List of Rugrats episodes

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The following is a list of episodes from the American animated series Rugrats. The show first aired on Sunday, 11 August 1991. The first three seasons aired between 1991 and 1994. The series returned with two Jewish holiday specials in May 1995 and December 1996. From 1997 to 2004, the series resumed airing regular episodes. Rugrats and Nickelodeon aired the Tenth Anniversary special All Growed Up on 11 August 2001, recognizing the day the series officially began as one of the original three Nicktoons. Rugrats ended on Tuesday 8 June 2004, along with fellow Nicktoon Hey Arnold!. As of December 2011, Rugrats reruns air sporadically on TeenNick's program block The '90s Are All That. A total of 172 episodes, three films, and two direct-to-DVD specials had been released as of 9 September 2006.

Note: These episodes are listed in the order released on television and are not in the same order as they are presented by the series DVDs.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 2 November 1990 (1990-11-02) 24 May 1992 (1992-05-24)
2 26 6 September 1992 (1992-09-06) 9 May 1993 (1993-05-09)
3 26 26 September 1993 (1993-09-26) 13 April 1995 (1995-04-13)
4 17 6 December 1996 (1996-12-06) 22 November 1997 (1997-11-22)
5 12 29 November 1997 (1997-11-29) 21 September 1998 (1998-09-21)
6 36 21 November 1998 (1998-11-21) 20 May 2000 (2000-05-20)
7 14 15 January 2001 (2001-01-15) 13 May 2001 (2001-05-13)
8 14 11 August 2001 (2001-08-11) 1 March 2003 (2003-03-01)
9 14 22 February 2003 (2003-02-22) 8 June 2004 (2004-06-08)


Pilot episode / Season 1 (1990–92)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
0 0 "Tommy Pickles and The Great White Thing" Peter Chung Ben Herndon and Paul Germain 2 November 1990 (1990-11-02) 100

After seeing his grandpa go into the bathroom so many times, Tommy wants to go in to see what the "great white thing" (toilet) was, creating a mess when he investigates it.

Note: Tami Hollbrook voices Tommy in this episode.
1 1 "Tommy's First Birthday" Howard E. Baker Craig Bartlett and Paul Germain 11 August 1991 (1991-08-11) 101
Stu and Didi strive to make Tommy's first birthday a memorable one. Technically, they did, but under the wrong circumstances. Meanwhile, Tommy wants to eat dog food so he can act just like Spike, eventually selling the other Rugrats on the idea.
2 2 "Barbecue Story / Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup" Norton Virgien Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett and Paul Germain
18 August 1991 (1991-08-18) 102
During a barbecue, Tommy shows the babies his "favouritest" toy: a ball. Angelica, who is always looking to spoil the babies' fun, takes the ball and tosses it into the next yard over. As a result, the babies now have to risk life and limb to get the ball back, and things get more complicated when they face a mean guard dog.
Stu and Didi end up taking Tommy to an important dinner at Chez Ennui with Mr. Mucklehoney (president of Mucklehoney Industries, a toy company), since the babysitter and Grandpa have different plans (the babysitter's goldfish died and Grandpa was going bowling with a friend of his, Louise), leaving them unavailable. Tommy, however, wanders off, ends up in the kitchen of the restaurant and causes trouble.
3 3 "At the Movies / Slumber Party" Dan Thompson Craig Bartlett and Paul Germain
Jeffery Townsend
25 August 1991 (1991-08-25) 103
Tommy wants to see Reptar, but his parents take him and the other Rugrats, to the Westside Octoplex to see The Land Without Smiles, starring the Dummi Bears, instead. The Rugrats leave the Dummi Bears to go look for Reptar (showing at the same theater), leaving a path of destruction behind them.
Angelica stays over with Tommy, but her desire for an open window left Tommy feeling ill and hallucinating, eventually leading to him vomiting on her.
4 4 "Baby Commercial / Little Dude" Howard E. Baker Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
M.S. Freeman
8 September 1991 (1991-09-08) 104
Phil and Lil make a brief appearance in a diaper commercial, and they tell Tommy about it, as well as the mayhem they caused at the same time.
Didi takes Tommy to her workplace, a local high school, for use as a visual aid. When three teenage girls lose him, he starts wandering around the campus, causing trouble as he does.
5 5 "Beauty Contest / Baseball" Norton Virgien Everett Peck
From a story by: Arlene Klasky
M.S. Freeman
15 September 1991 (1991-09-15) 105
Having desire for the Kingfisher 9000 (a top-of-the-line sports boat), Stu and Grandpa enter Tommy into a beauty contest by placing him in girl's clothes and a wig, naming him "Tonya". Their main competitor is Angelica, who complicates the competition.
Using tickets Grandpa won in a radio contest, Stu and Grandpa take Tommy to the Grizzlies' baseball game, where they play the Boston Bombers. Tommy, however, is more interested in catching his balloon than the ball game. As the episode progresses, Tommy's balloon hunt eventually helps make a spectacular catch for Grizzlies player Bucky Majors.
6 6 "Ruthless Tommy / Moose Country" Dan Thompson Ron Birnbach
Jeffery Townsend
6 October 1991 (1991-10-06) 106
Being mistaken for the son of millionaire Ronald Thump, Tommy is kidnapped by some thugs, Bob and Mike. The thieves soon find that kidnapping Tommy is more trouble that they thought it would be.
After hearing Grandpa's mythical story about a moose, the Rugrats go look for one in the backyard.
7 7 "Grandpa's Teeth / Momma Trauma" Howard E. Baker Ben Herndon and Margot Pipkin
Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
17 November 1991 (1991-11-17) 107
At a picnic, Grandpa is warned to keep his dentures in his mouth. However, he removes them anyway, and Spike steals his teeth while he's busy with the food. Tommy and Chuckie now try to get the teeth back, because the war veterans are having a concert at the picnic, and Grandpa needs his teeth in order to play the trumpet properly.
When Tommy draws on the walls, Didi insists on taking him to a therapist. While there, he sneaks away and goes for an adventure around the office building, while Stu ends up being psychoanalyzed.
8 8 "Real or Robots? / Special Delivery" Norton Virgien Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
Patric Verrone and Maiya Williams
1 December 1991 (1991-12-01) 108
After seeing a Frankenstein-type horror flick, Tommy and Chuckie want to see if Stu is a human or a robot. Stu, however, has a recurring sleepwalking dream, in which he is the host of a cooking show.
Stu orders a doll from his competitor Eggbert toys, called "Tina Trousers", and Angelica tells him the doll is his baby sister arriving in the mail. Believing in this, Tommy sneaks out with the mailman to the post office, causing trouble as he does.
9 9 "Candy Bar Creepshow / Monster in the Garage" Howard E. Baker
Dan Thompson
Tom Abrams and David Howard
Peter Gaffney
5 January 1992 (1992-01-05) 109
The Pickles set up a haunted house for the neighborhood children on Halloween. As treats, they pass out "Reptar Bars", which contain "chocolate, and nuts, and caramel, and green stuff". The Rugrats go to the haunted house to search for them, eventually scaring Angelica and Grandpa as well.
A rat goes around knocking stuff off of the shelves in the garage and Stu places the blame on Spike. The Rugrats set out to prove Spike's innocence; after hearing Boris' story about the "dibbick" fighting off the monster with his "klobbermeister", the Rugrats go into the garage in search for this "monster".
10 10 "Weaning Tommy / Incident in Aisle Seven" Howard E. Baker
Dan Thompson
Ann Hamilton
Lou Greenstein and Larry Loebell
16 February 1992 (1992-02-16) 110
On advice from Dr. Homer, Tommy's dentist, Stu and Didi take Tommy's bottles away from him and try to coax him into drinking from a cup. Tommy, however, wants to stick to his bottle.
Grandpa takes Tommy to the supermarket where Tommy makes a huge mess while looking for the new Reptar cereal.
11 11 "Touchdown Tommy / The Trial" Norton Virgien Tom Abrams and David Howard
Paul Germain
29 March 1992 (1992-03-29) 111

While Didi and Betty go shopping, Stu and the guys babysit the Rugrats while watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Oilers compete in the "Ultra Bowl XXXVII" on TV. Later, Grandpa gives Tommy a bottle of chocolate milk; Angelica, who normally thinks that she's too old for baby bottles, fights Tommy over it, which sends the Rugrats into their own football game over the bottle.
Someone broke "Mr. Fluffles," Tommy's clown lamp, and Angelica wants to find out who, so the Rugrats hold a mock trial. The end of the episode reveals that Angelica was the one who broke the lamp, and she ends up in the high chair as a punishment.

