List of Rugrats episodes

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Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain. The show focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations.[1][2] Adults in the series are almost always unaware of what the children are up to.

The series premiered on Nickelodeon on Sunday, August 11, 1991, as the second Nicktoon after Doug and preceding The Ren & Stimpy Show. Production initially halted in 1993 after 65 episodes, with the last episode airing on May 22, 1994. From 1995 to 1996, the only new episodes broadcast were "A Rugrats Passover" and "A Rugrats Chanukah", two Jewish-themed episodes that received critical acclaim; during this time, well-after the end of the show's production run, Rugrats began to receive a boost in ratings and popularity with constant reruns on Nickelodeon. In 1996, Klasky Csupo Animation began producing new episodes, and the show's fourth season began airing in 1997. As a result of the show's popularity, a series of theatrical films were released; The Rugrats Movie, which introduced Tommy's younger brother Dil, was released in 1998, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, which introduced Kimi, Kira and Fifi released in 2000, and Rugrats Go Wild, a crossover film with fellow Klasky Csupo series The Wild Thornberrys, released in 2003. The final episode aired on August 1, 2004,[3] bringing the series to a total of 172 episodes and 9 seasons during a 13-year run.

On July 21, 2001, Nickelodeon broadcast the made-for-TV special "All Growed Up" in celebration of the series' 10th anniversary. The special acted as a pilot for the Rugrats spin-off series All Grown Up!, which chronicles the lives of the babies and their parents after aging 10 years. Another spin-off series, Rugrats Pre-School Daze, was considered, but only four episodes were produced. Two direct-to-video specials were released in 2005 and 2006, under the title Rugrats Tales from the Crib. Tie-in media for the series include video games, comics, toys and various other merchandise.

Rugrats gained over 20 awards during its 13-year run, including 4 Daytime Emmy Awards, 6 Kids' Choice Awards, and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The series garnered Nickelodeon high ratings and was the network's top-rated show between 1995 and 2000. It was Nickelodeon's longest-running Nicktoon until 2012, when SpongeBob SquarePants aired its 173rd episode.

On July 16, 2018, it was announced that Nickelodeon had given a series order to a 26-episode revival of the series, executive produced by Klasky, Csupo, and Germain.[4][5]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotAugust 7, 2001 (on DVD)
113August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)May 24, 1992 (1992-05-24)
226September 6, 1992 (1992-09-06)May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)
326September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)April 13, 1995 (1995-04-13)
417December 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
512August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
636January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)
714January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)January 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)
814July 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)
914September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2001)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
"Tommy Pickles and The Great White Thing"Peter ChungBen Herndon and Paul GermainAugust 7, 2001 (2001-08-07) (on DVD)[a]100

After seeing his grandpa go into the bathroom so many times, Tommy Pickles, an infant, 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.

Season 1 (1991–92)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Tommy's First Birthday"Howard E. BakerPaul Germain & Craig BartlettAugust 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)101

Stu and Didi strive to make Tommy's first birthday a memorable one. They do, but under the wrong circumstances. Meanwhile, Tommy wants to eat dog food so he can be just like Spike, eventually selling the other Rugrats on the idea.

Note: This episode introduces Chuckie Finster, Angelica Pickles, Drew Pickles, Howard and Betty DeVille, Boris Kropotin and Minka Krapachter.
22"Barbeque Story
Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup"
Norton VirgienSteve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
Craig Bartlett & Paul Germain
August 18, 1991 (1991-08-18)102

Tommy has received his most favorite toy in the whole wide world – a ball. Angelica, who is always looking to spoil the babies' fun, takes the ball and tosses it into the next yard, resulting in the babies risking life and limb to look for it.


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 Tiffany the babysitter (via telephone) and Grandpa have other plans (the babysitter's OTHER goldfish died and Grandpa was going bowling with a friend of his, Louise). Tommy, however, has plans of his own.
33"At the Movies
Slumber Party"
Dan ThompsonCraig Bartlett & Paul Germain
Jeffrey Townsend
August 25, 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. Note: This marks the first appearance of Reptar


Angelica stays over with Tommy, but her desire for an open window leaves Tommy feeling ill and hallucinating, which eventually leads to his vomiting on her.
44"Baby Commercial
Little Dude"
Howard E. BakerSteve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
M.S. Freeman
September 8, 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 cause in the process.


Didi takes Tommy to her workplace, a local high school, for use as a visual aid in Home Economics. Three of her students ask to watch Tommy while Didi's on her lunch break, but when they accidentally lose him, he starts wandering around the campus, causing trouble as he does.
55"Beauty Contest
Baseball"
Norton VirgienEverett Peck
From a Story by: Arlene Klasky
M.S. Freeman
September 15, 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.
66"Ruthless Tommy
Moose Country"
Dan ThompsonRon Birnbach
Jeffrey Townsend
October 6, 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 babies go look for one in the backyard.
77"Grandpa's Teeth
Momma Trauma"
Howard E. BakerBen Herndon & Margot Pipkin
Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
November 17, 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 is busy with the food. Tommy and Chuckie 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.
88"Real or Robots?
Special Delivery"
Norton VirgienSteve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
Patric Verrone & Maiya Williams
December 1, 1991 (1991-12-01)108

After seeing a Frankenstein-type horror flick, Tommy and Chuckie want to see whether 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 Didi tells Tommy the doll is his baby sister arriving in the mail. Believing this, Tommy sneaks out with the mailman to the post office, causing trouble as he does.
99"Candy Bar Creep Show
Monster in the Garage"
Howard E. Baker
Dan Thompson
Tom Abrams & David Howard
Peter Gaffney
January 5, 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 mouse is loose in the Pickles' garage and house, knocking things off of the shelves, and Stu places the blame on Spike. The Rugrats set out to prove Spike's innocence; after hearing Boris' story about a hero fighting off the "dibbick" monster with his "klobbermeister", the Rugrats go into the garage in search of this "monster".
1010"Weaning Tommy
Incident in Aisle Seven"
Howard E. Baker
Dan Thompson
Ann Hamilton
Lou Greenstein & Larry Loebell
February 16, 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.
1111"Touchdown Tommy
The Trial"
Norton VirgienTom Abrams & David Howard
Paul Germain
March 29, 1992 (1992-03-29)111

