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27th Apr '16 5:37:58 PM Unicorndance
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*** Out-of-universe. InUniverse it could be explained that they are related and the same age.



** There are also a few instances of Chuckie not being around, and Tommy gives in to Angelica's bullying, whereas when Chuckie is around, Tommy usually stands up to her. The logic behind this appears to be that, despite there being four of them, the main characters are essentially two groups of two babies-- best friends Tommy and Chuckie, and siblings Phil and Lil. Phil and Lil could possibly be considered Chaotic Neutral characters, in the fact that they're more susceptible to Angelica's negative influence than Tommy and Chuckie, but generally have good intentions otherwise.\\

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** There are also a few instances of Chuckie not being around, and Tommy gives in to Angelica's bullying, whereas when Chuckie is around, Tommy usually stands up to her. The logic behind this appears to be that, despite there being four of them, the main characters are essentially two groups of two babies-- best friends Tommy and Chuckie, and siblings Phil and Lil. Phil and Lil could possibly be considered Chaotic Neutral characters, in the fact that they're more less susceptible to Angelica's negative influence than Tommy and Chuckie, but generally have good intentions otherwise.\\



* Angelica being jealous of Susie in "Doctor Susie" if you remember that she had previously thought of herself as a doctor in "Rhinoceritis".

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* Angelica being jealous of Susie in "Doctor Susie" if you remember that she had previously thought of herself as a doctor in "Rhinoceritis"."Rhinoceritis", but the babies weren't impressed, but they were impressed with Susie.



** He might be scared of the clowns ''because'' of the clothes, because he does call him "The Guy On The Oatmeal Box ''With the Scary Hat''"



* ''All Growed Up'' and ''All Grown Up'' a show a stark contrast in personalities and fashion. Everyone resembles their infant selves more (except for Susie whose afro was replaced with braids, similar to her younger version), Tommy was adventurous and lacked his passion for directing, Lil was still into gross stuff, etc. This is because ''All Growed Up'' is how the babies wanted and expected themselves to be as kids but ''All Grown Up'' is what really happened. How many people keep the same personality and wants from infancy to their teenage years?
* The Passover episode seems to {{Bowdlerise}} the last plague (changing it from "death of everyone's first born child" to [[NeverSayDie "first born child is 'taken away'"]]). But then you remember that in-universe Boris is ''telling'' the story to the babies, Angelica [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Chaz]]. Of ''course'' he's censoring it, because there are little kids listening to the story!

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* ''All Growed Up'' and ''All Grown Up'' a show a stark contrast in personalities and fashion. Everyone resembles their infant selves more (except for Susie whose afro was replaced with braids, similar to her younger version), Tommy was adventurous and lacked his passion for directing, Lil was still into gross stuff, etc. This is because ''All Growed Up'' is how the babies wanted and expected themselves to be as kids but ''All Grown Up'' is what really happened. How many people keep the same personality and wants from infancy to their teenage years?
* The Passover episode seems to {{Bowdlerise}} the last plague (changing it from "death of everyone's first born child" to [[NeverSayDie "first born child is 'taken away'"]]). But then you remember that in-universe Boris is ''telling'' the story to the babies, Angelica [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and Chaz]]. Of ''course'' he's censoring it, because there are little kids (and a sensitive adult) listening to the story!



* In the episode "Angelica Nose Best," Angelica attempts to shrink her nose back to normal by telling truths, such as that the sky is blue, playgrounds are fun, and Grandpa Lou is old. The reason why this doesn't work (besides the obvious) is that those truths are all subjective (i.e. the sky is not always blue, not everyone finds playgrounds enjoyable, and not everyone would consider Lou elderly), as opposed to the objective truth she tells when she admits to her wrong-doings.

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* In the episode "Angelica Nose Best," Angelica attempts to shrink her nose back to normal by telling truths, such as that the sky is blue, playgrounds are fun, and Grandpa Lou is old. The reason why this doesn't work (besides the obvious) is that those truths are all subjective or only half-truths (i.e. the sky is not always blue, not everyone finds playgrounds enjoyable, and not everyone would consider Lou elderly), as opposed to the objective objective, whole truth she tells when she admits to her wrong-doings.
22nd Mar '16 10:04:01 AM XFllo
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* The episode "Angelica for a Day" opens with a spoiled girl yelling at her dad to get her ice cream, and Drew says "I wouldn't want to be in his shoes." The joke here is that Drew has a spoiled daughter, but Angelica rarely screams at her dad like that. She acts more like a SpoiledSweet around him and is manipulative to get her own way. She's more of a SpoiledBrat around the babies.

