History WesternAnimation / RugRats

28th Sep '16 11:52:15 AM DrNoPuma
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* PsychoPoodle: In the episode, "Spike Runs Away", when [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Spike runs away]], Stu and Didi decide to get Tommy a replacement pet. One of these is Cuddles, a very aggressive poodle belonging to Mr. Fillihulster, one of their neighbors. Cuddles constantly barks and growls angrily at Tommy and Chuckie, breaks his toys, steals any time he might have had with Stu and Didi from him, and demands they give her what food they do have. According to Didi, when Mr. Fillihulster took her back, she bit him the minute she got inside the door. Tommy sums her up best;
-->'''Tommy:''' Chuckie, I knew Spike! Spike was a friend of mine! And let me tell you something, that [[{{Malaproper}} poople]] is no Spike!
27th Sep '16 5:28:09 AM CaptainTedium
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* AbsenteeActor: Tommy is missing from the episodes "Cuffed", "The Unfair Pair", and "Pickles vs. Pickles". Notably, those are all ADayInTheLimelight episodes for Angelica.
24th Sep '16 5:19:06 AM fearlessnikki
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** Angelica in the first season was a villain because she bullied the babies behind the adults' backs, [[BitchInSheepsClothing turning on a false smile and pretending to be well behaved whenever they were watching]]. She also had no love for her father at all and would mock him behind his back. In later seasons she was frequently caught by the parents whenever she misbehaved and never acted falsely nice around them. Additionally later episodes would show that her parents are the ones she does unambiguously love, becoming something of a DaddysGirl.

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** Angelica in the first season was a villain because she bullied the babies behind the adults' backs, [[BitchInSheepsClothing turning on a false smile and pretending to be well behaved whenever they were watching]]. She also had no love for her father at all and would mock him behind his back. In later seasons she was frequently caught by the parents whenever she misbehaved and never acted falsely nice around them. Additionally later episodes would show that her parents are the ones she does unambiguously love, becoming something of a DaddysGirl. This is partly due to the writers' intentions changing; Angelica was written to be a bratty kid who never got her comeuppance - to teach children that sometimes life isn't fair. However the creators grew to quickly hate how horrible Angelica was and had her punished more often, as well as giving her HiddenDepths.



* ChristmasEpisode: There are two of them: An early one that only featured the principal cast, and a later one with Dil and Kimi. This isn't surprising. What ''is'' surprising is that there's also a Kwanzaa episode, a Chanukah episode, and a Passover episode.

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* ChristmasEpisode: ChristmasEpisode:
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There are two of them: An early one that only featured the principal cast, and a later one with Dil and Kimi. This isn't surprising. What ''is'' surprising is that there's also a Kwanzaa episode, a Chanukah episode, and a Passover episode.



* TraumaticHaircut:
** "Chuckie's First Haircut" is this, but it's eventually subverted. Chuckie is terrified at the thought of his hair getting cut off but is ultimately fine when he goes through with it.
** "Showdown At Teeter-Totter Gulch" has this happen to Belinda. When the Junk Food Kid puts gum in her hair, her parents have to cut it off. And when the Junk Food Kid gets her comeuppance by getting gum in ''her'' hair, she reappears with it cut off too.



* {{Tsundere}}: Angelica for Chuckie, in the comic strip at least.
** DependingOnTheWriter, she is a JerkAss tsundere to everyone.

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* {{Tsundere}}: {{Tsundere}}:
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Angelica for Chuckie, in the comic strip at least.
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least. DependingOnTheWriter, she is a JerkAss tsundere Type A to everyone.



* TheVoiceless: Dil.

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* TheVoiceless: Dil.Dil can only make indistinguishable noises and the occasional word. This is because he's a newborn, and hasn't mastered 'baby talk' yet.



* WeWantOurJerkBack: Angelica just can't stay nice.

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* WeWantOurJerkBack: Angelica just can't stay nice.nice, though by ''All Grown Up'' she is a little better. Susie lampshades it when they compare home videos.



* WholePlotReference: The episode "Radio Daze" features the Rugrats' take on ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', replacing the MacGuffin with the "Malties Woodchuck," which contains a bag of malted milk balls. For bonus points, the protagonist (played by Tommy) is also a parody of WillEisner's ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.
** "The Smell of Success" is one for ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', with Chuckie going through an experimental process to gain a prodigious sense of smell.
*** Technically, it was to cure his allergies. The sense of smell was just a side effect.

