The BEST Episodes of Rugrats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Network: Nickelodeon

Rugrats reveals the world from a baby's point of view. Everything looks bigger, more mysterious and uncontrollable. Angelica, the oldest, likes to terrorize her cousin, Tommy, and his friends, and is famous for screaming, "You stupid babies!" The adults in the series are often clueless.

Day of The Potty

#1 - Day of The Potty

Season 7 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 6, 2001

Chuckie accidentally had his toy airplane jammed inside the toilet, which motivated Chazz into getting a new one to replace it. While the folks are shopping at a home improvement store, the Rugrats think that an entire army of toilets are out after them, to seek revenge for what Chuckie did to one of them.

star 10.00
1 votes
Sour Pickles

#2 - Sour Pickles

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 14, 1993

Grandpa Lou tells the story of how much Stu and Drew fought as babies and try to get th eold tv working so they can watch the TV show, "Blocky and Oxwinkle".

star 9.41
41 votes
Writers: Peter Gaffney, Scott Scheid, Tony Michelman
Give And Take

#3 - Give And Take

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 28, 1993

Tommy "accidently" lets Chuckie borrow his Boppo toy. Chuckie then relizes it's a clown toy. Angelica finds a switch on it and Chuckie pulls it, deflating Boppo. Then Tommy comes over and sees the deflated Boppo, Then Stu inflates it again.

star 9.15
39 votes
Writers: Doria Biddle, Rachel Lipman
Angelica's In Love

#4 - Angelica's In Love

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 11, 1992

Angelica falls in love with a biker kid, but dosen't know how to tell him so she gives him hints throughout the whole episode. When they finally have a chance to be together his mom comes and picks him up. After that Angelica decides not to fall in love again, but when a cute foreign kid becomes her new neighbor she falls in love all over again.

star 8.81
52 votes
Writers: Chip Johannesson, Paul Germain
Chuckie vs The Potty

#5 - Chuckie vs The Potty

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 13, 1992

Chaz wants Chuckie to be potty trained, but can't get him to go. The babies try not to let Didi and Stu make him use it. Chuckie has a dream about never learning, and he uses the potty overnight.

star 8.74
92 votes
Writers: Joe Ansolabehere, Jon Greenberg
Chuckie's Complaint

#6 - Chuckie's Complaint

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 27, 1999

After seeing Reptar steal some cereal in a Reptar Cereal commercial, Chuckie writes a letter to him complaining about the commercial, with a little help from Angelica. When Chuckie decided to retract the complaint, Angelica said that it was too late, as she already "mailed" the letter. Chuckie becomes even more afraid when they go to the Video Cave arcade at "The Mall" to meet Reptar who, according to the commercial for "Reptar's Revenge" (his latest direct-to-video movie), is "mad at someone".

star 8.60
5 votes
Quiet, Please

#7 - Quiet, Please

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 9, 2002

When Chazz's library book, "The History Of Nasal Inhalers", was due, he took the Rugrats to the library to return it. While there, Chazz decided to get library cards for Chuckie and Kimi, saying that they're "the window to the world". But, will the Rugrats obey the librarian's rules to keep quiet, not eat, and to put the books back? Meanwhile, Chazz's library privileges are revoked when the strict librarian noticed a microscopic tear on a book's cover, forcing him to make a deal.

star 8.43
7 votes
The Family Tree

#8 - The Family Tree

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 21, 1998

Special: Tommy stays over at Chuckie's house while his parents are on their wedding anniversary. Chaz is starting to treat Tommy like he is his son and that makes Chuckie mad so he takes Angelica's advice and makes trouble for him. Later on Tommy gets whats going on and straightens things out. Meanwhile Didi has been seasick on this cruise, and when Stu finds out he discovers that she's pregnant...

star 8.29
7 votes
Directors: Jim Duffy (III)
Writers: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey, Monica Piper, Rick Gitelson, Steve Ochs, Vinny Montello
The Art Museum