While Didi and Betty go shopping, Stu and the guys babysit the Rugrats while watching the "Ultra Bowl XXXVII" on TV. Later, Grandpa gives Tommy a bottle of chocolate milk; Angelica, who normally thinks that she is 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 trial ends up revealing that Angelica was the one who broke the lamp, and she ends up in the high chair as a punishment.
1212"Fluffy vs. Spike
Reptar's Revenge"
Dan ThompsonSteve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
Peter Gaffney
April 12, 1992 (1992-04-12)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.
1313"Graham Canyon
Stu-Maker's Elves"
Craig BartlettCraig Bartlett
Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
May 24, 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 has accidentally tossed into the basement.

Season 2 (1992–93)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
141"Toy Palace
Sand Ho!"
Dan Thompson
Howard E. Baker & Jim Duffy
Peter GaffneySeptember 6, 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 leave. 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.
152"Chuckie vs. the Potty
Together at Last"
Norton Virgien
Steven Dean Moore
Joe Ansolabehere
Jonathan Greenberg
September 13, 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.


When Phil and Lil have a huge fight, Betty decides to separate them for a while and takes Lil to play with Tommy and Chuckie. Lil soon misses her brother and the three babies decide to head next door, not realizing Phil is doing the same thing.
163"The Big House
The Shot"
Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
September 20, 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 soon worries about the shot after hearing Chuckie's horror story about his.
174"Showdown at Teeter-Totter Gulch
Mirrorland"
Steven Dean Moore
Norton Virgien
Glen Eichler
Michael Ferris
September 27, 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. Note: Nancy Cartwright plays the role of the Junk Food Kid before playing Chuckie in the 2002 season.


Chuckie and Tommy decide to go through a mirror to see "Mirrorland" where "everything is the same, only different", with Didi and Grandpa's examination of various antiques making them believe they really did cross over.
185"Angelica's in Love
Ice Cream Mountain"
Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Paul Germain
Chip Johannessen
October 4, 1992 (1992-10-04)205

Angelica falls in love with Dean, a biker-type kid who is described as "a 4-year-old's dream on a 5-year-old's bike". However, her heart is 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 try to reach "Ice Cream Mountain", a gargantuan sundae (not knowing it is made of plastic).
196"Regarding Stuie
Garage Sale"
Norton Virgien
Steven Dean Moore
Guy Maxtone-Graham
Steve Viksten
October 11, 1992 (1992-10-11)206

Stu falls off the roof while attempting to install his new "Quack-O-Matic" weather vane. Suffering from a strange amnesia, Stu reverts to his childhood (as "Stuie") and becomes one of the Rugrats. The babies have fun with Stuie for a while, but Tommy soon starts to miss his father.


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 unintentionally selling everything in the house.
207"Let There Be Light
The Bank Trick"
Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
Pam Wick
Earl Klasky & Gary Gurner
October 18, 1992 (1992-10-18)207

While working on the anti-gravity playpen (his latest invention), Stu blacks out the neighborhood. Being afraid of the dark and wondering where the light is hiding, 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.
218"Family Reunion
Grandpa's Date"
Steven Dean Moore
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
October 25, 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 is 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. When Morgana finds out about the babies, she is delighted to know that Lou is a grandfather.
229"No Bones About It
Beach Blanket Babies"
Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
David Benavente & Michael J. Benavente
Mark Trafficante & James Grant Goldin
November 1, 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. Meanwhile, 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.
2310"Reptar on Ice
Family Feud"
Howard E. Baker
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Michael Ferris
November 8, 1992 (1992-11-08)210

After finding a lizard, which the Rugrats think is "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 families abruptly end their friendship and wage war, upsetting the babies. While Chas is caught in the crossfire, having to return everything the neighbors borrowed from each other as well as listen to their constant bickering, Tommy is upset as he is not allowed to play with Phil and Lil anymore.
2411"Superhero Chuckie
The Dog Broomer"
Dan Thompson
Jim Duffy
Douglas Petrie
Gary Glasberg
November 15, 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 the "dog broomer" (a dog groomer.)
2512"Aunt Miriam
The Inside Story"
Howard E. Baker
Norton Virgien
Peter Gaffney
Holly Huckins
November 22, 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.
2613"A Visit from Lipschitz
What the Big People Do"
Jim Duffy
Dan Thompson
Jonathan Greenberg
Patricia Marx
November 29, 1992 (1992-11-29)213

Dr. Lipschitz (Tony Jay), 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.
2714"The Santa Experience"Charles SwensonJoe Ansolabehere, Peter Gaffney,
Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
December 6, 1992 (1992-12-06)214

After a traumatic Santa visit in the mall, the babies' parents rent a cabin in the mountains in which to spend Christmas. 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 is voiced by Tress MacNeille. This is the first Rugrats Christmas special, and the only episode that features the Christmas opening theme.
2815"Visitors from Outer Space
The Case of the Missing Rugrat"
Dan Thompson & Raymie Muzquiz
Howard E. Baker
Paul Germain
Peter Gaffney
December 13, 1992 (1992-12-13)215

Tommy dreams that he and the other Rugrats are captured by aliens that resemble his parents and his grandfather. 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 space ship's control room and play with the controls, thinking that they are toys.


Grandpa uses his skills from working as a detective in the 1930s to look for Tommy after he winds up at the mansion home of two eccentric sisters.
2916"Chuckie Loses His Glasses
Chuckie Gets Skunked"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy & Pete Michels
Rachel Lipman
Peter Gaffney
December 30, 1992 (1992-12-30)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.
3017"Rebel Without a Teddy Bear
Angelica the Magnificent"
Dan Thompson
Igor Kovalyov
Jonathan Greenberg
Michael Ferris
January 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)217

When Tommy's favorite stuffed lion plush gets filthy, Didi confiscates it. Tommy is greatly upset by this, thinking he will never see the stuffed animal again, and Angelica helps Tommy "go bad" to get what he wants.


