History YMMV / Rugrats

21st Apr '16 11:09:19 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* SelfFanservice: {{Discussed|Trope}} in [[http://www.studio360.org/story/sideshow-rugrats-all-growed-up/ this column]] by Eric Molinsky, a former ''Rugrats'' storyboard artist who says that fanart of the characters as adults tends to render them too attractive and glamorous for the show's "lumpy" Eastern-European style, and shows some art of his of how the ''Rugrats'' kids would look like as average-looking adults in a way more characteristic of the show.

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* SelfFanservice: {{Discussed|Trope}} in [[http://www.studio360.org/story/sideshow-rugrats-all-growed-up/ this column]] by Eric Molinsky, a former ''Rugrats'' storyboard artist who says that fanart of the characters as adults tends to render them too attractive and glamorous for the show's "lumpy" Eastern-European style, and shows some art of his of how the ''Rugrats'' kids would look like as average-looking adults in a way much more characteristic of the show.
21st Apr '16 11:08:02 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* SelfFanservice: {{Discussed|Trope}} in [[http://www.studio360.org/story/sideshow-rugrats-all-growed-up/ this column]] by Eric Molinsky, a former ''Rugrats'' storyboard artist who says that fanart of the characters as adults tends to render them too attractive and glamorous for the show's "lumpy" Eastern-European style, and shows some art of his of how the ''Rugrats'' kids would look like as average-looking adults in a way more characteristic of the show.
18th Mar '16 6:42:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Was Tommy [[TheHero the heroic]], assertive and fearless leader of the babies or an overbearing, selfish DesignatedHero and ManipulativeBastard comparable to Angelica who coerces his friends (particularly Chuckie) into doing what ''he'' thinks they should do based on his perceptions and getting his way? The episodes "Farewell, My Friend", "Garage Sale" and "The Odd Couple" showcase this.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Was Tommy [[TheHero the heroic]], assertive and fearless leader of the babies or an overbearing, selfish DesignatedHero and ManipulativeBastard comparable to Angelica who coerces his friends (particularly Chuckie) into doing what ''he'' thinks they should do based on his perceptions and getting his way? The episodes "Farewell, My Friend", "Garage Sale" and "The Odd Couple" showcase this.



* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The second movie's soundtrack is nothing to sneeze at.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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The second movie's soundtrack is nothing to sneeze at.



* BaseBreaker: Susie. Some adore her, some see her as the worst case of PositiveDiscrimination ''ever''.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreaker:
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Susie. Some adore her, some see her as the worst case of PositiveDiscrimination ''ever''.



* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: "This World is Something New to Me" in the first movie.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
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"This World is Something New to Me" in the first movie.



* EarWorm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBIAkvl8zy4 "Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer! Cynthia, boogie to the groove now!"]]

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* EarWorm: EarWorm:
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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBIAkvl8zy4 "Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer! Cynthia, boogie to the groove now!"]]



* GeniusBonus: In "A Visit From Lipschitz" the song he's humming is the German national anthem. The "dog broomer's" name is Ilsa Umlaut. An umlaut is the little dots over vowels in Northern European languages.

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* GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus:
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In "A Visit From Lipschitz" the song he's humming is the German national anthem. The "dog broomer's" name is Ilsa Umlaut. An umlaut is the little dots over vowels in Northern European languages.



* LauncherOfAThousandShips: Chuckie Finster has been paired with Angelica, Lil and Susie (and more) over the years. Though to be fair, in the original series Chuckie has had ShipTease moments with all 3 of the aforementioned girls.

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* LauncherOfAThousandShips: LauncherOfAThousandShips:
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Chuckie Finster has been paired with Angelica, Lil and Susie (and more) over the years. Though to be fair, in the original series Chuckie has had ShipTease moments with all 3 of the aforementioned girls.



* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Didi's parents Boris and Minka didn't bode well with some viewers, who felt that they resembled the anti-Semitic caricatures published in Nazi Germany and found their stereotypical Jewish behavior offensive. Ashkenazi Jews, on the other hands, absolutely loved them, feeling it was an accurate portrayal of their people (it helps that KlaskyCsupo was founded and run by Jews).
** Tellingly, Nickelodeon's Jewish then-president Albie Hecht was baffled by this controversy, while his goyem successor Herb Scannell completely agreed with it and asked that the characters be downplayed.
* {{Moe}}: It's a show about babies, what did you expect!?

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Didi's parents Boris and Minka didn't bode well with some viewers, who felt that they resembled the anti-Semitic caricatures published in Nazi Germany and found their stereotypical Jewish behavior offensive. Ashkenazi Jews, on the other hands, absolutely loved them, feeling it was an accurate portrayal of their people (it helps that KlaskyCsupo was founded and run by Jews).
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Jews). Tellingly, Nickelodeon's Jewish then-president Albie Hecht was baffled by this controversy, while his goyem successor Herb Scannell completely agreed with it and asked that the characters be downplayed.
* {{Moe}}: {{Moe}}:
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It's a show about babies, what did you expect!?