#9 - The Art Museum

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 13, 1999

Didi takes the babies to an art museum where they cause trouble.

star 8.25
4 votes
Uneasy Rider

#10 - Uneasy Rider

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 29, 1998

Chuckie learns how to ride a bicycle, with a little help from Angelica. Once he learns, he is befriended by other big kids with bikes. But who are his real friends -- the big bike kids, or the Rugrats?

star 8.20
5 votes
Mother's Day

#11 - Mother's Day

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 6, 1997

Special: The Rugrats find presents for their mother, but ended up trying to find Chuckie a mother, as he didn't have one. The answers for this mystery are in a special box, which Chazz doesn't want Chuckie to see. Meanwhile, Stu works on his present for Didi -- a robot that uses "Clapper" technology and used to automatically cook AND serve a person's meal, as well as clean the house (like his other inventions, it went haywire), Betty uses a computer to collect her thoughts on being a mother of twins (using these thoughts to reprogram Stu's robot, it overloaded the computer), Didi takes Minka to the International House of Mud for a mud bath (Minka doesn't like bathing with strangers, and you can get all the mud you want at home for free), and Angelica builds a statue of herself using macaroni, gum, and glue (Chuckie broke it).

star 8.14
28 votes
Writers: Ali Marie Matheson, David Weiss, Jon Cooksey
Beauty Contest

#12 - Beauty Contest

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 15, 1991

Having desire for the Kingfisher 9000 (a top-of-the-line sports boat), Stu and Grandpa enter Tommy in a beauty contest by placing him in girl's clothes and a wig, and naming him "Tonya". Their main competitor -- Angelica C. Pickles.

star 8.09
66 votes
Directors: Norton Virgien
Writers: Everett Peck, M.S. Freeman
Chanukah

#13 - Chanukah

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 4, 1996

Thsi is the first episode of the resurrected Rugrats series. Special: After Grandma Minka tells some of the story of Chanukah, Grandpa Boris was infuriated after hearing that at last minute, Boris was replaced by an old rival for the role of King Antiochus, "...the meaning of Chanukah" in a Chanukah play. The babies are convinced that the rival is "the meany of Chanukah" and the babies are determined to get the "meany", while Stu makes a mechanical menorah (candlabre to put the eight candles of Chanukah), he has to go all the way to the synagogue where the play is at to bring his menorah.

star 8.00
35 votes
Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
Writers: David N. Weiss, J. David Stem
Baby Maybe

#14 - Baby Maybe

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 20, 1998

The Rugrats' parents go out to see the opera after hiring Ben & Elaine, our newlyweds from Let Them Eat Cake, to babysit them. The couple is babysitting them to get a feel on what parenting feels like, as they plan to have kids in the future. However, the chore of babysitting babies does not go exactly as planned, in advance.

star 8.00
12 votes
Piggy's Pizza Palace

#15 - Piggy's Pizza Palace

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 21, 1998

The Rugrats wander around a "Chuck E. Cheese"-type pizza restaurant after Piggy inadvertently stolen the game tickets that Angelica had won. Meanwhile, Stu & Drew try to outwit each other playing a Reptar pinball game.

star 8.00
4 votes
Zoo Story

#16 - Zoo Story

Season 6 - Episode 29 - Aired Aug 7, 1999

Stu, Chazz & Howard take the Rugrats to the zoo, where the employees wear animal costumes. After noticing this, the Rugrats learn that animals are people, too, as they see these "animals" do human stuff like eat ice cream, play with toys and sell souvenirs. When placed in a caged petting zoo, they think that they will turn into animals and remain there forever and ever. Later, when Tommy dropped his trusty screwdriver outside the pen, the Rugrats call on Dil and the real animals to help him out.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Old Country

#17 - The Old Country

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 20, 1999

The Pickles plan to spend the weekend at Boris & Minka's rented cabin in the woods. The cabin lacks any modern conveniences, such as indoor plumbing. However, when they mentioned that they're going there to help protect the cabin from the elements, Tommy & Chuckie thought that they're going to the fabled "Old Country" to protect the cabin from the "elephants". Meanwhile, Chazz goes out into the woods to find his inner caveman.