Angelica experiments with magic, and Lil goes missing in the process. This leads to the belief that Angelica made Lil disappear.
3118"Meet the Carmichaels
The Box"
Jim Duffy & Rick Bugental
Norton Virgien & Jeff McGrath
Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere
Michael Ferris
January 10, 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.
3219"Down the Drain
Let Them Eat Cake"
Dan Thompson
Steven Dean Moore
Joe Ansolabehere
Steve Viksten
February 7, 1993 (1993-02-07)219

Tommy and Chuckie are afraid of being sucked down the drain, so they clog it in various ways to avoid having to take a bath.


The gang attends a relative's wedding, where Tommy and Chuckie seek cake.
3320"The Seven Voyages of Cynthia
My Friend Barney"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy & Steve Socki
Craig Bartlett
Peter Gaffney & Paul Germain
March 14, 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.
3421"Feeding Hubert
Spike the Wonder Dog"
Dan Thompson
Igor Kovalyov
Jeffrey Townsend
Steve Viksten
March 21, 1993 (1993-03-21)221

The babies mistake a garbage truck for a monster that eats trash.


After watching a TV show about a superhero dog named Oodles the Talking Poodle, the babies wish Spike can talk and be a superhero as well and they get their wish when Angelica fools them with her toy executive telephone into thinking Spike really can talk so she can make them steal cookies for her. But in the end it is Spike who truly saves the day.
3522"The Slide
The Big Flush"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Lisa Latham
March 28, 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, and set out to try to find the flusher. Meanwhile, Stu is struggling to overcome his fear of diving.
3623"King Ten Pin
Runaway Angelica"
Dan Thompson
Steven Dean Moore
Doria Biddle
Steve Viksten
April 4, 1993 (1993-04-04)223

Grandpa competes in a bowling tournament, where Tommy and the others inadvertently help Grandpa win by exposing his bowling rival as a cheater.


Angelica runs away from home and hides in the Pickles' backyard after being sent to her room for ruining her father's office. She later realizes her mistake when it starts raining and she has to live in Spike's doghouse, and thinks her father is happy that she ran away.
3724"Game Show Didi
Toys in the Attic"
Jim Duffy
Norton Virgien
Andy Houts
Carroll Mine
April 11, 1993 (1993-04-11)224

Didi appears on a TV game show, guest-starring Alex Trebek and Charles Nelson Reilly.


Tommy and Angelica are left to stay with Didi's parents for a weekend, where they discover toys (and some family history) in their attic.
3825"Driving Miss Angelica
Susie vs. Angelica"
Dan Thompson & Raymie Muzquiz
Igor Kovalyov
Jonathan Greenberg
Joe Ansolabehere
May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)225

After Angelica saves Chuckie's life, he becomes her personal slave.


When Susie attempts to defend the babies from Angelica, the two compete to see who is the best.
3926"Tooth or Dare
Party Animals"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
Holly Huckins
May 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)226

Angelica schemes to pull out and 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 a magic lamp.

Season 3 (1993–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
401"Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster
Twins' Pique"
Jim Duffy
Norton Virgien
Rachel Lipman
Paul Germain
September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)301

When the grown-ups hear that Randy Carmichael is having the creator of Dummi Bears over for dinner, the grown-ups invite themselves. While the adults are keen to impress, the babies scheme to ruin it as Susie fears she might have to move.


Phil and Lil are tired of being mistaken for each other and yearn to be different, so decide to change their personalities. While Phil decides to model himself on Chuckie, Lil chooses Angelica as her example.
412"Chuckie's First Haircut
Cool Hand Angelica"
Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney & Jonathan Greenberg
Idea by: R.E. Daniels
Peter Gaffney
October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)302

With Chuckie's hair getting longer and longer, Chas decides to get him a haircut. With Chuckie too scared to sit under the scissors, the babies and grown-ups use different methods to try and show him there's nothing to worry about.


When Susie tells the babies about her time at an upcoming day camp, Angelica boasts she'd have no problem there. Eager to prove her wrong, Susie arranges for Angelica to join her.
423"Tricycle Thief
Rhinoceritis"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Glenn Eichler
Doria Biddle
October 10, 1993 (1993-10-10)303

When Susie's brand-new tricycle goes missing, she and the babies suspect Angelica is responsible and put her on trial.


Angelica tells Chuckie that he is turning into a rhinoceros when she pretends to be a doctor; meanwhile, Drew helps Stu with taxes.
434"Grandpa Moves Out
The Legend of Satchmo"
Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Jonathan Greenberg
Matt Uitz
October 17, 1993 (1993-10-17)304

Grandpa moves into a retirement home after feuding with Stu and Didi. During a visit to there, 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.
445"Circus Angelicus
The Stork"
Norton Virgien & Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Larry Doyle
Deborah Raznick & Daniel Benton
October 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)305

Angelica and the babies stage a "circus" of their own after they are forced to leave a real one due to Chuckie's fear of clowns.


Tommy thinks that he is getting a new baby brother, and tries to protect it.
456"The Baby Vanishes
Farewell, My Friend"
Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Samuel S. Williams
October 31, 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.


When Chuckie's glasses break during an adventure, he decides to stop going on them causing a rift between him and Tommy.
467"When Wishes Come True
Angelica Breaks a Leg"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Idea by: Samuel S. Williams
Steve Viksten
Idea by: Lisa Latham
November 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)307

The babies think that Angelica has turned into stone after a bad wish. In actuality, it is a statue of Angelica—Drew's anniversary gift to Charlotte.


