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Rugrats

Rugrats

Nickelodeon 1991

Focuses on a group of toddlers, most prominently Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. Adults in the series are almost always unaware of what the children are up to; however, this only provides more room for the babies to explore and discover their surroundings.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Rugrats

Rugrats - S4E2

#1 - Mother's Day (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Special: The Rugrats find presents for their mother, but ended up trying to find Chuckie a mother, as he didn't have one. The answers for this mystery are in a special box, which Chazz doesn't want Chuckie to see. Meanwhile, Stu works on his present for Didi -- a robot that uses "Clapper" technology and used to automatically cook AND serve a person's meal, as well as clean the house (like his other inventions, it went haywire), Betty uses a computer to collect her thoughts on being a mother of twins (using these thoughts to reprogram Stu's robot, it overloaded the computer), Didi takes Minka to the International House of Mud for a mud bath (Minka doesn't like bathing with strangers, and you can get all the mud you want at home for free), and Angelica builds a statue of herself using macaroni, gum, and glue (Chuckie broke it).

The episode was rated 8.07 from 27 votes.

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Rugrats - S5E12

#2 - Baby Maybe (Season 5 - Episode 12)

The Rugrats' parents go out to see the opera after hiring Ben & Elaine, our newlyweds from Let Them Eat Cake, to babysit them. The couple is babysitting them to get a feel on what parenting feels like, as they plan to have kids in the future. However, the chore of babysitting babies does not go exactly as planned, in advance.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 12 votes.

Rugrats - S4E1

#3 - Chanukah (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Thsi is the first episode of the resurrected Rugrats series. Special: After Grandma Minka tells some of the story of Chanukah, Grandpa Boris was infuriated after hearing that at last minute, Boris was replaced by an old rival for the role of King Antiochus, "...the meaning of Chanukah" in a Chanukah play. The babies are convinced that the rival is "the meany of Chanukah" and the babies are determined to get the "meany", while Stu makes a mechanical menorah (candlabre to put the eight candles of Chanukah), he has to go all the way to the synagogue where the play is at to bring his menorah.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 34 votes.

Rugrats - S2E21

#4 - Superhero Chuckie (Season 2 - Episode 21)

Captain Blasto, ( Which Was Around Since The 1950s),is Stu and Drew's favorite. They take the babies to a live shooting of an episode and Chuckie wants to be a superhero. His First Order of Business,take Angelica Out!

The episode was rated 7.93 from 14 votes.

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Rugrats - S5E6

#5 - Angelica For A Day (Season 5 - Episode 6)

The rugrats take the expression " If I were in your shoes" litterally when Angelica and Chuckie change shoes and personalities. Things go bad, but it gets really worse when Tommy takes off Angelica's shoes from Chuckie's feet and he still acts like her. Later on Tommy wakes up, realizes that it was all a dream, and is glad that Chuckie is Chuckie and Angelica is Angelica.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 11 votes.

Rugrats - S5E3

#6 - The First Cut (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Tommy gets hurt while rescuing a baby bird. To help his cut heal, Didi placed a Reptar bandage over it. After Phil & Lil noticed this, they try to get hurt too, so they can get Reptar wrapped around their fingers. Meanwhile, Angelica steps in, telling Tommy that he'll have to go to the hospital to sew him up so he won't get a "reflection" (infection) and get "tangerine" (gangrene). After that, Tommy refuses to have any fun, so he won't get hurt.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 17 votes.

Rugrats - S6E1

#7 - Chuckie's Duckling (Season 6 - Episode 1)

A baby duck hatched in Tommy's backyard, and the first thing it sees is Chuckie. Chuckie adopts the duck, which he calls "Herbert". At first, caring for Herbert was exciting, but when the novelty wears out, it becomes a chore. Meanwhile, Betty and her environmental group protest at a condo site that left the baby duck's mother without a home, while Grandpa tries to win at checkers.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 24 votes.

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Rugrats - S2E23

#8 - Aunt Miriam (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Aunt Miriam and Lou were not nice to eachother. They always did and acted like Angelica and Tommy are today. Tommy and Chuckie go in the bathroom and Find A hairdryer, a radio, and a wig. They think She's an alien and investigate.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 11 votes.

Rugrats - S2E19

#9 - Reptar On Ice (Season 2 - Episode 19)

Bored at home the grown ups decide to take the rugrats to see "Reptar On Ice", but when they find Reptar's baby the rugrats decide to be part of the act.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 14 votes.

Rugrats - S8E7

#10 - The Fun Way Day (Season 8 - Episode 7)

Chazz quits his job as a bureaucrat when he finds a new career that's suitable for both himself and Kira -- peddling coffee. In this episode, Chazz & Kira opens a cafe called The Java Lava, which will feature a variety of coffees and other drinks, plus a playpen for the Rugrats and the other visiting babies. However, the first day of business isn't doing well -- no customers, other than Chazz's friends, came in; there were technical difficulties with the equipment (some of it invented by Stu); and the coffee is too strong, even for Betty, who normally swears by it. Kira's solution -- hire a Feng Shui (pronounced "thing schway") expert to find the faults with the business, and to rearrange things to make things better, spiratually. This not only involves rearranging furniture and appliances, but also placing various gems and trinkets arround. That makes the Rugrats believe that the "Fun Way" guy came by to play a game with the Rugrats.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 10 votes.

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Rugrats - S1E4

#11 - At The Movies (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Tommy wants to see Reptar, but the parents took him, and the other Rugrats, to the Westside Octoplex to see The Land Without Smiles (starring the Dummi Bears) instead. The Rugrats left Dummi Bears to go look for Reptar (showing at the same theater), leaving a path of destruction behind them.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 78 votes.

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Rugrats - S3E16

#12 - Sour Pickles (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Grandpa Lou tells the story of how much Stu and Drew fought as babies and try to get th eold tv working so they can watch the TV show, "Blocky and Oxwinkle".

The episode was rated 7.60 from 10 votes.

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Rugrats - S8E2

#13 - Curse of the Werewuff (Season 8 - Episode 2)

Special:In this episode, the Rugrats' parents take them trick-or-treating for the first time, at an amusement park. But of course, there has to be the hard way -- Angelica explains to the Rugrats what Halloween is, but, as usual, she always does it in a way to scare them even more. She tells them that if they dress up as a certain character, they actually become that character, and remain so for the rest of their life. Chuckie, who planned on being a werewolf, especially becomes traumatised by her story, to a point where he starts having nightmares about what Angelica said. However, Angelica is willing to turn the little "monsters" back into Rugrats, but only if they give all their candy to Angelica. This is especially important to her, as her parents banned her from trick-or-treating after she ate Halloween candy before Halloween. Will Chuckie and the Rugrats know the real truth about Halloween? Will Angelica get her just desserts? Of course, on both counts; but, as they say, getting

The episode was rated 7.50 from 10 votes.

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Rugrats - S3E3

#14 - Chuckie's First Haircut (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Chuckie is scared to get a haircut so the rugrats try to make him get over this fear.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 23 votes.

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Rugrats - S5E8

#15 - Johnathan Babysits (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Jonathan babysits the Rugrats at Charlotte's house while she's on assignment, but uses this opportunity to look for Charlotte's tape so he could "dig up dirt" on Charlotte for blackmailing purposes. However, he has to do this while humoring Angelica, as per Charlotte's orders. Meanwhile, the Rugrats dig up dirt (the one used to make mudpies, that is).

The episode was rated 7.45 from 11 votes.

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Last updated: dec 02, 2022

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