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Rugrats 

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The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.
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Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 20 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Daily ...  Tommy Pickles / ... 172 episodes, 1991-2006
Kath Soucie ...  Lil DeVille / ... 167 episodes, 1990-2006
Melanie Chartoff ...  Didi Pickles / ... 155 episodes, 1990-2005
Cheryl Chase ...  Angelica Pickles / ... 153 episodes, 1991-2006
Jack Riley ...  Stu Pickles / ... 144 episodes, 1990-2005
Michael Bell ...  Chas Finster / ... 141 episodes, 1991-2005
Christine Cavanaugh ...  Chuckie Finster / ... 140 episodes, 1991-2002
David Doyle ...  Grandpa Lou Pickles / ... 82 episodes, 1990-1997
Tara Strong ...  Dil Pickles / ... 74 episodes, 1997-2006
Tress MacNeille ...  Charlotte Pickles / ... 71 episodes, 1992-2004
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The babies gets lost in the forest after Tommy Pickles (Elizabeth Daily) gets a new baby brother.

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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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Trivia

During a recording session, E.G. Daily went into labor, and insisted on finishing before heading to the hospital. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Tommy: Hang on to your diapies babies, we're going in.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Val Kilmer/U2 (2000) See more »

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The Golden Years
16 November 2016 | by simpsonfan-35258See 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, intelligent, with jokes and plot lines 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 intelligent.

Also, the characters were well-developed and likable. At this point, the dialogue was great. Not only the kids, but the adults. The adults were intelligent, had emotions, and were very realistic. 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 was put on hiatus in 1994, when Paul Germaine left the show.


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