The 20 Creepiest Rugrats Moments of All Time

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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.
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  • 1
    646 VOTES

    The Scariest Baby in the History of Rugrats

    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.

    646 votes
  • 2
    456 VOTES

    Chuckie Can't Separate Dreams from Reality

    Season 3, Episode 18 - "In the Dreamtime"

    You might not know it by its name, but "In The Dreamtime" is without a doubt the most infamous episode of Rugrats. In the episode, Chuckie is having trouble distinguishing between his dreams and reality. This results in a few really creepy scenes which include a talking version of Spike the dog, and of course the infamous "I'm not Stu!" scene that has become a viral sensation of its own on the Internet. For many people this is the #1 freakiest moment from Rugrats, and for very good reason.

    456 votes
  • 3
    499 VOTES

    Mr. Friend

    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?

    499 votes
  • 4
    461 VOTES

    The Monster Under Chuckie's Bed

    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.

    461 votes
  • 5
    300 VOTES

    The Babysitting Episode That Reminds You Of Scream

    Season 3, Episode 8 - "The Last Babysitter"

    If there was any one episode of Rugrats that could be compared to a horror movie, it's "The Last Babysitter." Seriously, even the name of the episode is creepy and ominous. If you don't recall this episode, it's the one where Tommy spends the night at the Carmichael house, where Susie's older sister Alisa is tasked with babysitting Tommy, Susie, her brother's Buster and Edwin, and Buster's friend Sticky. Although we know the events that unfold are all being fabricated by Buster and Sticky, they're still pretty creepy. Phone calls with no one on the other line, a rumbling coming from the basement - these are images that the kid version of you didn't need to have.

    300 votes
  • 6
    443 VOTES

    The Kid Who Was Sucked Down the Drain

    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.

    443 votes