Rugrats: Season 1, Episode 1

Tommy's First Birthday (11 Aug. 1991)

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It is Tommy Pickle's first birthday. Tommy wants some of Spike's dog food. He convinces his friends, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and big cousin Angelica to try it.


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Episode cast overview:
Chuckie Finster (voice)
Didi Pickles / Minka Kropotkin (voice)
Tommy Pickles (voice) (as E.G. Daily)
Howard DeVille (voice)
Stu Pickles (voice)


It is Tommy Pickle's first birthday. Tommy wants some of Spike's dog food. He convinces his friends, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and big cousin Angelica to try it.

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The series premier. It introduces all of the major characters, with the notable exceptions of Chaz Finster (Chuckie's dad) and Charlotte Pickles (Angelica's mom). See more »


Didi Pickles: I'm not gonna live up to those mothers on TV.
Betty DeVille: C'mon, Deed, TV's TV; we're *real*.
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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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A Great Opening to a Classic Show
19 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tommy's First Birthday is the first AIRED episode of Rugrats. The episode is about Didi (Tommy's mother)wanting to throw a traditional party, but all Tommy wants is to eat Spike's dog food. This episode is very well-written. The animation is, kinda obviously, is cruder than the usual crude look of the show. This shows a good exploration of what life is like for a baby.

Tommy and the Great White Thing- This is the first UNaired episode of Rugrats. It focuses on Tommy finding a giant white thing (a toilet) in the bathroom. He's determined to find out what it is and why it's there. I'm not going to bother with the animation here. Ironically, I think that this was an example of good writing. (there's a subtle 2001: A Space Odyssey reference near the beginning)

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