Note: This is the first appearance of Tommy's theme cry effect.
12 12 "Fluffy vs. Spike / Reptar's Revenge" Dan Thompson Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
Peter Gaffney
5 April 1992 (1992-04-05) 112
Angelica brings Fluffy, her pet cat, to Tommy's house. Fluffy ends up making a mess of things, but Angelica blames Fluffy's crimes on Spike, so the Rugrats attempt to prove him innocent.
The Rugrats go looking for Reptar at the Sleazola Bros. fair. This Reptar, however, is a cereal addict named Leo.
13 13 "Graham Canyon / Stu-Maker's Elves" Craig Bartlett Craig Bartlett
Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
24 May 1992 (1992-05-24) 113
The Pickles experience car trouble en route to the Grand Canyon. Eddie and Ace, a couple of crooked auto mechanics working at "Twin Cactus Auto Repair", try to make a simple, cheap thing more expensive, but Angelica and Tommy inadvertently stop them from further damage while playing in a "canyon" of tires.
Stu has received an order from Mucklehoney Industries for 15,000 "Patty Pants" dolls. However, he is having trouble with the machine, but Tommy and Chuckie accidentally fix it while fetching the "Zippo-Glider", which Chuckie accidentally tossed into the basement.

Season 2 (1992–93)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
14 1 "Toy Palace / Sand Ho!" Dan Thompson
Howard E. Baker and Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney 6 September 1992 (1992-09-06) 201
After wandering away from their fathers, Tommy and Chuckie unwittingly end up playing around in a closed toy store, which they never want to exit. However, they become terrified of an electronic gorilla toy and try to get a giant Reptar toy to help them.
Intrigued by Grandpa's pirate story, the Rugrats play pirates themselves.
15 2 "Chuckie vs. the Potty / Together at Last" Norton Virgien
Steven Dean Moore
Joe Ansolabehere
Johnathan Greenberg
13 September 1992 (1992-09-13) 202
Chuckie has a difficult decision to make: spend the rest of his life in diapers, or learn to use the potty. A dream has his friends forcing him on the toilet, which inspires him to use the potty for the first time.
Phil and Lil try to spend the day apart, and fail to face life separately.
16 3 "The Big House / The Shot" Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
20 September 1992 (1992-09-20) 203
While Didi is running some errands, she leaves Tommy at a maximum-security day care center. Desperate for freedom, Tommy contemplates escaping with help from the other babies there.
Tommy is due to get a booster shot, but it soon desperate to escape when Chuckie tells Tommy about his own painful encounter with The Shot.
17 4 "Showdown at Teeter-Totter Gulch / Mirrorland" Steven Dean Moore
Norton Virgien
Glen Eichler
Michael Ferris
27 September 1992 (1992-09-27) 204
Tommy and Chuckie match wits with Prudence, a.k.a. "The Junk Food Kid", the local playground bully at a wild west playground.
Chuckie and Tommy go through a mirror to see "Mirrorland", where "everything is the same, only different." However, they weren't really in Mirrorland, but thought that they were. Meanwhile, Didi and Grandpa examine various antiques that Didi purchased at "Cold n' Oldies", an antique store that doubles as a frozen yogurt shop. One of these "antiques" included a mirror, which Tommy and Chuckie used to go to Mirrorland.
18 5 "Angelica's in Love / Ice Cream Mountain" Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Paul Germain
Chip Johannessen
4 October 1992 (1992-10-04) 205
Angelica falls in love with Dean, a biker-type kid who is explained as "a 4-year old's dream on a 5-year old's bike". However, her heart becomes broken when he pledges his love to someone else: his mother.
Stu and Drew intend to take the Rugrats out for ice cream, but when they pass "Fun Land", a miniature golf course, they decide to stop to play a round of golf. While there, the Rugrats play through to "Ice Cream Mountain", a gargantuan sundae, made of plastic. At "Ice Cream Mountain," anyone who makes a hole-in-one gets a free game. However, Earl Skaggs, the owner, rigged it so no-one would get a hole-in-one, but the Rugrats prove him otherwise.
19 6 "Regarding Stuie / Garage Sale" Norton Virgien
Steven Dean Moore
Guy Maxtone-Graham
Steve Viksten
11 October 1992 (1992-10-11) 206
Stu falls down from the roof while attempting to install his new "Quack-O-Matic" weather vane (in a style of a duck, it gives the forecast, tells the time and temperature in other cities, and predicts natural disasters, but doesn't give the wind direction). Suffering from a strange amnesia, Stu reverts to his childhood and becomes one of the Rugrats (he can even understand them). The babies have fun with him, but Tommy starts to miss his father. When attempts to make Stu act like an adult don't go as planned, they convince him to go back on the roof with the duck.
To make room for some new stuff (including Stu's new stereo), the Pickles sell their unwanted goods at their garage sale. However, thanks to the babies, they end up selling everything in the house.
20 7 "Let There Be Light / The Bank Trick" Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
Pam Wick
Earl Klasky and Gary Gurner
18 October 1992 (1992-10-18) 207
While working on the anti-gravity playpen (his latest invention), Stu blacks out the neighborhood; the Rugrats look for the light in the most logical place: the fridge.
After ruining Grandpa's chess game (being played by mail), Didi takes Tommy and Chuckie on her errands. While at the bank, Tommy and Chuckie wander around, looking for the M&M machine (the automated teller machine (ATM)), while inadvertently foiling a bank robbery by two crooks posing as bank examiners.
21 8 "Family Reunion / Grandpa's Date" Steven Dean Moore
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
25 October 1992 (1992-10-25) 208
The Pickles family reunion is held in Iowa, hosted by Hugh Pickles and his wife, Dotti. While there, Angelica tells Tommy and the other babies that reunions are swap meets for babies, with the babies being swapped to different parents.
After 40 years, Grandpa's long, lost girlfriend named Morgana pays a visit to him. Lou, not wanting Morgana to know that he's a grandpa, rushes Tommy and Chuckie to bed early. Naturally, the babies try to figure out why, and end up causing trouble with Stu's mechanical couch. The end has Morgana find out about the babies and she is delighted that Lou is a grandfather.
22 9 "No Bones About It / Beach Blanket Babies" Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
David Benavente and Michael J. Benavente
Mark Trafficante and James Grant Goldin
1 November 1992 (1992-11-01) 209
Grandpa takes the Rugrats to the natural history museum. Later, the Rugrats dismantle it while looking for a bone for Spike. While doing so, Grandpa locks horns with security chief Sally Payson, while rushing around the museum looking for the Rugrats.
The Pickles and the Finsters go to the beach. Chuckie has a personal mission, which is to set free the "Sea Moneys" (Sea Monkeys) that his dad gave him.
23 10 "Reptar on Ice / Family Feud" Howard E. Baker
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Michael Ferris
8 November 1992 (1992-11-08) 210
After finding a lizard, which the Rugrats think was "Reptar's Baby", they try to present it to him at "Reptar on Ice", an "Ice Capades"–type show. The problem is that the actor playing Reptar is afraid of lizards—and isn't too fond of children, either.
After a game of charades between the Pickles and the Devilles ends up causing a huge argument, the two families stop being friends and start waging war. While Chas is in the crossfire, having to return everything the neighbors borrowed from each other as well as listening to their constant bickering, Tommy tries to find out why he's not allowed to play with Phil and Lil anymore. Chas, now fed up with his friends' behaviors, calls them back to their senses when he learns the babies had left them.
24 11 "Superhero Chuckie / The Dog Broomer" Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
Douglas Petrie
Gary Glassberg
15 November 1992 (1992-11-15) 211
Chuckie thinks that he is really a superhero after seeing a taping of "Captain Blasto" (voiced by Adam West).
The babies try to protect Spike from a dog groomer.
25 12 "Aunt Miriam / The Inside Story" Howard E. Baker
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Holly Huckins
22 November 1992 (1992-11-22) 212

Visiting Aunt Miriam (Andrea Martin) is mistaken for an evil alien by Tommy and Chuckie.
After Chuckie swallows a watermelon seed, the babies are forced to shrink down with a laser beam and enter his body to retrieve it after Angelica tells them it will grow inside his stomach and explode. However, it turns out that the entire journey was a dream, and that the babies never shrunk down.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Aunt Miriam.
26 13 "A Visit from Lipschitz / What the Big People Do" Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Johnathan Greenberg
Patricia Marx
29 November 1992 (1992-11-29) 213
Dr. Lipschitz, the famous child psychologist whose advice Didi always follows, visits the Pickles, but isn't prepared for an encounter with the babies.
Tommy and Chuckie imagine their lives as adults, but realize later that it's better to be young.
27 14 "The Santa Experience" Charles Swenson Joe Ansolabehere
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Johnathan Greenberg
6 December 1992 (1992-12-06) 214