* MostAnnoyingSound: "Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar!..."

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* MostAnnoyingSound: MostAnnoyingSound:
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"Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar! Halt, I am Reptar!..."



* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: Pertaining to Tommy's maternal grandparents, Boris and Minka: [[spoiler: They're holocaust survivors.]]
** Due to Boris and Minka's devout faith, it can easily be argued that they more likely escaped Russia while Hitler and the Nazis were just beginning to conquer Europe. While it may be difficult for some to believe, not every Jewish person who lived in Eastern Europe in the early to mid 20th century experienced the concentration camps.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: ''[[http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/162/162092p1.html Rugrats: Time Travelers]]'' for the GameBoyColor.

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* WMG/PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: Pertaining to Tommy's maternal grandparents, Boris and Minka: [[spoiler: They're holocaust survivors.]]
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]] Due to Boris and Minka's devout faith, it can easily be argued that they more likely escaped Russia while Hitler and the Nazis were just beginning to conquer Europe. While it may be difficult for some to believe, not every Jewish person who lived in Eastern Europe in the early to mid 20th century experienced the concentration camps.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: TheProblemWithLicensedGames:
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''[[http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/162/162092p1.html Rugrats: Time Travelers]]'' for the GameBoyColor.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: There are those whom found Dil to be a lot more likable in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' (in which even certain people whom did not like the show would agree to that). This is because while, in the original, he never really ''had'' a personality, in the sequel series, he became a weird, conspiracy-and-alien obsessed guy who just happens to like being an oddball.

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap:
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There are those whom found Dil to be a lot more likable in ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' (in which even certain people whom did not like the show would agree to that). This is because while, in the original, he never really ''had'' a personality, in the sequel series, he became a weird, conspiracy-and-alien obsessed guy who just happens to like being an oddball.



** Angelica has now become one with the rise of ''The 90s Are All That'' programming block in the vein of [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Brian Griffin]]. She had achieved a high rating in the annoying/hated fan voted category in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhHExtaCxYc Top 10 Annoying Cartoon Characters]] countdown by [=LewToons=], achieving third place just under Scrappy himself and Spongebob. This is significant because when the show was airing, Angelica was actually the most popular character on the show.
*** Angelica was in fact this to the actual creative team originally, Arlene Klasky in particular stated her hatred for Angelica throughout the early points of the show (though changed her tune as the show made gradual alterations to her).

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** Angelica has now become one with the rise of ''The 90s Are All That'' programming block in the vein of [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Brian Griffin]]. She had achieved a high rating in the annoying/hated fan voted category in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhHExtaCxYc Top 10 Annoying Cartoon Characters]] countdown by [=LewToons=], achieving third place just under Scrappy himself and Spongebob. This is significant because when the show was airing, Angelica was actually the most popular character on the show. \n*** Angelica was in fact this to the actual creative team originally, Arlene Klasky in particular stated her hatred for Angelica throughout the early points of the show (though changed her tune as the show made gradual alterations to her).



* TastesLikeDiabetes: The series has been accused of this in later seasons.

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: TastesLikeDiabetes:
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The series has been accused of this in later seasons.



** "Cradle Attraction" centers on a ToyShip between Chuckie and a slightly older girl named Megan.
* UncannyValley: While the show's art style generally averts this during actual episodes, seeing stills or character art of the cast often has them look... off somehow. With big, manic eyes and gaping mouths, characters who otherwise look fine end up looking terrifying.

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* UncannyValley:
** "Cradle Attraction" centers on a ToyShip between Chuckie and a slightly older girl named Megan.
* UncannyValley:
While the show's art style generally averts this during actual episodes, seeing stills or character art of the cast often has them look... off somehow. With big, manic eyes and gaping mouths, characters who otherwise look fine end up looking terrifying.



* TheWoobie: Chuckie certainly has his moments especially during the Mothers Day episode.
** Try every other episode. (Well, maybe not the earliest ones when he was a bit of a BrattyHalfPint.)

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* TheWoobie: Chuckie certainly has his moments especially during the Mothers Day episode.
** Try
episode. You could argue he's this in just about every other episode. (Well, maybe not the earliest ones when he was a bit of a BrattyHalfPint.)
17th Feb '16 6:14:22 PM cheedo
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* CanonSue: Susie seems to be this DependingOnTheWriter. Some episodes such as her debut and "The Tricycle Thief" have her less Sue-ish. But most of the time she's the wise older baby the others all go to for advice, and always stands up to Angelica. It's worth noting that Susie is meant to be a {{Foil}} for her and most of her better moments put her in comparison to Angelica in some way.
7th Feb '16 5:50:41 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Is this to KlaskyCsupo. It's the company's most fondly remembered show, to the point where fans are asking to this day to remake it.
27th Jan '16 9:53:40 AM Mikeyfan93
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* The Dummi Bears' {{Leitmotif}}. "SING A HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY SONG! SING A HAPPY. HAPPY happy HAPPY HAPPY SONG!

