Graveyard Shift The 25 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time  

Chris Abraham
6.8k votes 967 voters 142.7k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up the Rugrats episodes that scared you the most.

For a show that was supposed to be for children, Rugrats had almost too many creepy moments to count. Between the monsters, Stu's demented inventions, and Angelica's stories, the series is full of WTF moments that scared us as kids. When you think about how Rugrats is told through the perspective of young children, it's not hard to see why the show was so dark at times. Dust bunnies weren't just dust, but killer monsters who dragged you away when you least expected it. A visit from your old Aunt Miriam was like being visited by an alien, and using the toilet was like being sent to the electric chair. This list showcases the darkest moments in the history of Rugrats, as well as any other scary or creepy episodes that left an impact on us as children of the '90s.
1 488 VOTES

Mr. Friend

Mr. Friend is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time
Photo: via Twitter

Season 3, Episode 11 - "Mr. Friend"

Some of Stu's other demented toys make appearances on this list, but Mr. Friend takes the cake when it comes to the creepy toys in this series. The babies mistakenly refer to him as "Mr. Fiend," but it turns out it's for good reason. The doll terrorizes the Rugrats for a while, until they finally get rid of the doll by getting it to walk into the streets. Just when they think their nightmare is over they realize that all the other Mr. Friend dolls have been activated in the basement, and soon they are faced with an army of robot clowns that seem hell-bent on hurting them. Once all the dolls are defeated, Didi tells Stu that maybe the world wasn't meant for Mr. Friend. Understatement of the century?

401 87
Was this scary?
2 568 VOTES

The Scariest Baby in the History of Rugrats

The Scariest Baby in the Histo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time
Photo: via Pinterest

Season 3, Episode 21 - "Angelica's Worst Nightmare"

When Angelica finds out her parents are having another baby, the only-child in her begins to panic at the thought of sharing attention with a younger sibling. After feeling ignored the whole episode, she finally has a nightmare where the new baby is born, and he is freaking terrifying.

First of all, the baby speaks in a man's voice,  which is disturbing on several levels. After he tells Angelica that everything belongs to him now, he begins to chase her around the house. Despite hiding in the closet she cannot escape this giant baby, making for one of the freakiest scenes in the history of the show.

457 111
Was this scary?
3 381 VOTES

The Monster Under Chuckie's Bed

The Monster Under Chuckie'... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time
Photo: via Twitter

Season 3, Episode 16 - "Under Chuckie's Bed"

Ever heard of Barnaby Jones? According to Angelica, he was a kid who was eaten by the monster under his bed after being lured with the promise of ice cream. In "Under Chuckie's Bed" we are presented with a monster that talks to Chuckie, and I'll bet anything that after over 20 years, you still remember his creepy voice. This was the episode that made you scared to stick your hand over the side of your bed at night, and even though the "monster" turned out to be a sweater, the damage to your mind was done.

313 68
Was this scary?
4 406 VOTES

The Kid Who Was Sucked Down the Drain

The Kid Who Was Sucked Down th... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time
Photo: via Reddit

Season 2, Episode 19 - "Down the Drain"

As Angelica tells Tommy and Chuckie, there was once a boy who lived only a couple streets down from where the Pickles lived. He always ate his vegetables and behaved himself, but one night was sucked down the drain while he was taking a bath. The scene depicts the boy struggling to swim away from the current in his tub, as the drain morphs into a freakish monster that sucks him into the abyss. The story left Tommy and Chuckie horrified to take a bath, and maybe some of us too.

325 81
Was this scary?