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, Angelica, twins Phil and Lil, Susie, then later Dil and Kimi 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 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 November 12, 1994. In 1995 and 1996, two Jewish-themed specials premiered; "A Rugrats Passover" and "A Rugrats Chanukah", respectively, both of which 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 and the Nick Jr block. 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 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. Though initially intended as a one-time special, it was popular enough that it acted as a pilot for the Rugrats spin-off series All Grown Up!, which chronicles the lives of the babies and their parents after they age 10 years. Another spin-off series, Rugrats Pre-School Daze, was considered, with four episodes 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 and is currently Nicktoons' third longest show, behind SpongeBob SquarePants and the The Fairly OddParents.

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 (VHS/DVD)
113August 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)December 22, 1991 (1991-12-22)
226September 13, 1992 (1992-09-13)May 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)
326September 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)April 13, 1995 (1995-04-13)
415December 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
520May 29, 1998 (1998-05-29)February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)
630February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)July 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)
714January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)April 10, 2004 (2004-04-10)
814July 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
914September 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)August 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)
Tales from the Crib2November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13)November 5, 2006 (2006-11-05)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1990)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
0"Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing"Peter ChungBen Herndon & Paul GermainAugust 7, 2001 (2001-08-07) (VHS/DVD)[a]

After seeing his grandpa go to the bathroom so many times, Tommy Pickles wants to find out what a "great white thing" (toilet) is, creating a mess when he investigates.

Note: Although the episode was released in 2001, it had already been made in 1990, a year before "Tommy's First Birthday".

Season 1 (1991)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [b]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [8]Prod.
code [6][7]
11"Tommy's First Birthday"Howard E. BakerPaul Germain & Craig BartlettAugust 11, 1991 (1991-08-11)001
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.
22"Barbecue Story"[c]
"BAR-B-Q"
Norton VirgienSteve Viksten & Joe AnsolabehereAugust 18, 1991 (1991-08-18)002
"Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup"
"Baby in My Soup"
Craig Bartlett & Paul Germain

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 throws 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"Dan ThompsonCraig Bartlett & Paul GermainAugust 25, 1991 (1991-08-25)003
"Slumber Party"Jeffrey Townsend

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 leaves Tommy feeling ill and hallucinating, which eventually leads to his vomiting on her.
44"Baby Commercial"[d]Howard E. BakerSteve Viksten & Joe AnsolabehereSeptember 8, 1991 (1991-09-08)004
"Little Dude"M.S. Freeman

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"[e]Norton VirgienStory by : Arlene Klasky
Teleplay by : Everett Peck
September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)005
"Baseball"[f]M.S. Freeman

Having the 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"Dan ThompsonRon BirnbachSeptember 22, 1991 (1991-09-22)006
"Moose Country"Jeffrey Townsend

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 than 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"Howard E. BakerBen Herndon & Margot PipkinOctober 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)007
"Momma Trauma"Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere

At a picnic, Grandpa is warned to keep his dentures in his mouth. However, he removes them regardless, 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?"
"Real or Robots"
Norton VirgienSteve Viksten & Joe AnsolabehereOctober 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)008
"Special Delivery"Patric Verrone & Maiya Williams

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. Tommy and Chuckie accidentally wakes him up after using a wrench on his belly button and Didi calls him out for not going to see a psychiatrist in dealing with his sleepwalking issues.


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"
"Candy Bar Creepshow"
Howard E. BakerTom Abrams & David HowardOctober 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)009
"Monster in the Garage"Dan ThompsonPeter Gaffney

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"Howard E. BakerAnn HamiltonNovember 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)010
"Incident in Aisle Seven"[g]
"Incident at Aisle 7"
Dan ThompsonLou Greenstein & Larry Loebell

On advice from Dr. Homer, Tommy's dentist, Stu, and Didi take his bottles away from him and try to coax him into drinking from a sippy cup. He isn't happy about it and wants his bottle. Even Grandpa agrees and this leads to an argument between them when he attempts to keep Tommy on the bottle. Stu and Didi later agree to return him to the bottle after Grandpa convinces them to see how unhappy he really is with the sippy cup.


Grandpa takes Tommy to the supermarket where Tommy makes a huge mess while looking for the new Reptar cereal.
1111"Touchdown Tommy"
"Touch-Down Tommy"
Norton VirgienTom Abrams & David HowardNovember 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)011
"The Trial"Paul Germain

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 the lamp in evil, 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 when Didi picks Angelica.
1212"Fluffy vs. Spike"Dan ThompsonSteve Viksten & Joe AnsolabehereDecember 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)012
"Reptar's Revenge"Peter Gaffney

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"Craig BartlettCraig BartlettDecember 22, 1991 (1991-12-22)013
"Stu-Maker's Elves"Steve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere

The Pickles experience car trouble en route to the Grand Canyon/Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. 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
Title [b]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [12]Prod.
code [6][7]
U.S. households (in millions)
141"Chuckie vs. the Potty"Norton VirgienJoe AnsolabehereSeptember 13, 1992 (1992-09-13)015N/A
"Together at Last"Steven Dean MooreJonathan Greenberg

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.
152"Toy Palace"Dan ThompsonPeter GaffneySeptember 20, 1992 (1992-09-20)014N/A
"Sand Ho!"Howard E. Baker & Jim Duffy

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 named Thorg who wants eat and try to get a giant Reptar toy to help them.


Intrigued by Grandpa's pirate story, the Rugrats play "pirates" themselves.
163"The Big House"Jim DuffyPaul GermainSeptember 27, 1992 (1992-09-27)016N/A
"The Shot"Dan ThompsonJoe Ansolabehere

While Didi is running some errands, she leaves Tommy at a maximum-security daycare 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, but in the end it is not as bad as he thought it was.
174"Showdown at Teeter-Totter Gulch"Steven Dean MooreGlenn EichlerOctober 4, 1992 (1992-10-04)017N/A
"Mirrorland"Norton VirgienMichael Ferris

Tommy and Chuckie match wits with Prudence, a.k.a. "The Junk Food Kid", the local playground bully at a Wild-West-themed playground.


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"Jim DuffyPaul GermainOctober 11, 1992 (1992-10-11)018N/A
"Ice Cream Mountain"
"Maximum Golf"
Dan ThompsonChip Johannessen

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"Norton VirgienGuy Maxtone-GrahamOctober 18, 1992 (1992-10-18)019N/A
"Garage Sale"Steven Dean MooreSteve Viksten

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 which leads to him returning to his original self.


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"Dan ThompsonPam WickOctober 25, 1992 (1992-10-25)020N/A
"The Bank Trick"Jim DuffyEarl Klasky & Gary Gurner

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"Steven Dean MoorePeter GaffneyNovember 1, 1992 (1992-11-01)021N/A
"Grandpa's Date"Norton VirgienSteve Viksten & Joe Ansolabehere

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.


Grandpa's night of watching 'Lonely Space Vixens' is ruined when after 40 years, his 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"Dan ThompsonDavid Benavente & Michael J. BenaventeNovember 8, 1992 (1992-11-08)022N/A
"Beach Blanket Babies"
"On the Beach"
Jim DuffyMark Trafficante & James Grant Goldin

Grandpa takes the Rugrats to the natural history museum. Later, the Rugrats dismantle a dinosaur 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"Howard E. BakerPeter GaffneyNovember 15, 1992 (1992-11-15)023N/A
"Family Feud"Norton VirgienMichael Ferris

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 is not 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"Dan ThompsonDouglas PetrieNovember 22, 1992 (1992-11-22)024N/A
"The Dog Broomer"Jim DuffyGary Glasberg

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"Howard E. BakerPeter GaffneyNovember 29, 1992 (1992-11-29)025N/A
"The Inside Story"Norton VirgienHolly Huckins

Aunt Miriam (Andrea Martin) is mistaken for an evil alien by Tommy and Chuckie when she comes to visit.