After a traumatic Santa visit in the mall, the babies' parents rent a cabin in the mountains to spend Christmas in. Meanwhile, Chuckie is scared of Santa and wants to stop him from coming, while Angelica tries to right a wrong involving Phil and Lil's toys and presents.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Charlotte Pickles, who was voiced by Tress MacNeille. This is the first Rugrats Christmas special. This is the only episode that features the Christmas opening theme.
28 15 "Visitors from Outer Space / The Case of the Missing Rugrat" Dan Thompson and Raymie Muzquiz
Howard E. Baker
Paul Germain
Peter Gaffney
13 December 1992 (1992-12-13) 215
Tommy dreams that he and the other Rugrats are captured by aliens. Angelica steals a planet-atomizing remote from Stuvon (Stu as an alien) and escapes with help from a talking fish. Meanwhile, the babies wander into the control room and play with the controls, thinking that they're toys for them to play with.
Grandpa uses his skills from working as a detective in the 1930s to look for Tommy after he winds up at the home of two eccentric sisters.
29 16 "Chuckie Loses His Glasses / Chuckie Gets Skunked" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy and Pete Michels
Rachel Lipman
Peter Gaffney
20 December 1992 (1992-12-20) 216
Chuckie's eyeglasses disappear during a game of hide-and-seek, and he has trouble finding his friends without them.
A skunk sprays Chuckie, and both the grown-ups and babies try to do something about the terrible smell.
30 17 "Rebel Without a Teddy Bear / Angelica the Magnificent" Dan Thompson
Igor Kovalyov
Johnathan Greenberg
Michael Ferris
3 January 1993 (1993-01-03) 217
Angelica helps Tommy "go bad" after Didi confiscates his favorite stuffed animal.
Angelica experiments with magic, and Lil goes missing in the process. This leads to the belief that Angelica made Lil disappear.
31 18 "Meet the Carmichaels / The Box" Co-directed by: Jim Duffy and Rick Bugental
Norton Virgien and Jeff McGrath
Steve Viksten and Joe Ansolabehere
Michael Ferris
10 January 1993 (1993-01-10) 218

New neighbors move in across the street from the Pickles, where Tommy helps the youngest member of the family, Susie (Cree Summer), find her room.
Stu buys a self-assembly theme-park toy for Tommy, but finds it too complicated to build. Meanwhile, the babies quickly find something even more fun: the box that the toy came in.

Note: This episode marks the first appearances of Susie Carmichael, Randy Carmichael, Lucy Carmichael, Alisa Carmichael, Buster Carmichael, and Edwin Carmichael.
32 19 "Down the Drain / Let Them Eat Cake" Dan Thompson
Steven Dean Moore
Joe Ansolabhere
Steve Viksten
7 February 1993 (1993-02-07) 219
Tommy and Chuckie are afraid of being sucked down the drain, so they clog it up to keep that from happening.
The gang attends a relative's wedding, where Tommy and Chuckie seek cake.
33 20 "The Seven Voyages of Cynthia / My Friend Barney" Norton Virgien
Co-directed by:Jim Duffy and Steve Socki
Craig Bartlett
Peter Gaffney and Paul Germain
14 March 1993 (1993-03-14) 220
Tommy and Chuckie accidentally lose Angelica's favorite doll, Cynthia, while Stu and Drew wash Drew's boat. While Angelica holds a funeral for Cynthia, Spike manages to find the doll.
Chuckie has an imaginary friend.
34 21 "Feeding Hubert / Spike the Wonder Dog" Dan Thompson
Igor Kovalyov
Jeffery Townsend
Steve Viksten
21 March 1993 (1993-03-21) 221
The babies mistake a garbage truck for a monster that eats trash.
After the babies see a commercial for a talking dog toy, they come to the unbelievable conclusion that Spike can talk. Angelica fools them by putting a microphone in Spike's collar, making them think that the dog can talk, even though he can't.
35 22 "The Slide / The Big Flush" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Lisa Latham
28 March 1993 (1993-03-28) 222
Chuckie is afraid to go down the playground slide after accidentally using a giant slide at a pizza place. After Angelica intimidates him, the babies consult Susie, and she trains Chuckie to be "the bestest slider in the whole wide park".
The babies mistake a swimming pool for a giant potty.
36 23 "King Ten Pin / Runaway Angelica" Dan Thompson
Steven Dean Moore
Doria Biddle
Steve Viksten
4 April 1993 (1993-04-04) 223
Grandpa competes in a bowling tournament, where Tommy and the others try to help Grandpa win.
Angelica runs away from home after an argument with her father. She later realizes her mistake when it starts raining and she has to live inside of Spike's doghouse.
37 24 "Game Show Didi / Toys in the Attic" Jim Duffy
Norton Virgien
Andy Houts
Carroll Mine
11 April 1993 (1993-04-11) 224
Didi appears on a TV game show, guest-starring Alex Trebek and Charles Nelson Reilly.
Tommy and Angelica discover toys and some family history in Tommy's grandparents' attic.
38 25 "Driving Miss Angelica / Susie vs. Angelica" Dan Thompson and Raymie Muzquiz
Igor Kovalyov
Johnathan Greenberg
Joe Ansolabehere
2 May 1993 (1993-05-02) 225
After Angelica saves Chuckie's life, he becomes her personal slave.
Susie and Angelica compete to see who is the best.
39 26 "Tooth or Dare / Party Animals" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Paul Germain and Johnathan Greenberg
Holly Huckins
9 May 1993 (1993-05-09) 226
Angelica schemes to steal Chuckie's teeth in order to get money from the tooth fairy.
The grown-ups throw a costume party, and the babies think that everybody's costumes are real, including a man dressed as a baby, after they rub their lamp.

Season 3 (1993–95)[edit]

No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
40 1 "Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster / Twins' Pique" Jim Duffy
Norton Virgien
Rachel Lipman
Paul Germain
26 September 1993 (1993-09-26) 301
The babies scheme to ruin a dinner party, as Susie fears she might have to move.
Phil and Lil want to be different, causing the twins to become exaggerated versions of Chuckie and Angelica.
41 2 "Chuckie's First Haircut / Cool Hand Angelica" Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney and Johnathan Greenberg
R.E. Daniels (idea)
Peter Gaffney
3 October 1993 (1993-10-03) 302
Chuckie is afraid to get a haircut.
Angelica attends Susie's day camp, where she struggles to fit in.
42 3 "The Tricycle Thief / Rhinoceritis" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Glenn Eichler
Doria Biddle
10 October 1993 (1993-10-10) 303
The babies think that Angelica stole Susie's brand new tricycle.
Angelica tells Chuckie that he is turning into a rhinoceros when she pretends to be a doctor while Drew helps Stu with taxes.
43 4 "Grandpa Moves Out / The Legend of Satchmo" Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Johnathan Greenberg
Matt Uitz
17 October 1993 (1993-10-17) 304
Grandpa moves into a retirement home after feuding with Stu and Didi. During a visit to said retirement home, Tommy and Angelica cause trouble trying to get Grandpa back.
The babies go camping in the backyard, and things turn bad at night when they fear that a "Satchmo" will capture them.
44 5 "Circus Angelicus / The Stork" Jim Duffy
Co-directed by: Norton Virgien and Jeff McGrath
Larry Doyle
Deborah Razinck and Daniel Benton
24 October 1993 (1993-10-24) 305
Angelica and the babies stage a circus after they are forced to leave one due to Chuckie's fear of clowns.
Tommy thinks that he is getting a new baby brother, and tries to protect it.
45 6 "The Baby Vanishes / Farewell, My Friend" Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Samuel S. Williams
31 October 1993 (1993-10-31) 306
Angelica uses vanishing cream to try to steal desserts while Drew tries to deal with Angelica's misbehavior, along with other adults who pretend to not notice her.
Tommy and Chuckie depart ways on their views of adventuring.
46 7 "When Wishes Come True / Angelica Breaks a Leg" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Steve Viksten
Ideas by: Samuel S. Williams and Lisa Latham
7 November 1993 (1993-11-07) 307

The babies think that Angelica has turned into stone after a bad wish. Actually, it was a statue of Angelica—and Drew's anniversary gift to Charlotte.
While staying at Stu and Didi for a week, Angelica fakes a broken leg to get more attention. She has a great time using a buzzer (which Stu set up) to get attention at all times, stressing out her aunt and uncle in the process.

