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List of the best Rugrats episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Rugrats episodes of all time are. Fans of Rugrats are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Episodes include everything from "Chuckie's New Shirt" to "Visitors From Outer Space." What is the best Rugrats episode of all time? Look below and find out which episodes from every season feature a birthday party, that little dude, Angelica, or mirrorland. 
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A Rugrats Passover is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
A Rugrats Passover 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 ...more

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Little Dude is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Little Dude Sep 08 1991 Didi takes Tommy to her workplace-the local high school, for a visual aid. But When Tommy gets free and roams around campus-he becomes friends with a rebellious biker.

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Ice Cream Mountain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Ice Cream Mountain Oct 04 1992 Stu and Drew decide to play golf on an impossible course to win. Angelica says that if they win they get ice cream, so in the end the rugrats help them win and they get ice cream after all.

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Mother's Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Mother's Day May 09 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 ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Vacation May 29 1997 Special: In this episode, the Pickles, Finsters & DeVilles journey to the notorious gaming capitol of the world, Las Vegas (the babies call it ""Slots Vegas""). At a ...more

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Chuckie's Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Chuckie's Wonderful Life Jan 13 1994 When Chuckie accidently gives Angelica his father's Latvian Polka Dances CD (using it as a toy), Chuckie, who wishes he weren't born, has a chance to see what would be of the world if it weren't ...more

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Meet The Carmichaels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Meet The Carmichaels Jan 10 1993 New neighbors the Carmichael's come to town and the Pickles help them get settled in. There Tommy meets all the kids: Alisa, Buster, Edwin, and Susie Carmichael. Susie tells Tommy all about her ...more

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Mirrorland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Mirrorland Sep 27 1992 Phil and Lil tell Tommy and Chuckie that there's a world behind the mirror, so Tommy and Chuckie explore it. The world is the complete opposite of their world, but when it gets to scary they ...more

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Home Movies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Home Movies Dec 05 1993 Angelica uses her mother's vanishing cream (thinking it can make people ""invisible"") on herself and Tommy and Chuckie, but she wants to be noticed later on.

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Angelica Breaks a Leg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Angelica Breaks a Leg Nov 07 1993 Charlotte and Drew go on a power rafting trip. Angelica has to stay with Uncle Stu and Aunt Didi. She gets mad for not giving her attiention, so she fakes breaking a leg. It drives Stu and Didi ...more

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Tommy's First Birthday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Tommy's First Birthday Aug 11 1991 In this episode we meet Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, Grandpa, and the rest of the gang for the first time at Tommy's birthday party. After Stu gives tommy a flying saucer for his ...more

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The Shot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Shot Sep 20 1992 Tommy tells the babies that he's going to get his booster shot, but when Chuckie warns Tommy what it is he becomes scared and tries to avoid from getting it.

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Touchdown Tommy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
xanderfunk03 added Touchdown Tommy Mar 29 1992 Grandpa tells the kids that there was a moose once living in the backyard and he saw it. The babies, not knowing that it wasn't a moose, go exploring in the jungle of their backyard that has ...more

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Chuckie Gets Skunked is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Chuckie Gets Skunked Dec 20 1992 The adults are trying to catch a skunk and Tommy and Chuckie join the hunt and Chuckie ends up being skunked. The babies and grown ups try everything to get rid of the smell, but the real cure ...more

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The Big Flush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Big Flush Mar 28 1993 The Big Flush The Pickles & De Villes go to an indoor swimming pool, and the babies, convinced that it's a giant toilet, try to flush it by jumping on the diving board; and Stu must face his ...more

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The Bank Trick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Bank Trick Oct 18 1992 Didi needs to go to the bank to run her errands. So in the meanwhile Tommy and Chuckie raid the bank looking for M's. Instead they cause havok and help the police catch two notorious criminals.

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Chuckie Loses His Glasses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Chuckie Loses His Glasses Dec 20 1992 Angelica plays a hide and seek game with the babies, but its all a plan to steal Chuckie's glasses. Chuckie tries to look for them but he can't see so he tries to find his ...more

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Beach Blanket Babies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Beach Blanket Babies Nov 01 1992 All The Rugrats go to the beach and Chuckie brings the sea monkeys from his house.Chuckie and Tommy can't lift the cooler. So, they wait for the cooler to be empty and then bring it back and ...more

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Visitors From Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Visitors From Outer Space Dec 13 1992 Angelica and the babies were kidnapped by an alien ship and found out about their Parents. They were aliens, including Grandpa! Tommy and The babies search a way to get out and meet a dude that ...more

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Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Family Feud Nov 08 1992 After Tommy, Phil and Lil's parents get in a big fight Chuckie's dad tries to make them the best of friends again. If he fails Tommy and Chuckie will never see Phil and Lil again!

