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** Charlotte, Angelica's mom. Some fans love her for being a MsFanservice type, as well as getting the most [[Radar/{{Rugrats}} radar-dodging moments]]. Other fans hate her and see her as a FlatCharacter who does little other than make phone calls to her assistant, Jonathan, for work-related purposes. They also hate her for [[PushoverParents putting little effort into disciplining Angelica]], being one of the reasons why Angelica is spoiled and mean.

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** Charlotte, Angelica's mom. Some fans love her for being a MsFanservice type, as well as getting the most [[Radar/{{Rugrats}} radar-dodging moments]].majority of edgy jokes. Other fans hate her and see her as a FlatCharacter who does little other than make phone calls to her assistant, Jonathan, for work-related purposes. They also hate her for [[PushoverParents putting little effort into disciplining Angelica]], being one of the reasons why Angelica is spoiled and mean.



* PeripheryDemographic: Despite the cutesy antics of the babies, the show is quite popular with older viewers, largely due to the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sly amount of jokes they seep in]] through the babies' naïveté and the humorous characterisations and side plots of the parent characters, as well as some well written episodes that touch on surprisingly deep and meaningful family matters, especially in the earlier seasons.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Despite the cutesy antics of the babies, the show is quite popular with older viewers, largely due to the [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sly amount of jokes they seep in]] in through the babies' naïveté and the humorous characterisations and side plots of the parent characters, as well as some well written episodes that touch on surprisingly deep and meaningful family matters, especially in the earlier seasons.


*** Susie's parents also suffer from the same "needed representation versus PositiveDiscrimination" debate. Both of them are wealthy and successful in their careers (Randy is a writer for the ShowWithinAShow ''The Dummi Bears'' and Lucy an OB/GYN), which stands apart from the other parents' struggles and less glamorous jobs ; Drew and Charlotte are probably in the same tax bracket, but Randy and Lucy are depicted as much better parents than them. Furthermore, Randy has [[FlatCharacter very little characterization]] ''besides'' being good at his work, and in Lucy's debut, she casually rattles off a LongList of everything she's accomplished in her life (including being a professionally-trained French chef and airline pilot) that almost makes her seem like an in-universe ParodySue. Granted, there's nothing wrong with having successful Black characters in children's TV, but the issue is that unlike the other, more rounded parents on the show, Randy and Lucy are ''only'' successful and never seem to make any mistakes.

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*** Susie's parents also suffer from the same "needed representation versus PositiveDiscrimination" debate. Both of them are wealthy and successful in their careers (Randy is a writer for the ShowWithinAShow ''The Dummi Bears'' and Lucy an OB/GYN), which stands apart from the other parents' struggles and less glamorous jobs ; Drew (Drew and Charlotte are probably in the same tax bracket, but Randy and Lucy are depicted generally shown as much better being more loving and attentive to their children than them). The Carmichaels are also shown to be excellent parents than them.who are raising ''four'' kids, including one teenager, with very little trouble. Furthermore, Randy has [[FlatCharacter very little characterization]] ''besides'' being good at his work, and in Lucy's debut, she casually rattles off a LongList of everything she's accomplished in her life (including being a professionally-trained French chef and airline pilot) that almost makes her seem like an in-universe ParodySue. Granted, there's nothing wrong with having successful Black characters in children's TV, but the issue is that unlike the other, more rounded parents on the show, Randy and Lucy are ''only'' successful and never seem to make any mistakes.


** While nearly everyone agrees that Susie is a much-needed example of representation for Black children, the verdict on her is out: is she a refreshing, popular character who counterbalances Angelica's nastiness, or one of the most blatant examples of PositiveDiscrimination in 90's cartoons? It's notable that in her early episodes, she had quite a few negative traits. Her very first moment on the show was her screaming and crying that her older brother took her lollipop, and other episodes showed her as being quick to anger (as seen when she blamed Angelica for stealing her tricycle without any evidence). As the seasons progressed, though, she gradually lost those bad qualities and became more of a saintly, wise character who could do no wrong and was generally a paragon of good to the babies. ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' went out of its way to give her some flaws (the first episode saw her get conned out of a lot of money), suggesting that the writers wanted to make a more balanced character.

