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  • This one is pretty subtle and picky, but at the part with Tommy and the babies' encounter with the "Lizard," Angelica joins them in saying "The Lizard!" in unison. However, Angelica wasn't with the babies for the majority of the movie, and never discussed the Lizard with them. She says it and also seems to act as if she had known about it the whole time.
    • Well, it occurs to me — wasn't it ACTUALLY a giant Lizard?
      • Angelica is a mind-reader. She thought Dactar looked like a lizard. The screenwriter forgot. Take your pick.
    • Pterosaurs (like Dactar) aren't lizards. However, in that situation, he probably looked like a wizard, which is what the babies actually meant (crest resembling a pointed hat, wings resembling sleeves on a robe, etc.).
    • Angelica may have meant "wizard" since he looked like a wizard, she just mispronounced it the same way as the babies do.

  • That the deleted scenes aren't even on the DVD of the movie, but they're on TV broadcasts.
    • That once confuses me too. Maybe since the Rugrats 20th anniversary is this year, and they were so loved by Nick, maybe they're rerelease the movie.
      • They did in a 3-pack with the other movies, but it's still the same DVD as the 1999 release. Because the format was still new at the time, there weren't any incredible features; just the CatDog short included on the tape and the theatrical trailer.

  • I know this is a show about talking, walking, genius babies, but how could Dil do the many things he's done? It was only two weeks since they left the hospital (if this troper's memory is accurate) and yet he has gained complete control of his body, such as clapping and taking the blanket from under Tommy's body while rolling to the side.
    • This is actually something pretty common in shows when a baby is born. More often than not, the baby will be fully mobile before he's/she's even a month old.
    • Doesn't answer the question, but it was four weeks. He is at least a month old.
  • One thing confused me: When Stu & Grandpa go to the airport control tower and check to see if the kids are on the plane where the crate is, but find out the goat is there instead. This makes no sense. There is no possible way the goat would've made it on to the plane, as x-ray scanners at Airport security would've detected it. How did the goat make it on to the plane? Could someone please answer me that?
    • Goats are allowed on planes, at least in the cargo hold.
    • True, but it gets even more compounded by the fact that the goat wasn't even supposed to be there, considering he was shipped by mistake instead of the Reptar Wagon. So how the heck did the goat get past airport security?
  • This question could probably apply for the whole series, but; HOW are the babies never taken away by social services?
    • Because then the babies wouldn't be able to wander off on their own adventures.
    • From the adults' perspective, this is the first time this had happened. On the show, nobody ever found out about the babies' adventures.
    • Social services aren't some demonic child-snatching organisation. They're there to intervene in situations where children are being mistreated, neglected or abused. What we have here is a freak accident where the children wandered off when the adults weren't looking - Stu and Lou were still in the house at the time. And when the parents found they were missing, they did the responsible thing and got the police involved - not to mention going out on a search themselves. And in the show, even if the babies occasionally wander off when the adults aren't looking, they're never harmed, they're always well fed and cared for and never abused by the adults.


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