Season 1
Rugrats S1 2017wide
The cover to the 2017 DVD release.
Original run: August 11, 1991 – May 24, 1992
# of episodes: 13 (25 segments)
DVD release: June 2, 2009 (manufacture-on-demand)
May 2, 2017 (wide retail)
Next season: 2
The following is a list of episodes from the first season of Rugrats.
Ep. # Image Title Original air date
(United States)
"Tommy's First Birthday" August 11, 1991
Stu and Didi strive to make Tommy's first birthday a memorable one. They did, but under the wrong circumstances. Meanwhile, Tommy wants to eat dog food so he can be just like Spike, eventually selling the other Rugrats on the idea.
2 Rugrats Barbecue Story "Barbeque Story" August 18, 1991
Tommy has received his "favouritest" present in the whole wide world – a ball. Angelica, who is always looking to spoil the babies' fun, takes the ball and tosses it into the next yard, resulting the babies risking life and limb looking for it.
Rugrats WTABIMS "Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup" August 18, 1991
Stu and Didi ended up taking Tommy to an important dinner at Chez Ennui with Mr. Mucklehoney (president of Mucklehoney Industries, a toy company), since Tiffany the babysitter (via telephone) and Grandpa have different plans (the babysitter's OTHER goldfish died and Grandpa was going bowling with a friend of his, Louise). Tommy, however, has plans of his own.
3 Rugrats At the Movies "At the Movies" August 25, 1991
Tommy wants to see Reptar, but the parents took him, and the other Rugrats, to the Westside Octoplex to see The Land Without Smiles (starring the Dummi Bears) instead. The Rugrats leave the Dummi Bears to go look for Reptar (showing at the same theater) leaving a path of destruction behind them.
Rugrats Slumber Party "Slumber Party" August 25, 1991
Angelica stays over with Tommy, but her desire for an open window left Tommy feeling ill.
4 Rugrats Baby Commercial "Baby Commercial" September 8, 1991
Betty talks about her trials and tribulations regarding placing Phil and Lil in a diaper commercial, in which the twins ad-lib rather than stick to the script.
Rugrats Little Dude "Little Dude" September 8, 1991
Didi takes Tommy to her workplace, a local high school, for use as a visual aid. When two teenage girls lose him, he gets down to exploring the campus, rugrat style!
5 Rugrats Beauty Contest "Beauty Contest" September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
Having desire for the Kingfisher 9000 (a top-of-the-line sports boat), Stu and Grandpa enter Tommy into a beauty contest by placing him in girl's clothes and a wig, and naming him "Tonya". But their main competitor is Angelica!
Rugrats Baseball "Baseball" September 15, 1991 (1991-09-15)
Using tickets Grandpa won in a radio contest, Stu and Grandpa take Tommy to the Grizzlies' baseball game, where they play the Boston Bombers. Tommy, however, was more interested in his balloon than the ball game. Tommy's balloon hunt helped make a very spectacular catch for Grizzlies player Bucky Majors.
6 Rugrats Ruthless Tommy "Ruthless Tommy" October 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
Being mistaken for the son of millionaire Ronald Thump, Tommy was kidnapped by some thugs, Bob and Mike, they find that kidnapping Tommy is more trouble that it was worth!
Rugrats Moose Country "Moose Country" October 6, 1991 (1991-10-06)
After hearing Grandpa's mythical story about a moose, the Rugrats go look for one.
7 Rugrats Grandpa's Teeth "Grandpa's Teeth" October 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)
At a picnic, Spike steals Grandpa's teeth, leading to a frantic search by Tommy and Chuckie. The war veterans were having a concert at the picnic, and Grandpa needed those teeth in order to play the trumpet properly.
Rugrats Momma Trauma "Momma Trauma" October 13, 1991 (1991-10-13)
When Tommy draws on the walls, Didi insists on taking him to a therapist, while there, he sneaks away and goes for an adventure around the office building, while Stu ends up being psychoanalyzed.
8 Rugrats Real or Robots "Real or Robots?" October 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
After seeing a Frankenstein-type horror flick, Tommy and Chuckie want to see if Stu is a human or a robot, Stu however, has a recurring sleepwalking dream, in which he's the host of a cooking show.
Rugrats Special Delivery "Special Delivery" October 20, 1991 (1991-10-20)
Stu orders a doll from his competitor Eggbert toys, called "Tina Trousers", and Angelica tells him the doll is his baby sister arriving in the mail, so Tommy sneaks out with the mailman to the post office.
9 Rugrats Candy Bar Creep Show "Candy Bar Creep Show" October 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)
The Pickles set up a haunted house for the neighborhood kids on Halloween. As treats, they pass out "Reptar Bars", which contain "chocolate, and nuts, and caramel, and green stuff". The Rugrats go to the haunted house to search for them, eventually scaring Angelica and Grandpa as well.
Rugrats Monster in the Garage "Monster in the Garage" October 27, 1991 (1991-10-27)
A rat goes around knocking stuff off the shelves in the garage and Stu places the blame on Spike, the Rugrats set out to prove Spike's innocence, after hearing Boris' story about the "dibbick" fighting off the monster with his "klobbermeister", the Rugrats go into the garage in search for this "monster".
10 Rugrats Weaning Tommy "Weaning Tommy" November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
On advice from Dr. Homer, Tommy's dentist, Stu and Didi take Tommy's bottles away, which makes him miserable.
Rugrats Incident in Aisle Seven "Incident in Aisle Seven" November 10, 1991 (1991-11-10)
Grandpa takes Tommy to the supermarket where Tommy makes a huge mess while looking for the new Reptar cereal.
11 Rugrats Touchdown Tommy "Touchdown Tommy" November 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)
While Didi and Betty go shopping, Stu and the guys babysit the Rugrats while the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Oilers duke it out on the gridiron in "Ultra Bowl XXXVII". Later, Grandpa gives Tommy a bottle of chocolate milk; Angelica, who normally thinks she's too old for baby bottles, fights Tommy over it, which sends the Rugrats into their own football game over the bottle.
Rugrats The Trial "The Trial" November 24, 1991 (1991-11-24)
Someone broke "Mr. Fluffles" Tommy's clown lamp, and Angelica wants to find out who so the Rugrats hold a mock trial.
12 Rugrats Fluffy vs Spike "Fluffy vs. Spike" December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)
Angelica brings Fluffy the cat to Tommy's house. Fluffy ended up making a mess of things, but Angelica blames Fluffy's crimes on Spike.
Rugrats Reptar's Revenge "Reptar's Revenge" December 8, 1991 (1991-12-08)
The Rugrats go looking for Reptar at the Sleazola Bros. fair. This Reptar, however, is a cereal addict named Leo.
13 Rugrats Graham Canyon "Graham Canyon" December 22, 1991 (1991-12-22)
The Pickles experience car trouble en route to the Grand Canyon. Eddie and Ace, a couple of crooked auto mechanics working at "Twin Cactus Auto Repair", try to make a simple, cheap thing more expensive, but Angelica and Tommy inadvertently stopped them from further damage while playing in a "canyon" of tires.
Rugrats Stu-Makers's Elves "Stu-Maker's Elves" December 22, 1991 (1991-12-22)
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 fetching the "Zippo-Glider", which Chuckie accidentally tossed into the basement.