History YMMV / Rugrats

27th Aug '16 8:43:23 AM jccw227
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** In one episode, Chuckie comments that he was afraid of eating green Jell-O because it could've been alive. A couple of years later, Jell-O's slogan was actually "It's alive!"

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** In one episode, Chuckie comments that he was afraid of eating green Jell-O because it could've been alive. A couple of years later, Jell-O's slogan was actually [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68U58GrGt20 "It's alive!"alive!"]]
27th Aug '16 3:34:46 AM CaptainTedium
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** There are fans who either like Angelica Pickles for [[LoveToHate being an amazingly cunning brat]] and contributing to some of the show's humor as well as fans who dislike her for her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and always picking on the babies.

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** There are fans who either like Angelica Pickles for [[LoveToHate being an amazingly cunning brat]] and contributing to some of the show's humor as well as fans who dislike her for her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and always picking on the babies.
20th Aug '16 12:39:13 PM fearlessnikki
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* AccidentalInnuendo: In the [=PS1=] video game ''Rugrats: Search for Reptar'', this trope pops up during the Golf game stage:

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* AccidentalInnuendo: AccidentalInnuendo:
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In the [=PS1=] video game ''Rugrats: Search for Reptar'', this trope pops up during the Golf game stage:



** Chuckie has amassed this in recent years. This is mostly due to his latter seasons self where his cowardice was Flanderized into being afraid of ''everything'', and it would be PlayedForDrama far more often than comedy - which makes him TheLoad to some. But others still love him for being TheWoobie.



* GrowingTheBeard: Not that season 1 was bad, but the show really hits it's stride in season 2 where it focuses on all of the babies rather than mostly Tommy.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Not that season 1 was bad, but the show really hits it's stride in season 2 where it focuses on all of the babies rather than mostly Tommy. The AnimationBump, Chuckie becoming less of a complainer, Angelica getting HiddenDepths and the other parents' personalities getting fleshed out all happened in Season 2.



** In the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' pilot, the main plot centers on Stu losing his lucky Scorpio medallion. Didi tells him "[He's] not a Scorpio. [He's] a Libra." Yeah, so is every Scorpio born before the year 2011 in the world now.
*** But only if you follow the Eastern Zodiac. The Western Zodiac is still twelve signs.

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** In the ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' pilot, the main plot centers on Stu losing his lucky Scorpio medallion. Didi tells him "[He's] not a Scorpio. [He's] a Libra." Yeah, so is every Scorpio born before the year 2011 in the world now.
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now. But only if you follow the Eastern Zodiac. The Western Zodiac is still twelve signs.



*** In a similar vein, Dil and Kimi, both later additions to the show, had their voice actresses star on ''The Fairly [=OddParents=]''. Tara Strong (Dil) went on to play Timmy, while Dionne Quan (Kimi) went on to play Trixie (who Timmy has a crush on!).
** In the episode "Garage Sale", Didi gets mortified when the kids stumble upon her and Stu's old disco memorabilia, and when Angelica asks her what "disco" is, she tells her that "It's something that happened a long time ago, and it's never, never coming back!" (which is currently the page quote for DeaderThanDisco). Years later, the pilot for ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' would revolve around Stu and Didi competing in a disco dance competition.
*** Not to mention the fact he was literally "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Disco Stu]]".
** In this series, both Creator/ElizabethDaily and Creator/TaraStrong play siblings Tommy and Dil. In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', these two would also play sibling characters, this time sisters instead of brothers.
*** And in one episode, Creator/ChristineCavanaugh (Chuckie) appeared as another sibling.

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*** ** In a similar vein, Dil and Kimi, both later additions to the show, had their voice actresses star on ''The Fairly [=OddParents=]''. Tara Strong (Dil) went on to play Timmy, while Dionne Quan (Kimi) went on to play Trixie (who Timmy has a crush on!).
** In the episode "Garage Sale", Didi gets mortified when the kids stumble upon her and Stu's old disco memorabilia, and when Angelica asks her what "disco" is, she tells her that "It's something that happened a long time ago, and it's never, never coming back!" (which is currently the page quote for DeaderThanDisco). Years later, the pilot for ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' would revolve around Stu and Didi competing in a disco dance competition.
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competition. Not to mention the fact he was literally "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Disco Stu]]".
** In this series, both Creator/ElizabethDaily and Creator/TaraStrong play siblings Tommy and Dil. In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', these two would also play sibling characters, this time sisters instead of brothers.
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brothers. And in one episode, Creator/ChristineCavanaugh (Chuckie) appeared as another sibling.