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* ** The Dummi Bears' {{Leitmotif}}. "SING A HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY SONG! SING A HAPPY. HAPPY happy HAPPY HAPPY SONG!



* NightmareFuel: [[{{NightmareFuel/Rugrats}} See here!]]

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* NightmareFuel: [[{{NightmareFuel/Rugrats}} [[NightmareFuel/{{Rugrats}} See here!]]
27th Jan '16 9:52:38 AM Mikeyfan93
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* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/Rugrats A pageful, in fact.]]

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* MemeticMutation: [[Memes/Rugrats [[Memes/{{Rugrats}} A pageful, in fact.]]
22nd Jan '16 7:50:22 PM thetoonamirose
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** Chuckie is the prime example; he's a shy and tenderhearted NiceGuy [[Meganekko with glasses]].

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** Chuckie is the prime example; he's a shy and tenderhearted NiceGuy [[Meganekko [[{{Meganekko}} with glasses]].
22nd Jan '16 7:46:41 PM thetoonamirose
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* MemeticMutation: Most recently, people [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vs55Z7t7bk making chocolate pudding at 4 in the morning]] because they've lost control of their lives. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Some even think of it as a mid-life crisis.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91TKa2133vQ I'm not Tommy!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNmINEsN6U I'm not Stu!]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZE1gMt9TQ Now combine the two!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vs55Z7t7bk Stu makes chocolate pudding at 4am.]]
*** [[FanVid CERTAIN DELICIOUSNESS!]] [[Memes/TengenToppaGurrenLagann SUPER CHOCOLATE PUDDING]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WznJlh3Ew&feature=related GIGA SPOON BREAKAHHHH!!!]]
** *pulls up diaper* "A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do!"
** Chuckie thinks that maybe this isn't such a good idea.
** '''THORG HUNGRY! THORG WANT EAT!'''
*** '''HALT! I AM REPTAR!'''
** An ImageMacro of Tommy [[MundaneMadeAwesome wearing a cowboy hat and squinting]] has become popular.
** Back in my day, we used to walk ''15 miles'' in the snow to make TVTropes pages.
** "Socky? I wish you were real." "Me too."
** '''CROSSBITE???'''
** What's a dinosaur to do when there's kids on the ice?
*** QUICK! Somebody call their moooooom!
** Drew Pickles thinks you've been watching too many cartoons.
*** He asks that YOU STAY OUTTA THIS, OKAY!? and would like to remind you that [[WebVideo/BarneyBunch bag, that was swell.]]
** "A gross? Stu, that's a hundred and forty four eggs!"

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* MemeticMutation: Most recently, people [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vs55Z7t7bk making chocolate pudding at 4 [[Memes/Rugrats A pageful, in the morning]] because they've lost control of their lives. [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation Some even think of it as a mid-life crisis.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91TKa2133vQ I'm not Tommy!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RNmINEsN6U I'm not Stu!]]
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoZE1gMt9TQ Now combine the two!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vs55Z7t7bk Stu makes chocolate pudding at 4am.]]
*** [[FanVid CERTAIN DELICIOUSNESS!]] [[Memes/TengenToppaGurrenLagann SUPER CHOCOLATE PUDDING]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90WznJlh3Ew&feature=related GIGA SPOON BREAKAHHHH!!!]]
** *pulls up diaper* "A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do!"
** Chuckie thinks that maybe this isn't such a good idea.
** '''THORG HUNGRY! THORG WANT EAT!'''
*** '''HALT! I AM REPTAR!'''
** An ImageMacro of Tommy [[MundaneMadeAwesome wearing a cowboy hat and squinting]] has become popular.
** Back in my day, we used to walk ''15 miles'' in the snow to make TVTropes pages.
** "Socky? I wish you were real." "Me too."
** '''CROSSBITE???'''
** What's a dinosaur to do when there's kids on the ice?
*** QUICK! Somebody call their moooooom!
** Drew Pickles thinks you've been watching too many cartoons.
*** He asks that YOU STAY OUTTA THIS, OKAY!? and would like to remind you that [[WebVideo/BarneyBunch bag, that was swell.]]
** "A gross? Stu, that's a hundred and forty four eggs!"
fact.]]


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* {{Moe}}: It's a show about babies, what did you expect!?
** Chuckie is the prime example; he's a shy and tenderhearted NiceGuy [[Meganekko with glasses]].
21st Jan '16 3:55:56 AM LooneyCartoons
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* BrokenBase: As gathered from SeasonalRot below, fan opinion is sharply divided as to when the series started going downhill.

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* BrokenBase: As gathered from SeasonalRot below, fan opinion is sharply divided as to when the series started going downhill. Depending on who you ask, the show either went downhill once the series was revived in 1997, after the first movie, or after the second movie. A small group of fans also prefer the later episodes over the pre-revival episodes, while others think the show stayed consistent throughout the whole run.
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