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* The episode "Angelica for a Day" opens with a spoiled girl yelling at her dad to get her ice cream, and Drew says "I wouldn't want to be in his shoes." The joke here is that Drew has a spoiled daughter, but Angelica rarely screams at her dad like that. She acts more like a SpoiledSweet sweet around him and is manipulative to get her own way. She's more of a SpoiledBrat around the babies.
15th Mar '16 7:55:37 PM ShadowDJ
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* Coco Labouche may be a mean spirited, insulting, thoughtless ChildHater, but she is quite a shrewd and cunning business woman, who has made millions for her company, and managed to run a super successful and world famous Theme Park. However she gets passed over for a promotion for that very reason, a woman who chose her career over having a family. Why is this okay? Sure she's not the most sympathetic person but do people really overlook this discrimination because she is supposedly a villain for being good at her job?

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* Coco Labouche may be a mean spirited, insulting, thoughtless ChildHater, but she is quite a shrewd and cunning business woman, who has made millions for her company, and managed to run a super successful and world famous Theme Park. However she gets passed over for a promotion for that very reason, a woman who chose her career over having a family. Why is this okay? Sure she's not the most sympathetic person but do people really overlook this discrimination because she is supposedly a villain for being good at her job?job?
** The head of the company isn't just in it for the money and doesn't see her as a worthy successor. Remember, he is also the head of the company and choses his successor based on how he made it. Plus when he saw that she is willing to put kids in danger (basically KIDNAPPING THEM), I doubt he'd want her to get close to any kids again. Plus her theme park has apparently ninja guards and her assassintant is all too happy with jabbing his arm down a 4-year-old's throat. She's not a villain because she's good at her job, she's an authoritarian who enjoys scaring her employees and basically working them within an inch of their lives given how dangerous some of the animatronics are.
2nd Feb '16 9:14:56 PM getreadytoparty1991
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* Rewatching the Melville episode, the reason behind Melville's passing suddenly became very clear. Chuckle must have smothered it by accident when he put that little blanket over him.
25th Jan '16 10:33:12 AM WriterGirl2015
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\n* "The Last Babysitter". A subtler one happens early on: Buster goes into the basement, then runs out, saying that something was down there. We briefly get a POV from something coming after him, just before the door is closed. While it's later revealed that the so-called monster was actually Buster's friend, it's pointed out that a monster couldn't get out of the basement without being noticed. If that's so, then what was in the basement chasing Buster in the first place?
14th Jan '16 3:57:40 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* FridgeLogic about the FridgeHorror. Plenty of episodes have a stinger that show that our hero's latest fear was real after all. Could it be that Rugrats and AaahhRealMonsters take place in the same continuity? And if so, then was Angelica able to describe the monster trio in her story because she's been scared by them before? Or since in [[RealMonsters Aaahh!!! RealMonsters]] it's shown that monsters exist specifically because people are scared of them, could it be that it was this very story that ''created'' them?

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* FridgeLogic about the FridgeHorror. Plenty of episodes have a stinger that show that our hero's latest fear was real after all. Could it be that Rugrats and AaahhRealMonsters WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters take place in the same continuity? And if so, then was Angelica able to describe the monster trio in her story because she's been scared by them before? Or since in [[RealMonsters Aaahh!!! RealMonsters]] WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters it's shown that monsters exist specifically because people are scared of them, could it be that it was this very story that ''created'' them?
28th Dec '15 7:31:47 PM CJCroen1393
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\n* In some episodes, like "Babies in Toyland", Angelica's {{Imagine Spot}}s involve a figure that she's pretending is there giving her a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech; essentially, she's telling ''herself'' that she's a selfish brat. This, coupled with her confession in ''Rugrats in Paris'' seems to suggest that on some level she ''knows'' how awful she can be and [[BeingEvilSucks absolutely hates it]]. [[TheWoobie Poor girl]].