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.
2613"The Santa Experience"Charles SwensonJoe Ansolabehere, Peter Gaffney,
Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
December 6, 1992 (1992-12-06)027N/A
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.
2714"A Visit from Lipschitz"Jim DuffyJonathan GreenbergDecember 13, 1992 (1992-12-13)026N/A
"What the Big People Do"Dan ThompsonPatricia Marx

Dr. Lipschitz (Tony Jay), the famous child psychologist whose advice Didi always follows, visits the Pickles but is not prepared for an encounter with the babies.


Tommy and Chuckie have a shared dream, with their lives as adults but realize later that it's better to be young when they are literally in hell including the fire, flames, and adult Angelica's hair in devil horns.
2815"Visitors from Outer Space"Dan Thompson & Raymie MuzquizPaul GermainDecember 20, 1992 (1992-12-20)028N/A
"The Case of the Missing Rugrat"Howard E. BakerPeter Gaffney

Tommy dreams that he and the other Rugrats are captured by aliens that resemble his parents, pet dog, 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 ship's control room and play with the controls, thinking that they are toys. This ends up with Angelica being tricked into being teleported to a desert planet and the ship hurling into an unnamed star.


Grandpa uses his skills from working as a detective as a young man in the 1930s to look for Tommy after he winds up at the mansion home of two eccentric sisters.
2916"Chuckie Loses His Glasses"Norton VirgienRachel LipmanDecember 27, 1992 (1992-12-27)029N/A
"Chuckie Gets Skunked"Jim Duffy & Pete MichelsPeter Gaffney

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"Dan ThompsonJonathan GreenbergJanuary 3, 1993 (1993-01-03)030N/A
"Angelica the Magnificent"Igor KovalyovMichael Ferris

When Tommy's favorite stuffed lion plush gets filthy, Didi confiscates it for a cleaning. 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"Jim Duffy & Rick BugentalSteve Viksten & Joe AnsolabehereJanuary 10, 1993 (1993-01-10)031N/A
"The Box"Norton Virgien & Jeff McGrathMichael Ferris

New neighbors move in across the street from the Pickles, where Tommy helps the youngest member of the family, Susie (Cree Summer), find her new 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.
3219"Down the Drain"Dan ThompsonJoe AnsolabehereJanuary 17, 1993 (1993-01-17)032N/A
"Let Them Eat Cake"Steven Dean MooreSteve Viksten

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"Norton VirgienCraig BartlettApril 11, 1993 (1993-04-11)0331.69[13]
"My Friend Barney"Jim Duffy & Steve SockiPeter Gaffney & Paul Germain

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 named Barney.
3421"Feeding Hubert"Dan ThompsonJeffrey TownsendApril 18, 1993 (1993-04-18)0341.62[14]
"Spike the Wonder Dog"Igor KovalyovSteve Viksten

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. They get their wish when Angelica fools them with her toy executive telephone into thinking Spike can talk - instead being a scheme created by her to obtain a few cookies. But in the end, Spike becomes the hero the babies always wished him up to be.
3522"The Slide"Norton VirgienJoe AnsolabehereApril 25, 1993 (1993-04-25)0351.86[15]
"The Big Flush"Jim DuffyLisa Latham

Chuckie is afraid to go down the playground slide after accidentally getting on 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"Dan ThompsonDoria BiddleMay 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)0361.52[16]
"Runaway Angelica"Steven Dean MooreSteve Viksten

Grandpa competes in a bowling tournament, where Tommy and the others inadvertently help Grandpa win by exposing his bowling rival (Tom Bosley) 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 when in reality he is not.
3724"Game Show Didi"Jim DuffyAndy HoutsMay 9, 1993 (1993-05-09)0371.61[17]
"Toys in the Attic"Norton VirgienCarroll Mine

Didi appears on a TV game show.

Guest stars: 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"Dan Thompson & Raymie MuzquizJonathan GreenbergMay 16, 1993 (1993-05-16)0381.54[18]
"Susie vs. Angelica"Igor KovalyovJoe Ansolabehere

After Angelica saves Chuckie's life from nearly being hit by a gang of big-wheelers, she takes advantage of the debt he owes to her by making him become her personal slave. Until she gets a taste of her own medicine at the end.


When Susie attempts to defend the babies from Angelica, the two compete to see who is the best.
3926"Tooth or Dare"Norton VirgienPaul Germain & Jonathan GreenbergMay 23, 1993 (1993-05-23)0391.70[19]
"Party Animals"Jim DuffyHolly Huckins

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]

This is the final series that Sherry Gunther released production that edited.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [b]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [20]Prod.
code [6][7]
Viewers
(millions)
401"Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster"Jim DuffyRachel LipmanSeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)0402.03[21]
(HH)[h]
"Twins' Pique"Norton VirgienPaul Germain

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 they decide to change their personalities. While Phil decides to model himself like Chuckie, Lil chooses Angelica as her example.
412"Chuckie's First Haircut"Howard E. BakerWritten by: Peter Gaffney & Jonathan Greenberg
Idea by: R.E. Daniels
October 3, 1993 (1993-10-03)0411.85[22]
(HH)[h]
"Cool Hand Angelica"Jim DuffyPeter Gaffney

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"
"The Tricycle Thief"
Norton VirgienGlenn EichlerOctober 10, 1993 (1993-10-10)042N/A
"Rhinoceritis"Jim DuffyDoria Biddle

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


Angelica, after watching an episode of "Binks McGill - Preteen Brain Surgeon", she 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"Howard E. BakerJonathan GreenbergOctober 17, 1993 (1993-10-17)0432.07[23]
(HH)[h]
"The Legend of Satchmo"
"Legend of Satchmo"
Jim DuffyMatt Uitz

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"Norton Virgien & Jeff McGrathLarry DoyleOctober 24, 1993 (1993-10-24)0441.59[24]
(HH)[h]
"The Stork"Jim DuffyDeborah Raznick & Daniel Benton

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"Howard E. BakerRachel LipmanNovember 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)0451.87[25]
(HH)[h]
"Farewell, My Friend"Jim DuffySamuel S. Williams

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"Norton VirgienWritten by: Joe Ansolabehere
Idea by: Samuel S. Williams
November 14, 1993 (1993-11-14)0461.87[26]
(HH)[h]
"Angelica Breaks a Leg"
"Angelica Breaks Her Leg"
Jim DuffyWritten by: Steve Viksten
Idea by: Lisa Latham

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"Howard E. BakerPeter GaffneyNovember 21, 1993 (1993-11-21)047N/A
"Sour Pickles"Jim DuffyScott Schneid & Tony Michelman

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 early 1960s, of the early childhoods of Stu and Drew when Angelica gets a kaleidoscope.
489"Reptar 2010"Norton VirgienPaul Germain & Peter GaffneyNovember 28, 1993 (1993-11-28)048N/A
"Stu Gets a Job"Jim DuffyMichael Kramer

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 episode title of "Reptar 2010" is the same title as the last level in Rugrats: Search for Reptar.
4910"Give & Take"
"Give and Take"
Howard E. BakerRachel LipmanDecember 12, 1993 (1993-12-12)049N/A
"The Gold Rush"Jim DuffyDoria Biddle

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"
"Home Movie"
Norton VirgienWritten by: Joe Ansolabehere
Idea by: Norton Virgien
December 26, 1993 (1993-12-26)050N/A
"The Mysterious Mr. Friend"Jim DuffyMichael Ferris