While staying at Stu and Didi's 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.
478"The Last Babysitter
Sour Pickles"
Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney
Scott Schneid & Tony Michelman
November 14, 1993 (1993-11-14)308

Susie's older sister, Lisa, 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. Note: June Foray plays the voice of Blocky.
489"Reptar 2010
Stu Gets a Job"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Paul Germain & Peter Gaffney
Michael Kramer
November 21, 1993 (1993-11-21)309

When watching a Reptar movie, the tape breaks. As Grandpa tries to get it working, the babies supply their own ending.


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.
4910"Give & Take
The Gold Rush"
Howard E. Baker
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Doria Biddle
November 28, 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.


When the babies find a nickel on the playground, Angelica sees a golden opportunity to get rich and puts the babies to work searching for more (throwing away other "junk" like $100 bills and jeweled rings in the process).
5011"Home Movies
The Mysterious Mr. Friend"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Idea by: Norton Virgien
Michael Ferris
December 5, 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 designs a new toy called Mr. Friend and gives the first one made to Tommy. Although Stu believes he loves it, Tommy is actually scared of the toy (thanks to its strange design and voice) and works with his friends to get rid of it.
5112"Cuffed!
The Blizzard"
Jim Duffy
Howard E. Baker
Steve Viksten
Samuel S. Williams
December 12, 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 four episodes that do not feature Tommy; he is absent in "Cuffed!".
5213"Destination: Moon
Angelica's Birthday"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Michael Ferris
Andy Houts
December 19, 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 the responsibilities that come with getting older.
5314"Princess Angelica
The Odd Couple"
Jim Duffy
Howard E. Baker
Rachel Lipman
Jonathan Greenberg
December 26, 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".
5415"Naked Tommy
Tommy and the Secret Club"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Larry Doyle
Barbara Slade
January 2, 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.
5516"Under Chuckie's Bed
Chuckie is Rich"
Howard E. Baker & Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Joe Ansolabehere
Peter Gaffney
January 9, 1994 (1994-01-09)316

Chuckie thinks that there are monsters living underneath his new "big boy" bed, but Tommy ventures under it to prove otherwise.


Chas wins ten million dollars from a sweepstakes and lets wealth go to his head. Pat Sajak makes a cameo appearance.
5617"Mommy's Little Assets
Chuckie's Wonderful Life"
Norton Virgien
Jim Duffy
Doria Biddle
Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
Idea by: Samuel S. Williams
February 13, 1994 (1994-02-13)317

Charlotte is forced to take Angelica and Tommy to work with her, where they nearly ruin an important 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.
5718"In the Dreamtime
The Unfair Pair"
Howard E. Baker & Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney
Rachel Lipman
February 20, 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 four episodes that do not feature Tommy; he is absent in "The Unfair Pair".
5819"Chuckie's Red Hair
Spike Runs Away"
Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Jonathan Greenburg
Peter Gaffney
February 27, 1994 (1994-02-27)319

Chuckie tires of standing out because of his red hair, so he uses Grandpa's hair dye. He soon finds that not being noticeable isn't as good as he thinks.


Spike runs away from home and doesn't return, which leaves Tommy unhappy. Stu and Didi are also upset, and decide to try and find a replacement pet.
5920"The Alien
Mr. Clean"
Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Jonathan Greenburg
Idea by: Bruce Henkin
Rachel Lipman
Idea by: Jonathan Blum
March 6, 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.
6021"Angelica's Worst Nightmare
The Mega Diaper Babies"
Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Steve Viksten
Joe Ansolabehere
March 13, 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 the action figures of their favorite TV heroes from Angelica.
6122"New Kid in Town
Pickles vs. Pickles"
Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Rachel Lipman
Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
April 10, 1994 (1994-04-10)322

Tired of being picked on by Angelica, the babies meet a boy named Josh, who turns out to be even worse.


After Drew punishes Angelica, he worries when she tells him he'll regret it. This fear soon seems founded as Angelica hires a lawyer and sues him.

Note: This is the third of four episodes that do not feature Tommy; he is absent in "Pickles vs. Pickles".
6223"Kid TV
The Sky is Falling"
Jeff McGrath
Jim Duffy
Michael Ferris
Idea by: Matt Vitz
Peter Gaffney
May 8, 1994 (1994-05-08)324

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", but then believes it herself.
6324"I Remember Melville
No More Cookies"
Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Barbera Slade
Jonathan Greenberg
May 15, 1994 (1994-05-15)325

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 about her first experiences with them.
6425"Cradle Attraction
Moving Away"
Jeff McGrath & Steve Socki
Jim Duffy
Peter Gaffney, Paul Germain,
Jonathan Greenberg & Rachel Lipman
May 22, 1994 (1994-05-22)326

Chuckie falls for a new girl named Megan who tries to get his attention by bullying him.


Angelica's announcement that she may be moving delights the babies — until they recall how they first met.
6526"Passover"Jeff McGrath, Jim Duffy & Steve SockiPeter Gaffney, Paul Germain,
Jonathan Greenberg & Rachel Lipman
April 13, 1995 (1995-04-13)323

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 (1996–98)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
661"Chanukah"Raymie MuzquizJ. David Stem & David N. WeissDecember 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)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.
672"Mother's Day"Norton Virgien & Toni VianJon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson,
J. David Stem & David Weiss
May 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)402
The Rugrats celebrate Mother's Day, and Chuckie wonders about his late mother.
683"Vacation"Toni VianJon Cooksey & Ali Marie MathesonJuly 8, 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).
694"Spike's Babies
Chicken Pops"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Mark Palmer
Story by: David Maples
David Maples
August 23, 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.
705"Radio Daze
Psycho Angelica"
John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie MathesonAugust 30, 1997 (1997-08-30)405

Grandpa and the children listen to an old detective radio show, and the babies imagine that they're living it.


Angelica pretends to be a psychic in order to get goodies from the babies.