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* WholePlotReference: WholePlotReference:
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The episode "Radio Daze" features the Rugrats' take on ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', replacing the MacGuffin with the "Malties Woodchuck," which contains a bag of malted milk balls. For bonus points, the protagonist (played by Tommy) is also a parody of WillEisner's ''ComicBook/TheSpirit''.
** "The Smell of Success" is one for ''Literature/FlowersForAlgernon'', with Chuckie going through an experimental process to gain a prodigious sense of smell.
*** Technically, it was to
cure his allergies. The sense of smell was just a side effect.allergies.



* WorthlessYellowRocks: In one episode, the kids are looking for nickels in the sand box after Angelica digs one up by accident. Among the things that, disappointingly, are not what they're looking for, are a 100 dollar bill and precious jewelry, which are unceremoniously discarded as "old junk."

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: WorthlessYellowRocks:
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In one episode, the kids are looking for nickels in the sand box after Angelica digs one up by accident. Among the things that, disappointingly, are not what they're looking for, are a 100 dollar bill and precious jewelry, which are unceremoniously discarded as "old junk."
19th Sep '16 3:03:33 AM 59Efra
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* WetCementGag: A RunningGag in the episode "Spike's Babies" has the characters from the show run through the wet cement of the pathway to Stu's barbecue grill, forcing him to smooth it out every time. This prompts Stu to put up a rope fence, which the babies are able to crawl under. Towards the end of the episode, after Stu falls into the cement, he gives up and decides to let everyone leave their handprints into the cement.
5th Sep '16 4:59:48 PM N8han11
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* HilariousInHindsight: Angelica quoted ''Film/DirtyHarry'' in some episodes. Coincidentally she is Creator/ClintEastwood's favorite character on the show according to the book "Slimed."
2nd Sep '16 4:58:02 AM CaptainTedium
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* CousinOliver: Dil and Kimi. The cause of Dil's dislike can be summed up with "The premise of Rugrats is babies that can talk and go on adventures. Dil can do neither."

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* CousinOliver: Dil and Kimi. The cause of Dil's dislike can be summed up with "The premise of Rugrats is babies that can talk Kimi were introduced in the respective movies ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' and go on adventures. Dil can do neither."''WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis''. Both characters became series regulars after their debuts and were mainly created to add some new blood to the show.
31st Aug '16 1:11:57 AM CaptainTedium
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* ThatPoorCat: Fluffy is put through this a lot.
19th Aug '16 8:39:47 AM CaptainTedium
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** One episode had Tommy dropped off at a daycare where the staff acted like prison guards and proudly proclaimed to the parents that there had never been an escape. Tommy and the other babies try to do just that until the parents just happen to show up at the moment they were about to break out.
** Subverted in another episode where Chuckie and Kimi are sent to another daycare center. This one is shown to be a very cool and fun place. But Chuckie, being the shy, paranoid, easily frightened little boy he is still spends the whole episode expecting something bad to happen until his sister finally convinces him to chill out....literally, they're having ice cream!

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** One episode "The Big House" had Tommy dropped off at a daycare where the staff acted like prison guards and proudly proclaimed to the parents that there had never been an escape. Tommy and the other babies try to do just that until the parents just happen to show up at the moment they were about to break out.
** Subverted in another episode "Dayscare", where Chuckie and Kimi are sent to another daycare center. This one is shown to be a very cool and fun place. But Chuckie, being the shy, paranoid, easily frightened little boy he is still spends the whole episode expecting something bad to happen until his sister finally convinces him to chill out....literally, they're having ice cream!


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* DefeatMeansFriendship: The ''Tales from the Crib'' direct-to-video films "Snow White" and "Three Jacks and a Beanstalk" both depict Angelica as the main villain, portraying the Evil Queen in the former and Angelica the Giant in the latter. Both films end with Angelica making amends with the babies after they defeat her.
19th Aug '16 8:29:37 AM CaptainTedium
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* TheVillainSucksSong: The ''Tales from the Crib'' direct-to-video film "Three Jacks and a Beanstalk" has Harold sing one about Angelica the Giant in order to warn the babies that she'll eat them if she catches them.
19th Aug '16 7:55:39 AM CaptainTedium
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* UniversalAdaptorCast:
** The Passover special had Tommy's paternal grandfather Boris tell the babies the story of Moses, which led to the babies imagining themselves acting out the story.
** "Finsterella" gave Chuckie a lengthy ImagineSpot where he was in the role of Finsterella, Kimi and Angelica were his bossy stepsisters, and Tommy was his "fairy bob-brother".
** A few years after the original series ended, there was a duology of direct-to-video films called ''Tales from the Crib'', which had the stories of "Snow White" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" retold with the babies portraying the characters, the framing device for both consisting of the babies being read the story by their babysitter Taffy.
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