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!"
"Cuffed"
Jim DuffySteve VikstenJanuary 2, 1994 (1994-01-02)0511.95[27]
(HH)[h]
"The Blizzard"Howard E. BakerSamuel S. Williams

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 but at the end Chuckie says they unknowingly ended up in the South Pole.
5213"Princess Angelica"Jim DuffyRachel LipmanJanuary 9, 1994 (1994-01-09)053N/A
"The Odd Couple"Howard E. BakerJonathan Greenberg

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".
5314"Destination: Moon""
"Destination Moon"
Norton VirgienMichael FerrisJanuary 16, 1994 (1994-01-16)052N/A
"Angelica's Birthday"Jim DuffyAndy Houts

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, but realising like most cartoon characters, she will remain ageless.
5415"Naked Tommy"Norton VirgienLarry DoyleJanuary 23, 1994 (1994-01-23)054N/A
"Tommy and the Secret Club"Jim DuffyBarbara Slade

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"Howard E. Baker & Steve SockiJoe AnsolabehereFebruary 6, 1994 (1994-02-06)0551.88[28]
(HH)[h]
"Chuckie is Rich"Jim DuffyPeter Gaffney

Chuckie thinks that there is a monster, or worse 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.

Guest star: Pat Sajak as himself
5617"Mommy's Little Assets"Norton VirgienDoria BiddleFebruary 20, 1994 (1994-02-20)056N/A
"Chuckie's Wonderful Life"Jim DuffyWritten by: Paul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg
Idea by: Samuel S. Williams

Charlotte is forced to take Angelica and Tommy to work with her, where they nearly ruin an important business deal.


After Chas's favorite Latin Folka Dance CD vanishes and Chuckie feels responsible, Angelica convinces him the world would be better off without him which Drew was banning her for having dessert. As he is running away, he runs into an angel who shows him how things would be worse for his friends without him.
5718"In the Dreamtime"
"In the Dream Time"
Howard E. Baker & Steve SockiPeter GaffneyFebruary 27, 1994 (1994-02-27)0572.01[29]
(HH)[h]
"The Unfair Pair"Jim DuffyRachel Lipman

Chuckie has a very hard time distinguishing dreams from reality.


Angelica worries Phil and Lil about which one is "their parents' favorite".
5819"Chuckie's Red Hair"Jeff McGrathJonathan GreenburgMarch 6, 1994 (1994-03-06)058N/A
"Spike Runs Away"Jim DuffyPeter Gaffney

Chuckie is tired of standing out because of his red hair, so he uses Grandpa's hair dye. He soon finds that not being noticed is not as good as he thinks.


Spike runs away from home and does not return, which leaves Tommy unhappy. Stu and Didi are also upset and decide to try and find a replacement pet.
5920"The Alien"Steve SockiWritten by: Jonathan Greenburg
Idea by: Bruce Henkin
March 20, 1994 (1994-03-20)0592.01[30]
(HH)[h]
"Mr. Clean"Jim DuffyWritten by: Rachel Lipman
Idea by: Jonathan Blum

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"Jeff McGrathSteve VikstenOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)0601.71[31]
(HH)[h]
"The Mega Diaper Babies"Jim DuffyJoe Ansolabehere

Charlotte announces that she may be pregnant, which frightens Angelica to the point of her having a nightmare about being rejected by her parents 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"Steve SockiRachel LipmanOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)061N/A
"Pickles vs. Pickles"Jim DuffyPaul Germain & Jonathan Greenberg

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. He then has a nightmare in which Angelica hires a lawyer and sues him.
6223"Kid TV"Jeff McGrathWritten by: Michael Ferris
Idea by: Matt Vitz
October 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)0631.78[32]
(HH)[h]
"The Sky is Falling"Jim DuffyPeter Gaffney

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"Steve SockiBarbera SladeNovember 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)064N/A
"No More Cookies"Jim DuffyJonathan Greenberg

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"Jeff McGrath & Steve SockiPeter Gaffney, Paul Germain,
Jonathan Greenberg & Rachel Lipman
November 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)0651.79[33]
(HH)[h]
"Moving Away"
"Angelica's Moving Away"
Jim Duffy

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. This episode was the initial final of the series.
6526"A Rugrats Passover"
"Rugrats Passover"
Jeff McGrath, Jim Duffy & Steve SockiPeter Gaffney, Paul Germain,
Jonathan Greenberg & Rachel Lipman
April 13, 1995 (1995-04-13)[i]0623.1[34]
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 does not 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. This is the last episode that Sherry Gunther released the date.

Season 4 (1996–97)[edit]

After Sherry Gunther’s death, Terry Thoren takes the charge of production executive of 1994.

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [b]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date [35]Prod.
code [36][7]
U.S. households (in millions)
661"A Rugrats Chanukah"
"Rugrats Chanukah"[37]
Raymie MuzquizJ. David Stem & David N. WeissDecember 4, 1996 (1996-12-04)9993.08[37]
The Rugrats celebrate Chanukah. Boris is scheduled to perform alongside his childhood rival in a play based on the holiday's origin story; Angelica tries to find a TV to watch a Christmas special, and Stu tries to make it to the synagogue.
672"Mother's Day"
"Rugrats Mother's Day"[38]
Norton Virgien & Toni VianJon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, J. David Stem & David WeissMay 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)9982.91[38]
The Rugrats celebrate Mother's Day, and Chuckie wonders about his late mother.
683"Spike's Babies"Rick BugentalStory by : David Maples
Teleplay by : Mark Palmer
August 23, 1997 (1997-08-23)0662.61[39]
"Chicken Pops"Jim DuffyDavid Maples

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.
694"Radio Daze"John HolmquistJon Cooksey & Ali Marie MathesonAugust 30, 1997 (1997-08-30)0672.52[40]
"Psycho Angelica"Celia Kendrick

Grandpa and the children listen to an old detective radio show from Grandpa Lou's childhood in the 1920s of the prohibition, and the babies imagine that they're living it.


Angelica pretends to be a psychic in order to get goodies from the babies.
705"America's Wackiest Home Movies"Rick BugentalVinny Montello & Steve OchsSeptember 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)0682.38[41]
"The 'Lympics"Jim DuffyDavid Maples

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.
716"The Carwash"Celia KendrickVinny Montello & Steve OchsSeptember 13, 1997 (1997-09-13)0692.74[42]
"Heat Wave"John HolmquistDavid Maples

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.
727"Faire Play"John HolmquistVinny Montello & Steve OchsSeptember 20, 1997 (1997-09-20)0712.92[43]
"The Smell of Success (USA on Nickelodeon) and Something Smells (UK on BopKids)"Celia KendrickJon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson

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.
738"Dust Bunnies"John HolmquistKat LikkelSeptember 27, 1997 (1997-09-27)0773.16[44]
"Educating Angelica"Celia KendrickStory by : Tom Szollosi & David Maples
Teleplay by : Tom Szollosi

The babies develop a fear of "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.
749"Angelica's Last Stand"Rick BugentalVinny Montello & Steve OchsOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)0702.38[45]
"Clan of the Duck""Jim DuffyJon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson

The babies help Angelica with her lemonade stand, but they want some of Angelica's dimes, which she wants to keep all to herself.