Note: This episode was dedicated to Andy Houts.
716"America's Wackiest Home Movies
The 'Lympics"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
David Maples
September 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)410

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.
727"The Carwash
Heat Wave"
Celia Kendrick
John Holmquist
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
David Maples
September 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)411

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.
738"Faire Play
The Smell of Success"
John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
September 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)413

The gang attends a medieval festival, where they deal with a robotic dragon controlled by Stu.


Chuckie takes part in an experiment to improve his nasal congestion.
749"Dust Bunnies
Educating Angelica"
John Holmquist
Celia Kendrick
Kat Likkel
Tom Szollosi
Story by: Tom Szollosi & David Maples
September 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)415

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 decides to bring Tommy along with her.
7510"Angelica's Last Stand
Clan of the Duck"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
October 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)412

The babies help Angelica with her lemonade stand.


When Lil tells the boys that dresses are only for girls, Chuckie and Phil decide to wear dresses to see what it is like.
7611"Potty Training Spike
The Art Fair"
Celia Kendrick
John Holmquist
David Maples
Story by: Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)406

After being scolded for his own bad habits, Chuckie tries to potty-train Spike.


Angelica creates a painting and thinks that she is a gifted artist, but the babies attempt to improve her creation when she is 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.
7712"Send in the Clouds
In the Naval"
Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Kat Likkel
Story by: Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
October 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)407

The babies mistake fog for being in the sky and try to keep anyone from going outside.


While on a fishing trip, Tommy and Chuckie lose Angelica's doll, Cynthia, and pretend to be "Wavy Seals" to save her.
7813"The Mattress
Looking for Jack"
Celia Kendrick
Jim Duffy
Tom Carrico & David Maples
Story by: Tom Carrico
Rick Gitelson
November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)408

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.
7914"Ransom of Cynthia
Turtle Recall"
Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Monica Piper
Brian Swenlin & David Maples
Story by: Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
November 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)416

To get the babies' candy, Angelica fakes a ransom and makes the babies think Cynthia was stolen. Believing 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.
8015"Angelica Orders Out
Let it Snow"
John Holmquist
Jim Duffy
David Maples
Story by: Rick Gitelson & David Maples
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)417

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.
8116"The Turkey Who Came to Dinner"Rick Bugental & Jim DuffyMark Palmer
Story by: Lane Raichert, J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
Additional Material by: David Maples
November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)414
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.
8217"Angelica Nose Best
The Pirate Light"
Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
Based on an Idea by: Mariel Hope Cooksey
November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)418

A mosquito bite causes Angelica to be honest, recalling Pinocchio.


The babies think the furnace repairman (guest-voiced by Andrew Dice Clay) is a pirate and try to find Stu's "treasure" before him.

Season 5 (1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
831"Grandpa's Bad Bug
Lady Luck"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Kat Likkel
August 19, 1998 (1998-08-19)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, as it was the final episode in which he voiced Grandpa Lou due to his death.
842"Hiccups
Autumn Leaves"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Bill Braunstein
Rick Gitelson
September 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)409

Tommy gets 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.
853"Crime and Punishment
Baby Maybe"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
David Maples
Monica Piper
Story by: Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
August 20, 1998 (1998-08-20)502

Angelica tells the babies that police officers arrest bad people while Chas dates a police officer. Chuckie accidentally breaks Chas' glasses and fears that he will be arrested.


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.
864"The Word of the Day
Jonathan Babysits"
Anthony Bell
John Holmquist
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
August 18, 1998 (1998-08-18)503

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, while searching for ways to blackmail Charlotte.
875"He Saw, She Saw
Piggy's Pizza Palace"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
David Maples
Melody Fox
Story by: Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
August 21, 1998 (1998-08-21)504

Chuckie's latest crush has an over-protective brother.


The gang goes to a pizzeria that resembles Chuck E. Cheese's, and tries 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.
886"Fugitive Tommy
Visiting Aunt Miriam"
John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Rick Gitelson
August 22, 1998 (1998-08-22)505

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.

Note: This is the first episode in which Joe Alaskey voices Grandpa Lou.
897"The First Cut
Chuckie Grows"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Kate Boutilier
Story by: David Maples, Jon Cooksey,
Ali Marie Matheson & Kate Boutilier
Rick Gitelson & Barbara Slade
Story by: Rick Gitelson
August 16, 1998 (1998-08-16)506

When Tommy saves a baby bird from a runner, he falls into a thorn bush and gets a cut, which frightens him.


The babies think that Chuckie has gotten bigger when his shirt shrinks in the wash.
908"Uneasy Rider
Where's Grandpa?"
John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Monica Piper
Story by: Ali Marie Matheson, Jon Cooksey & Monica Piper
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
August 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)507

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.
919"The Wild Wild West
Angelica for a Day"
Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Jon Hanish
Rick Gitelson
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Daniel Goodman,
Joshua Goodman, Jeffrey Goodman & Kenny Goodman
August 17, 1998 (1998-08-17)508

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.
9210"Babysitting Fluffy
Sleep Trouble"
John Holmquist
Anthony Bell
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Story by: Bill Crounse & Don Pequignot
August 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)509

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.
9311"Journey to the Center of the Basement
A Very McNulty Birthday"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Kate Boutilier
Story by: David Maples & Kate Boutilier
Additional Material by: Rick Gitelson, Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
September 19, 1998 (1998-09-19)510

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.
9412"The Family Tree"Jim DuffyRick Gitelson, Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon,
Vinny Montello, Steve Ochs & Monica Piper
September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)511

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 episode leads up to The Rugrats Movie.

Season 6 (1999–2001)[edit]

In the United States, episodes 102, 111, 123 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
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
951"Chuckie's Duckling
A Dog's Life"
Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Melody Fox
January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)512

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.
962"Chuckerfly
Angelica's Twin"
Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Kate Boutilier, Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Rick Gitelson
January 23, 1999 (1999-01-23)513

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.
973"Raising Dil
No Naps"
Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Kate Boutilier
Rick Gitelson
Story by: Jordana Arkin & Rick Gitelson
February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)514

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.
984"Man of the House
A Whole New Stu"
Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Story by: Vinny Montello, Steve Ochs,
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Monica Piper
Story by: Rick Gitelson
February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)515

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.
995"Submarine
Chuckie's a Lefty"
Rick Bugental
John Holmquist
Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson,
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)516

While Stu shops for a used car, Tommy, Chuckie and Dil imagine the test automobile is a submarine.


