Head of Human Resources
- "If you're children, then be silent! In my opinion, children should be seen and not heard. I'm an adult, so it follows that I should be heard and not seen."
- —Babs to the Baudelaires
Babs was the Head of Human Resources at Heimlich Hospital.
She was never seen and communicated through the hospital's intercom system, due to her belief that "adults should be heard and not seen." Conversely, she believes that children should be seen and not heard, as she informs the Baudelaire children. She follows the proverb too literally to the point of absurdity.
Like Captain Sam, Foreman Firstein, and Ms. Tench, it is heavily implied she was later murdered by Count Olaf, or at the least, injured. Count Olaf, as the new Head of Human Resources "Mattathias", claims Babs has resigned from Heimlich Hospital because she decided to pursue a career as a stuntwoman, and has begun throwing herself off buildings immediately.
In Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography, Babs writes a letter to Hal instructing him to file a collection of papers in the Baudelaire file. The papers in question are rejected opening lines to The Bad Beginning.
- Her behavior is an allusion to the singer Barbra Streisand (whose nickname is Babs), who sang on the radio. As a result, few persons knew her face, but her voice became quite famous.