The #2 longest running and second most Popular animated Nickelodeon series ever behind Spongebob Squarepants. The fearless leader of the Rugrats is Tommy Pickles, a resourceful baby who hides a plastic screwdriver in his diaper so that they can leave the pen. His best friend was Chuckie Finster, a fearful, red-haired toddler who reluctantly agreed to venture out into the open, unsafe areas of the house. There were also the twins Phil and Lil who were always ready for any new challenge. and a hard shag
Leaving the safety of their own playpen, the children would explore their surroundings and try to make sense out of what the adults are doing. Some of the most interesting characters were the parents and Tommy and Angelica's grandfather who would always fall asleep when taking care of the children. The parents' comments are so genuine that they bring a sense of reality to the show. Even the parents had different lives, with Chuckie's widowed father, and Angelica's loving father and busy mother.

In 1998, the Rugrats came out with a movie in which Tommy got a baby brother, Dil. In 2000, the Rugrats traveled to Paris and Chuckie's widowed father remarried. Chuckie got a stepsister, Kimi, and the Rugrats adventures continued until they gained a spin-off series, "All Grown Up", where you see what the babies were like when they became teenagers.