Chuckie learns he is left-handed, so Angelica makes him feel like a freak.
1006"Baking Dil
Hair!"
Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Ben Siegler
Story by: Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Monica Piper
Story by: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson,
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)601

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.
1017"Zoo Story
I Do"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Rick Gitelson
Story by: Randi Gitelson
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
August 7, 1999 (1999-08-07)602

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.
1028"The Magic Baby
Dil We Meet Again"
Jim Duffy
Jeff Scott
Scott Gray
Story by: Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)[b]603

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 change his diaper.
1039"Hand Me Downs
Angelica's Ballet"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Rick Gitelson
Kate Boutilier
Story by: James Peters, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
January 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)604

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.
10410"Opposites Attract
The Art Museum"
Jeff Scott
Jim Duffy
Monica Piper
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Anne Baker
March 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)605

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.
10511"The Jungle
The Old Country"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Roger Reitzel
Story by: Monica Piper, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Monica Piper
March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)606

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.
10612"Ghost Story
Chuckie's Complaint"
Jeff Scott
Jim Duffy
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Story by: James Peters, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
March 27, 1999 (1999-03-27)607

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.
10713"Pedal Pusher
Music"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Roger Reitzel
Story by: Rick Gitelson
Rick Gitelson
March 6, 1999 (1999-03-06)608

Chuckie gets a new toy car that wins him popularity from other children at the park.


The babies perform music videos.
10814"Chuckie's Bachelor Pad
Junior Prom"
Barry Vodos
Jeff Scott
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson,
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
April 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)609

Chuckie moves into his own place while his room is being remodeled.


The babies hold their own prom.
10915"Silent Angelica
Tie My Shoes"
John Holmquist
Rick Bugental
Ben Siegler
Story by: Scott Gray & Ben Siegler
Scott Gray
Story by: Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson,
Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Scott Gray
August 7, 1999 (1999-08-07)610

Angelica tries to remain quiet to receive toys from the Rugrats.


Angelica ties Chuckie's shoes, and Chuckie gets the credit.
11016"What's Your Line?
Two by Two"
Barry Vodos
Jim Duffy
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Kate Boutilier
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Stephanie McClain
April 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)611

Chuckie looks at some careers, including ice cream man and librarian.


The babies try to build an ark after fearing a huge flood.
11117"All's Well that Pretends Well
Big Babies"
Rick Bugental
Jeff Scott
Scott Gray
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Scott Gray
Ben Siegler
July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06)612

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.
11218"Wrestling Grandpa
Chuckie Collects"
Jeff Scott
Rick Bugental
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Melody Fox
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
May 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)613

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"John Holmquist & Jim DuffyAli Marie Matheson & Jon Cooksey
Based on an Idea by: Scott Gray
November 27, 1999 (1999-11-27)614
615

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.
11521"Share and Share a Spike
Tommy for Mayor"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Monica Piper
Based on an Idea by: Jake Piper
Rick Gitelson
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Rick Gitelson
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)616

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.
11622"Brothers are Monsters
Cooking with Susie"
Jeff Scott
John Holmquist
Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Jon Cooksey & Ali Matheson
October 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)617

Tommy thinks he is turning into a monster after getting caught in hair.


Susie gets a toy oven, but she cooks horribly; meanwhile, Stu tries out doorstoppers.
11723"Officer Chuckie
Auctioning Grandpa"
Jim Duffy
Rick Bugental
Scott GrayOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)618

Chuckie studies street safety from an officer.


The babies think Grandpa will be sold.
11824"Partners in Crime
Thumbs Up"
Jeff Scott
John Holmquist
Monica Piper
Adam Beechen
November 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)619

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.
11925"Planting Dil
Joke's on You"
Rick Bugental
Jim Duffy
Bob Daily
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Bob Daily
David Regal
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Bob Daily
October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)620

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.
12026"Big Showdown
Doctor Susie"
Steve Ressel
Jeff Scott
Scott Grey
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Peter Egan
Scott Grey
November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)621

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]
12127"Accidents Happen
Pee Wee Scouts"
John Holmquist & Dave Fontana
Rick Bugental
Monica Piper
John Fitzpatrick
Story by: Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
December 18, 1999 (1999-12-18)622

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.
12228"Chuckie's New Shirt
Cavebabies"
Jeff Scott
Steve Ressel
Bob Daily
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Stephanie McClain
Rick Gitelson
January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)623

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 prehistoric era.
12329"Incredible Shrinking Babies
Miss Manners"
Sylvia Keulen
Carol Millican
Peter Egan
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Peter Egan
Alice Miller
Story by: Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
July 13, 2001 (2001-07-13)624

The babies dream that they are smaller than they already are, and that Dil is a giant. They try to get him to take his nap, which proves difficult.


After learning manners, Angelica tries to help with a business dinner for Charlotte's boss.
12430"A Dose of Dil
Famous Babies"
Carol Millican
Cathy Malkasian
Eleah Horwitz
Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming
July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)625

The babies try to get more attention than Dil.


The babies want to be famous, so they start a rock band.
12531"No Place Like Home"Becky BristowBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyOctober 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)626
Susie imagines she is in a world similar to The Wizard of Oz when she is under anesthesia while her tonsils are removed.
12632"Be My Valentine"Carol MillicanBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyFebruary 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)[c]627
Chuckie tries to give a Valentine to his dad.
12733"Discover America"Sylvia KeulenKate Boutilier
Story by: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey,
Adam Beechen & Kate Boutilier
October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)628

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"Louie del Carmen, Chris Hermans & Jim DuffyStory by : Jill Gorey & Barbara Herndon
Teleplay by : Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon,
Scott Gray & Peter Egan
November 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)701
702
703

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 move out.