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Babies In Toyland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
austin-jones added Babies In Toyland Dec 09 2002 Special:60 minutes long (or 2 30-minute parts, depending on where you watch it), this will be the Rugrats' second Christmas special, and the fourth special for the holiday season. In this ...more

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The Sky Is Falling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Sky Is Falling May 08 1994 Following Angelica's story on ""The End of the World"" (which previously happened 2 years before), the Rugrats prepare for the falling sky, and its aftermath (Angelica ...more

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The 'Lympics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The 'Lympics Sep 06 1997 Angelica's babies and Timmy McNulty's brothers compete in various athletic activities for the grand prize -- each other's gold medals.

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Finsterella is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Finsterella Season 16 Episode 4: The new family of Finsters at home. After reading "Cinderella", Angelica tells Chuckie that he may have a mean step mommy.

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Let Them Eat Cake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Let Them Eat Cake Feb 07 1993 Didi's half brother, Ben, gets married. All Tommy and Chuckie can think about is the fact that they'll get cake after the ceremony. Things take a turn for the worst, though, when Elaine, Ben's ...more

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Stu-Makers' Elves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Stu-Makers' Elves May 24 1992 Stu has received an order from Mucklehoney Industries for 15,000 ""Patty Pants"" dolls. However, he is having trouble with the machine. Tommy and Chuckie fixed it while ...more

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Regarding Stuie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Regarding Stuie Oct 11 1992 Tommy tells the babies that he's going to get his booster shot, but when Chuckie warns Tommy what it is he becomes scared and tries to avoid from getting it.

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Angelica Orders Out/Let it Sno... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Angelica Orders Out/Let it Snow Season 12 Episode 9: Posing as her mother, Angelica racks up a gigantic bill at Zippy's Snappy Home Delivery Deli. / After the Pickles decorate their house for their annual Christmas card photo(in August), the babies get confused and think it's actually Christmas.

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My Friend Barney is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
My Friend Barney Mar 14 1993 Chuckie introduces his imaginary friend, Barney (who looks just like Chuckie, according to Chuckie), to the other Rugrats, but becomes concerned when Barney ""oversteps his ...more

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Runaway Reptar (Pt. 1)/Runaway... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Runaway Reptar (Pt. 1)/Runaway Reptar (Pt. 2) Season 6 Episode 19: Angelica, the babies, and Susie's family all head to the drive-in to catch the latest Reptar movie, "Reptar VS. Evil Reptar."

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Down the Drain/Let Them Eat Ca... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Down the Drain/Let Them Eat Cake Season 7 Episode 3: Tommy and Chuckie develop a terrible fear of going down the bath tub drain. When Didi's younger brother Ben gets married, Tommy and Chuckie become enthralled by the multi-tiered wedding cake.

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Grandpa?s Bad Bug/Lady Luck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Grandpa?s Bad Bug/Lady Luck Season 5 Episode 2: The Rugrats think that Lou ate a bug and try several home remedies to cure him. / Grandpa Lou brings the Rugrats to a bingo game at a Senior Center.

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The Magic Baby/Dil We Meet Aga... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Magic Baby/Dil We Meet Again Season 14 Episode 2: After Grandpa Lou tells the Rugrats the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, they become convinced that Dil has eaten some magic beans and that he now possesses powers. / The babies believe they have turned Dil into a watermelon.

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Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelic... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Dust Bunnies/Educating Angelica Season 12 Episode 7: It's time for Spring cleaning and the Rugrats are concerned about Didi's quest to get rid of the dust bunnies. / Angelica is sent to a new age preschool and the teachers tell her parents that Angelica has "sharing issues".

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Angelica Nose Best/The Pirate ... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Angelica Nose Best/The Pirate Light Season 12 Episode 10: Angelica develops a guilty conscience after waking up with a swollen nose. / Thinking that the pilot light is a "pirate light" that keeps pirates away from their house, the babies wage war on a hapless repair man whom they assume is a pirate.