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** While nearly everyone agrees that Susie is a much-needed example of representation for Black children, the verdict on her is out: is she a refreshing, popular character TeamMom who counterbalances Angelica's nastiness, or one of the most blatant examples of PositiveDiscrimination in 90's cartoons? It's notable that in her early episodes, she Susie had quite a few negative traits. Her very first moment on the show was her screaming and crying that her older brother took her lollipop, and other episodes plots showed her as being quick to anger (as seen when she blamed Angelica for stealing her tricycle without any evidence). As the seasons progressed, though, she Susie gradually lost those bad qualities and became more of a saintly, wise character who could do no wrong and was generally a paragon of good to the babies. ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' went out of its way to give her some flaws (the first episode saw her get conned out of a lot of money), suggesting that the writers wanted to make a more balanced character.character.
*** Susie's parents also suffer from the same "needed representation versus PositiveDiscrimination" debate. Both of them are wealthy and successful in their careers (Randy is a writer for the ShowWithinAShow ''The Dummi Bears'' and Lucy an OB/GYN), which stands apart from the other parents' struggles and less glamorous jobs ; Drew and Charlotte are probably in the same tax bracket, but Randy and Lucy are depicted as much better parents than them. Furthermore, Randy has [[FlatCharacter very little characterization]] ''besides'' being good at his work, and in Lucy's debut, she casually rattles off a LongList of everything she's accomplished in her life (including being a professionally-trained French chef and airline pilot) that almost makes her seem like an in-universe ParodySue. Granted, there's nothing wrong with having successful Black characters in children's TV, but the issue is that unlike the other, more rounded parents on the show, Randy and Lucy are ''only'' successful and never seem to make any mistakes.

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** While nearly everyone agrees that Susie is a much-needed example of representation for Black children, the verdict on her is out: is she a refreshing, popular character who counterbalances Angelica's nastiness, or one of the most blatant examples of PositiveDiscrimination in 90's cartoons? It's notable that in her early episodes, she had quite a few negative traits. Her very first moment on the show was her screaming and crying that her older brother took her lollipop, and other episodes showed her as being quick to anger (as seen when she blamed Angelica for stealing her tricycle without any evidence). As the seasons progressed, though, she gradually lost those bad qualities and became more of a saintly, wise character who could do no wrong and was generally a paragon of good to the babies. ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' went out of its way to give her some flaws (the first episode saw her get conned out of a lot of money), suggesting that the writers wanted to make a more balanced character.


*** The episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' that aired in October of the same year (a month after) called "A Streetcar Named Marge" has a very similar subplot to "The Big House." In the early days of ''Rugrats'', they shared animators with ''The Simpsons'' as well as Nancy Cartwright (Bart) later voicing Chuckie.
*** There's an early episode of the Simpsons with a scene Bart flipping around a marker, with the focus of the camera tight on the camera. The style that the marker is drawn in is VERY similiar to the crayons in the opening of Momma Trauma.
** In one episode, Stu gets a head injury that makes him think he's a baby, so he spends the entire episode wearing a diaper and answering to the name "Stuie". This was, of course, several years before [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy another baby named Stewie]] became a pop culture icon.
** In the 1993 episode "Game Show Didi", Didi is going up against a smart, undefeated champion in a game of ''Super Stumpers'' (a parody of the game show ''Series/{{Jeopardy}}'') featuring Alan Quebec (voiced by ''Jeopardy!'' host Alex Trebek). Fast-forward to 2004, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Jennings Ken Jennings]] seems to fit the bill in a winning streak from June 2 to November 30 that ended with a total of $2,522,700. Not bad for a champ who was then undefeated 74 times!
*** It could also be parodying Jerome Vered's winning streak in 1992, whose 1-day record of $34,000 ($68,000 in post-2001 scoring) stood until Ken's winning streak.
** "Visitors from Outer Space" included a quick background gag that involved [[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} heads in jars]] (two of which were Creator/WilliamShatner and Creator/LeonardNimoy).
*** By extension, Creator/TressMacNeille would go on to play another ruthless executive in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''.



** Timmy [=McNulty=], a minor character introduced 1997, was voiced by Tara Strong. Four years later, [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents not only would she play another Nicktoon character with the same first name]], but she'd use the same voice for both characters, too!
** 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 addition, Tara later went on to voice another baby on that show, Poof, complete with Dil's voice.
** 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.
** In the Season One episode "The Trial," Tommy refers to the destroyed clown lamp as being "like a brother" to him, years before he would actually get a baby brother in Dil.
** In the 1999 episode "Opposites Attract", Tommy and Chuckie meet two kids very similar to them. One of them is a boy named Freddy, voiced by Creator/HyndenWalch. [[WesternAnimation/ChalkZone This would not be the last time she and E.G. Daily, the voice of Tommy, would work together on a Nickelodeon show]].
*** And the one shot characters of that episode are a spunky outgoing girl named Sam and a shy demure boy named Freddy. [[Series/{{ICarly}} Hmmm...]]