Notes: This is the first time that Tara Charendoff (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 (2001–02)[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.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1311"Angelicon
Dil's Binkie
Big Brother Chuckie"
Jeff Scott
Dave Fontana
Eleah Horwitz
David Regal
January 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)704

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.
1322"Dil Saver
Cooking with Phil and Lil
Piece of Cake"
Louie del Carmen
Bob Fuentes
Alice Miller
Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
April 13, 2001 (2001-04-13)705

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.
1333"Sister Act
Spike's Nightscare
Cuddle Bunny"
Rick Bugental
Chris Hermans
David Rosenberg
Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26)706

Angelica seeks a sibling after jealousy.


Spike has a nightmare.


Kimi falls for a piñata at a party and doesn't want the guests to break it.
1344"Finsterella"Jeff ScottJill Gorey & Barbara HerndonJanuary 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)707
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.
1355"Bad Shoes
The World According to Dil and Spike
Falling Stars"
Bob Fuentes
Dave Fontana
Louie del Carmen
David Regal
Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
David Rosenberg
April 20, 2001 (2001-04-20)708

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.
1366"Dayscare
The Great Unknown
Wash-Dry Story"
Anthony Bell
Louie del Carmen
Dave Fontana
Story by : Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie Villandry & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
David Regal
February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09)709

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.
1377"Changes for Chuckie
The Magic Show
A Lulu of a Time"
Chris Hermans
Bob Fuentes
Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
David Regal
David Rosenberg
February 2, 2001 (2001-02-02)710

Chuckie goes through adjustments with Kira.


The babies visit a magic show.


The babies see the retirement home with Lulu and cause predictable havoc.
1388"Cat Got Your Tongue?
The War Room
Attention Please"
Dave Fontana
Jeff Scott
Story by: Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
Joan Considine Johnson
February 16, 2001 (2001-02-16)711

Howard loses his voice.


Tommy tries to find Dil's bottle in a reception office.


Kimi gets more attention than Chuckie, making him jealous.
1399"And the Winner Is...
Dil's Bathtime
Bigger Than Life"
Anthony Bell & Jim Duffy
Louie del Carmen & Jim Duffy
Joan Considine Johnson
David Rosenberg
March 9, 2001 (2001-03-09)712

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.
14010"Day of the Potty
Tell-Tale Cell Phone
The Time of Their Lives"
Bob Fuentes
Chris Hermans
David Regal
Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
Joan Considine Johnson
April 6, 2001 (2001-04-06)713

Chuckie breaks his home's toilet.


Angelica breaks Charlotte's phone and hides it.


Angelica gets a watch.

Note: This is the fourth and final of the four episodes where Tommy does not appear, he is absent in Tell-Tale Cell Phone.
14111"My Fair Babies
The Way Things Work
Home Sweet Home"
Jeff Scott
Dave Fontana
Scott Gray
David Regal
Story by : Scott Malchus
Teleplay by : John E. Fitzpatrick
March 30, 2001 (2001-03-30)714

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.
14212"Adventure Squad
The Way More Things Work
Talk of the Town"
Chris Hermans
Jeff Scott
Story by : Joan Considine Johnson
Teleplay by : Elin Hampton
David Regal
Story by : Scott Gray
Teleplay by : David Rosenberg
April 27, 2001 (2001-04-27)715

The Rugrats play a game of adventure squad.


A followup from "The Way Things Work," Tommy explains more things to Dil.


Angelica hosts a talk show.
14313"A Rugrats Kwanzaa"Anthony BellLisa D. Hall, Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonDecember 11, 2001 (2001-12-11)716
The gang celebrates Kwanzaa.
14414"Pre-School Daze"Carol MillicanJohn E. Fitzpatrick, Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonJanuary 21, 2002 (2002-01-21)801
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 from Amazon.com, "The '90s Are All That" and the later airings kept the second logo.

Rugrats season 8 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
145
146
1
2
"All Growed Up"Louie del Carmen & Jim DuffyKate Boutilier & Eryk CasemiroJuly 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)717
718

The Rugrats are now ten years older, and in school, where they attend a concert.

Note: This is the third TV movie and the pilot episode of the Rugrats spin-off.
1473"Curse of the Werewuff"Joseph ScottPeter EganAugust 15, 2001 (2001-08-15)[d]802

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.
1484"Bow Wow Wedding Vows"Dean CriswellScott GrayMarch 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)[e]803

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

Note: Christine Cavanaugh's final episode as the voice of Chuckie before retirement.
1495"Quiet Please
Early Retirement"
Anthony Bell
Ron Noble
Rick Gitelson
Scott Gray
February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)804

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.

Note: Nancy Cartwright's first episode as the voice of Chuckie.
1506"The Doctor is In
The Big Sneeze"
Anthony Bell
Ron Noble
Scott Howard Leva
Mary Williams-Villano
February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)805

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 is 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.
1517"The Fun Way Day
The Age of Aquarium"
Dave Fontana
Chris Hermans
Barbara Schwartz
David Rosenberg & Scott Gray
Story by: Scott Gray
February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)806

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.
1528"Daddy's Little Helpers
Hello Dilly"
Broni Likomanov
Michael Mullen
Barbara Schwartz
Story by: Monica Piper & Scott Gray
Monica Piper
March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)807

The babies help their fathers.


The babies believe that Dil has turned into a doll. (This episode parodies the musical Hello, Dolly!)
1539"Cynthia Comes Alive
Trading Phil"
Carol Millican
Jeff Scott
Barbara Schwartz
Noah Taft
April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)808

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.
15410"Murmur on the Ornery Express"Chris HermansDavid Regal
Story by: David Rosenberg & David Regal
October 19, 2002 (2002-10-19)809
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.
15511"Back to School
Sweet Dreams"
Michael Mullen
Dave Fontana
Rick Gitelson
Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
Story by: Nan Friedman, Ronda Spinak,
Scott Gray & Monica Piper
January 3, 2003 (2003-01-03)810

Didi enrolls in college.


