History NightmareFuel / Rugrats

3rd Aug '17 9:37:41 AM papovitchj
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* In ''Rebel Without A Teddy Bear'', there is a long panning shot of the sheer amount of damage Tommy has done to the Pickles house as a result of Angelica telling him to "go bad". Seeing an established setting completely trashed, cartoon or otherwise, is a bit much. Especially seeing just '''how''' much damage Tommy has done, most notably seeing the playpen hacked to bits and a smashed huge gap in the large window of the sliding door by said playpen, settings in particular are very familiar to viewers.
24th Jul '17 8:42:23 AM ANewMan
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* The entire climax of ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' with the Rugrats creating havoc and destruction as they make their way to Notre Dame while in a Giant Reptar Mech is really, really funny, [[AdultFear it's also seriously horrifying]]. Again while everything is played for Laughs, they're causing millions of dollars of damage in collateral damage, and while the rest of the cast are somewhat safe inside the mech's head, Angelica is stuck out in the open inside the mouth the whole time. She's caught hanging on for her life many times, squirted with a strange substance, and even jettisoned hundreds of feet into the air at the top of the Eiffel Tower (that's over a thousand feet in the air!) only to be caught at the last second by Chuckie. Not to mention that they are being chased by the Villain's henchman in another Mech who is showing no concern for their safety. [[FridgeHorror When you think about it]] the Rugrats aren't intentionally destroying the city, [[ChildrenAreInnocent as they are children and don't know better]], but this man does and he's [[WouldHurtAChild essentially trying to kill a bunch of toddlers and infants!!!]]

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* The entire climax of ''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis'' with the Rugrats creating havoc and destruction as they make their way to Notre Dame while in a Giant Reptar Mech is really, really funny, [[AdultFear it's also seriously horrifying]]. Again while everything is played for Laughs, PlayedForLaughs, they're causing millions of dollars of damage in collateral damage, and while the rest of the cast are somewhat safe inside the mech's head, Angelica is stuck out in the open inside the mouth the whole time. She's caught hanging on for her life many times, squirted with a strange substance, and even jettisoned hundreds of feet into the air at the top of the Eiffel Tower (that's over a thousand feet in the air!) only to be caught at the last second by Chuckie. Not to mention that they are being chased by the Villain's villain's henchman in another Mech Mech, who knows damn well that they're in there and is showing no concern for their safety. [[FridgeHorror When you think about it]] the Rugrats aren't intentionally destroying the city, [[ChildrenAreInnocent as they are children and don't know better]], but this man does and he's [[WouldHurtAChild essentially trying to kill harm (or in worse case scenario, kill) a bunch of toddlers and infants!!!]]infants!]]
23rd Jul '17 7:36:55 PM Isaac_Heller
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** Not to mention that the Santa here was voiced by ''[[Creator/TonyJay fucking]]'' '''''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]]'''''. And [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot Megabyte]]! To be fair, he's also Dr. Lipschitz.

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** Not to mention that the Santa here was voiced by ''[[Creator/TonyJay fucking]]'' '''''[[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Frollo]]'''''. And [[WesternAnimation/ReBoot Megabyte]]! To be fair, he's also Dr. Lipschitz.Lipschitz, but without the goofy accent he puts on like with that character, he just sounds terrifying.
6th Jun '17 2:39:12 PM draph91
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* One episode where the kids tell scary stories features the monsters from WesternAnimation/AhhRealMonsters appearing to ''eat'' the babies. [[note]]Even though it is stated that the monsters from Ahh! Real Monsters do not eat humans, this is a different show so different rules apply.[[/note]]

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* One episode where the kids tell scary stories features the monsters from WesternAnimation/AhhRealMonsters WesternAnimation/AaahhRealMonsters appearing to ''eat'' the babies. [[note]]Even though it is stated that the monsters from Ahh! Aaahh!!! Real Monsters do not eat humans, this is a different show so different rules apply.[[/note]]
6th Jun '17 2:36:35 PM draph91
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** Seeing the image of Angelica's entire skeleton and Bob the ex-ray technician as he takes pictures of her insides was quite creepy.