When Lil tells the boys that dresses are only for girls, Chuckie and Phil decide to wear dresses to see what it is like.
7510"Potty Training Spike"Celia KendrickStory by : Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Teleplay by : David Maples
October 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)0732.72[46]
"The Art Fair"John HolmquistVinny Montello & Steve Ochs

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.
7611"Send in the Clouds"Jim DuffyVinny Montello & Steve OchsOctober 18, 1997 (1997-10-18)0742.69[47]
"In the Naval"Rick BugentalStory by : Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Teleplay by : Kat Likkel

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


While on a fishing trip, Angelica loses her doll, Cynthia, and Tommy and Chuckie try to get her back while pretending to be "Wavy Seals".
7712"The Mattress"Celia KendrickStory by : Tom Carrico
Teleplay by : Tom Carrico & David Maples
November 1, 1997 (1997-11-01)0753.03[48]
"Looking for Jack"Jim DuffyRick Gitelson

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.
7813"Ransom of Cynthia"Rick BugentalMonica PiperNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)0782.86[49]
"Turtle Recall"John HolmquistStory by : Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Teleplay by : Brian Swenlin & David Maples

To get the babies' candy, as well as a new and better Cynthia doll, Angelica fakes a ransom and makes the babies think Cynthia was stolen. Believing this, the Rugrats attempt to get Cynthia back. When the Rugrats figure out the ruse, Angelica's doll is found by Spike and she barfs from eating the babies' candy.


While visiting the mall with Chas and Stu, the babies try to reunite a turtle with its father.
7914"Angelica Orders Out"John HolmquistStory by : Rick Gitelson & David Maples
Teleplay by : David Maples
November 15, 1997 (1997-11-15)0793.13[50]
"Let it Snow"Jim DuffyVinny Montello & Steve Ochs

Angelica orders food from a deli—and then phones all of the other grown-ups—using Stu's voice-changer invention, which makes her sound exactly like Charlotte.


When the Pickles take their family Christmas photo in August 25, the babies think that Santa Claus forgot about them.
8015"Angelica Nose Best"Jim DuffyVinny Montello & Steve OchsNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)0802.97[51]
"The Pirate Light"
"Pirate Light"
Rick BugentalWritten by: Rick Gitelson
Idea by: Mariel Hope Cooksey

A mosquito bite causes Angelica to be honest, alluding to the story of Pinocchio.


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

Season 5 (1998–99)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [35]Prod.
code [36][7][52]
Viewers
(millions)
811"Vacation"
"Rugrats Vacation"[53]
Toni VianJon Cooksey & Ali Marie MathesonMay 29, 1998 (1998-05-29)[54][j]9973.62[55]
2.45[53]
(HH)[h]
The Rugrats go on a vacation to Las Vegas in an RV, where they cause their usual mayhem. Meanwhile, Tommy searches for "kitties" (white tigers).
822"Babysitting Fluffy"John HolmquistBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyAugust 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)0892.28[56]
(HH)[h]
"Sleep Trouble"Anthony BellStory by : Bill Crounse & Don Pequignot
Teleplay by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey

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.
833"The First Cut"Rick BugentalStory by : David Maples, Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson & Kate Boutilier
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier
August 16, 1998 (1998-08-16)0862.30[56]
(HH)[h]
"Chuckie Grows"Jim DuffyStory by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson & Barbara Slade

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.
844"The Wild Wild West"Jim DuffyJon HanishAugust 17, 1998 (1998-08-17)0882.74[57]
(HH)[h]
"Angelica for a Day"Rick BugentalStory by : Rick Gitelson, Daniel Goodman, Joshua Goodman, Jeffrey Goodman & Kenny Goodman
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson

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.
855"The Word of the Day"Anthony BellVinny Montello & Steve OchsAugust 18, 1998 (1998-08-18)0832.85[57]
(HH)[h]
"Jonathan Babysits"John HolmquistRick Gitelson

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.
866"Grandpa's Bad Bug"
"Grandpas' Bad Bug"
John HolmquistVinny Montello & Steve OchsAugust 19, 1998 (1998-08-19)0812.95[57]
(HH)[h]
"Lady Luck"Rick BugentalKat Likkel

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 part of the episode marked the final performance for David Doyle (1929-1997) as Grandpa Lou and was dedicated in his memory. Joe Alaskey would succeed Doyle in this role for the remainder of the show's original run.
877"Crime and Punishment"Rick BugentalDavid MaplesAugust 20, 1998 (1998-08-20)0822.62[57]
(HH)[h]
"Baby Maybe"Jim DuffyStory by : Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Teleplay by : Monica Piper

Angelica tells the babies that the police officers arrest bad people while Chas is dating 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.
888"He Saw, She Saw"Rick BugentalDavid MaplesAugust 21, 1998 (1998-08-21)084N/A
"Piggy's Pizza Palace"Jim DuffyStory by : Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
Teleplay by : Melody Fox

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.
899"Fugitive Tommy"John HolmquistVinny Montello & Steve OchsAugust 22, 1998 (1998-08-22)085N/A
"Visiting Aunt Miriam"Anthony BellRick Gitelson

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.
9010"Uneasy Rider"John HolmquistStory by : Ali Marie Matheson, Jon Cooksey & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : Monica Piper
August 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)087N/A
"Where's Grandpa?"Anthony BellVinny Montello & Steve Ochs

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.
9111"Hiccups"Rick BugentalBill BraunsteinSeptember 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)0762.29[58]
(HH)[h]
"Autumn Leaves"Jim DuffyRick Gitelson

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.
9212"Journey to the Center of the Basement"Rick BugentalVinny Montello & Steve OchsSeptember 19, 1998 (1998-09-19)0902.22[59]
(HH)[h]
"A Very McNulty Birthday"Jim DuffyStory by : David Maples & Kate Boutilier
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier
Additional Material by : Rick Gitelson, Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs

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.
9313"The Family Tree"
"Rugrats Family Tree"[60]
Jim DuffyStory by : Rick Gitelson, Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon, Vinny Montello, Steve Ochs & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson, Vinny Montello & Steve Ochs
September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)0913.11[60]
(HH)[h]
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.
9414"The Turkey Who Came to Dinner"
"Rugrats Thanksgiving"[61]
Rick Bugental & Jim DuffyStory by : Lane Raichert, J. David Stem & David N. Weiss
Teleplay by : Mark Palmer
Additional Material by : David Maples
November 10, 1998 (1998-11-10)[k]0725.16[62]
3.45[61]
(HH)[h]
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.
9515"Chuckie's Duckling"Rick BugentalBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyJanuary 18, 1999 (1999-01-18)0927.96[63]
4.77[64]
(HH)[h]
"A Dog's Life"John HolmquistMelody Fox

Chuckie takes in 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 he gets in trouble with Stu and Didi.
9616"Chuckerfly"Jim DuffyStory by : Kate Boutilier, Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier
January 23, 1999 (1999-01-23)0932.75[64](HH)[h]
"Angelica's Twin"Jeff ScottRick Gitelson

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.
9717"Hand Me Downs"John HolmquistRick GitelsonJanuary 30, 1999 (1999-01-30)1002.47[65]
(HH)[h]
"Angelica's Ballet"Rick BugentalStory by : James Peters, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier

Angelica tells Tommy that he will disappear after Dil gets his old toys.


Angelica puts on a ballet (with the help of the Rugrats) in an attempt to outsmart Susie.
9818"Raising Dil"Rick BugentalKate BoutilierFebruary 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)0942.76[66]
(HH)[h]
"No Naps"John HolmquistStory by : Jordana Arkin & Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson

Tommy and the babies try to educate Dil, who they believe is not as smart as they are.


The babies try to avoid napping for a toy from Angelica.
9919"Man of the House"Jim DuffyStory by : Vinny Montello, Steve Ochs, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)0952.07[67]
(HH)[h]
"A Whole New Stu"Jeff ScottStory by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Monica Piper

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.
10020"Submarine"Rick BugentalStory by : Rick Gitelson, Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
Teleplay by : Jon Cooksey & Ali Marie Matheson
February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20)0962.69[68]
(HH)[h]
"Chuckie's a Lefty"John HolmquistStory by : Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier

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


Chuckie learns he is left-handed, and Angelica makes him feel like a freak.