Chuckie doesn't have a dream as the other Rugrats do.
15612"A Step at a Time
Angelica's Assistant"
Broni Likomanov
Jeff Scott
Mark Palmer
Based on an Idea by: Alex Dilts & Sam Williams
Scott Gray
Story by: Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper
January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)811

Stu thinks Dil is walking after the babies manipulate him.


Harold visits Angelica's house and Angelica must maintain calmness.
15713"A Tale of Two Puppies
Okey-Dokey Jones and the Ring of the Sunbeams"
Michael Mullen
Carol Millican
Rick Gitelson
Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray, Alice Miller & Monica Piper
June 1, 2002 (2002-06-01)812

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.
15814"Happy Taffy
Imagine That"
Dave Fontana
Chris Hermans
Scott Gray
Story by : Mark Palmer, Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
Teleplay by : Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)813

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 from Amazon.com, "The '90s Are All That" and the later airings kept the second logo.

Rugrats season 9 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
159
160
1
2
"Babies in Toyland"Broni LikomanovStory by : Mark Palmer, Monica Piper,
Rick Gitelson & Eryk Casemiro
Teleplay by : Eryk Casemiro
December 9, 2002 (2002-12-09)[f]903
904

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 1934, 1961, 1986, and 1997 movies "Babes in Toyland".

Guest star: James Belushi as Santa

Note: This is the final TV movie.
1613"Club Fred"Jeff ScottStory by : Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : David Regal
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)901
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.
1624"The Perfect Twins"Carol MillicanStory by : Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : Monica Piper
November 30, 2002 (2002-11-30)902
Betty's British cousins are nothing like Phil and Lil at a family reunion.
1635"Clown Around
The Baby Rewards"
Michael MullenRick Gitelson
Steve Ochs
January 28, 2003 (2003-01-28)[6]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).
1646"Diapies and Dragons
Baby Power"
Chris Hermans
Jeff Scott
Scott Gray
Noah Taft
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)906

The babies go to a video arcade.


The babies fear Dil is stronger than they are.
1657"Bug Off
The Crawl Space"
Dave Fontana & John Holmquist
Carol Millican
Scott Gray
Story by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Jeff Wynne
September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)907

The babies fear a mascot.


The babies move into a crawl space.
1668"Starstruck
Who's Taffy?"
Jeff Scott
Chris Hermans
Noah Taft
Peter Egan
November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)908

Kimi gets cast in a movie.


Angelica and Taffy switch places.
1679"They Came from the Backyard
Lil's Phil of Trash"
Broni Likomanov
Jim Duffy
Peter Hunziker
Vera Duffy
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)[7]909

The babies fear an alien invasion.


Phil picks up trash.
16810"Mutt's in a Name
Hurricane Alice"
Michael Mullen
Carol Millican
Jeff Wynne
Robb Lanum
August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)[8][9]910

Chas thinks of a name for the puppy.


Phil and Lil think a visiting friend is a disaster.
16911"Bestest of Show
Hold the Pickles"
Chris Hermans
Jeff Scott
Story by : Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Shari Hearn
Cynthia Riddle
September 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)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.
17012"Baby Sale
Steve"
Carol Millican
Broni Likomanov
Story by : Rick Gitelson & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson
Tom Mason & Dan Danko
February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24)[10]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.
17113"The Bravliest Baby
Gimme an 'A'"
Jim Duffy
Michael Mullen
Scott Gray
Mark Valenti
June 8, 2003 (2003-06-08)[11]913

Tommy loses his courage, which his friends attempt to recover.


The babies try to find an A for Didi.
17214"Fountain of Youth
Kimi Takes the Cake"
Jeff Scott
Chris Hermans
Story by : Rick Gitelson & Jeff Wynne
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson
Peter Hunziker
October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)[12]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 Amazon.com 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 May 9, 2014, Seasons 1–9 were available. As of September 19, 2018, the Amazon.com releases have been discontinued.

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

In May 2017, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD. In November 2017, Nickelodeon and Paramount later announced DVD releases of Seasons 3 and 4.[13]

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

These movies are direct-to-DVD movies that are part of the Rugrats series.

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
1"Rugrats Tales from the Crib: Snow White"Ron Noble, Michael Dædalus Kenny
& Andrei Svislotski
Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonSeptember 6, 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"Ron Noble, Michael Dædalus Kenny,
Zhenia Delioussine & Andrei Svislotski
Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonSeptember 5, 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, Angelica, a giantess.

Guest star: Mo'Nique as Aunt Moo

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The pilot episode was later released on the Decade in Diapers VHS/DVD.
  2. ^ The segment "Dil We Meet Again" was released on the "Make Room For Dil" VHS on October 5, 1999.
  3. ^ This episode was released on the "I Think I Like You" VHS, which was released on January 11, 2000.
  4. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Halloween VHS on August 27, 2002.
  5. ^ The episode was released on the "Rugrats Easter" VHS on February 5, 2002.
  6. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Christmas VHS on September 24, 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brownfield, Paul (August 16, 1998). "Talk About A Baby Boom". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  2. ^ Heffley, Lynne (July 21, 1996). "View From the Rug Up : 'RUGRATS,' NICKELODEON'S ANIMATED HIT, LOOKS AT WORLD THROUGH EYES OF A TODDLER". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  3. ^ "Rugrats - TVGuide.com". TVGuide.com. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 16, 2018). "'Rugrats' Revived at Viacom With New Nickelodeon Series, Feature Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (July 16, 2018). "'Rugrats' Returns With Nickelodeon Series Revival & Live-Action Paramount Movie". Deadline. Retrieved July 16, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ http://epguides.com/Rugrats/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 31, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/rugrats/episode-4234160/191757/
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 31, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/rugrats/episodes/191757/
  13. ^ "Rugrats - 'Season 3' and 'Season 4' DVDs to 'Go Wide' at General Retail". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on November 30, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017. 
General references

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