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The Family Tree is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Family Tree Season 5 Episode 12: In the prequel to Rugrats: The Movie, Chas is working on his family tree. Tommy and Chuckie decide that they're from the same tree and decide that they're really brothers.

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Man of the House/A Whole New S... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Man of the House/A Whole New Stu Season 8 Episode 5: Stu has to go out of town and Tommy overhears that he must now be the "Man of the House".Tommy is feeling neglected by Stu and wishes for a different Dad.

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Reptar on Ice/Family Feud is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Reptar on Ice/Family Feud Season 8 Episode 3: The rugrats find a little lizard and immediately assume that it must be the baby of Reptar, the dinosaur character they so adore. The Pickles and the DeVilles stop talking after a game of charades and the rugrats set out to reunite the two families.

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The Last Babysitter/Sour Pickl... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Last Babysitter/Sour Pickles Season 3 Episode 8: When Susie's teenage sister Alisa baby-sits Susie and Tommy for the first time, Tommy and Susie suspect there are monsters loose in the house. / Grandpa tells Angelica and Tommy about Stu and Drew's babyhood.

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The Baby Vanishes/Farewell, My... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Baby Vanishes/Farewell, My Friend Season 3 Episode 6: Angelica puts "vanishing cream" on Tommy and Chuckie and pretends she can't see them in order to get them to sneak desserts for her. / After yet another wild adventure, Chuckie decides that Tommy plays too rough.

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A Visit from Lipschitz/What th... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
A Visit from Lipschitz/What the Big People Do Season 4 Episode 1: Didi meets the world famous child care expert, Dr. Lipschitz, at a book signing and promptly invites him home for dinner. The rugrats fantasize about what it would be like to be adults.

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The Santa Experience is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Santa Experience Season 4 Episode 2: The families escape to a mountain cabin in search of "the perfect Christmas". Things get a little crazy when Tommy and Chuckie lay traps for Santa and Chuckie's dad dresses up as Santa and tries to squeeze his way down the chimney.

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Raising Dil/No Naps is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Raising Dil/No Naps Season 6 Episode 3: Angelica has the babies convinced that Didi and Stu might take Dil back to the baby store because he is dumb. / Dil isn't sleeping through the night and it's wreaking havoc on Tommy.

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Partners In Crime/Thumb's ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Partners In Crime/Thumb's Up Season 7 Episode 5: When Angelica is forbidden to eat sweets at the park, she "kidnaps" Dil in her little car, and uses him to grab cookies from other parties, until the Rugrats chase after them, wanting to rescue Dil from a life of "crime.

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The Ransom of Cynthia/Turtle R... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
The Ransom of Cynthia/Turtle Recall Season 12 Episode 8: Angelica schemes to get candy from the babies by pretending that her doll Cynthia had been "kidlapped". / The babies run amok in a department store, trying to return a turtle to it's "daddy" in another part of the store.

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He Saw, She Saw/Piggy's Pi... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
He Saw, She Saw/Piggy's Pizza Palace Season 5 Episode 5: Chuckie falls for Emma, a little girl playing by herself at the park. / A Rugrats romp set at Piggy's Pizza Palace, a Chuck E. Cheese-type restaurant/arcade.

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Family Reunion/Grandpa's D... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Family Reunion/Grandpa's Date Season 9 Episode 8: En route to the Pickles family reunion, Angelica explains to Tommy that all parents give their children away to other parents at family reunions. Stu and Didi leave Tommy and Chuckie with Grandpa Lou for a night.

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Babies in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
Babies in Toyland Season 19 Episode 8: The Rugrats discover that Christmas means more than just presents and tradition when they find themselves stranded in the Stu-inspired displays at a Christmas party.

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All's Well That Pretends W... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
All's Well That Pretends Well/Big Babies Season 15 Episode 1: Angelica is determined to cover up her cold so she can go to the Cirque Du Dummi Bear with the other kids. / The babies decide to initiate Dil into the world of "big babies."

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All Growed Up (Hour Special) is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rugrats Episodes of All Time
All Growed Up (Hour Special) Season 8 Episode 17: Tommy Pickles and his pint-sized pals discover magic, danger and great comic adventure in a world we often take for granted. Tommy is joined by the twins Phil and Lil DeVille, his best friend Chuckie and Angelica, his three yea