Season 6 (1999–2001)[edit]

In the United States, episodes 127 to 130 were held over from this season and ended up airing during Season 7.

Rugrats season 6 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [7][52]
Viewers
(millions)
1011"Baking Dil"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Ben Siegler
February 27, 1999 (1999-02-27)0973.73[69]
2.46[70]
(HH)[h]
"Hair!"Jeff ScottStory by : Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Monica Piper

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.
1022"Pedal Pusher"John HolmquistStory by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Roger Reitzel
March 6, 1999 (1999-03-06)1043.05[71]
(HH)[h]
"Music"Rick BugentalRick Gitelson

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


The babies perform music videos.
1033"Opposites Attract"Jeff ScottStory by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Monica Piper
March 13, 1999 (1999-03-13)1014.33[72]
2.62[73]
(HH)[h]
"The Art Museum"Jim DuffyAnne Baker

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.
1044"The Jungle"John HolmquistStory by : Monica Piper, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Roger Reitzel
March 20, 1999 (1999-03-20)102N/A
"The Old Country"Rick BugentalMonica Piper

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.
1055"Ghost Story"Jeff ScottStory by : James Peters, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
March 27, 1999 (1999-03-27)1035.52[74]
3.36[75]
(HH)[h]
"Chuckie's Complaint"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier

The babies get involved in a ghost story with characters from Aaahh!!! Real Monsters.


Chuckie becomes afraid after Angelica sends Reptar an angry letter, which she partially wrote and signed Chuckie's name on it.
1066"Chuckie's Bachelor Pad"Barry VodosBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyApril 10, 1999 (1999-04-10)1052.24[76]
(HH)[h]
"Junior Prom"Jeff ScottStory by : Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier

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


The babies hold their own prom.
1077"What's Your Line?"Barry VodosBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyApril 17, 1999 (1999-04-17)1072.27[77]
(HH)[h]
"Two by Two"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Stephanie McClain
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier

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


The babies try to build an ark after fearing a huge flood.
1088"Wrestling Grandpa"Jeff ScottBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyMay 1, 1999 (1999-05-01)109N/A
"Chuckie Collects"Rick BugentalStory by : Rick Gitelson, Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Melody Fox

Grandpa Lou competes in a wrestling match.


Chuckie starts a new rock collection that the Rugrats try to improve for him.
1099"Zoo Story"John HolmquistStory by : Randi Gitelson
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson
August 7, 1999 (1999-08-07)098N/A
"I Do"Rick BugentalBarbara Herndon & Jill Gorey

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.
11010"Silent Angelica"John HolmquistStory by : Scott Gray & Ben Siegler
Teleplay by : Ben Siegler
August 7, 1999 (1999-08-07)1062.27[78]
(HH)[h]
"Tie My Shoes"Rick BugentalStory by : Jon Cooksey, Ali Marie Matheson, Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Scott Gray

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


Angelica ties Chuckie's shoes, and Chuckie gets the credit.
11111"No Place Like Home"Becky BristowBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyOctober 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)1222.22[79]
(HH)[h]
Susie imagines she is in a world similar to The Wizard of Oz while she is under anesthesia while her tonsils are removed.
11212"Share and Share a Spike"Rick BugentalWritten by : Monica Piper
Idea by: Jake Piper
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02)1123.66[80]
2.42[79]
(HH)[h]
"Tommy for Mayor"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson

Dil and Tommy must share Spike.


The babies hold their own election between Tommy and Phil.
11313"Brothers are Monsters"Jeff ScottBarbara Herndon & Jill GoreyOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09)113N/A
"Cooking with Susie"John HolmquistJon Cooksey & Ali Matheson

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.
11414"Officer Chuckie"Jim DuffyScott GrayOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)114N/A
"Auctioning Grandpa"Rick Bugental

Chuckie studies street safety from an officer.


The babies think Grandpa will be sold.
11515"Planting Dil"Rick BugentalStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Bob Daily
Teleplay by : Bob Daily
October 16, 1999 (1999-10-16)116N/A
"Joke's on You"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Bob Daily
Teleplay by : David Regal
October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23)[81]

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.
11616"Partners in Crime"Jeff ScottMonica PiperNovember 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)115N/A
"Thumbs Up"John HolmquistAdam BeechenNovember 13, 1999 (1999-11-13)[82]

Angelica makes Dil her "partner" after watching a crime film.


Tommy tries to stop the other babies from thumb-sucking, fearing that they will stay babies forever if they continue to do so.
11717"Big Showdown"Steve ResselStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Peter Egan
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
November 20, 1999 (1999-11-20)117N/A
"Doctor Susie"Jeff ScottScott GrayDecember 4, 1999 (1999-12-04)[83]

Didi completely re-models Tommy and Dil's room, against their good will.


Susie learns how to fix broken toys, but Angelica becomes jealous of the attention Susie gets.
11818"Runaway Reptar"John Holmquist & Jim DuffyWritten by: Ali Marie Matheson & Jon Cooksey
Idea by: Scott Gray
November 27, 1999 (1999-11-27)[l]110−111 (995)2.17[84]
(HH)[h]
11919
The babies pretend they get sucked into an evil Robot Reptar movie, in which they must find Reptar and stop Angelica's evil Reptar.
12020"Accidents Happen"John Holmquist & Dave FontanaMonica PiperDecember 18, 1999 (1999-12-18)118N/A
"Pee Wee Scouts"Rick BugentalStory by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : John Fitzpatrick
January 8, 2000 (2000-01-08)[85]

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 will not forget about waking up to go to the bathroom.


The babies form a scout troop.
12121"Chuckie's New Shirt"Jeff ScottStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Stephanie McClain
Teleplay by : Bob Daily
January 22, 2000 (2000-01-22)119N/A
"Cavebabies"Steve ResselRick GitelsonJanuary 29, 2000 (2000-01-29)[86]3.64[87]
2.53[88]
(HH)[h]

Chuckie destroys his shirt and, since he cannot find a perfect replacement, he fears for his identity.


The babies try to get to the cookie jar for Angelica in a prehistoric era.
12222"Be My Valentine"Carol Millican & Mark RisleyBarbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Eleah Horwitz
Story by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
February 14, 2000 (2000-02-14)[m]1234.00[89]
2.49[90]
(HH)[h]
Chuckie tries to give a Valentine to his dad.
12323"Discover America"Sylvia KeulenStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey, Adam Beechen & Kate Boutilier
Teleplay by : Kate Boutilier
October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)1243.56[91]
The babies go on an imaginary tour of America when Angelica and Susie cause some damage at a picnic.
12424"Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts - Part 1: Diaper Change"[35]
"Prequel Part 1"[52]
Louie del CarmenJill Gorey & Barbara HerndonNovember 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)125N/A
12525"Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts - Part 2: Fall Stinks"[35]
"Prequel Part 2"[52]
Chris HermansStory by : Jill Gorey & Barbara Herndon
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)126N/A
12626"Acorn Nuts and Diapey Butts - Part 3: Don't Poop on My Parade"[35]
"Prequel Part 3"[52]
Jim DuffyStory by : Jill Gorey & Barbara Herndon
Teleplay by : Peter Egan
November 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)127N/A
12727"The Magic Baby"Jim DuffyStory by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
May 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)[n]0991.43[92]
(HH)[h]
"Dil We Meet Again"Jeff ScottBarbara Herndon & Jill Gorey

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.
12828"All's Well that Pretends Well"Rick BugentalStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
July 6, 2001 (2001-07-06)108N/A
"Big Babies"Jeff ScottBen Siegler

Angelica is starting to show symptoms of a cold, but wants to attend a Dummy Bears' show. To keep from being unable to go, she tries to convince the grown-ups that the babies are sick instead of her.