* JerkassWoobie: Angelica in some episodes, like "The Santa Experience" and "Angelica's Worst Nightmare". Other episodes show that she does care for the babies deep down but she hides it behind brattiness and aggression.



* ParodySue: Susie's mother Lucy appears to be one. She's a qualified doctor with four kids, has studied in France and is a talented chef and artist - which she relays to a dumbfounded Didi in her debut episode. ''All Grown Up'' reveals that she was also a successful blues singer when she was eighteen.



* RonTheDeathEater: Out of all the parents in this show, Charlotte gets most of the criticism for her parenting. Fans make her out to be the worst, forgetting the fact that she: never left her kid at a public places and never allowed Angelica to get lost in the woods.

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* RonTheDeathEater: RonTheDeathEater:
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Out of all the parents in this show, Charlotte gets most of the criticism for her parenting. Fans make her out to be the worst, forgetting the fact that she: never left her kid at a public places and never allowed Angelica to get lost in the woods. What's more is that Charlotte has never had a problem disciplining Angelica, and it's Drew who usually gives into his daughter.
** Angelica herself gets treated like a CompleteMonster and called 'sociopathic' by a lot of fans. This is ignoring the fact that she's three years old and most of her problems are down to indulgent parenting by Drew. She is nasty to the babies, but numerous episodes show that she does have HiddenDepths and cares for them in her own special way. Not to mention ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' showing that she did mellow out as she grew older.



** JerkassWoobie: Angelica in some episodes, like "The Santa Experience" and "Angelica's Worst Nightmare".
18th Aug '16 2:17:44 PM CaptainTedium
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* ArchivePanic: 172 half-hour episodes over nine seasons, and that's not including ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.

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* ArchivePanic: 172 half-hour episodes over nine seasons, and that's not including [[WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie the]] [[WesternAnimation/RugratsInParis three]] [[WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild movies]], the two direct-to-video films adapting the fairy tales "Snow White" and "Jack and the Beanstalk", the short-lived ''Preschool Daze'' spinoff, and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.
18th Aug '16 2:26:45 AM CaptainTedium
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** Susie. Some adore her, some see her as the worst case of PositiveDiscrimination ''ever''.
** Angelica, Dil and Kimi are this as well.

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** Susie.Susie Carmichael. Some adore her, some see her as the worst case of PositiveDiscrimination ''ever''.
** Angelica, There are fans who either like Angelica Pickles for [[LoveToHate being an amazingly cunning brat]] and contributing to some of the show's humor as well as fans who dislike her for her ItsAllAboutMe attitude and always picking on the babies.
** A lot of fans dislike Tommy's younger brother
Dil Pickles because he does very little to contribute to the plot and is often TheLoad, but there are just as many people who find him adorable and enjoy the moments where he and his older brother get along.
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Kimi are this as well. Finster also has a divisive reception, mainly due to making her debut during the show's SeasonalRot.



** Kimi to some of the fanbase. It doesn't help that she comes in right when the series had begun experiencing SeasonalRot.
** Dil also was not seen favorably by a lot of fans. Mostly because Dil was [[FlatCharacter a baby that couldn't do anything]], in a series where all the other infants walked around and could talk. According to the series' tenth anniversary special, "Still Babies After All these Years", even the writers hated the idea of his character at first for this very reason, but they eventually warmed up to him due to him providing conflicts for Tommy, who has a responsibility as his older brother.
** Another character that failed to get much love from the fans was Taffy, [[CreatorsPet the generously hyped up character]] introduced for multiple episodes and then vanishing.
** 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).
** Compared to the other babies, Phil is little more than the DistaffCounterpart of his twin sister, Lil without any personality of his own. Also, fans don't like that fact that he's on occasion inexplicably mean to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Chuckie]].

