Rugrats (1991–2004)

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Rugrats is a show about 4 babies, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Phil and Lil Deville. As we see their lives unravel, we get to hear them talk. On the sidelines are Tommy's mean cousin... See full summary »

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 Tommy Pickles / ... (172 episodes, 1991-2006)
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 Lil DeVille / ... (144 episodes, 1991-2006)
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 Angelica Pickles / ... (132 episodes, 1991-2006)
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 Didi Pickles / ... (129 episodes, 1991-2005)
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 Drew Pickles / ... (121 episodes, 1991-2005)
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 Chuckie Finster / ... (121 episodes, 1991-2002)
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 Stu Pickles / ... (116 episodes, 1991-2005)
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 Grandpa Lou Pickles / ... (81 episodes, 1991-1997)
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Rugrats is a show about 4 babies, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster, and Phil and Lil Deville. As we see their lives unravel, we get to hear them talk. On the sidelines are Tommy's mean cousin Angelica, their friend Susie Carmichael (same age as Angelica), and everybody's parents. Written by Bounce <Bounce@aloha.net>

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For years, this show held the record for being the longest running Nicktoon, running continuously from 1991-2004, aside from a few years hiatus in the mid 1990s. The record has since been beaten by Spongebob Squarepants, which started in 1999, although Spongebob has never been on a hiatus at any point. See more »

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Chuckie's Saturn shirt is usually a yellow planet with a red ring. In the first season, a common animation error is for the colors to be vice-versa - with the colors sometimes changing between scenes. See more »

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Angelica: You babies are so dumb, I can't believe you lived to be one.
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Part One: The Golden Years
9 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I used to love "The Rugrats". Before they became unbearably popular. Before Dil came. Before David Doyle died. Before the movies. Before . .. you get the picture.

Why? Very simple. The initial Rugrats was a great show.

When the show premiered, in 1991, with "Tommy's First Birthday", nobody could've guess how far it would go. It had a simple premise: what life as a baby was like.

As the show began to climb, the jokes and the show itself began to become polished. The animation was horrid - but who cares? If the show's enjoyable, then I won't hate it for a single quality. Besides, the scribbles that made up the animation added to the whimisical feel of the show.

The show was, at first, intellegent, with jokes and plotlines that both kids and adults could relate to. Media references abounded. For example, in "Showdown at Teeter-Totter Gulch", a Stetson-wearing Tommy faces off against the "Junkfood Kid" (played by Nancy Cartwright), recalling "High Noon" and numerous Leone westerns. In "The Booster Shot", Chucky's doctor is named "Dr. Lecter", a reference to the flesh-eating psychiatrist from "The Silence of the Lambs". The episode with Dean (Angelica's love interest) spoofs James Dean in "Rebel Without A Cause". "The Dog Groomer" recalls "The Terminator", "The Mysterious Mr. Fiend" spoofs "Frankenstein", Dr. Lipschitz (Tony Jay) is a Sigmund Freud-esque child psychologist, and numerous others are similarly intellegent.

Also, the characters were well-developed and likeable. At this point, the dialogue was great. Not only the kids, but the adults. The adults were intellegent, had emotions, and were very realisitc. They made many of the jokes, and were interesting, rather than the no-dimensional shells they become.

The show's popularity began to grow in 1992, but it ended abruptly in 1994, when Paul Germaine left the show.

(Continued in Part Two.)


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