Note: The episode "Angelica Breaks a Leg" has become popular over famous video sharing website YouTube for the scene in which Stu makes chocolate pudding at four in the morning and "loses control of his life".
47 8 "The Last Babysitter / Sour Pickles" Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney
Scott Schnied and Tony Michelman
14 November 1993 (1993-11-14) 308
Susie's older sister, Alisa, babysits for her younger siblings and Tommy, but things go awry when a "monster" appears.
Grandpa recalls a turning point in the childhood of Stu and Drew, when Angelica gets a kaleidoscope.
48 9 "Reptar 2010 / Stu Gets a Job" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Paul Germain and Peter Gaffney
Michael Kramer
21 November 1993 (1993-11-21) 309
The babies supply their own ending to a movie when the tape breaks.
After Stu fails to make a perfect toy, he gets a job and is less available to Tommy than usual. Tommy tries to prevent his dad from going to work, and Stu believes that what Tommy is doing is actually what Drew is doing. The title of the first episode is the same title of the level in Rugrats: Search for Reptar.
49 10 "Give & Take / The Gold Rush" Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Doria Biddle
28 November 1993 (1993-11-28) 310
Tommy plays with an inflatable clown that Stu made for him, but accidentally gives it to Chuckie, who has a great time with it. Only when Angelica points out his fear of clowns does Chuckie realize his mistake.
The babies turn "money hungry" after finding a nickel on the playground. Everyone searches for nickels, but throw away other "junk" like $100 bills and jeweled rings.
50 11 "Home Movies / The Mysterious Mr. Friend" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Michael Ferris
Home Movies idea by: Norton Virgien
5 December 1993 (1993-12-05) 311
After being bored by Stu's home movies, the babies make "films" about their lives. The home movies are drawn up by the writers' children in this episode.
Stu's new toy frightens the babies, and attempts to get rid of it only makes things worse.
51 12 "Cuffed! / The Blizzard" Jim Duffy
Howard E. Baker
Steve Viksten
Samuel S. Williams
12 December 1993 (1993-12-12) 312

Angelica accidentally handcuffs herself to Chuckie with a gift that is being sent to charity, and things get worse when she loses the key.
A snowstorm comes to the neighborhood, and the babies imagine they are sledding to the North Pole.

Note: This is the first of three episodes that do not feature Tommy, he is absent in Cuffed!.
52 13 "Destination: Moon / Angelica's Birthday" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Michael Ferris
Andy Houts
19 December 1993 (1993-12-19) 313
The babies pretend that Grandpa's new trailer is a spaceship, and go to the Moon to find Chuckie's toy.
On the day of her birthday party, Angelica wants to be a baby to avoid having responsibilities of getting older.
53 14 "Princess Angelica / The Odd Couple" Jim Duffy
Howard E. Baker
Rachel Lipman
Johnathan Greenberg
26 December 1993 (1993-12-26) 314
Angelica thinks that she is royalty when she overhears her parents, and schemes to go to her "castle".
Tommy stays at Chuckie's house for the weekend, and both of them learn that "you don't really know someone until you live with them".
54 15 "Naked Tommy / Tommy and the Secret Club" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Larry Doyle
Barbara Slade
2 January 1994 (1994-01-02) 315
Tommy wants to shed his clothes to be like his dog, Spike, so he tries out naturism. The other Rugrats join in, with the exception of Chuckie. Stu attempts to keep Tommy's clothes on.
Angelica forces the babies to compete to see who gets to be in her club.
55 16 "Under Chuckie's Bed / Chuckie is Rich" Co-directed by: Howard E. Baker and Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Peter Gaffney
9 January 1994 (1994-01-09) 316
Chuckie thinks that there are monsters living underneath his new "big boy" bed, but the other Rugrats venture under it to prove him otherwise.
Chas wins ten million dollars from a sweepstakes and lets wealth go to his head. Pat Sajak makes a cameo appearance.
56 17 "Mommy's Little Assets / Chuckie's Wonderful Life" Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Doria Biddle
Paul Germain and Johnathan Greenberg
Chuckie's Wonderful Life idea by: Samuel S. Williams
13 February 1994 (1994-02-13) 317
Angelica and Tommy nearly ruin Charlotte's business deal.
An angel shows Chuckie what life without him would be like, when Chas's favorite CD vanishes, and the horrible consequences are shown.
57 18 "In the Dreamtime / The Unfair Pair" Co-directed by: Howard E. Baker and Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney
Rachel Lipman
20 February 1994 (1994-02-20) 318

Chuckie has a hard time distinguishing dreams from reality.
Angelica worries Phil and Lil about which one is "their parents' favorite".

Note: This is the second of three episodes that do not feature Tommy, he is absent in The Unfair Pair.
58 19 "Chuckie's Red Hair / Spike Runs Away" Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Johnathan Greenburg
Peter Gaffney
27 February 1994 (1994-02-27) 319
Chuckie tires of standing out because of his red hair, so he uses Grandpa's hair dye.
Spike runs away from home and doesn't return, which leaves Tommy unhappy. To make things worse, Stu can't get a good replacement.
59 20 "The Alien / Mr. Clean" Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Johnathan Greenburg
Rachel Lipman
Ideas by: Bruce Henkin and Johnathan Blum
6 March 1994 (1994-03-06) 320
Angelica convinces Tommy, Phil, and Lil that Chuckie is an alien.
Chuckie becomes a neat freak after his father tells him about germs.
60 21 "Angelica's Worst Nightmare / The Mega Diaper Babies" Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Steve Viksten
Joe Ansolabehere
13 March 1994 (1994-03-13) 321
Charlotte announces that she may be pregnant, which frightens Angelica to the point of her having a nightmare about her parents rejecting her and her new baby sibling threatening her.
The babies pretend to be superheroes to get back their action figures of their favorite TV heroes from Angelica.
61 22 "New Kid in Town / Pickles vs. Pickles" Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Paul Germain and Johnathan Greenberg
10 April 1994 (1994-04-10) 322

Tired of being picked on by Angelica, the babies meet a boy named Josh, who turns out to be worse.
Drew dreams that Angelica is going to sue them for parental problems.

Note: This is the third and last of three episodes that do not feature Tommy in an episode, he is absent in Pickles vs. Pickles.
62 23 "Kid TV / The Sky is Falling" Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Michael Ferris
Peter Gaffney
Kid TV idea by: Matt Vitz
8 May 1994 (1994-05-08) 323
The babies create their own TV shows after Stu breaks the TV set.
Angelica tells the babies that it is the "end of the world".
63 24 "I Remember Melville / No More Cookies" Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Barbera Slade
Johnathan Greenberg
15 May 1994 (1994-05-15) 324
Chuckie's pet pill bug dies, and he has trouble dealing with the loss.
Angelica swears off cookies after she suffers a stomachache, but after several failed attempts to get more, she reminisces of her first experiences with them.
64 25 "Cradle Attraction / Moving Away" Jeff McGrath and Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Johnathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
22 May 1994 (1994-05-22) 325
Chuckie falls for a new girl.
Angelica's announcement that she may be moving delights the babies—until they recall how they first met.
65 26 "Passover" Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Steve Socki
Peter Gaffney
Paul Germain
Johnathan Greenberg
Rachel Lipman
13 April 1995 (1995-04-13) 326

While attending a Passover seder at Didi's parents' house, Boris and the children (and later, most of the adults), get locked in the attic because the door doesn't open from the inside. To pass the time, Boris tells the children the story of why Jews celebrate Passover, and how Moses saved his people from slavery.

Note: This is the only Rugrats episode that aired in 1995.

Season 4 (1996–97)[edit]

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No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
66 1 "Chanukah" Raymie Muzquiz J. David Stem and David N. Weiss 6 December 1996 (1996-12-06) 401

The Rugrats celebrate Chanukah while trying to settle a dispute between Boris and his childhood rival; Angelica tries to find a TV to watch a Christmas special, and Stu tries to make it to the synagogue.