star 8.00
5 votes
Chuckie's Bachelor Pad

#18 - Chuckie's Bachelor Pad

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 10, 1999

So that Chazz would have room to repaint Chuckie's room, Chazz has packed all of Chuckie's stuff away in boxes, leading Chuckie to think that his dad wants him to move out and live on his own. The Rugrats help Chuckie out by finding him a "belcher" pad to live in. But is the garden shed an ideal bachelor pad for Chuckie? Also, Chazz finds his old Lava lamp, which takes him back to the days when he was first out on his own.

star 8.00
2 votes
Tommy For Mayor

#19 - Tommy For Mayor

Season 6 - Episode 34 - Aired Oct 2, 1999

After seeing someone on TV running for mayor of their town, the Rugrats vote to see who's going to be "mayor" of their group -- Tommy or Phil. Meanwhile, Didi and Betty work on mailouts in support of the town's mayoral candidate -- Sheila Swann.

star 8.00
2 votes
The Way Things Work

#20 - The Way Things Work

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 30, 2001

Tommy explains to Dil how the fridge, the toilet and the playpen work.

star 8.00
2 votes
Hold The Pickles

#21 - Hold The Pickles

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 25, 2004

At a fast food joint called "Boingo Burger", Taffy tells her friend Britannica (working the cash register as an employee) to hold the pickles on her burger, as, as she told Britannica, "I don't like dill pickles". The Rugrats, however, has taken this to mean "I don't like Dil Pickles", because he was the youngest of the Rugrats. As a result, they try to make Dil bigger by putting him in a booster seat and stuffing his pyjamas with napkins. Then, after Taffy calls the Rugrats "sweet" for their effort to make Dil cute, they raid the sundae bar and turn Dil into a sundae

star 8.00
4 votes
Angelica For A Day

#22 - Angelica For A Day

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 17, 1998

The rugrats take the expression " If I were in your shoes" litterally when Angelica and Chuckie change shoes and personalities. Things go bad, but it gets really worse when Tommy takes off Angelica's shoes from Chuckie's feet and he still acts like her. Later on Tommy wakes up, realizes that it was all a dream, and is glad that Chuckie is Chuckie and Angelica is Angelica.

star 7.91
11 votes
Raising Dil

#23 - Raising Dil

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 6, 1999

Stu & Didi start a new baby book for Dil, to keep track of various firsts that will occur in Dil's early years. At first, of course, the book is blank, which led Angelica getting the babies to believe that Dil is not so smart. Trying to prove otherwise, Angelica and the Rugrats "train" Dil.

star 7.89
9 votes
The First Cut

#24 - The First Cut

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 1998

Tommy gets hurt while rescuing a baby bird. To help his cut heal, Didi placed a Reptar bandage over it. After Phil & Lil noticed this, they try to get hurt too, so they can get Reptar wrapped around their fingers. Meanwhile, Angelica steps in, telling Tommy that he'll have to go to the hospital to sew him up so he won't get a "reflection" (infection) and get "tangerine" (gangrene). After that, Tommy refuses to have any fun, so he won't get hurt.

star 7.89
18 votes
Passover

#25 - Passover

Season 3 - Episode 51 - Aired Apr 13, 1995

This is the original series finale of Rugrats. Special: After arguing with Minka over his spotted glasses, Boris runs away. Later, after feeling bad, he decides to get Minka's glasses, only to be trapped in the attic by Angelica, Tommy & Chuckie. Each family member finds him, as well as end up being locked in the attic (it locks from the outside). While in the attic, Boris tells the story on how Passover was established. Angelica, imagining the story as it unfolds, picture herself as the Pharaoh, Tommy as Moses, and the babies as Hebrew slaves. A very interesting episode.

star 7.83
6 votes
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg, Paul Germain, Peter Gaffney, Rachel Lipman