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** Seeing the image of Angelica's entire skeleton and Bob the ex-ray x-ray technician as he takes pictures of her insides was quite creepy.
17th May '17 2:08:32 PM ngh93
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-->'''Angelica''': "And they ''never'' saw little Barnaby Jones again....So remember there's only one place you can hide: Under the covers. And sometimes, the monsters can ''even find you there.'' *flicks Chuckie's teeth and runs around singing* "Chuckie's gonna get eaten, eaten, eaten! Chuckie's gonna get eaten by the monster under his bed!"

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-->'''Angelica''': "And they ''never'' saw little Barnaby Jones again....So remember there's only one place you can hide: Under the covers. And sometimes, the monsters can ''even find you there.'' *flicks (''flicks Chuckie's teeth and runs around singing* "Chuckie's singing'') ''Chuckie's gonna get eaten, eaten, eaten! Chuckie's gonna get eaten by the monster under his bed!"bed!''
17th May '17 2:06:41 PM ngh93
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** More to the point, how could Stu and Didi ''not see'' how terrifying the doll was? I mean...''babies cry when around it'' and ''hide when it's there''. Oh wait...we're talking about the [[AdultsAreUseless two most inattentive parents ever.]

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** More to the point, how could Stu and Didi ''not see'' how terrifying the doll was? I mean...''babies cry when around it'' and ''hide when it's there''. Oh wait...we're talking about the [[AdultsAreUseless two most inattentive parents ever.]]]
6th May '17 5:47:46 PM Segal991
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** Chuckie and Angelica don't appear either.



* Then there's the episode where Stu's latest invention is Mr. Friend, an [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant unintentionally creepy-looking]] [[MonsterClown robotic toy clown]]. Given the toy's erratic and disturbing behavior, the babies' malapropism "Mr. Fiend" may be a more accurate description. It gets worse when Tommy and friends have to fight off a small army of malfunctioning Mr. Friend dolls.

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* Then there's the episode where Stu's latest invention is Mr. Friend, an [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant unintentionally creepy-looking]] [[MonsterClown robotic toy clown]]. Given the toy's erratic and disturbing behavior, the babies' malapropism [[{{Malaproper}} malapropism]] "Mr. Fiend" may be a more accurate description. It gets worse when Tommy and friends have to fight off a small army of malfunctioning Mr. Friend dolls.



** More to the point, how could Stu and Didi ''not see'' how terrifying the doll was? I mean...''babies cry when around it'' and ''hide when it's there''. Oh wait...we're talking about the two most inattentive parents ever.

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** More to the point, how could Stu and Didi ''not see'' how terrifying the doll was? I mean...''babies cry when around it'' and ''hide when it's there''. Oh wait...we're talking about the [[AdultsAreUseless two most inattentive parents ever.]



** Just before that the Babies had commandeered the space ship and go flying into the sun!
* Chuckie's nightmare sequence in Spike's doghouse at the beginning of "In The Dreamtime" where he approached Tommy (who was facing away from the camera) and tapped him on the shoulder, only to have Tommy's head rotate to reveal a Nightmare Fuel-rific clown face and declare in the most disturbing voice ever, "I'm not Tommy!" before laughing insanely while the background music that plays [[ScareChord lets you know something's wrong]].

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** Just before that the Babies had commandeered the space ship and [[HurlItIntoTheSun go flying into the sun!
sun!]]
* Chuckie's nightmare sequence {{nightmare sequence}} in Spike's doghouse at the beginning of "In The Dreamtime" where he approached Tommy (who was facing away from the camera) and tapped him on the shoulder, only to have Tommy's head rotate to reveal a Nightmare Fuel-rific [[NightmareFace creepy clown face face]] and declare in the most disturbing voice ever, "I'm not Tommy!" before laughing insanely while the background music that plays [[ScareChord lets you know something's wrong]].



* In "Stu-Maker's Elves", Tommy and Chuckie had to go down to the basement to get a fly-away frisbee. The basement was creepy, but the real nightmare fuel was a creepy first-person view of Chuckie's memory of being spanked by the doctors. We see Chuckie being held upside-down with his [[UncannyValley freakishly malformed and tube-like arms]] dangling beneath him, flying around franticly, and the loud "SMACK SMACK SMACK!" coupled with Chuckie crying. It's probably the most terrifying thing to ever happen in the series.