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** Timmy [=McNulty=], a minor character introduced 1997, was voiced by Tara Strong. Four years later, [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents not only would she play another Nicktoon character with the same first name]], but she'd use the same voice for both characters, too!
** 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 addition, Tara later went on to voice another baby on that show, Poof, complete with Dil's voice.
** 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]]".\n** 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.\n** In the Season One episode "The Trial," Tommy refers to the destroyed clown lamp as being "like a brother" to him, years before he would actually get a baby brother in Dil.\n** In the 1999 episode "Opposites Attract", Tommy and Chuckie meet two kids very similar to them. One of them is a boy named Freddy, voiced by Creator/HyndenWalch. [[WesternAnimation/ChalkZone This would not be the last time she and E.G. Daily, the voice of Tommy, would work together on a Nickelodeon show]].\n*** And the one shot characters of that episode are a spunky outgoing girl named Sam and a shy demure boy named Freddy. [[Series/{{ICarly}} Hmmm...]]



** One episode has Reptar [[BitingTheHandHumor destroying 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.
** One episode has Lou reading a magazine with stories of... [[BlatantLies questionable veracity]]. One of them is about a cat coughing up a flaming hairball. [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Litten]] is described as doing this sometimes.



** A decade after the show ended, the Pickles family [[WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty wouldn't be the only dysfunctional family whose lives have almost been ruined by a spiky-haired fatherly figure's clumsiness and passion for invention]]. One episode even has him turning into a pickle!



** "At The Movies" has the Pickles family go to see a kids movie which engrosses the adults more than the kids, leaving them in tears. Mind you, this was before Creator/{{Pixar}} movies made this a common stereotype of animated family features.
** In "Chanukah," Tommy mispronounces synagogue as "cinemabob," which sounds a lot like [[WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob Cinema Snob]].
** The series makes a running gag about Didi relying on Lipshiptz and how the parents talk about parenting practices incessantly with each other. Now in the age of social media, there are the infamous "Mommy bloggers" who often spout pseudoscience and narrow-minded judgments amongst their peer group.


* PopularityPolynomial: Around 2002-03, the show steadily declined in popularity. ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' were quickly overshadowing it to become Nickelodeon's most popular shows even though ''Rugrats'' was still considered Nick's flagship show at that point. The critical and commercial failure of ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' brought the franchise to DeaderThanDisco territory. The series ended with little fanfare in 2004, and subsequently faded into obscurity for the rest of 2000's, with only a handful of new material seeing release throughout the rest of the decade. By the early 2010's, ''Rugrats'' got more attention again as the generation that grew up on it entered adulthood. As a result, the show has returned to Nickelodeon's schedule in small intervals, new merchandise has been produced throughout the decade (though this time around it gets lumped into general "old school Nick" marketing [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold with other]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow shows from the era]]) and even a reboot was greenlit by Nickelodeon. So as of today, even though ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''[=FOP=]'' have most definitely overshadowed it in overall pop culture impact, ''Rugrats'' has remained a steady franchise in some form or another compared to where it was in the mid-2000's.

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* PopularityPolynomial: Around 2002-03, the show steadily declined in popularity. ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' were quickly overshadowing it to become Nickelodeon's most popular shows even though ''Rugrats'' was still considered Nick's flagship show at that point. The Following the critical and commercial failure of ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'' brought ''WesternAnimation/RugratsGoWild'', the franchise to DeaderThanDisco territory. The series ended with little fanfare in 2004, and subsequently faded into obscurity for the rest of 2000's, with only a handful of new material seeing release throughout the rest of the decade. By the early 2010's, ''Rugrats'' got more attention again as the generation that grew up on it entered adulthood. As a result, the show has returned to Nickelodeon's schedule in small intervals, new merchandise has been produced throughout the decade (though this time around it gets lumped into general "old school Nick" marketing [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold with other]] [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow shows from the era]]) and even a reboot was greenlit by Nickelodeon. So as of today, even though ''[=SpongeBob=]'' and ''[=FOP=]'' have most definitely overshadowed it in overall pop culture impact, ''Rugrats'' has remained a steady franchise in some form or another compared to where it was in the mid-2000's.


