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Trivia: Rugrats
  • Adored by the Network: From 1998 to 2003, they were pretty much the forerunners of Nickelodeon back in the day until SpongeBob SquarePants came along.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Due to a certain image circulating the Internet, Many fans believe that there's a scene from "Grandpa's Bad Bug" where Grandpa talks about playing Russian Roulette. The actual dialogue was just Grandpa telling Stu and Didi that he was sick, Didi offers to take him to the doctor but he tells her he just wants to sleep it off.
  • Breakthrough Hit: For Klasky-Csupo and Nickelodeon (though credit should also be given to Doug and Ren and Stimpy as those two shows also helped Nickelodeon gain fame in the 1990s).
  • Creator Backlash: Up until the movie, Arlene Klasky hated Angelica and following the episode "The Trial" she complained to the writers that the babies were starting to act too old for their age.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Played straight in the English cast, as all the male babies are voiced by women. In contrast, most foreign dubs actually have voice actors that match the gender of the characters, as heard in the French dub
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pay close attention to the whip-pan at the beginning of the Chanukah Special. One might see a caricature of Elvis.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Cree Summer portrayed Suzie (though some episodes have E.G. Daily as Suzie. See The Other Darrin), and you can't miss Tony Jay's baritone as Dr. Lipschitz.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: the show got tons of VHS releases, but of course those are all now out of print and only a select few episodes were ever released to DVD. Amazon is offering DVD record-on-demand sets but those can run at about $35 a piece. Compilations exist on the Playstation Network and iTunes but they do not encompass the whole series. Netflix did have the whole series for a while, but for some strange reason decided to remove seasons 1 through 3, a shame because those are considered by many to be the series at its very best, though that is highly debatable.
    • Somewhat averted, as recently the entirety of seasons 1, 2 and 3 have been released on iTunes, though getting the entirety of the remaining seasons still remains a hassle.
  • Name's the Same: Susie's mom, Lucy Carmichael, has the same name as Lucille Ball's character from The Lucy Show.
  • The Other Darrin: After David Doyle's death, Joe Alaskey took over as Grandpa Lou's voice actor.
    • Also, when Christine Cavanaugh — the original voice of Chuckie Finster — left the show due to maternity leave (which turned into a custody battle for her children), she was replaced by Nancy Cartwright (from The Simpsons). Try as she might with the role, Ms. Cartwright's take on Chuckie made him sound like Ralph Wiggum, which didn't sit well with a lot of fans.
    • For unknown reasons, Chuckie was played by Candi Milo in two video games instead of Nancy Cartwright.
    • "The Last Babysitter" had E.G. Daily (normally the voice for Tommy) voice Susie Carmichael rather than Cree Summer.
    • Susie's siblings change voice actors often
    • In the Japanese dub, there's a different voice cast between the characters from the TV series and the movies.
    • The Other Marty: Elizabeth Daily voices Tommy in all media, except in the pilot where he was voiced by Tami Holbrook.
  • Talking to Himself: Phil, Lil, and their mother, Betty, were all voiced by Kath Soucie. Also, Michael Bell voiced both Drew (Angelica's dad) and Chaz (Chuckie's dad). Didi and her mother were both voiced by Melanie Chartoff.
    • Don't forget about Larry and Steve (Scott Menville).
    • In Mexico, it's Dil and Susie. In Sweden, Tommy and Angelica.
  • Uncanceled: The show originally ended in 1994 with little fanfare, only for the network to notice that reruns consistently had the same ratings as the first run episodes. It got a reprieve at the last minute in 1995 and was brought back in 1997. It was officially cancelled in 2004 however.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally 20th Century Fox had a deal with Nickelodeon to release movies of the Nicktoons in 1993 but this fell through. The Rugrats Movie did come out in 1998 through Paramount after Viacom's acquisition of the studio, but whether the plot details were the same remains unknown.
    • In the original pilot Lou's name was Stu Pickles Sr.
    • There was a rumor that if Rugrats Go Wild was successful, then a fourth movie would've been made with the characters in their grown forms.
  • Write Who You Know: Tommy was based on Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó's son, and was named after co-creator Paul Germain's son, Thomas.
    • Angelic was based off a bully from Paul Germain's own childhood.

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