2nd Dec '15 3:09:01 PM YasminPerry
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* Rugrats was one of the most popular kids' shows in America back when it was still running, mostly in the late '90's. Angelica, a young bully, was not only a major character, but also one of the most popular characters in the series. Bullying became a ''huge'' problem amongst children in the late 90's going onward. You do the math.
19th Nov '15 4:39:00 PM nombretomado
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* If the NostalgiaFilter hasn't fully fogged up your vision of past cable cartoons, try watching ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' now in a world where everyone is much more careful when it comes to the safety of children. [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist Shudder at the many instances of neglect. Gasp at the fact that the only thing saving the babies from being crushed, burned, exposed to the elements, abducted, starved, eaten, cut to ribbons, or permanently traumatized was dumb luck or their dim-bulb parents eventually realizing they were missing.]] It's like the Nickelodeon execs said, "You know, ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' was too gross and bizarre and ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s too boring. [[HumansAreBastards Maybe kids will get a kick out of child neglect and psychological trauma, but we'll hide it under a veneer of adventure and comedy so the]] MoralGuardians [[HumansAreBastards won't get on our asses about it. Then, we'll run it into the ground for ten years and make]] [[AllGrownUp a spin-off]]!" I mean, what would've happened if the parents were too late in realizing where the babies were whenever they went off somewhere? One must also consider the many instances in which Angelica plays on the babies' naiveté and paranoia in order to torment/scare them, for fun or for profit. And considering this happened to them while they're still quite young, what negative effects could this have possibly had on their mental health?

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* If the NostalgiaFilter hasn't fully fogged up your vision of past cable cartoons, try watching ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' now in a world where everyone is much more careful when it comes to the safety of children. [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist Shudder at the many instances of neglect. Gasp at the fact that the only thing saving the babies from being crushed, burned, exposed to the elements, abducted, starved, eaten, cut to ribbons, or permanently traumatized was dumb luck or their dim-bulb parents eventually realizing they were missing.]] It's like the Nickelodeon execs said, "You know, ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow Ren and Stimpy]]'' was too gross and bizarre and ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s too boring. [[HumansAreBastards Maybe kids will get a kick out of child neglect and psychological trauma, but we'll hide it under a veneer of adventure and comedy so the]] MoralGuardians [[HumansAreBastards won't get on our asses about it. Then, we'll run it into the ground for ten years and make]] [[AllGrownUp [[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp a spin-off]]!" I mean, what would've happened if the parents were too late in realizing where the babies were whenever they went off somewhere? One must also consider the many instances in which Angelica plays on the babies' naiveté and paranoia in order to torment/scare them, for fun or for profit. And considering this happened to them while they're still quite young, what negative effects could this have possibly had on their mental health?



*** Had Angelica not mellowed out of messing with the babies' heads by the time of AllGrownUp, it's very possible she would've become a [[DistaffCounterpart female version]] of [[Lightnovel/{{Durarara}} Izaya]] [[{{Troll}} Orihara]]

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*** Had Angelica not mellowed out of messing with the babies' heads by the time of AllGrownUp, ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', it's very possible she would've become a [[DistaffCounterpart female version]] of [[Lightnovel/{{Durarara}} Izaya]] [[{{Troll}} Orihara]]
19th Nov '15 4:27:00 PM nombretomado
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* In the movies we see that Angelica likes songs from the 1970s and early 80s like "Morning After" from ThePoseidonAdventure, "One Way or Another" by Blondie, and Donna Summers' "Bad Girls." We saw in the Valentines Day episode during the decade dance, Charlotte was dressed in 80s attire. We also know that Angelica is impressionable and copied a scene from TheGodfather in RugratsInParis. Due to ComicBookTime by the time the movies and that episode aired, we can say that Charlotte grew up around that era and Angelica was copying her and introduced to this music by her.

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* In the movies we see that Angelica likes songs from the 1970s and early 80s like "Morning After" from ThePoseidonAdventure, "One Way or Another" by Blondie, and Donna Summers' "Bad Girls." We saw in the Valentines Day episode during the decade dance, Charlotte was dressed in 80s attire. We also know that Angelica is impressionable and copied a scene from TheGodfather in RugratsInParis.''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis''. Due to ComicBookTime by the time the movies and that episode aired, we can say that Charlotte grew up around that era and Angelica was copying her and introduced to this music by her.
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