Note: This episode is the only Rugrats episode that aired in 1996.
67 2 "Mother's Day" Norton Virgien and Toni Vian Jon Cooksey
Ali Marie Matheson
J. David Stem
David Weiss
9 May 1997 (1997-05-09) 402
The Rugrats celebrate Mother's Day, and Chuckie wonders about his late mother.
68 3 "Vacation" Toni Vian Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson 8 July 1997 (1997-07-08) 403
The Rugrats go on a vacation to Las Vegas in an RV, where they cause their usual mayhem while Tommy searches for the "kitties" (white tigers).
69 4 "Spike's Babies / Chicken Pops" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Mark Palmer
David Maples (story)
David Maples
23 August 1997 (1997-08-23) 404
Spike looks after some stray kittens while Stu prepares for a barbecue.
Chuckie catches the chicken pox, which spreads to the other Rugrats, and they worry about turning into chickens.
70 5 "Radio Daze / Psycho Angelica" John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson 30 August 1997 (1997-08-30) 405

Grandpa and the children listen to an old detective radio show, and the babies feel they're living it.
Angelica pretends to be psychic for goodies.

Note: This episode was dedicated to Andy Houts.
71 6 "America's Wackiest Home Movies / The 'Lympics" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
David Maples
6 September 1997 (1997-09-06) 406
Stu and Drew compete against each other for a TV show prize by filming their children.
Angelica meets Timmy McNulty, and makes the babies compete against his younger brothers in an Olympics-style event.
72 7 "The Carwash / Heat Wave" Celia Kendrick
John Holmquist
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
David Maples
13 September 1997 (1997-09-13) 407

Stu takes the babies to the car wash after a little accident. Things get out of control, however, when Angelica takes over the car.
A new friend helps the babies to search for water on a hot day, while Grandpa supervises the workers repairing the pipes.

Note: This is one of the few episodes where Tommy wears shoes.
73 8 "Faire Play / The Smell of Success" John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
20 September 1997 (1997-09-20) 408
The gang attends a medieval festival, where they deal with a robotic dragon, ran by Stu.
Chuckie takes part in an experiment to improve his nasal congestion.
74 9 "Dust Bunnies / Educating Angelica" John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Kat Likkel
Tom Szollosi and David Maples (story)
Tom Szollosi
27 September 1997 (1997-09-27) 409
The babies fear "dust bunnies" when the grown-ups clean the house.
Angelica goes to pre-school, and must learn to share after a bad moment. Having trouble doing so, she eventually has to bring Tommy along with her.
75 10 "Angelica's Last Stand / Clan of the Duck" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
4 October 1997 (1997-10-04) 410
The babies help Angelica at a lemonade stand.
Chuckie and Phil wear dresses as part of a festival, trying to feel the experience.
76 11 "Potty Training Spike / The Art Fair" Celia Kendrick
John Holmquist
Story by: Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
David Maples
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
11 October 1997 (1997-10-11) 411
After being scolded for his own bad habits, Chuckie tries to potty-train Spike.
Angelica creates a painting and thinks that she's a gifted artist, but the babies attempt to improve her creation when she's not in the room. They cause a mess when Angelica returns, but the grown-ups consider this a work of art and enter it into an art contest.
77 12 "Send in the Clouds / In the Naval" Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Story by: Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Kat Likkel
18 October 1997 (1997-10-18) 412
The babies mistake fog for being in the sky and try to keep anyone from getting out.
While on a fishing trip, Tommy and Chuckie lose Angelica's doll, Cynthia, and pretend to be "Wavy Seals" to save her.
78 13 "The Mattress / Looking for Jack" Celia Kendrick
Jim Duffy
Story by: Tom Carrico
Tom Carrico and David Maples
Rick Gitelson
1 November 1997 (1997-11-01) 413
Grandpa has problems sleeping, so the others try to replace his mattress with a better one.
Charlotte's van breaks down en route to a Dummi Bears concert, and Angelica is mistaken for the daughter of an Italian restaurant owner when she goes to ask for help.
79 14 "Ransom of Cynthia / Turtle Recall" Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Monica Piper
Story by: Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
Brian Swenlin and David Maples
8 November 1997 (1997-11-08) 414
To get the babies' candy, Angelica fakes a ransom and makes the babies think Cynthia was stolen. Believing in this, the Rugrats attempt to get Cynthia back.
While visiting the mall with Chas and Stu, the babies try to reunite a turtle with its father.
80 15 "Angelica Orders Out / Let it Snow" John Holmquist
Jim Duffy
Story by: Rick Gitelson and David Maples
David Maples
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
15 November 1997 (1997-11-15) 415
Angelica orders food from a deli—and then calls all of the other grown-ups to Tommy's house—using Stu's voice-changer invention, which makes her sound exactly like Charlotte.
When the Pickles take their family Christmas photo in August, the babies think that Santa Claus forgot about them.
81 16 "The Turkey Who Came to Dinner" Rick Bugental and Jim Duffy Story by: Lane Raichert and J. David Stem and David N. Weiss
Additional material by: David Maples
Mark Palmer
21 November 1997 (1997-11-21) 416
The babies try to defend a live turkey that Grandpa wins from being Thanksgiving dinner; Stu and Drew try to watch football, Didi and the ladies try to find food for dinner; and Angelica wants to hold a parade.
82 17 "Angelica Nose Best / The Pirate Light" Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
Based on an idea by: Mariel Hope Cooksey
22 November 1997 (1997-11-22) 417
A mosquito bite causes Angelica to be honest, remembering Pinocchio.
The babies think the gasfitter is a pirate and try to find Stu's "treasure" before him.

Season 5 (1997–98)[edit]

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83 1 "Grandpa's Bad Bug / Lady Luck" John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Kat Likkel
29 November 1997 (1997-11-29) 501

The babies fear there is a "bad bug" in Grandpa's bed and attempt to get it out.
Grandpa takes the babies to a Bingo game at the "Senior Citizens' Center".

Note: This episode was dedicated to actor David Doyle.
84 2 "Hiccups / Autumn Leaves" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Bill Braunstein
Rick Gitelson
6 December 1997 (1997-12-06) 502
Tommy catches hiccups, and the babies' attempts to scare him do not cure him.
A change of season makes the babies think that the trees are ill, so they apply whatever remedies they think of to them. This, unfortunately, causes Stu to believe that the backyard is somehow haunted.
85 3 "Crime and Punishment / Baby Maybe" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
David Maples
Story by: Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Monica Piper
13 December 1997 (1997-12-13) 503
Angelica tells the babies that police officers arrest bad people while Chas dates a police officer (his glasses are broken).
Didi's brother and sister-in-law consider having a baby, and to prove it, they babysit the babies while Stu, Didi and the other grown-ups leave for an opera. The chore, however, becomes harder than the sitters hoped it would be.
86 4 "The Word of the Day / Jonathan Babysits" Anthony Bell
John Holmquist
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
20 December 1997 (1997-12-20) 504
Angelica learns a curse word from the host of her favorite children's show, Miss Carol's Happy House. Not knowing what it means or how negatively her parents will react, she begins to use it in her vocabulary.
Jonathan looks after the babies, and searches for ways to blackmail Charlotte.
87 5 "He Saw, She Saw / Piggy's Pizza Palace" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
David Maples
Story by: Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Melody Fox
27 December 1997 (1997-12-27) 505
Chuckie's latest crush has an over-protective brother.
The gang goes to a pizzeria that resembles Chuck E. Cheese's, and try to get Angelica's tickets back from a pig that "stole" them. Meanwhile, Stu and Drew attempt to beat one another's high score at a Reptar pinball game.
88 6 "Fugitive Tommy / Visiting Aunt Miriam" John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
15 August 1998 (1998-08-15) 506
Tommy is mistaken for another troublemaking baby with a big tooth, but he attempts to prove his innocence.
When Grandpa Lou takes the babies to Aunt Miriam's to play cards, the babies are convinced that she and her friends plan to eat Chuckie and attempt to protect him.
89 7 "The First Cut / Chuckie Grows" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Story by: David Maples
Jon Cooksey
Ali Marie Matheson
Kate Boutilier
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Rick Gitelson and Barbara Slade
16 August 1998 (1998-08-16) 507
Tommy adopts some baby birds and saves them from a runner. Because of the incident, it makes him have a first cut', which scares Tommy, leading him to security. Meanwhile, Phil and Lil want a Reptar bandage (Tommy got one after he first got his cut) and try to get hurt.[clarification needed]
The babies think that Chuckie has gotten bigger when his shirt shrinks in the wash.
90 8 "Uneasy Rider / Where's Grandpa?" John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Story by: Jon Cooksey
Ali Marie Matheson
Monica Piper
Monica Piper
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
17 August 1998 (1998-08-17) 508
Chuckie is nervous about riding his new two-wheeled bicycle.
Stu and Didi accidentally leave Grandpa behind on a road trip, and Tommy and Chuckie try to give Grandpa a chance to catch up.
91 9 "The Wild Wild West / Angelica for a Day" Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Jon Hanish
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Daniel, Joshua, Jeffery, Kenny Goodman
Rick Gitelson
19 August 1998 (1998-08-19) 509

The babies take part in a Western spoof to reclaim ice cream coupons from Angelica.
Tommy dreams that Chuckie and Angelica switch personalities—Angelica is more timid while Chuckie turns mean and bratty.

Note: This is the only episode that Angelica roped up Chuckie, Susie, and Tommy with a dark brown rope from about the ice cream coupons.
92 10 "Babysitting Fluffy / Sleep Troubles" John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Story by: Bill Crounse and Don Pequignot
29 August 1998 (1998-08-29) 510
Chas and Chuckie look after Angelica's cat while she is away and underestimate the difficulty of doing so.
Tommy and Chuckie fear "the Sandman" after a story while Chas is out at a party. Stu and Didi try to get them to fall asleep, but fall asleep themselves. Tommy and Chuckie then try to catch the Sandman, but end up catching Chas.
93 11 "Journey to the Center of the Basement / A Very McNulty Birthday" Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Story by: David Maples and Kate Bouiltier
Additional material by: Rick Gitelson
Vinny Montello
Steve Ochs
Kate Bouiltier
19 September 1998 (1998-09-19) 511
The babies go down to the basement to retrieve Chuckie's robotic Reptar toy.
The babies attend a rival's birthday party, where girls are left out due to cooties.
94 12 "The Family Tree" Jim Duffy Story by: Rick Gitelson, Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon, Vinny Montello, Steve Ochs, Monica Piper
Rick Gitelson
Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
21 September 1998 (1998-09-21) 512

While Didi and Stu go on an anniversary vacation, Tommy and Angelica stay at Chuckie's house, where Chuckie learns about his ancestors. Meanwhile, Didi starts to feel seasick, and the cause is eventually revealed to be pregnancy.

Note: This is where The Rugrats Movie begins.

Season 6 (1998–2000)[edit]

In the United States, episodes 102, 111 and 124 were held over from this season and ended up airing during Season 7. The first Klasky Csupo logo still appeared after the second logo appeared at the end of The Rugrats Movie". The second logo did not appear until "Runaway Reptar".

Rugrats season 6 episodes
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Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
95 1 "Chuckie's Duckling / A Dog's Life" Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Melody Fox
21 November 1998 (1998-11-21) 601

Chuckie adopts a duck that fled from a construction site, but caring for the new pet soon becomes difficult.
Spike attempts to protect Dil from imminent danger, but the dog gets in trouble with Stu and Didi.

Note: This episode marks the first appearance of Dil.
96 2 "Chuckerfly / Angelica's Twin" Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Story by: Kate Botuilier, Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson
Kate Botuilier
Rick Gitelson
23 November 1998 (1998-11-23) 602

Chuckie wants to be cute again, so he goes through his own metamorphosis.
Angelica pretends she has a twin sister named Balina to get extra goodies.

Note: This is the last time to use Tommy's original theme cry sound effect.
97 3 "Raising Dil / No Naps" Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Jordana Arkin and Rick Gitelson
Rick Gitelson
6 December 1998 (1998-12-06) 603
Tommy and the babies try to educate Dil, who they believe isn't as smart as they are.
The babies try to avoid napping for a toy from Angelica.
98 4 "Man of the House / A Whole New Stu" Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Story by: Vinny Montello and Steve Ochs
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Monica Piper
12 December 1998 (1998-12-12) 604
Tommy tries to run the household while Stu is out of town on business.
Stu undergoes a makeover at a health spa after suffering from so much stress.
99 5 "Submarine / Chuckie's a Lefty" Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
Story by: Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Kate Boutilier
19 December 1998 (1998-12-19) 605
While Stu shops for a used car, Tommy, Chuckie and Dil imagine the test automobile is a submarine.
Chuckie learns he's left-handed, so Angelica makes him feel like a freak.
100 6 "Baking Dil / Hair!" Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Story by: Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Ben Siegler
Story by: Jon Cooksey and Ali Marie Matheson
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Monica Piper
27 December 1998 (1998-12-27) 606
Dil gets lost at the bakery, where a cake is being picked up for Didi's birthday.
Tommy is under the false impression that not growing hair will keep him young forever.
101 7 "Zoo Story / I Do" John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Story by: Randi Gitelson
Rick Gitelson
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
11 January 1999 (1999-01-11) 607
The babies go to the zoo, get trapped inside the pen, and end up accidentally freeing the animals when attempting to leave.
Angelica forces Chuckie and Lil to get married after attending a wedding. They afterwards pretend Dil is their baby.
102 8 "The Magic Baby / Dil We Meet Again" Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Story by: Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Scott Gray
Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
27 January 1999 (1999-01-27) 608
In an attempt to get Tommy's toy pony, Angelica trades the babies "magic beans", which Dil eats.
The babies think that Dil has turned into a watermelon. In reality, however, Didi took Dil inside to clean him and she changed his diaper.
103 9 "Hand Me Downs / Angelica's Ballet" John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Rick Gitelson
Story by: James Peters and Barbara Herndon and Jill Gorey
Kate Boutilier
30 January 1999 (1999-01-30) 609

Angelica tells Tommy that he will disappear after Dil gets his old toys.
Angelica performs ballet and conducts a show with the babies in an attempt to pass ballet school.

Note: The song from the ballet, Cynthia Workout, was later released on the CD "The Newest NickToons".
104 10 "Opposites Attract / The Art Museum" Jeff Scott
Jim Duffy
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Monica Piper
Anne Baker
13 February 1999 (1999-02-13) 610
The babies meet other babies who are just like each of them at the park.
The babies see themselves in various works of art at the museum.
105 11 "The Jungle / The Old Country" TBA TBA 20 March 1999 (1999-03-20) 611
The babies visit a flower shop where they think Dil is infected with "jungle beaver", a mispronunciation of jungle fever.
The babies visit their grandparents in the country and fear that elephants are threatening the cabin.
106 12 "Ghost Story / Chuckie's Complaint" TBA TBA 27 March 1999 (1999-03-27) 612
The babies get involved in a ghost story with Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.
Chuckie becomes afraid after Angelica sends Reptar an angry letter, which she partially wrote and signed Chuckie's name on it.
107 13 "Pedal Pusher / Music" TBA TBA 6 March 1999 (1999-03-06) 613
Chuckie gets a new toy car that wins him popularity from other children at the park.
The babies perform music videos.
108 14 "Chuckie's Bachelor Pad / Junior Prom" TBA TBA 4 April 1999 (1999-04-04) 614
Chuckie moves into his own place while his room is being remodeled.
The babies hold their own prom.
109 15 "Silent Angelica / Tie My Shoes" TBA TBA 11 April 1999 (1999-04-11) 615
Angelica tries to remain quiet to receive toys from the Rugrats.
Angelica ties Chuckie's shoes, and Chuckie gets the credit.
110 16 "What's Your Line? / Two by Two" TBA TBA 18 April 1999 (1999-04-18) 616
Chuckie looks at some careers, including ice cream man and librarian.
The babies try to build an ark after fearing a huge flood.
111 17 "All's Well that Pretends Well / Big Babies" TBA TBA 25 April 1999 (1999-04-25) 617
Angelica is starting to show symptoms of a cold, but wants to attend a performance. To keep from being unable to go, she tries to convince the grown-ups that the Rugrats are sick instead of her.
The babies perform an initiation ceremony for Dil for a club while the adults make a bet to imitate their babies.
112 18 "Wrestling Grandpa / Chuckie Collects" TBA TBA 1 May 1999 (1999-05-01) 618
Grandpa Lou competes in a wrestling match.
Chuckie starts a new rock collection that the Rugrats try to improve for him.
113/114 19/20 "Runaway Reptar" TBA TBA 27 May 1999 (1999-05-27) 619/620
The babies pretend they get sucked into an evil Robot Reptar movie, in which they must find Reptar and stop Angelica's evil Reptar. Note: This is the First TV Movie
115 21 "Share and Share a Spike / Tommy for Mayor" TBA TBA 2 October 1999 (1999-10-02) 621

Dil and Tommy must share the dog.
The babies hold their own election between Tommy and Phil.