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* In "Stu-Maker's Elves", Tommy and Chuckie had to go down to the basement to get a fly-away frisbee. The basement was creepy, but the real nightmare fuel was a creepy first-person view of Chuckie's memory of being spanked by the doctors. We see Chuckie being held upside-down with his [[UncannyValley freakishly malformed and tube-like arms]] dangling beneath him, flying around franticly, and the loud "SMACK SMACK SMACK!" coupled with Chuckie crying.bawling. It's probably the most terrifying thing to ever happen in the series.



* The first Halloween episode had some pretty creepy background music, as well as views through the eyes of what the babies thought was a monster in the garage. [[spoiler: Turned out it was actually just a mouse, but it's still Nightmare Fuel.]]

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* The first Halloween episode had some pretty creepy background music, as well as views through the eyes of what the babies thought was a monster in the garage. [[spoiler: Turned out it was actually just a mouse, but it's still Nightmare Fuel.disturbing.]]



* The [[FantasticVoyagePlot Fantastic Voyage episode]] where Angelica had Chuckie convinced that, because he swallowed a seed, his stomach would be ripped open from the inside by a rapidly growing watermelon. The others had to go in there to get the watermelon seed out before it took root, but they were too late and it started going out of control. The environment inside was dark and claustrophobic and kinda gross. Tommy, Phil and Lil hardly got out in time, and only then was it revealed that it was AllJustADream. To make matters worse, Angelica also almost [[NauseaFuel drowned in mucus]] and Phil also nearly drowned when he fell into the bloodstream and had to be saved. What kid would want to go swimming after watching that? Thank God it was AllJustADream.
** How about the fact that [[EnfantTerrible Angelica WANTED the watermelon inside Chuckie to grow so he can explode...]] one could wonder what was in her mind when she thought up that wicked idea... now this is why some fans consider her a "sociopath"... then again she did realize what went wrong with her plan only when Tommy pointed out she will be in Chuckie's stomach when it explodes. Again, it was a dream...

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* The [[FantasticVoyagePlot Fantastic Voyage episode]] where Angelica had Chuckie convinced that, because he swallowed a seed, his stomach would be ripped open from the inside by a rapidly growing watermelon. The others had to go in there to get the watermelon seed out before it took root, but they were too late and it started going out of control. The environment inside was dark and claustrophobic and kinda gross. Tommy, Phil and Lil hardly got out in time, and only then was it revealed that it was AllJustADream. To make matters worse, Angelica also almost [[NauseaFuel drowned in mucus]] and Phil also nearly drowned when he fell into the bloodstream and had to be saved. What kid would want to go swimming after watching that? Thank God Be glad it was AllJustADream.
** How about the fact that [[EnfantTerrible Angelica WANTED the watermelon inside Chuckie to grow so he can explode...]] one could wonder what was in her mind when she thought up that wicked idea... now this is why some fans consider her a "sociopath"... then again she did realize what went wrong with her plan only [[DidNotThinkThisThrough when Tommy pointed out she will be in Chuckie's stomach when it explodes.explodes]]. Again, it was a dream...



* The way Susie is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced into the series]] in "Meet the Carmichaels", namely her running into the camera while crying hysterically.

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* The way Susie is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced into the series]] in "Meet the Carmichaels", [[BodyWipe namely her running into the camera camera]] while crying sobbing hysterically.



** Then there's the actual Mr. Friend level, where you have to fight an army of Mr. Friend dolls. The clincher is the first Mr. Friend coming to life: Tommy is on the ground looking up at the machine, but can't make anything out...until Mr. Friend ''springs to his feet''. If it doesn't freak you the hell out, you're dead inside.

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** Then there's the actual Mr. Friend level, where you have to fight an army of Mr. Friend dolls. The clincher is the first Mr. Friend coming to life: Tommy is on the ground looking up at the machine, but can't make anything out...until Mr. Friend ''springs ''[[JumpScare springs to his feet''.feet]]''. If it doesn't freak you the hell out, you're dead inside.



* When Spike runs away, Stu goes to the pet store for a replacement. It's full of a few {{Freeze Frame Bonus}}es such as an elephant stuffed in a cage, as well as a praying mantis the size of the adults! Borders on FridgeHorror as well.

