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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Chuckie Finster (voice)
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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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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 »

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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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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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