The BEST Episodes of Rugrats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021

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.

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Sour Pickles

#1 - 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 9.36
44 votes
Writers: Peter Gaffney, Scott Scheid, Tony Michelman
Give & Take

#2 - Give & 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 9.10
41 votes
Writers: Doria Biddle, Rachel Lipman
Dil Saver

#3 - Dil Saver

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 13, 2001

When Stu started using a picture of Dil on his computer, the Rugrats thought that it is Dil himself who's trapped in there. Because of this, they treat the computer the same way they treat Dil -- like a baby. Meanwhile, Lulu & Grandpa come over to babysit the Rugrats -- including the real Dil.

star 8.75
4 votes
The Incredible Shrinking Babies

#4 - The Incredible Shrinking Babies

Season 6 - Episode 58 - Aired Jul 13, 2000

The Rugrats try to have Dil fall asleep. Later that night, Chuckie has a nightmare, where the Rugrats shrink and become the size of those "Little People" toys. Dil, however, remains normal-sized; however, to the now-miniaturised Rugrats, Dil seems more like a giant.

star 8.67
3 votes
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 8.66
95 votes
Writers: Joe Ansolabehere, Jon Greenberg
Angelica's In Love

#6 - 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 8.64
56 votes
Writers: Chip Johannesson, Paul Germain
 Famous Babies

#7 - Famous Babies

Season 6 - Episode 61 - Aired Jul 20, 2000

Betty chat about "The Proud Poppas", a 60s rock-and-roll band that they loved a long time ago. This encourages Angelica to encourage the Rugrats to start their own band.

star 8.63
8 votes
Uneasy Rider

#8 - 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 8.50
6 votes
Day of the Potty

#9 - 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 8.50
4 votes
The Family Tree Part I

#10 - The Family Tree Part I

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 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Jim Duffy (III)
Writers: Barbara Herndon, Jill Gorey, Monica Piper, Rick Gitelson, Steve Ochs, Vinny Montello
Chuckie's Complaint

#11 - 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 8.43
7 votes
Piggy's Pizza Palace

#12 - 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 8.40
5 votes
A Very McNulty Birthday

#13 - A Very McNulty Birthday

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Sep 19, 1998

At his birthday party, Timmy McNulty bans the girls from playing because they have cooties. However, the girls get back at them by thinking that they actually have a contagious form of cooties.

star 8.33
3 votes
Cavebabies

#14 - Cavebabies

Season 6 - Episode 50 - Aired Jan 22, 2000

After Didi has hided the cookie jar from Angelica, Angelica has threatened the Rugrats with her starvation if they don't find the cookies in time. Their mission becomes a prehistoric fantasy, where the Rugrats, now "cavebabies", find Dil, the "Wise Cave Baby", so he can point them in the direction of the cookie jar, or, "Cookiesaurus".

star 8.33
3 votes
Home Sweet Home

#15 - Home Sweet Home

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 30, 2001

In celebration of a Japanese holiday, Kira wants to send her parents a package of special mementos of Chuckie and Kimi. However, Chuckie heard it as if Kira wanted to send Kimi to Japan. Chuckie and friends tries to make Kimi's last day in America pleasant.

star 8.33
3 votes
The World According to Dil & Spike

#16 - The World According to Dil & Spike

Season 7 - Episode 30 - Aired Apr 20, 2001

From their perspectives, Spike looks at a vacuum cleaner, while Dil looks at bubbles.

star 8.33
3 votes
Tell-Tale Cell Phone

#17 - Tell-Tale Cell Phone

Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 6, 2001

When Angelica breaks her mother's cell phone (so she thinks), she hides it in a drawer and keeps it a secret. However, when she is unable to reveal the secret, it drove her nuts.

star 8.33
3 votes
Adventure Squad

#18 - Adventure Squad

Season 7 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 27, 2001

Phil watches "Adventure Squad", a super-hero show that becomes so intriguing, that he tries to make all the Rugrats' imaginary adventures involve the "Adventure Squad". While it seemed great at first, the rules of the game, along with Phil's reluctance to play anything else, begins to take a toll on the other Rugrats.

