History YMMV / Rugrats

10th Jun '16 11:34:49 AM Angeldeb82
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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:
AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Was Tommy [[TheHero the heroic]], {{the hero}}ic, 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.



* 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.



** The voices of Not!Tommy and Not!Stu creep Chuckie out, and while they're talking, the background music that plays [[ScareChord lets you know something's wrong.]]

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** The voices of Not!Tommy and Not!Stu creep Chuckie out, and while they're talking, the background music that plays [[ScareChord lets you know something's wrong.]]wrong]].



** 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
* IncestYayShipping: Some people [[{{Shipping}} ship]] Chuckie and Kimi together. At least they are only step-brother and step-sister. Tommy and Angelica get shipped, but it's more rare.

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** One episode has Reptar destroying a Viacom building and ever since what Viacom has been pulling with Youtube, [=YouTube=], most fans would probably be very satisfied with that now
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* IncestYayShipping: Some people [[{{Shipping}} ship]] {{ship|ping}} Chuckie and Kimi together. At least they are only step-brother and step-sister. Tommy and Angelica get shipped, but it's more rare.



** ''[[http://gameboy.ign.com/articles/162/162092p1.html Rugrats: Time Travelers]]'' for the GameBoyColor.
** Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt for the N64 could count as well, for being a Mario Party rip-off with none of the exciting stuff that Mario Party had and instead, had a unnecessary life system based on cookies, the ability to get cards that were pretty much pointless, and overall, got boring really quickly. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CHTN9DALbU here]] for a Let's Play on the game by two guys that grew up with the series.

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** ''[[http://gameboy.''[[http://www.ign.com/articles/162/162092p1.html com/articles/2000/03/25/rugrats-time-travellers Rugrats: Time Travelers]]'' for the GameBoyColor.
** Rugrats: Scavenger Hunt for the N64 could count as well, for being a Mario Party rip-off with none of the exciting stuff that Mario Party had and instead, had a unnecessary life system based on cookies, the ability to get cards that were pretty much pointless, and overall, got boring really quickly. See [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CHTN9DALbU here]] for a Let's Play on the game by two guys that grew up with the series.



* PuritySue: Susie's mother Lucy takes the cake with this one. A successful doctor, she benefits from PositiveDiscrimination and WomenAreWiser as episodes show her to be an incredibly gifted artist and chef who has studied in '''France'''. ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' takes this even further and reveals she was a successful blues singer at age 18.
** ParodySue: It's possibly intentional however, since her role in the first episode consists mainly of ex positioning her excessive history of talents to a rather dumbfounded Didi.



** Susie is also much less of an Ace/ PuritySue than she was in the original series. In fact the first episode has her getting conned into giving a woman $1000 thinking it's for a record deal. Other episodes give her proper flaws such as worrying she's too perfect, becoming jealous of Angelica in her house and being unable to juggle two hobbies at once.

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** Susie is also much less of an Ace/ PuritySue Ace than she was in the original series. In fact the first episode has her getting conned into giving a woman $1000 thinking it's for a record deal. Other episodes give her proper flaws such as worrying she's too perfect, becoming jealous of Angelica in her house and being unable to juggle two hobbies at once.



* SpiritualLicensee: It can be the closest thing to an animated spin-off of ''LookWhosTalking'' as both the series and the film are told from the viewpoint of an infant. Interestingly, the voice of the baby character Mikey of the said film, BruceWillis, would later voice the character of Spike in the cartoon's ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' crossover film ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild''

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* SpiritualLicensee: It can be the closest thing to an animated spin-off of ''LookWhosTalking'' ''Film/LookWhosTalking'' as both the series and the film are told from the viewpoint of an infant. Interestingly, the voice of the baby character Mikey of the said film, BruceWillis, Creator/BruceWillis, would later voice the character of Spike in the cartoon's ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' crossover film ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild''
7th Jun '16 2:35:41 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Having MarkMothersbaugh score the show isn't anything to sneeze at either.

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** Having MarkMothersbaugh Creator/MarkMothersbaugh score the show isn't anything to sneeze at either.
29th May '16 6:46:00 PM nombretomado
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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: In the PS1 [=PS1=] video game ''Rugrats: Search for Reptar'', this trope pops up during the Golf game stage:
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.
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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.]]
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