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* When Spike runs away, Stu goes to the pet store for a replacement. It's full of a few {{Freeze Frame Bonus}}es such as an elephant stuffed in a cage, as well as a [[BigCreepyCrawlies praying mantis the size of the adults! adults]]! Borders on FridgeHorror as well.



* One episode where the kids tell scary stories features the monsters from Ahh Real Monsters appearing to ''eat'' the babies. [[note]]Even though it is stated that the monsters from Ahh! Real Monsters do not eat humans, this is a different show so different rules apply.[[/note]]

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* One episode where the kids tell scary stories features the monsters from Ahh Real Monsters WesternAnimation/AhhRealMonsters appearing to ''eat'' the babies. [[note]]Even though it is stated that the monsters from Ahh! Real Monsters do not eat humans, this is a different show so different rules apply.[[/note]]



---> '''Tommy''': *[[SarcasmMode Evidently]] [[YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost not]].*

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---> '''Tommy''': *[[SarcasmMode ([[SarcasmMode Evidently]] [[YouLookLikeYouveSeenAGhost not]].*not]])



** Tommy pinching Grandpa's uvula. The babies think it's a bug inside his throat and go to extract it with Tommy's toy pliers. What worse is you see the crumpled-up uvula afterwards, pulsating in pain.

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** Tommy pinching Grandpa's uvula. The babies think it's a bug inside his throat and go to extract it with Tommy's toy pliers. What worse is you see the crumpled-up uvula afterwards, pulsating in pain. Ouch!



* [[http://i.imgur.com/nHNmY.png This]] was done by an official artist of the show. How the characters are drawn are rather unnerving. Especially [[NightmareFace the weird face Angelica makes at the end.]]

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* [[http://i.imgur.com/nHNmY.png This]] was done by an official artist of the show. How the characters are drawn are rather unnerving. Especially [[NightmareFace the weird face Angelica makes at the end.]]]] Then there's how Stu [[AbusiveParents verbally abuses Tommy.]] It's hard to blame Tommy for [[BowelBreakingBricks "dropping malt balls" in fear.]] Tommy looks strange while dropping those malt balls in question, too...



* "The Incredible Shrinking Babies" may have been AllJustADream (or was it...?) but it's still plenty disturbing--basically, Chuckie has a nightmare that he, Tommy and the twins have all shrunken to the size of dolls while Dil is still his normal size and thus much bigger than them. He tries repeatedly to "play" with them and they're powerless to stop him...and it culminates in him ''[[EatenAlive eating Chuckie alive.]]''
* [[UncannyValley The old art style]] can be this for anyone who only saw the later seasons, then returned to watch it from the beginning when they were older. Many of the characters, especially the babies, have weird proportions when it comes to their bodies.

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* "The Incredible Shrinking Babies" may have been AllJustADream (or ([[OrWasItADream or was it...?) ?]]) but it's still plenty disturbing--basically, Chuckie has a nightmare that he, Tommy and the twins have all shrunken to the size of dolls while Dil is still his normal size and thus much bigger than them. He tries repeatedly to "play" with them and they're powerless to stop him...and it culminates in him ''[[EatenAlive eating Chuckie alive.]]''
* [[UncannyValley The old art style]] can be this for anyone who only saw the later seasons, then returned to watch it from the beginning when they were older. Many of the characters, especially the babies, [[SuperDeformed have weird proportions when it comes to their bodies.]]
1st May '17 5:07:09 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* The original pilot. The [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness animation is much more detailed]] [[UncannyValley and makes the characters look ugly or downright monstrous]], especially their bizarre, undulating necks, and the whole episode has a cold, alien, feel compared to later episodes. The girlish voice of Tommy and the fact it is mostly at night do not help. The worst part are ''the two characters who don't appear in the series proper'', possibly being early versions of Betty and Howard, but [[YouDontLookLikeYou ''much'' different-looking]].

