History WesternAnimation / Rugrats

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.
19th Aug '16 1:23:28 AM CaptainTedium
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* {{Retcon}}: In the first few seasons, it's pretty apparent that the writers intended Chuckie's mother to be alive and just be [[TheGhost a different kind of ghost]]. (In "Chuckie vs. the Potty," he specifically refers to his mother as failing to potty train him.) After being UnCanceled, however...

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* {{Retcon}}: Being a show about babies that ran for more than a decade, there were quite a lot of continuity changes throughout the run of the show.
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In the first few seasons, it's pretty apparent that the writers intended Chuckie's mother to be alive and just be [[TheGhost a different kind of ghost]]. (In "Chuckie vs. the Potty," he specifically refers to his mother as failing to potty train him.) After However, it was later established in "Mother's Day" that Chuckie's mother was deceased.
** Chuckie didn't start out as
being UnCanceled, however...afraid of clowns and was implied to obtain the fear from witnessing Didi's fear of them in "Reptar's Revenge". This was contradicted in "A Step at a Time" when it was established that Chuckie first acquired his fear of clowns when he saw an ice cream truck with a clown head on top when he was an infant and took his first steps to run to his father for protection.
** It is shown in both "No More Cookies" and "A Step at a Time" that Angelica Pickles' motivation for taking her first steps involved cookies, but the circumstances are very different. In the former, it was to get to a plate of cookies on a table at her parents' house. In the latter, it was so her mother could pick her up and enable her to swipe a cookie from a baby who was also being held by his mother.
** "Curse of the Werewuff" is established as being the babies' first Halloween even though there was already an earlier Halloween episode called "Candy Bar Creep Show".
18th Aug '16 2:10:50 PM CaptainTedium
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* HypocriticalHumor: "Aw, quit being a baby!"

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** It is common for Chuckie's cowardice to be met with one of the other babies saying
"Aw, quit being a baby!"



* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}s: For Phil and Lil.

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** In the ''Tales from the Crib'' direct-to-video film that adapts the story of Snow White, Phil belittles Dil for chewing on a piece of the pop-up book Taffy is reading to the babies and remarks on how babies are always putting strange things in their mouths. After this, the other babies find stuff under couch cushions that they proceed to eat.
* {{Identical Twin ID Tag}}s: For Phil and Lil. Phil wears pants while Lil has a skirt and a bow.
12th Aug '16 1:28:07 PM CaptainTedium
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: In an episode Chuckie swallows a seed, an ImagineSpot begins with the babies shrinking in to get it out. Angelica later reveals her secret motive to actually water the seed so it will grow and Chuckie's stomach will explode. When she succeeds, she begins her EvilGloating, until Tommy points out Chuckie will explode [[OhCrap with her still inside]].

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: DidntThinkThisThrough:
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In an episode "The Inside Story", Chuckie swallows a seed, seed and an ImagineSpot begins with the babies shrinking in to get it out. Angelica later reveals her secret motive to actually water the seed so it will grow and Chuckie's stomach will explode. When she succeeds, she begins her EvilGloating, until Tommy points out Chuckie will explode [[OhCrap with her still inside]].inside]].
** When the episode "[[WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp All Growed Up]]" switches to the babies and toddlers being pre-teens, Tommy Pickles is forced to steal his father's lucky medallion for Angelica so that she can convince her friend Samantha to reciprocate Chuckie's feelings for her. To prevent his dad from freaking out about his medallion missing, Tommy makes a fake one by wrapping gold paper over a dog treat. The problem? Spike was in Tommy's parent's bedroom and was able to smell the dog treat used to make the fake medallion, so he ate it, resulting in Stu finding no medallion and freaking out.
12th Aug '16 6:38:45 AM CaptainTedium
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* RecurringExtra: Two teenagers named Larry and Steve appeared as recurring background characters in the earlier seasons.



* YuppieCouple: Larry and Steve.
11th Aug '16 8:14:18 AM CaptainTedium
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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Chuckie and Tommy.

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* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Chuckie is always nervous and Tommy.cowardly, while Tommy is always eager to go on adventures.


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* ShaggyDogStory: In "Pre-School Daze", Angelica and Susie go to the trouble to fix their preschool teacher's mug from an ex, which they shattered by mistake. After accidentally breaking it further and settling on stealing an identical mug, the preschool teacher decides that she needs to move on and throws the replacement mug in the trash. Angelica wasn't too happy that their efforts turned out to be a waste of time.
31st Jul '16 12:21:44 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** "Heatwave" parodies ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', with the kids crossing "the Black Tar Playground" to find water on a sweltering summer day.
31st Jul '16 8:55:45 AM WileK209
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** However, "Let Them Eat Cake" ends this way on Tommy belching, and "A Whole New Stu" ends this way on Tommy laughing.
** An unusual one occurs earlier in "The Big Showdown," when Tommy and Chuckie are playing with Belinda, and she crawls right into the camera, her laughing mouth filling the frame and turning it black, and it wasn't even transitioning to a different scene.


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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Stu Pickles does this quite a bit, his most famous example being in "Angelica Breaks a Leg."
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