The babies perform an initiation ceremony for Dil so he can join a club. Meanwhile, the adults make a bet to imitate their babies.
12929"Incredible Shrinking Babies"Sylvia KeulenStory by : Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey & Peter Egan
Teleplay by : Peter Egan
July 13, 2001 (2001-07-13)120N/A
"Miss Manners"Carol MillicanStory by : Barbara Herndon & Jill Gorey
Teleplay by : Alice Miller

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.
13030"A Dose of Dil"Carol MillicanEleah HorwitzJuly 20, 2001 (2001-07-20)121N/A
"Famous Babies"Cathy MalkasianKeythe Farley & Brian Flemming

The babies try to get more attention than Dil.


The babies want to be famous, so they start a rock band.

Season 7 (2001; 2004)[edit]

During season 7, Rugrats made a change with a different format that consisted of three segments per episode. Additionally, all half-hour stories from this point on had two ad breaks instead of one.

Rugrats season 7 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [35]Prod.
code [52]
Viewers
(millions)
1311"Finsterella"Jeff ScottJill Gorey & Barbara HerndonJanuary 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)1315.63[93]
3.48[93](HH)[h]
Chuckie thinks that his life parallels that of Cinderella after hearing of the story and Angelica drawing the parallels. When he hears about a party that all the babies seem to know about (and Kimi having a new outfit for the occasion), Chuckie becomes sad thinking he was not invited, having a dream in which he is Finsterella, Angelica and Kimi are his "evil step-ed sisters", Tommy is his fairy bob brother, and Phil and Lil are Hansel and Gretel. The party turns out to be an adoption party, in which Chas and Kira adopt each other's babies as their own- they just forgot to tell Chuckie.
1322"Angelicon"Jeff ScottEleah HorwitzJanuary 19, 2001 (2001-01-19)1284.49[94]
2.64[94]
(HH)[h]
"Dil's Binkie"Jeff ScottDavid Regal
"Big Brother Chuckie"Dave FontanaDavid Regal

Angelica is a giant from the eyes of the babies in their 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.
1333"Sister Act"Rick BugentalDavid RosenbergJanuary 26, 2001 (2001-01-26)1303.83[95]
2.48[95]
(HH)[h]
"Spike's Nightscare"Chris HermansDavid Rosenberg
"Cuddle Bunny"Chris HermansSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry

Angelica becomes lonely and jealous after watching all the babies play with their respective siblings (Tommy/Dil, Phil/Lil, Chuckie/Kimi.) When demanding her parents give her a baby sibling does not work, she enlists some of the babies to become her siblings for the day. Grandpa Lou responds to Angelica when he recollects his memory as a baby with his grandfather in the 1910s.


Spike has a nightmare.


Kimi falls for a piñata at a party and doesn't want the guests to break it.
1344"Changes for Chuckie"Chris HermansSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie VillandryFebruary 2, 2001 (2001-02-02)1344.13[96]
2.60[96]
(HH)[h]
"The Magic Show"Bob Fuentes IIIDavid Regal
"A Lulu of a Time"Bob Fuentes IIIDavid Rosenberg

Chuckie goes through adjustments with his new step-mom, Kira. Kira ends up taking WaWa, Chuckie's prized teddy bear (made by his mother) to clean him up and fix him, which upsets Chuckie greatly. Kira apologizes to Chuckie for all of the changes and returns WaWa to him, who fell into the hands of Dil and returned to its worn out look.


The babies visit a magic show.


The babies see the retirement home with Lulu and cause predictable havoc.
1355"Dayscare"Anthony BellStory by : Sarah Jane Cunningham, Suzie Villandry & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Scott Gray
February 9, 2001 (2001-02-09)1334.02[97]
2.35[97]
(HH)[h]
"The Great Unknown"Louie del CarmenDavid Regal
"Wash-Dry Story"Dave FontanaDavid Regal

Chuckie and Kimi go to daycare.


Tommy finds something weird on the stairs.


In this musical episode, the babies and Jonathan go to the laundromat to take care of some laundry. Angelica, who is staying home with her mother, accidentally loses Cynthia in the laundry basket. The doll ends up falling into the hands of the youngest McNulty child, who falls in love with her. The babies then fight the brothers for Cynthia and the right to play at the laundromat.
1366"Cat Got Your Tongue?"Dave FontanaStory by : Sarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie VillandryFebruary 16, 2001 (2001-02-16)1352.12[98]
(HH)[h]
"The War Room"Jeff ScottJoan Considine Johnson
"Attention Please"Jeff ScottJoan Considine Johnson

Howard loses his voice, and the babies think Fluffy stole his tongue.


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


Kimi gets more attention than Chuckie, making him jealous.
1377"And the Winner Is..."Anthony BellJoan Considine JohnsonMarch 9, 2001 (2001-03-09)136N/A
"Dil's Bathtime"Louie del Carmen & Jim DuffyDavid Rosenberg
"Bigger Than Life"Jim DuffyDavid Rosenberg

Angelica and Susie compete in a talent contest, as do Grandpa and Lulu. A clapping meter helps decide the winner based on the crowd's applause. Angelica sabotages Susie's performance by stealing her dancing shoes, causing the girl to slip and fall around the stage. The audience loves her performance, and Susie ends up winning.


Dil takes a bath with Tommy and fears the worst.


The babies have "big" adventures.
1388"My Fair Babies"Jeff ScottScott GrayMarch 30, 2001 (2001-03-30)1383.60[99]
2.40[100]
(HH)[h]
"The Way Things Work"Dave FontanaDavid Regal
"Home Sweet Home"Dave FontanaStory by : Scott Malchus
Teleplay by : John E. Fitzpatrick

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 to be mailed back to Japan, so he tries to stop her from leaving.
1399"Day of the Potty"Bob Fuentes IIIDavid RegalApril 6, 2001 (2001-04-06)137N/A
"Tell-Tale Cell Phone"Chris HermansSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
"The Time of Their Lives"Chris HermansJoan Considine Johnson

Chuckie breaks his home's toilet, and the Rugrats take a trip to the appliance store with Chas and Kira to get a new one.


Angelica believes she broke Charlotte's phone and hides it. But not before causing chaos by accidentally calling the police and listing herself as "extreme emergency." She ends up tearfully giving Charlotte the "broken" phone, to which Charlotte assures her its not broken, as the antenna on it breaks all the time.


Angelica gets a watch.
14010"Dil Saver"Louie del CarmenAlice MillerApril 13, 2001 (2001-04-13)129N/A
"Cooking with Phil and Lil"Bob Fuentes IIISarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
"Piece of Cake"Bob Fuentes IIISarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry

Stu makes a Dil screen-saver, and Angelica tricks the babies into thinking that 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.
14111"Bad Shoes"Bob Fuentes IIIDavid RegalApril 20, 2001 (2001-04-20)132N/A
"The World According to Dil and Spike"Dave FontanaSarah Jane Cunningham & Suzie Villandry
"Falling Stars"Louie del CarmenDavid Rosenberg

Stu has to wear uncomfortable shoes.


Dil and Spike's perspectives on the world are shown.


The babies wish on shooting stars and fear they are falling down.
14212"Adventure Squad"Chris HermansStory by : Joan Considine Johnson
Teleplay by : Elin Hampton
April 27, 2001 (2001-04-27)1391.75[101]
(HH)[h]
"The Way More Things Work"Jeff ScottDavid Regal
"Talk of the Town"Jeff ScottStory by : Scott Gray
Teleplay by : David Rosenberg

The Rugrats play a game of adventure squad.


