The BEST Episodes of Rugrats

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 25, 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.

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

#2 - 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

#3 - Angelica's In Love

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 4, 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 8.79
52 votes
Writers: Chip Johannesson, Paul Germain
Chuckie Vs. The Potty

#4 - 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 8.76
91 votes
Writers: Joe Ansolabehere, Jon Greenberg
Day of The Potty

#5 - Day of The Potty

Season 8 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 13, 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 8.75
4 votes
The Old Country

#6 - The Old Country

Season 6 - Episode 22 - 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 8.50
6 votes
Acorn Nuts And Diapey Butts

#7 - Acorn Nuts And Diapey Butts

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 7, 2000

In Diaper Change, The gang goes to the Fall Festival to see the fall colors. In Fall Stinks, Tommy and the Rugrats give up Reptar for good?

star 8.43
7 votes
The Art Museum

#8 - The Art Museum

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 13, 1999

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

star 8.40
5 votes
The Family Tree

#9 - 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 First Cut

#10 - The First Cut

Season 5 - Episode 13 - 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 8.25
8 votes
Mother's Day

#11 - Mother's Day

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 9, 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 8.22
27 votes
Writers: Ali Marie Matheson, David Weiss, Jon Cooksey
The Wild Wild West

#12 - The Wild Wild West

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Aug 17, 1998

The Rugrats play "Cowboys & Indians", with Angelica playing ice cream thief after stealing coupons for free ice cream from an ice cream man.

star 8.20
5 votes
Beauty Contest

#13 - 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
Chuckie Grows

#14 - Chuckie Grows

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 16, 1998

It seems like it when Grandpa accidentally shrinks Chuckie's clothes in the wash, after Chuckie got dirty. Afterwards, Angelica decides to play off Chuckie by thinking that he's a giant and that he'll squash Angelica, the Rugrats and the grown-ups. In the end, this action costs Cynthia her right to have cappuccino; her miniature cappuccino machine was brought over so Stu can fix it.

star 8.00
5 votes
 Famous Babies

#15 - Famous Babies

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired May 13, 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 8.00
2 votes
Bow Wow Wedding Vows

#16 - Bow Wow Wedding Vows

Season 8 - Episode 40 - Aired Feb 5, 2002

Special:In this direct-to-video episode, Tommy notices that Spike is spending more time with Fifi and less time with him. According to Angelica, the two dogs are in love. At her insistence, the Rugrats give Spike and Fifi a wedding, as it is apparent that the dogs love each other and spending alot of time together. Later, the Rugrats celebrate Easter Nickelodeon style -- in a non-religious way; they hunt for Easter eggs. Meanwhile, Spike has a special surprise for Tommy in the shed -- puppies. Also, Chazz and Kira call on an expert to help plan their Easter brunch, while Didi is afraid that Stu is spending more time on his inventions and less time on her.

star 8.00
5 votes
Murmur On The Ornery Express

#17 - Murmur On The Ornery Express

Season 9 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 22, 2002

A Rugrats version of "Murder On The Orient Express."

star 8.00
5 votes
Ghost Story

#18 - Ghost Story

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 27, 1999

Stu & Didi arrange a camping party for the Rugrats. At night, the Rugrats tell a ghost story. Angelica starts it off, with the Rugrats adding on to it. However, when the Rugrats' contributions weren't even as remotely as scary, she constantly derails them, as she wanted the story to go her way.

star 8.00
2 votes
Silent Angelica

#19 - Silent Angelica

Season 6 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 7, 1999

So that Charlotte can conduct important business in peace, and so Drew & Stu can watch tennis, they tell Angelica that they'll buy a Cynthia Dream House and a mini sports car for her if she stays quiet. She ends up taking this "quiet" thing very seriously by not saying a peep, not even when the Rugrats pay a visit. Eventually, the Rugrats' racket ended up making her more angrier, with no way for her to vent her anger; also, her silence ended up affecting Charlotte's business deal, rather than helping it.

star 8.00
3 votes
Big Babies

#20 - Big Babies

Season 6 - Episode 34 - Aired Apr 14, 1999

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 8.00
2 votes
Chanukah

#21 - Chanukah

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 6, 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 7.94
34 votes
Directors: Raymie Muzquiz
Writers: David N. Weiss, J. David Stem
Baby Maybe

#22 - Baby Maybe

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 13, 1997

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 7.91
11 votes
Man of The House

#23 - Man of The House

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 12, 1998

When Stu goes on a vacation he tells Tommy that he is the man of the house now, and he has to watch over Didi and Dil while he's away.

star 7.90
10 votes
Visiting Aunt Miriam

#24 - Visiting Aunt Miriam

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 22, 1998

Aunt Miriam is back; this time, we're visiting her place, as she, Grandpa, and her friends play poker. The Rugrats become scared of the old ladies when one of them jokingly commented that Chuckie was good enough to eat, and when Miriam recruited Chuckie to become her "helper" (which was genuine, but the Rugrats felt different).

star 7.85
13 votes
Passover

#25 - Passover

Season 3 - Episode 51 - Aired May 29, 1994

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