** Angelica is the biggest case of this. When the show was still airing on T.V, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Angelica was actually considered one of the]] ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse best]]'' [[EnsembleDarkhorse characters in the series by most fans and critics]]. Not only was she was one of the reasons the show was so popular, she was the show's only character to make it into TV Guide's ''50 Greatest Cartoon Characters'' countdown. However, by the late 2000s, public opinion turned against her for being too mean to the babies and a tad bit of a sociopath [[note]](But to be fair, this was at the point of where Rugrats had long faded into obscurity to the point of where admitting that you enjoyed the show, it was considered laughable. When the show started having a resurgence in popularity in 2011, so did Angelica's character to the point of where people not only started having a more favorable opinion of her like they did in the '90s and early 2000s, but she has a large part of the show's fanbase that loves her to where they consider her the real star of the show and has been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap)[[/note]] Another interesting fact is that until around the time the first movie came out, Arlene Klasky didn't like her either, as she found Angelica to be too cruel and [[KarmaHoudini not punished for her actions enough]]. Angelica was also not in her and Gabor Csupo's original plans for the series, but was Paul Germain's idea, as he'd based the character off of a girl who'd bullied him in his childhood. ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' even wrote an article about this, focusing on how Angelica tore apart the K-C staff, until ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' came out, where Klasky recanted her opinions on the character and said she "loved" Angelica, since by that point her [[CharacterDevelopment character had been softened up considerably.]]

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** Angelica is the biggest case of this. When the show was still airing on T.V, [[EnsembleDarkhorse Angelica was actually considered one of the]] ''[[EnsembleDarkhorse best]]'' [[EnsembleDarkhorse characters in the series by most fans and critics]]. Not only was she was one of the reasons the show was so popular, she was the show's only character to make it into TV Guide's ''50 Greatest Cartoon Characters'' countdown. However, by the late 2000s, public opinion turned against her for being too mean to the babies and a tad bit of a sociopath of sorts [[note]](But to be fair, this was at the point of where Rugrats had long faded into obscurity to the point of where admitting that you enjoyed the show, it was considered laughable. When the show started having a resurgence in popularity in 2011, so did Angelica's character to the point of where people not only started having a more favorable opinion of her like they did in the '90s and early 2000s, but she has a large part of the show's fanbase that loves her to where they consider her the real star of the show and has been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap)[[/note]] Another interesting fact is that until around the time the first movie came out, Arlene Klasky didn't like her either, as she found Angelica to be too cruel and [[KarmaHoudini not punished for her actions enough]]. Angelica was also not in her and Gabor Csupo's original plans for the series, but was Paul Germain's idea, as he'd based the character off of a girl who'd bullied him in his childhood. ''Magazine/TheNewYorker'' even wrote an article about this, focusing on how Angelica tore apart the K-C staff, until ''WesternAnimation/TheRugratsMovie'' came out, where Klasky recanted her opinions on the character and said she "loved" Angelica, since by that point her [[CharacterDevelopment character had been softened up considerably.]]


* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
** In "The Santa Experience", Angelica meets a shopping mall Santa and one item she tells him she wants is a "911 working emergency stethoscope kit", pronouncing "911" as [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror "Nine-Eleven"]].
** Speaking of 9/11, there was another episode where a dream sequence depicted the babies as Kaiju playing in a New York-like city. Phil and Lil use two buildings that look a lot like the original Twin Towers as building blocks to help Tommy reach for the Moon.
** The last episode David Doyle voiced Grandpa in before he died was "Grandpa's Bad Bug", in which Grandpa pretends that he's severely ill.
** Jonathan in one episode hopes to discredit Charlotte when he finds an embarrassing video of her. The video itself is harmless, but the joke is less funny when one takes into account the various [=iCloud=] hacks that happened in TheNewTens.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment:
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FunnyAneurysmMoment: In "The Santa Experience", Angelica meets a shopping mall Santa and one item she tells him she wants is a "911 working emergency stethoscope kit", pronouncing "911" as [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror "Nine-Eleven"]].
** Speaking of 9/11, there was another episode where a dream sequence depicted the babies as Kaiju playing in a New York-like city. Phil and Lil use two buildings that look a lot like the original Twin Towers as building blocks to help Tommy reach for the Moon.
** The last episode David Doyle voiced Grandpa in before he died was "Grandpa's Bad Bug", in which Grandpa pretends that he's severely ill.
** Jonathan in one episode hopes to discredit Charlotte when he finds an embarrassing video of her. The video itself is harmless, but the joke is less funny when one takes into account the various [=iCloud=] hacks that happened in TheNewTens.
"Nine-Eleven"]].



** Any episode that addresses the death of Chuckie's mother becomes this after Creator/ChristineCavanaugh's death from leukemia in December 2014.
** "Chuckie's Wonderful Life", which has a guardian angel (essentially Chuckie's twin) [[ItsAWonderfulPlot show him what life would have been like if he hadn't been born]], has also become sadder since Cavanaugh's death.
** The famous scene of Stu making chocolate pudding at 4 AM and muttering "I've lost control of my life" has become this after his voice actor Jack Riley died of pneumonia in August 2016.