Note: Nickelodeon re-aired Tommy for Mayor as part of the 2000 Presidential Election.
116 22 "Brothers are Monsters / Cooking with Susie" TBA TBA 2 November 1999 (1999-11-02) 622
Tommy thinks he is turning into a monster after getting caught in hair.
Susie gets a toy oven, but she cooks horribly while Stu tries out doorstoppers.
117 23 "Officer Chuckie / Auctioning Grandpa" TBA TBA 16 October 1999 (1999-10-16) 623
Chuckie studies street safety from an officer.
The babies think Grandpa will be sold.
118 24 "Partners in Crime / Thumbs Up" TBA TBA 23 October 1999 (1999-10-23) 624
Angelica makes Dil her "partner" after watching a crime film.
Tommy tries to stop the other babies from thumb-sucking after fears of staying babies.
119 25 "Planting Dil / Joke's on You" TBA TBA 30 October 1999 (1999-10-30) 625
Didi is planting dill plants, which the babies think is baby Dil and attempt to keep the plants from growing.
Angelica tries to turn the babies against each other with pranks.
120 26 "Big Showdown / Doctor Susie" TBA TBA 24 November 1999 (1999-11-24) 626
Didi completely re-models Tommy and Dil's room, against Tommy and the other's good will.
Susie learns how to fix broken toys, but Angelica will have some sabotage.[clarification needed]
121 27 "Accidents Happen / Pee Wee Scouts" TBA TBA 18 December 1999 (1999-12-18) 627
Chuckie accidentally wets the bed during a dream, so Chas puts him in "training pants". That night, the babies try to keep Chuckie from falling asleep so that he won't forget about waking up to go to the bathroom.
The babies form a scout troop.
122 28 "Chuckie's New Shirt / Cavebabies" TBA TBA 11 January 2000 (2000-01-11) 628
Chuckie destroys his shirt, and since he can't find a perfect replacement, he fears for his identity.
The babies try to get to the cookie jar for Angelica in a dinosaur era.
123 29 "The Incredible Shrinking Babies / Miss Manners" TBA TBA 18 January 2000 (2000-01-18) 629
The babies dream that they are smaller than they already are, and Dil is a giant. They try to get him to take his nap, which proves difficult.
Angelica tries to help with a business dinner for Charlotte's boss after learning manners.
124 30 "A Dose of Dil / Famous Babies" TBA TBA 24 January 2000 (2000-01-24) 630
The babies try to get attention than Dil.
The babies want to be famous, so they start a rock band.
125 31 "No Place Like Home" TBA TBA 15 February 2000 (2000-02-15) 631
Susie imagines she is in a world similar to The Wizard of Oz when she is under anesthesia while her tonsils are removed.
126 32 "Be My Valentine" TBA TBA 11 February 2000 (2000-02-11) 632
Chuckie tries to give a Valentine to his dad.
127 33 "Discover America" TBA TBA 7 March 2000 (2000-03-07) 633

The babies go on an imaginary tour of America when Angelica and Susie cause some damage at a picnic.

Note: This is the last Rugrats episode to use traditional cel animation.[citation needed]
128/129/130 34/35/36 "Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts" TBA TBA 20 May 2000 (2000-05-20) 634/635/636

The babies look forward to autumn, but then Angelica reminds them that change is not always good with Stu's robot Reptar, new diapers for Phil and Lil, and the babies gave up Reptar for thinking that he caused Grandpa to moving out.

Notes: This is the first time that Tara (who voices Dil) is credited as Tara Strong. This episode leads up to Rugrats in Paris: The Movie. This is the second TV Movie.

Season 7 (2001)[edit]

During season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three episodes per show. Additionally, all half-hour stories from this point on had two ad breaks instead of one. This is the only season of Rugrats to have three episodes per show.

Rugrats season 7 episodes
No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
131 1 "Angelicon / Dil's Binkie / Big Brother Chuckie" TBA TBA 15 January 2001 (2001-01-15) 701

Angelica is a giant from the eyes of the babies in a new treehouse.
Dil's pacifier gets tossed around the house.
Chuckie, realizing that he is Kimi's big brother, tries to protect her from danger.

Note: This is the first episode in the series in which Kira and Kimi appear. This episode also is right after the film Rugrats in Paris
132 2 "Dil Saver / Cooking with Phil and Lil / Piece of Cake" TBA TBA 16 January 2001 (2001-01-16) 702
Stu makes a Dil screen-saver, and the babies think Dil is trapped in the computer.
Phil and Lil make a pie their style.
Angelica has a dream where she is powerful after eating cake.
133 3 "Sister Act / Spike's Nightscare / Cuddle Bunny" TBA TBA 17 January 2001 (2001-01-17) 703
Angelica seeks a sibling after jealousy.
Spike has a nightmare.
Kimi falls for a pinata at a party and doesn't want the guests to break it.
134 4 "Finsterella" TBA TBA 18 January 2001 (2001-01-18) 704
Chuckie thinks that his life parallels that of Cinderella after hearing of the story. Chas and Kira adopt each other's babies as their own.
135 5 "Bad Shoes / The World According to Dil and Spike / Falling Stars" TBA TBA 19 January 2001 (2001-01-19) 705
Stu has to wear uncomfortable shoes.
This episode is basically Dil and Spike's perspective on the world.
The babies wish on shooting stars and fear they are falling down.
136 6 "Dayscare / The Great Unknown / Wash-Dry Story" TBA TBA 22 January 2001 (2001-01-22) 706
Chuckie and Kimi go to daycare.
Tommy finds something weird on the stairs.
Cynthia goes missing, and the babies fight the McNulty children for the doll.
137 7 "Changes for Chuckie / The Magic Show / A Lulu of a Time" TBA TBA 23 January 2001 (2001-01-23) 707
Chuckie goes through adjustments with Kira.
The babies visit a magic show.
The babies see the retirement home with Lulu and cause predictable havoc.
138 8 "Cat Got Your Tongue? / The War Room / Attention Please" TBA TBA 24 January 2001 (2001-01-24) 708
Howard loses his voice.
Tommy tries to find Dil's bottle in a reception office.
Kimi gets more attention than Chuckie, making him jealous.
139 9 "And the Winner Is... / Dil's Bathtime / Bigger Than Life" TBA TBA 9 March 2001 (2001-03-09) 709
Angelica and Susie compete in a talent contest, and the latter ends up winning.
Dil takes a bath with Tommy and fears the worst.
The babies have "big" adventures.
140 10 "Day of the Potty / Tell-Tale Cell Phone / The Time of Their Lives" TBA TBA 13 March 2001 (2001-03-13) 710
Chuckie breaks his home's toilet.
Angelica breaks Charlotte's phone and hides it.
Angelica gets a watch.
141 11 "My Fair Babies / The Way Things Work / Home Sweet Home" TBA TBA 30 March 2001 (2001-03-30) 711

The babies attend a "lunch party" and must act formal.
Tommy shows Dil how things work, such as the fridge and the toilet.
Chuckie believes Kimi is going back to Japan.

Note: "My Fair Babies" was a bonus on the 10th anniversary video.
142 12 "Adventure Squad / The Way More Things Work / Talk of the Town" TBA TBA 22 April 2001 (2001-04-22) 712
The Rugrats play a game.
A followup from "The Way Things Work," Tommy explains more things to Dil.
Angelica hosts a talk show.
143 13 "A Rugrats Kwanzaa" TBA TBA 22 April 2001 (2001-04-22) 713
The gang celebrates Kwanzaa.
144 14 "Pre-School Daze" TBA TBA 13 May 2001 (2001-05-13) 714
Angelica, Susie, and Harold go to pre-school.

Season 8 (2001–03)[edit]

The original format for Rugrats was brought back for season 8. However, the half-hour episodes retain having two commercial breaks. The first Klasky Csupo logo appeared after the credits in the early airings of this season. However, the Season 8 DVD, "The '90s Are All That" and the later airings kept the second logo.

Rugrats season 8 episodes
No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
145/146 1/2 "All Growed Up" TBA TBA 11 August 2001 (2001-08-11) 801/802
The Rugrats are now ten years older, and in school, where they attend a concert. Note: This is the Third TV Movie.
147 3 "Curse of the Werewuff" TBA TBA 20 October 2001 (2001-10-20) 803
Angelica tells the babies they will become their costumes at Halloween's end, and the only way to keep that from happening is to give her their candy. Note: This is the Second and Final time Chuckie talked back to Angelica.
148 4 "Bow Wow Wedding Vows" TBA TBA 4 August 2002 (2002-08-04) 804

Tommy fears Spike has no more time for him on Easter. Kira and Chas celebrate their first Easter.