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** Kimi to some of the fanbase. It doesn't help that she comes in right when the series had begun experiencing SeasonalRot.
** Dil also was not seen favorably by a lot of fans. Mostly because Dil was [[FlatCharacter a baby that couldn't do anything]], in a series where all the other infants walked around and could talk. According to the series' tenth anniversary special, "Still Babies After All these Years", even the writers hated the idea of his character at first for this very reason, but they eventually warmed up to him due to him providing conflicts for Tommy, who has a responsibility as his older brother.
** Another character that failed to get much love from the fans was Taffy, [[CreatorsPet the generously hyped up character]]
The babysitter Taffy introduced for multiple episodes and then vanishing.
** Angelica has now become one with the rise of ''The 90s Are All That'' programming block
in the vein show's last two seasons gets a lot 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 hate 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 many saw her hatred for Angelica throughout the early points of the show (though changed her tune as the show made gradual alterations to her).
** Compared to the other babies, Phil is little more than the DistaffCounterpart of his twin sister, Lil without any personality of his own. Also, fans don't like that fact that he's on occasion inexplicably mean to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Chuckie]].
a completely unnecessary CreatorsPet.
17th Aug '16 10:03:08 AM Erin582
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** Compared to the other babies, Phil is little more than the DistaffCounterpart of his twin sister, Lil without any personality of his own. Also, fans don't like that fact that he's on occasion inexplicably mean to [[EnsembleDarkhorse Chuckie]].
** As far as the parents, Didi tends to be the most disliked. While the other adults are liked for their sympathetic traits, for being pathetically hilarous, their {{Fanservice}} or for MemeticMutation, her overall cluelessness, SelectiveEnforcement and lackluster parenting (as well as her delusions of being the contrary) make her this.
10th Aug '16 7:14:00 PM NWolfman
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** One episode has Reptar destroying a Viacom building and ever since what Viacom has been pulling with [=YouTube=], most fans would probably be very satisfied with that now.

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** One episode has Reptar [[BitingTheHandHumor destroying a Viacom building and ever since what Viacom has been pulling Viacom's headquarters]] (Viacom being Nickelodeon's parent company). Following the company's infamous crusade against WebSite/YouTube's "fair use" clause, the scene is rather cathartic.
* HoYay: In "Potty Training Spike," Chucky offers to be "Spike's other dad" along
with [=YouTube=], most fans would probably be very satisfied with that now.Tommy.
10th Aug '16 7:06:33 PM NWolfman
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* ValuesResonance: On the other hand...
** "The Clan Of The Duck," where Chucky and Phil are forced to wear Lil's dresses with a hugely positive message about not conforming to gender stereotypes. That was in ''1997''!
** Chucky offering to [[HoYay be "Spike's other dad" with Tommy]] in the episode where the babies try to potty-train their dog. Granted, it's still a joke, but it otherwise doesn't say there's anything ''wrong'' with someone [[HasTwoMommies having two daddies]].
10th Aug '16 6:55:44 PM NWolfman
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* ValuesDissonance: Angelica's bullying can come across as this, both to modern viewers and fans rewatching the show as adults. In a day and age where kids as young as twelve and thirteen commit suicide due to bullying, and bully characters are increasingly becoming frowned upon in media for children, seeing Angelica being mean and nasty to the babies (and occasionally, the parents), often without getting [[KarmaHoudini any sort of comeuppance]] can be quite jarring. "New Kid In Town" is a striking example - taken as a metaphor for an abusive relationship (like say, DomesticAbuse), it's horrifying.

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* ValuesDissonance: Angelica's bullying can come across as this, both It's difficult to modern viewers and fans rewatching the imagine a show as adults. In with a day and age where kids character like Angelica, who is [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold a bully but is depicted sympathetically]], airing in TheNewTens when a raised awareness of the increasingly negative effects of childhood bullying, especially when children as young as twelve and thirteen commit suicide due have taken [[DrivenToSuicide extreme measures]] to bullying, and bully escape it, has led to such characters are increasingly becoming frowned upon in media for children, seeing Angelica being mean and nasty to the babies (and occasionally, the parents), often without getting [[KarmaHoudini any sort discouraged. It doesn't help that [[TruthInTelevision she's actually a very]] ''[[TruthInTelevision believable]]'' [[TruthInTelevision depiction]] of comeuppance]] can be quite jarring. "New Kid In Town" is a striking example - taken as a metaphor for an abusive relationship (like say, DomesticAbuse), it's horrifying.[[SpoiledBrat bratty three-year-old]]: KidsAreCruel, after all.
29th Jul '16 8:09:15 AM Anddrix
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** Angelica, Dil and Kimi are this as well. See below.

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** Angelica, Dil and Kimi are this as well. See below.
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