** "Ruthless Tommy" has a pair of criminals kidnapping Tommy, mistaking him for [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump Ronald Thump]]'s son. Trump would eventually be elected President of the United States, which would make kidnapping one of his immediate family members a ''national security issue''. The words "liddle" and "Bob" can also be seen in their ransom letter, while Trump would infamously call his rival Senator Bob Corker "Liddle Bob Corker".



** 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.


** Minor example. Didi in Season 1 is embarrassed to admit that she's afraid of clowns. In the early '90s, the concept of the MonsterClown hadn't really taken off yet (aside from a few forerunners like the Joker and Stephen King's ''{{Literature/IT}}''). After years of evil clowns in horror movies and plenty of people on the internet sharing their coulrophobia... Didi may as well be admitting she's afraid of spiders or bugs.

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** Minor example. Didi in Season 1 is embarrassed to admit that she's afraid of clowns. In the early '90s, the concept of the MonsterClown hadn't really taken off yet (aside from a few forerunners like the Joker and Stephen King's ''{{Literature/IT}}''). After years of evil clowns in horror movies and plenty of people on the internet sharing their coulrophobia... Didi may as well be admitting she's afraid of spiders or bugs.snakes.


* 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''.

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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'' ''[[WesternAnimation/RugratsPreschoolDaze Preschool Daze]]'' spinoff, and ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp''.

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** Stu gets this quite often when you think about the franchise as whole. The man is a constant ButtMonkey who really tries his damn hardest to balance his work and family life (far more than any other parent can say) but is constantly looked down on and blamed whenever anything goes wrong (such as the first and third movies). His fun, loveable personality boarding child-like makes it hard to see how everyone thinks he's a screw up and feels more like bullying.


** In the episode "The Smell of Success", Chuckie gets a blocked nose and it's so bad that he forgets what things smell like. He observes that Phil and Lil smell bad Tommy says, "You'll get used to it." Some people think that it means Phil and Lil always smell bad [[FilthyFun because they play in the mud and trash]] but other people think that it just means they need to be changed.

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** In the episode "The Smell of Success", Chuckie gets a his blocked nose temporarily cured and it's so bad that he forgets what can smell things smell like. he never could before. He observes that Phil and Lil smell bad and Tommy says, "You'll get used to it." Some people think that it means Phil and Lil always smell bad [[FilthyFun because they play in the mud and trash]] but other people think that it just means they need to be changed.



*** "Chuckie vs. the Potty" has Chuckie describe getting potty-trained as "the worstest thing that's happened to me since my mom put me on the bottle." Perhaps she put him on the bottle because she knew she was dying.

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*** "Chuckie vs. the Potty" has Chuckie describe getting potty-trained as "the worstest thing that's happened to me since my mom put me on the bottle." Perhaps she put him on the bottle because she knew she was dying. There's also the fact that he still remembers her in this episode, but by the time of "Mother's Day," his infantile amnesia seems to be kicking in and he only has dreams about her without remembering that she really existed.


* VindicatedByHistory: The show garnered a lot of internet hatred during the Dil and Kimi eras alongside Klasky-Csupo's other cartoons at the time, [[{{Flanderization}} due to flanderizing the baby talk]], and many people thought that it was over-saturating the network. But in later years, those seasons are as held in high regard as the seasons before those. It's gotten to the point of where people have hardly noticed the changes (minus additional characters) that happened throughout the show's run and think that the show has been consistent in quality.

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* VindicatedByHistory: The show garnered a lot of internet hatred during the Dil and Kimi eras alongside Klasky-Csupo's other cartoons at the time, [[{{Flanderization}} due to flanderizing the baby talk]], and many people thought that it was over-saturating the network. But in later years, those seasons are as held in high regard as the seasons before those. It's gotten to the point of where people have hardly noticed the changes (minus additional characters) that happened throughout the show's run and think that the show has been consistent in quality.quality and not nearly as bad at over-saturation as ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' or ''WesternAnimation/FairlyOddParents''.

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** In the Season One episode "The Trial," Tommy refers to the destroyed clown lamp as being "like a brother" to him, years before he would actually get a baby brother in Dil.

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* ViewerNameConfusion:
** Kimi has a Japanese name. It's frequently mistaken for a variation on "Kimmie" (even on closed captioning) and many fanfics give her a "full name", despite "Kimi" being her full name.
** Chuckie's name is sometimes spelled Chucky by fans who don't know better.
** Chas Finster's nickname is sometimes spelt "Chaz", with a Z, by fans.
** Some viewers think Dil's name is spelt [[EdibleThemeNaming Dill]].

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