star 8.33
3 votes
The Way More Things Work

#19 - The Way More Things Work

Season 7 - Episode 33 - Aired Apr 27, 2001

Tommy talks to Dil about the things in the backyard, like grass, the lawn mower, Spike's doghouse, even Spike's "poopie".

star 8.33
3 votes
They Came From The Backyard

#20 - They Came From The Backyard

Season 9 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 11, 2004

So that he can watch his sci-fi movie marathon in peace, and keep an eye on the Rugrats at the same time, Stu installs surveillance cameras all through the house. Then, Stu falls asleep. As he sleeps, Dil plays with the remote, changing the channels back and forth between the home's surveillance system and a movie about an alien invasion. This, of course, leads the Rugrats to believe that they are targeted for an "alien inflation". Meanwhile, Didi studies for an important exam for her college course.

star 8.33
3 votes
Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts

#21 - Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts

Season 6 - Episode 53 - Aired Apr 8, 2000

"Acorn Nuts & Diapey Butts" is a three-part episode of Rugrats that serves as the season finale to the show's sixth season. This episode serves as a lead-in to Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and it is also notably the last episode to use the original intro sequence, which has been used since the series premiered in 1991. It takes place during the Fall. In this episode, Tommy's fear for changes comes true as Lou permanently moves out of their house and into a retirement home, and must come to terms with his Grandfather not being around as much as before. Meanwhile, Betty tries to find a new love for Chas (none of which turn out great), but Chuckie is starting to feel left out. Phil and Lil on the other hand, have a hard time adjusting to their newly oversized diapers that has been forced upon them, as it becomes very difficult for them to move regularly like they use to.

star 8.33
3 votes
Journey to the Center of the Basement

#22 - Journey to the Center of the Basement

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Sep 19, 1998

When Chazz accidentallty took Chuckie's "Reptar Jr." into the basement, the Rugrats go there to find it, with the scenario similar to Jules Verne's classic, Journey To The Center Of The Earth. Meanwhile, Chazz tries to fix some leaky plumbing himself, in order to beat the plumber's bill.

star 8.25
4 votes
Big Babies

#23 - Big Babies

Season 6 - Episode 57 - Aired Jul 6, 2000

Kevin McNulty, one of Grandpa's old friends (and of course, related to Timmy and the McNulty boys), goes through the secret initiation in order to get into the Loyal Order of Wombats. After seeing this, the Rugrats have Dil go through something similar, so he could become one of the "Big Babies". In turn, their fathers mimic the Rugrats, on a bet that they could do everything the Rugrats do.

star 8.25
4 votes
Cooking With Susie

#24 - Cooking With Susie

Season 6 - Episode 37 - Aired Oct 9, 1999

Susie was a first on her block to get a Cynthia Easy Cook Oven -- literally, as they weren't available to the general public yet; the makers were advertisers on the Dummi Bears show. The oven was so precious to Susie, she wouldn't sell it to anyone, not even Angelica. With the oven, she made some Reptar Snack Squares. The Rugrats ate them, but didn't like them. However, they lied to Susie and told her they were the best snacks they ever eaten; they lied (as recommended by Angelica, of

star 8.25
4 votes
Be My Valentine Part I

#25 - Be My Valentine Part I

Season 6 - Episode 51 - Aired Feb 11, 2000

Special: In "Part 1", Angelica comes over, all dressed up as Cupid. Tommy threw one of Angelica's spent arrows around, which landed on Spike. When it did, Angelica suggested that the Rugrats find another animal for Spike to love, or he'll suffer a "broken heart". The Rugrats eventually found Angelica's kitty, Fluffy, as Spike's potential date. But do dogs and cats really mix? Meanwhile, the grown-ups get ready for a Valentine's Day costume party. Chazz has rented a 1957 Chevy to go along with his costume. But there's one problem that none of the guys could figure out -- how to get the keys out of a locked car. In "Part 2", the Rugrats and the grown-ups are at the party. The grown-ups have fun at the party, while the Rugrats and the other little kids have fun in the playroom. In the playroom, the Rugrats make valentines. Chuckie makes one for his dad, but a little accident makes it a little more special. Phil makes one for Lil, but another girl has a crush on Phil. And Angelica & Susie

star 8.20
5 votes