideas. The notoriously non-maternal Jenna suddenly really wants a baby and even has a hysterical pregnancy. In the 5th season finale, Jenna out does herself. Walking around Central Park in an oversized dog costume There you are! Bad dog! You’ll go in the crate tonight. 30 Rock not only covered up Jane’s pregnancy, they also used it to her character’s advantage. Seriously, imagine if Jenna really was a mother. It would be horrible. Number 1, Alyson Hannigan. How I Met Your Mother. Lilly, The Belly, Aldrin! This actress’s second pregnancy was written in to season 7 of this beloved sitcom. However, the show decided to hide Alyson’s first pregnancy in season 4. That is, until we learn about the gang’s resumes. While the friends discuss entries that don’t have anything to do with their current jobs, Lilly’s resume shows her to be quite the competitive eater. Back in 1995, Lily won a hotdog eating contest after downing 29 dogs in only eight minutes. As she is proclaimed the winner, Lilly, The Belly, Aldrin, lives up to her nickname revealing Alyson’s real life baby bump. Hilarious, and incredibly creative, this pregnancy cover up is not only our number one, it’s also legen- wait for it-dary. How is that relevant to teaching kindergarten? It teaches kids that I can eat a lot of hotdogs very quickly. Yeah but you can’t do it anymore. Do you agree with our picks? Check out these other great clips from Ms Mojo and subscribe for new videos every day.