A follow-up 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)[o]1402.31[102]
(HH)[h]
Susie's great-aunt T visits and teaches Susie and the babies about Kwanzaa.
14414"Pre-School Daze"Carol MillicanJohn E. Fitzpatrick, Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonApril 10, 2004 (2004-04-10)1431.69[103]
(2-11)[p]
Angelica, Susie, and Harold go to pre-school.

Season 8 (2001–03)[edit]

The original two-segment format for Rugrats was brought back in season 8. However, the half-hour episodes retain having two commercial breaks.

Rugrats season 8 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code [52]
Viewers
(millions)
1451"All Growed Up"Louie del Carmen & Jim DuffyKate Boutilier & Eryk CasemiroJuly 21, 2001 (2001-07-21)141−142 (993)11.91[104]
5.89[104]
(HH)[h]
1462
The Rugrats are now ten years older, and in school, where they attend a concert.
1473"Quiet Please"Anthony BellRick GitelsonFebruary 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)1462.34[105]
(HH)[h]
"Early Retirement"Ron NobleScott Gray

Chuckie loses his first library card and Chas deals with a book fine.


Angelica asks the babies to be quiet and "retire" so she can try to watch her favorite show in peace.
1484"The Doctor is In"Anthony BellScott Howard LevaFebruary 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)1473.99[106]
2.66[106]
(HH)[h]
"The Big Sneeze"Ron NobleMary Williams-Villano

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.
1495"The Fun Way Day"Dave FontanaBarbara SchwartzFebruary 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)1483.87[107]
2.46[107]
(HH)[h]
"The Age of Aquarium"Chris HermansDavid Rosenberg & Scott Gray
Story by : Scott Gray

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.
1506"Daddy's Little Helpers"Broni LikomanovBarbara Schwartz
Story by : Monica Piper & Scott Gray
March 9, 2002 (2002-03-09)1492.38[108]
(HH)[h]
"Hello Dilly"Michael MullenMonica Piper

The babies help their fathers.


The babies believe that Dil has turned into a doll.

Note: This episode parodies the musical Hello, Dolly!
1517"Bow Wow Wedding Vows"Dean CriswellScott GrayMarch 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)[q]1454.34[109]
2.62[109]
(HH)[h]
Tommy fears Spike has no more time for him on Easter. Meanwhile, Kira and Chas celebrate their first Easter.
1528"Cynthia Comes Alive"Carol MillicanBarbara SchwartzApril 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)1502.36[110]
(HH)[h]
"Trading Phil"Jeff ScottNoah Taft

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 can play with him.
1539"A Tale of Two Puppies"Michael MullenRick GitelsonJune 1, 2002 (2002-06-01)1542.55[111]
(HH)[h]
"Okey-Dokey Jones and the Ring of the Sunbeams"Carol MillicanRick Gitelson, Scott Gray, Alice Miller & Monica Piper

The adults try to find buyers for Spike's two last puppies.


The babies seek Lil's ring in a pet store.

Note: This episode is based on the first scene of The Rugrats Movie, which parodies the Indiana Jones series of films.
15410"Happy Taffy"Dave FontanaScott GraySeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)1552.39[112]
(HH)[h]
"Imagine That"Chris HermansStory by : Mark Palmer, Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
Teleplay by : Nan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)[113]2.28[114]
(HH)[h]

Stu and Didi hire a new babysitter for the Rugrats.

Guest star: Amanda Bynes as Taffy


Angelica pretends to be a spy in her game, "The Cynthia Team".
15511"Curse of the Werewuff"Joseph ScottPeter EganOctober 28, 2002 (2002-10-28)[35][r]144N/A
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.
15612"Back to School"Michael MullenRick GitelsonSeptember 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)[35]152N/A
"Sweet Dreams"Dave FontanaNan Friedman & Ronda Spinak
Story by : Nan Friedman, Ronda Spinak, Scott Gray & Monica Piper

Didi enrolls in college.


Chuckie does not have a dream as the other Rugrats do.
15713"A Step at a Time"Broni LikomanovMark Palmer
Based on an idea by: Alex Dilts & Sam Williams
September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)[35]1531.78[115]
(2-11)[p]
"Angelica's Assistant"Jeff ScottScott Gray
Story by : Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper

Stu thinks Dil is walking after the babies manipulate him.


Harold visits Angelica's house and Angelica must maintain calmness.
15814"Murmur on the Ornery Express"Chris HermansDavid Regal
Story by : David Rosenberg & David Regal
November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)[35][s]1511.98[116]
(2-11)[p]
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.

Season 9 (2002–04)[edit]

Rugrats season 9 episodes
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [35]Prod.
code [52]
Viewers
(millions)
1591"Club Fred"Jeff ScottStory by : Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : David Regal
September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)1562.00[117]
(2-11)[p]
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.
1602"The Perfect Twins"Carol MillicanStory by : Rick Gitelson, Scott Gray & Monica Piper
Teleplay by : Monica Piper
November 30, 2002 (2002-11-30)157N/A
Betty's British cousins are nothing like Phil and Lil at a family reunion.
1613"Babies in Toyland"Broni LikomanovStory by : Mark Palmer, Monica Piper, Rick Gitelson & Eryk Casemiro
Teleplay by : Eryk Casemiro
December 9, 2002 (2002-12-09)[t]158−159 (991)N/A
1624
The babies visit Stu's holiday village, where Angelica forces Santa (voiced by James Belushi) to quit, and the adults get stranded in Stu's Western cabin. Kira and Chas celebrate their first Christmas together. Paul Reubens voices Hermie the Elf.
1635"Clown Around"Michael MullenRick GitelsonJanuary 30, 2003 (2003-01-30)160N/A
"The Baby Rewards"Steve Ochs

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"Chris HermansScott GrayOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)[u]1612.33[118]
(HH)[h]
"Baby Power"Jeff ScottNoah TaftN/A

The babies go to a video arcade.


The babies fear Dil is stronger than they are.
1657"Bug Off"Dave Fontana & John HolmquistScott GraySeptember 21, 2002 (2002-09-21)1622.39[112]
(HH)[h]
"The Crawl Space"Carol MillicanStory by : Rick Gitelson
Teleplay by : Jeff Wynne
March 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)2.57[119]
(HH)[h]

The babies fear a mascot.


The babies move into a crawl space.
1668"Starstruck"Jeff ScottNoah TaftMarch 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)1632.57[119]
(HH)[h]
"Who's Taffy?"Chris HermansPeter EganSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)2.48[120]
(HH)[h]

Kimi gets cast in a movie.


Angelica and Taffy switch places.
1679"They Came from the Backyard"Broni LikomanovPeter HunzikerJune 10, 2004 (2004-06-10)164N/A
"Lil's Phil of Trash"Jim DuffyVera DuffyOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)2.33[118]
(HH)[h]

The babies fear an alien invasion.


Phil picks up trash.

Guest star: Drake Bell as Dusty
16810"Mutt's in a Name"Michael MullenJeff WynneNovember 22, 2002 (2002-11-22)1652.33[121]
(HH)[h]
"Hurricane Alice"Carol MillicanRobb LanumAugust 1, 2004 (2004-08-01)N/A

Chas thinks of a name for a puppy.


Phil and Lil think that Hurricane Alice and a visiting girl named Alice are one and the same.
16911"Bestest of Show"Chris HermansStory by : Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Shari Hearn
November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)1662.28[114]
(HH)[h]
"Hold the Pickles"Jeff ScottCynthia RiddleSeptember 28, 2002 (2002-09-28)2.48[120]
(HH)[h]

Tommy, Angelica, and Susie compete in a pet show.