Notes: Christine Cavanaugh's final episode as the voice of Chuckie.
149 5 "Quiet Please / Early Retirement" TBA TBA 7 September 2002 (2002-09-07) 805

Chuckie loses his first library card and Chas deals with a book fine.
The babies decide to retire while Angelica tries to watch an awards show.

Notes: Nancy Cartwright's first episode as the voice of Chuckie.
150 6 "The Doctor is In / The Big Sneeze" TBA TBA 14 September 2002 (2002-09-14) 806
Angelica pretends to be a doctor on the radio after hearing Didi and Betty listen to a doctor on the radio who helps people with their problems.
Chuckie thinks he is allergic to Kimi because he sneezes frequently, both when interacting with her and whenever she passes by him. The Rugrats believe this, so they try several ways to get him not to sneeze when he's close to her. When nothing seems to work as planned, the Rugrats believe that he genuinely is allergic to her. The actual cause, however, is revealed later: Kimi was having a dandelion in her pocket.
151 7 "The Fun Way Day / The Age of Aquarium" TBA TBA 13 October 2002 (2002-10-13) 807
Kira and Chas hire a guy to help boost Java Lava's popularity, but this unknowingly leads to a game of Hide and Seek.
The babies visit a boat-shaped aquarium and think the boat is sinking.
152 8 "Daddy's Little Helpers / Hello Dilly" TBA TBA 20 November 2002 (2002-11-20) 808
The babies help their fathers.
The babies believe that Dil has turned into a doll. (This episode parodies the musical Hello, Dolly!)
153 9 "Cynthia Comes Alive / Trading Phil" TBA TBA 27 November 2002 (2002-11-27) 809
The babies mistake a teenager for a real-life version of Angelica's doll while it is being repaired.
Angelica trades Phil so a group of older children could play with him.
154 10 "Murmur on the Ornery Express" TBA TBA 15 February 2003 (2003-02-15) 810
Strange things happen during a train ride to "Little Biendeltown", where Chuckie and Angelica's dolls vanish, as well as Minka's necklace. The Rugrats believe that there is a bandit on the train, so they try to catch him.
155 11 "Back to School / Sweet Dreams" TBA TBA 29 January 2003 (2003-01-29) 811
Didi enrolls in college.
Chuckie doesn't have a dream as the other Rugrats do.
156 12 "A Step at a Time / Angelica's Assistant" TBA TBA 29 January 2003 (2003-01-29) 812
Stu thinks Dil is walking after the babies manipulate him.
Harold visits Angelica's house and Angelica must maintain calmness.
157 13 "A Tale of Two Puppies / Okey-Dokey Jones and the Ring of the Sunbeams" TBA TBA 9 December 2002 (2002-12-09) 813
The adults try to find buyers for Spike's two last puppies.
The babies seek Lil's ring in a pet store. This episode is also based on the first scene of The Rugrats Movie.
158 14 "Happy Taffy / Imagine That" TBA TBA 1 March 2003 (2003-03-01) 814

Stu and Didi hire a new babysitter for the Rugrats.
The Rugrats become secret agents.

Guest star: Amanda Bynes as Taffy

Season 9 (2002–04)[edit]

The third Klasky Csupo logo appeared after the credits in the early airings of this season. However, the Season 9 DVD, "The '90s Are All That" and the later airings kept the second logo.

Rugrats season 9 epsodes
No. in
No. in
Title(s) Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
159/160 1/2 "Babies in Toyland" Broni Likomanov Teleplay by:Eryk Casemiro, Rick Gitelson, Mark Palmer, Monica Piper
Story by:Eyrk Casemiro
21 December 2002 (2002-12-21) 901/902

The babies visit Stu's holiday village, where Angelica forces the Santa to quit, and the adults get stranded in Stu's Western cabin. Kira and Chas celebrate their first Christmas together. This title is a spoof of the 1961, 1986, and 1997 movies "Babes in Toyland".

Guest star: James Belushi as Santa

Note: This is the Final TV movie.
161 3 "Club Fred" TBA TBA 22 February 2003 (2003-02-22) 903
The babies and their parents go on a vacation at a pirate-themed family resort, with predictably disastrous results as the babies search for a treasure and Angelica starts to use credit cards.
162 4 "The Perfect Twins" TBA TBA 13 May 2003 (2003-05-13) 904
Betty's British cousins are nothing like Phil and Lil at a family reunion. Note:This episode aired one month and one day after the series Spinoff All Grown Up! premiered.
163 5 "Clown Around / The Baby Rewards" TBA TBA 13 October 2003 (2003-10-13) 905
The babies go to the circus.
The babies have an awards show, and the awards go to all of the others (Stu, Fluffy, and almost Angelica).
164 6 "Diapies and Dragons / Baby Power" TBA TBA 16 November 2003 (2003-11-16) 906
The babies go to a video arcade.
The babies fear Dil is stronger than they are.
165 7 "Bug Off / The Crawl Space" TBA TBA 23 November 2003 (2003-11-23) 907
The babies fear a mascot.
The babies move into a crawl space.
166 8 "Starstruck / Who's Taffy?" TBA TBA 4 January 2004 (2004-01-04) 908
Kimi gets cast in a movie.
Angelica and Taffy switch places.
167 9 "They Came from the Backyard / Lil's Phil of Trash" TBA TBA 11 January 2004 (2004-01-11) 909
The babies fear an alien invasion.
Phil picks up trash.
168 10 "Mutt's in a Name / Hurricane Alice" TBA TBA 18 January 2004 (2004-01-18) 910
Chas thinks of a name for the puppy.
Phil and Lil think a visiting friend is a disaster.
169 11 "Bestest of Show / Hold the Pickles" TBA TBA 25 January 2004 (2004-01-25) 911
Tommy, Angelica, and Susie compete in a pet show.
Tommy misunderstands Taffy when he hears her say she doesn't want pickles on her burger, thinking that she is referring to Dil when she says "I don't like dill pickles". The babies cover Dil in various things trying to make Taffy like him.
170 12 "Baby Sale / Steve" TBA TBA 1 February 2004 (2004-02-01) 912
Didi, Kira, and Betty go to a toddler clothing sale, where the babies think they will be sold.
The babies make a snow-baby.
171 13 "The Bravliest Baby / Gimme an 'A'" Jim Duffy
Michael Mullen
Scott Gray
Mark Valenti
1 April 2004 (2004-04-01) 913
Tommy loses his courage, which his friends attempt to recover.
The babies try to find an A for Didi.
172 14 "Fountain of Youth / Kimi Takes the Cake" Chris Hermans
Jeff Scott
Rick Gitelson and Jeff Wynne
Peter Hunzinker
8 June 2004 (2004-06-08) 914

The children go to a cabin that has special memories for Drew, Stu, and Chas.
The babies search for a birthday cake in a scary house where Taffy performs.

Note: Kris Zimmerman is the new voice director.

DVD releases[edit]

Nickelodeon and produce DVDs of new and old Nickelodeon shows through the CreateSpace service. Using a concept similar to print on demand, Amazon manufactures the discs, cover art, and disc art. As of 6 October 2011, Seasons 1–9 are available.

In Australia, Beyond Home Entertainment has released all 9 seasons on region free DVD.

Rugrats Tales from the Crib (2005–06)[edit]

These movies are straight to DVD movies that are part of the Rugrats series. These were not actually the end of the Rugrats series, but are side-stories. The last movie was released in 2006.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1 "Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White" Michael Daedalus Kenny
Ron Noble
Andrei Svislotski
Jill Gorey and Barbara Herndon 6 September 2005 (2005-09-06) DVDM1
Taffy tells the kids the tale of Snow White as the Wicked Queen (Angelica) plots to get rid of Snow White (Susie), who lives with the Seven Babies who work in their diaper factory.
2 "Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Three Jacks and a Beanstalk" Zhenia Delioussine, Michael Daedalus Kenny, Ron Noble, Andrei Svislotski Jill Gorey and Barbara Herndon 5 September 2006 (2006-09-05) DVDM2

Three Jacks and a Beanstalk is the Rugrats spin on a classic fairytale. Combines Jack Sprat with Jack and Jill while they tell their own version of Jack and the Bean Stalk. The babies get some magical beans that grows into a giant beanstalk leading to a huge castle in the sky. There, a fairy (Susie) offers them a key to the castle if they get three things for the castle's occupant, the giant evil Angelica.

Guest star: Mo'Nique as Aunt Moo


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