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* The original pilot. The [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness animation is much more detailed]] [[UncannyValley and makes the characters look ugly or downright monstrous]], especially their bizarre, undulating necks, and the whole episode has a cold, alien, feel compared to later episodes. The girlish voice of Tommy and the fact it is mostly at night do not help. The worst part are ''the two characters who don't appear in the series proper'', possibly being early versions of Betty and Howard, but [[YouDontLookLikeYou ''much'' much different-looking]].
29th Apr '17 4:51:44 PM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* The original pilot. The [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness animation is much more detailed]] [[UncannyValley and makes the characters look ugly or downright monstrous]], especially their bizarre, undulating necks, and the whole episode has a cold, alien, feel compared to later episodes. The girlish voice of Tommy and the fact it is mostly at night do not help. The worst part are ''the two characters who don't appear in the series proper'', those being Chuckie and Angelica.

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* The original pilot. The [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness animation is much more detailed]] [[UncannyValley and makes the characters look ugly or downright monstrous]], especially their bizarre, undulating necks, and the whole episode has a cold, alien, feel compared to later episodes. The girlish voice of Tommy and the fact it is mostly at night do not help. The worst part are ''the two characters who don't appear in the series proper'', those possibly being Chuckie early versions of Betty and Angelica.Howard, but [[YouDontLookLikeYou ''much'' different-looking]].



*** The climax of that episode, where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tommy is in the bathroom]] and he keeps ''almost'' falling... It isn't scary as a kid, but to an adult, that whole scene is terrifying; what with the AdultFear of walking into the bathroom to find your baby dead on the floor, his skull cracked open. Oh- also, baby's skulls are very soft.

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*** The climax of that episode, where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Tommy is in the bathroom]] and he keeps ''almost'' falling... It isn't scary as a kid, but to an adult, that whole scene is terrifying; what with the AdultFear of walking into the bathroom to find your baby dead on the floor, with his skull cracked open. Oh- also, baby's skulls are very soft.



** The end of the episode had Charles walk out of Chuckie's room after tucking him in and noticing Stu turned away from him. He says, "Stu, I didn't know you were coming over..." only to be confronted with Stu having a similar clown face that dream-Tommy had and saying, "I'm not Stu!" before also laughing creepily.

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** The end of the episode had Charles Chaz walk out of Chuckie's room after tucking him in and noticing Stu turned away from him. He says, "Stu, I didn't know you were coming over..." only to be confronted with Stu having a similar clown face that dream-Tommy had and saying, "I'm not Stu!" before also laughing creepily.creepily as the episode ends with Chaz screaming in terror.



* "Pickles Vs. Pickles": In Drew's nightmare, Angelica sues him and he almost gets thrown in jail. The scenery suddenly darkens as the judge orders him locked up and then the guards take him away from the court, with him kicking and repeatedly screaming "NO! I'm a good father!" while everyone in the audience/jury ''laughs and cheers for Angelica''. He wakes up immediately after this, but it's still a disturbing scene.

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* "Pickles Vs. Pickles": In Drew's nightmare, Angelica sues him and he almost gets thrown in jail. The scenery suddenly darkens as the judge orders him locked up and then the guards take him away from the court, with him kicking and repeatedly screaming "NO! I'm a good father!" while everyone in the audience/jury ''laughs and cheers for Angelica''.Angelica'' and the camera [[EatTheCamera zooms in on his mouth]]. He wakes up immediately after this, but it's still a disturbing scene.



* The scene in "Grandpa's Teeth" where the goose wears Grandpa's dentures and kidnaps Chuckie was pretty creepy. Not to mention, the goose ''roaring'' at a boy on a horse and causing a massive stampede.
* The way Susie is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced into the series]] in "Meet the Carmichaels", namely her running into the camera while crying hysterically.



** Just getting a game over was terrifying if you were young enough. If you're playing as a baby they would fall into a sitting position and, with a completely pitch black background start crying. They would always say something, but listening to Tommy was scary and depressing, because he always said something like, "I'm sorry Reptar..."

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** The level based on "Grandpa's Teeth" was rather scary, set in a large maze with bizarre-looking geese popping out every now and then.
** Just getting a game over was terrifying if you were young enough. If you're playing as a baby they would fall into a sitting position and, and with a completely pitch black background start crying. They would always say something, but listening to Tommy was scary and depressing, because he always said something like, "I'm sorry sorry, Reptar..."
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