Tommy misunderstands Taffy when he hears her say she does not 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"Carol MillicanStory by : Rick Gitelson & Scott Gray
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson
September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)1672.17[122]
(HH)[h]
"Steve"Broni LikomanovTom Mason & Dan Danko

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 Braveliest Baby"Jim DuffyScott GrayOctober 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)168N/A
"Gimme an 'A'"Michael MullenMark Valenti

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


The babies try to find an A for Didi.
17214"Fountain of Youth"Jeff ScottStory by : Rick Gitelson & Jeff Wynne
Teleplay by : Rick Gitelson
June 10, 2004 (2004-06-10)169N/A
"Kimi Takes the Cake"Chris HermansPeter HunzikerOctober 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)N/A

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.

Home video 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 February 2017, the Amazon.com releases have been discontinued.[123]

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

In May 2017, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Media Distribution released Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD.[124] In February 2018, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Media Distribution released Seasons 3 and 4 on DVD.[125] On May 18, 2021, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Media Distribution released Rugrats: The Complete Series on DVD.[126]

Rugrats home media releases
Season Title Format Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 Road Trip VHS June 13, 1995
Tommy Troubles VHS October 15, 1996
Tales from the Crib VHS October 15, 1996
A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do VHS October 15, 1996
Season 1 DVD June 2, 2009 December 4, 2013
May 2, 2017
Outdoor Shenanigans! DVD July 8, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
2 Mushfest VHS January 18, 1994
Tommy Troubles VHS October 15, 1996
Tales from the Crib VHS October 15, 1996
A Baby's Gotta Do What a Baby's Gotta Do VHS October 15, 1996
Chuckie the Brave VHS October 15, 1996
The Santa Experience VHS October 15, 1996
Angelica the Divine VHS October 15, 1996
Grandpa's Favorite Stories VHS March 11, 1997
Diapered Duo VHS January 5, 1998
Mommy Mania VHS April 7, 1998
Decade in Diapers: Volume 1 VHS August 7, 2001
Decade in Diapers DVD September 24, 2002
Nick Picks Holiday DVD September 26, 2006
Season 2 DVD May 9, 2014 December 4, 2013
May 2, 2017
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
3 Phil and Lil, Double Trouble VHS October 15, 1996
Passover VHS October 15, 1996
Grandpa's Favorite Stories VHS March 11, 1997
Bedtime Bash VHS October 21, 1997
Thanksgiving VHS October 21, 1997
Season 3 DVD September 23, 2011 April 2, 2014
February 6, 2018
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
4 Vacation VHS July 8, 1997
Thanksgiving VHS October 21, 1997
Chanukah VHS October 21, 1997
Mommy Mania VHS April 7, 1998
Angelica Knows Best VHS June 9, 1998
Decade in Diapers DVD September 24, 2002
Holiday Celebration DVD August 31, 2004
Season 4 DVD September 23, 2011 June 4, 2014
February 6, 2018
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
5 Dr. Tommy Pickles VHS January 5, 1998
Season 5 DVD October 4, 2011 June 4, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
6 Runaway Reptar VHS August 3, 1999
Make Room for Dil VHS October 5, 1999
I Think I Like You VHS January 11, 2000
Discover America VHS May 5, 2000
Decade in Diapers: Volume 1 VHS August 7, 2001
Decade in Diapers DVD September 24, 2002
The Show Must Go On! DVD September 27, 2004
VHS
Season 6 DVD October 6, 2011 June 4, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
Outdoor Shenanigans! DVD July 8, 2014
Reptar Returns! DVD
7 Decade in Diapers: Volume 2 VHS August 7, 2001
Kwannzaa VHS September 25, 2001
Decade in Diapers DVD September 24, 2002
Nick Picks #1 DVD May 5, 2005
Season 7 DVD October 6, 2011 December 3, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
8 All Growed Up VHS August 7, 2001
Easter VHS February 5, 2002
Halloween VHS August 27, 2002
DVD September 20, 2011
Mysteries DVD January 28, 2003
VHS
Nicktoons Halloween DVD August 26, 2003
Halloween Spooky Stories DVD October 17, 2005
Nick Picks #2 DVD October 18, 2005
Season 8 DVD October 6, 2011 December 3, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017
9 Christmas VHS August 27, 2002
Nicktoons Christmas DVD September 30, 2003
Holiday Celebration DVD August 31, 2004
Season 9 DVD May 9, 2014 December 3, 2014
The Complete Series DVD May 18, 2021 October 31, 2017

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 release date Prod.
code
S1"Snow White"Ron Noble, Michael Dædalus Kenny
& Andrei Svislotski
Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonSeptember 27, 2005 (2005-09-27) (VHS/DVD)[127]
November 13, 2005 (2005-11-13) (TV)
989
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.
S2"Three Jacks and a Beanstalk"Ron Noble, Michael Dædalus Kenny,
Zhenia Delioussine & Andrei Svislotski
Jill Gorey & Barbara HerndonSeptember 5, 2005 (2005-09-05) (DVD)[128][v]
November 5, 2006 (2006-11-05) (TV)[129][w]
888

Three Jacks and a Beanstalk is the Rugrats spin on a classic fairytale, combining Jack Sprat with Jack and Jill - and creating their own version of Jack and the Beanstalk in the process. 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

Films[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byRelease date
The Rugrats MovieIgor Kovalyov & Norton VirgienDavid N. Weiss & J. David StemNovember 20, 1998 (1998-11-20)
Rugrats in Paris: The MovieStig Bergqvist & Paul DemeyerJ. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jill Gorey, Barbara Herndon & Kate BoutilierNovember 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)
Rugrats Go WildNorton Virgien & John EngKate BoutilierJune 13, 2003 (2003-06-13)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The pilot episode never aired on Television, but was later released on the Decade in Diapers VHS/DVD.
  2. ^ a b c d Alternate titles for episodes from the first three seasons are sourced from archived Nickelodeon and YTV episode guides.[6][7]
  3. ^ Originally called "Bar-B–Q Story"[9]
  4. ^ Originally called "Baby Commercial—Take 1"[10]
  5. ^ Originally called "Little Miss Lovely"[10]
  6. ^ Originally called "Tommy at Bat"[10]
  7. ^ Originally called "They're Round, They're Mean, They Turn Milk Green"[11]
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt (HH) indicates the amount of households an episode was viewed in when it premiered.
  9. ^ The episode was released on the A Rugrats Passover VHS on February 20, 1995.
  10. ^ The episode was released on the A Rugrats Vacation VHS on July 8, 1997.
  11. ^ The episode was released on the A Rugrats Thanksgiving VHS on October 21, 1997.
  12. ^ The episode was released on the Runaway Reptar VHS on August 3, 1999.
  13. ^ This episode was first released on the I Think I Like You VHS on January 11, 2000.
  14. ^ The segment "Dil We Meet Again" was first released on the Make Room For Dil VHS on October 5, 1999.
  15. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Kwanzaa VHS on September 25, 2001.
  16. ^ a b c d (2-11) denotes the amount of children aged 2 through 11 who watched the episode when it premiered.
  17. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Easter VHS on February 5, 2002.
  18. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Halloween VHS on August 27, 2002.
  19. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Christmas VHS on September 24, 2002.
  20. ^ The episode was released on the Rugrats Christmas VHS on September 24, 2002.
  21. ^ Each of the segments from this episode premiered at different times.
  22. ^ A trailer for this movie (released on other Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. DVD's throughout 2006) also includes the DVD release date, which can be found on YouTube.
  23. ^ Newspaper listings had this movie listed as an untitled Rugrats special.

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