"An apple a day keeps the children at bay."
―The slogan for Golden Apple Day Care

"The Big House" is the first segment of the sixteenth episode of Rugrats.


While Didi is doing some errands, she leaves Tommy at a maximum-security day care center. Desperate for freedom, Tommy plans an escape.


  • This episode is considered the blueprint to what would become Paul Germain's later work for Disney's Recess.
  • Wiseguy's shirt and overalls look like Super Mario's.

Home video releases

  • Rugrats: The Best of Season 2
  • Rugrats: Season 2
"Gee, this is harder than I thought."
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