History Headscratchers / Rugrats

20th Aug '16 1:17:08 PM fearlessnikki
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** Probably the ultrasound. It happens more often than you'd think. People in my area all have a 'if-the-doctors-were-wrong' name, which was usually only decided apon after they were born.

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** Probably the ultrasound. It happens more often than you'd think. People in my area all have a 'if-the-doctors-were-wrong' name, which was usually only decided apon upon after they were born.born.
** Didi outright says "Dr Lipschitz says it's a girl", so yes it was a mistake on the doctor's part.
8th Aug '16 4:49:57 PM Keniko
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* Here's a question that stumps me: in the first Rugrats movie, Didi is pregnant with Dil (who's a boy), but she and almost everyone else (Charlotte Pickles is the exception) think she's having a girl. What I want to know about this is what made them determine the sex of Dil like that. Did they get a botched ultrasound? Did they use an "old country" method (look [[http://mentalfloss.com/article/49089/9-historical-methods-determining-sex-unborn-baby here]] for some examples)? Or did they determine it based on some WildMassGuessing that Lipshitz wrote in one of his books?

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* Here's a question that stumps me: in the first Rugrats movie, Didi is pregnant with Dil (who's a boy), but she and almost everyone else (Charlotte Pickles is the exception) think she's having a girl. What I want to know about this is what made them determine the sex of Dil like that. Did they get a botched ultrasound? Did they use an "old country" method (look [[http://mentalfloss.com/article/49089/9-historical-methods-determining-sex-unborn-baby here]] for some examples)? Or did they determine it based on some WildMassGuessing that Lipshitz wrote in one of his books?books?
** Probably the ultrasound. It happens more often than you'd think. People in my area all have a 'if-the-doctors-were-wrong' name, which was usually only decided apon after they were born.
8th Aug '16 8:44:28 AM Kinola
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** There was also an episode where Dil's outfit was pink, but this was due to mixing colors in with the whites in the washing machine.



** A year and a half is probably about right, since Tommy celebrates his first birthday in the pilot episode.

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** A year and a half is probably about right, since Tommy celebrates his first birthday in the pilot episode.episode.
* Here's a question that stumps me: in the first Rugrats movie, Didi is pregnant with Dil (who's a boy), but she and almost everyone else (Charlotte Pickles is the exception) think she's having a girl. What I want to know about this is what made them determine the sex of Dil like that. Did they get a botched ultrasound? Did they use an "old country" method (look [[http://mentalfloss.com/article/49089/9-historical-methods-determining-sex-unborn-baby here]] for some examples)? Or did they determine it based on some WildMassGuessing that Lipshitz wrote in one of his books?
30th Jul '16 3:41:52 PM nombretomado
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** I said this on the Headscratchers for ''{{Daria}}'', but when has ''any'' high-school-and-below-themed work ''EVER'' accurately represented those years? Sides, if they acted like "actual" eleven year olds, you'd be here talking about how ''annoying'' they are and how nobody can identify with the protagonists. We wouldn't actually ''have'' an original series if the characters in the original series acted like ''real'' babies that were like, one to three - there's that appeal of having the kids act older than they really are in fiction.

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** I said this on the Headscratchers for ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', but when has ''any'' high-school-and-below-themed work ''EVER'' accurately represented those years? Sides, if they acted like "actual" eleven year olds, you'd be here talking about how ''annoying'' they are and how nobody can identify with the protagonists. We wouldn't actually ''have'' an original series if the characters in the original series acted like ''real'' babies that were like, one to three - there's that appeal of having the kids act older than they really are in fiction.
8th May '16 5:22:58 PM nombretomado
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*** There was an interview with Paul Germain (co-creator and head writer) where he says that [[ShrugofGod he and the writers of the original run deliberately left the issue vague]], but himself leaned towards divorce. Incidentally, the original writing team had left to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' and ''HeyArnold'' by the time Chuckie's mom was explicitly referred to as dead in the show.

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*** There was an interview with Paul Germain (co-creator and head writer) where he says that [[ShrugofGod he and the writers of the original run deliberately left the issue vague]], but himself leaned towards divorce. Incidentally, the original writing team had left to work on ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' and ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' by the time Chuckie's mom was explicitly referred to as dead in the show.
24th Mar '16 6:04:09 PM Keniko
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** In one early episode he was seen trying to say 'Reptar' to tell his parents he wanted a Reptar cereal, and although they don't understand him they do get the general sounds right, and Didi comments that she thinks he might start talking soon. Presumably he would be an early talker, Chuckie just happened to start before him.
10th Jan '16 11:20:01 AM nombretomado
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* This is for 'Rugrats in Paris.' Chuckie drives a giant robot Reptar. [[FlatWhat What.]] I mean, come ''on!'' This is a show, that for the most part, is pretty grounded in the rules of reality (Except for the talking baby thing.). This isn't [[SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] where the characters can do anything the writers damn well want because it's silly and goofy and the laws of physics don't apply. When you establish up a fictional universe, you set up the rules, and ''then you stick to them.'' Having Chuckie pilot a giant robot clearly breaks this universe's rules. Think I'm over thinking it? Ok. What if for example, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/Daria Daria]] suddenly flew a space shuttle without any training? What if [[AsToldByGinger Ginger]] could suddenly breath fire? It would baffle viewers, because, with few minor exceptions, these are worlds where these things do not happen. Having a baby drive a giant robot in a series where the characters act like real people, and not like cartoons, is just ludicrous.

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* This is for 'Rugrats in Paris.' Chuckie drives a giant robot Reptar. [[FlatWhat What.]] I mean, come ''on!'' This is a show, that for the most part, is pretty grounded in the rules of reality (Except for the talking baby thing.). This isn't [[SpongebobSquarepants [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Spongebob]] where the characters can do anything the writers damn well want because it's silly and goofy and the laws of physics don't apply. When you establish up a fictional universe, you set up the rules, and ''then you stick to them.'' Having Chuckie pilot a giant robot clearly breaks this universe's rules. Think I'm over thinking it? Ok. What if for example, [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/WesternAnimation/Daria Daria]] {{WesternAnimation/Daria}} suddenly flew a space shuttle without any training? What if [[AsToldByGinger [[WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger Ginger]] could suddenly breath fire? It would baffle viewers, because, with few minor exceptions, these are worlds where these things do not happen. Having a baby drive a giant robot in a series where the characters act like real people, and not like cartoons, is just ludicrous.
19th Nov '15 4:38:49 PM nombretomado
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* This is about AllGrownUp but it doesn't have a JustBugsMe page. Why are they all pre-teens? They act like high schoolers, they're treated like high schoolers, they have high school problems, etc.

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* This is about AllGrownUp ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' but it doesn't have a JustBugsMe page. Why are they all pre-teens? They act like high schoolers, they're treated like high schoolers, they have high school problems, etc.
19th Nov '15 4:26:42 PM nombretomado
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** Alot of animated shows that have a movie adaptation tend to have a BigDamnMovie. It could be in BroadStrokes canonwise. RugratsInParis happened but not the exact way depicted in the film.

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** Alot of animated shows that have a movie adaptation tend to have a BigDamnMovie. It could be in BroadStrokes canonwise. RugratsInParis ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' happened but not the exact way depicted in the film.
15th Nov '15 7:42:08 AM YasminPerry
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** Actually, the [[GrandFinale very last]] episode of the series before its cancellation was about Kimi's birthday, presumably turning three.

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** Actually, the [[GrandFinale very last]] episode of the series (''Kimi Takes The Cake'') before its cancellation was about Kimi's birthday, presumably turning three.
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