Even though the Rugrats would have gone down in quality by alot by the late 90's until its end in 2004, there were a lot of episodes from the first half of the 90's that ranged from good to great. Rugrats was simultaneously funny and relatable, despite having some aspects of the show that felt pretty ludicrous. When I was a kid, I especially related to Chuckie since like him, I'm a redhead with glasses that was phobic about so many things (though I'm not nearly as phobic as I used to be as of writing this). It should probably go without saying that Angelica is the prime example of a bitch, as she was horrible to Tommy and his pals.
Even with the show's generally light-hearted nature, Rugrats was even capable of moving someone to tears, since even today, the "Mother's Day" episode still makes me squirt tears near the end.
I wish either Netflix would have all the episodes available to watch or if Nickelodeon would release official DVDs of the show.
During the 90's Nickelodean started showing what they called Nicktoons. They had shows that came on besides say, Ren and Stimpy and the classic Merry Melodies. Of the shows that stand out during this time period are Doug, AHHHH! Real Monsters, Rocko's Modern Life, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold, Catdog, Rocket Power, and The Wild Thornberrys. Of all the Nicktoons of the 90's, however, none saw success quite like Rugrats. It went on to become Nickelodean's second longest running … more