Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON TV
ON DISC
ALL
The cartoon misadventures of four babies and their snotty older cousin as they face the things in life they don't understand.
Reviews
Popularity
1,004 ( 28)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



10   9   8   7   6   5   … See all »
2006   2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   … See all »
Nominated for 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 20 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta
CatDog (1998–2005)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The comic misadventures of a tidy, refined Cat and a goofy, uncouth Dog joined at the abdomen.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui
Doug (1991–1994)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The life of a young boy as he meets friends, falls in love, maneuvers his way through grade 6 and writes all about it in his journal.

Stars: Billy West, Fred Newman, Constance Shulman
Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen
Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh
The Wild Thornberrys (1998–2004)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Eliza Thornberry is not your ordinary kid. It's not just because she travels the world in an RV with her parents Nigel and Marrianne, famous nature show hosts. Eliza is doubly unique ... See full summary »

Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jodi Carlisle, Tim Curry
The Fairly OddParents (2001–2017)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After being tortured and humiliated by his babysitter, a ten year old boy is put under the care of two fairy godparents, who can grant him almost any wish, which leads to dire consequences.

Stars: Tara Strong, Susanne Blakeslee, Daran Norris
The Angry Beavers (1997–2001)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The wacky and sometimes surreal adventures of Norbert and Daggett Beaver.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Nick Bakay, Charlie Brissette
The Powerpuff Girls (1998–2005)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three super-powered little girls constantly save the world (or at least the city of Townsville) from monsters, would-be conquerers and a few other gross things.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The show takes us through the struggles of life as a child monster. Three monster friends are studying how to scare humans in school. Often, their attempts don't work out as planned.

Stars: Charlie Adler, Christine Cavanaugh, David Eccles
Recess (1997–2001)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Comic tales of a group of good friends, 4 boys and 2 girls, during breaks in primary school, as they grow up, relate to each other, and have brushes with authority.

Stars: Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson, Jason Davis
Edit

Cast

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, 1992-2003
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-Y | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventures in Diapers See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Of the three original Nicktoons, this is the only one in which Billy West did not perform a voice or voices. 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: Everything's back to Norman.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Part One: The Golden Years
9 July 2002 | by Hancock_the_SuperbSee 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.)


64 of 83 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 100 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed