T.V Series Review: Rugrats Season 2

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Rugrats Season 2 Summary

Season 2, Episode 1: Toy Palace/ Sand Ho!

Toy Palace: After wandering away from their fathers, Tommy and Chuckie unwittingly end up playing around in a closed toy store, which they never want to leave. However, they become terrified of an electronic gorilla toy named Thorg who wants eat and try to get a giant Reptar toy to help them.

Sand Ho!: Intrigued by Grandpa’s pirate story, the Rugrats play “pirates” themselves.

Season 2, Episode 2: Chuckie vs. Potty/ Together at Last

Chuckie vs. Potty: Chuckie has a difficult decision to make: spend the rest of his life in diapers, or learn to use the potty. A dream has his friends forcing him on the toilet, which inspires him to use the potty for the first time.

Together at Last: When Phil and Lil have a huge fight, Betty decides to separate them for a while and takes Lil to play with Tommy and Chuckie. Lil soon misses her brother and the three babies decide to head next door, not realizing Phil is doing the same thing.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Big House/ The Shot

The Big House: While Didi is running some errands, she leaves Tommy at a maximum-security daycare center. Desperate for freedom, Tommy contemplates escaping with help from the other babies there.

The Shot: Tommy is due to get a booster shot but soon worries about the shot after hearing Chuckie’s horror story about his, but in the end it is not as bad as he thought it was.

Season 2, Episode 4: Showdown at Teeter-Toter Gulch/ Mirrorland

Showdown at Teeter-Toter Gulch: Tommy and Chuckie match wits with Prudence, a.k.a. “The Junk Food Kid”, the local playground bully at a Wild-West-themed playground.

Mirrorland: Chuckie and Tommy decide to go through a mirror to see “Mirrorland” where “everything is the same, only different”, with Didi and Grandpa’s examination of various antiques making them believe they really did cross over.

Season 2, Episode 5: Angelica’s in Love/ Ice Cream Mountain

Angelica’s in Love: Angelica falls in love with Dean, a biker-type kid who is described as “a 4-year-old’s dream on a 5-year-old’s bike”. However, her heart is broken when he pledges his love to someone else: his mother.

Ice Cream Mountain: Stu and Drew intend to take the Rugrats out for ice cream, but when they pass “Fun Land”, a miniature golf course, they decide to stop to play a round of golf. While there, the Rugrats try to reach “Ice Cream Mountain”, a gargantuan sundae (not knowing it is made of plastic).

Season 2, Episode 6: Regarding Stuie/ Garage Sale

Regarding Stuie: Stu falls off the roof while attempting to install his new “Quack-O-Matic” weather vane. Suffering from a strange amnesia, Stu reverts to his childhood (as “Stuie”) and becomes one of the Rugrats. The babies have fun with Stuie for a while, but Tommy soon starts to miss his father which leads to him returning to his original self.

Garage Sale: To make room for some new stuff (including Stu’s new stereo), the Pickles sell their unwanted goods at their garage sale. However, thanks to the babies, they end up unintentionally selling everything in the house.

Season 2, Episode 7: Let There Be Light/ The Bank Trick

Let There Be Light: While working on the anti-gravity playpen (his latest invention), Stu blacks out the neighborhood. Being afraid of the dark and wondering where the light is hiding, the Rugrats look for the light in the most logical place: the fridge.

The Bank Trick: After ruining Grandpa’s chess game (being played by mail), Didi takes Tommy and Chuckie on her errands. While at the bank, Tommy and Chuckie wander around, looking for the “M&M machine” (the automated teller machine (ATM)), while inadvertently foiling a bank robbery by two crooks posing as bank examiners.

Season 2, Episode 8: Family Reunion/ Grandpa’s Date

Family Reunion: The Pickles family reunion is held in Iowa, hosted by Hugh Pickles and his wife, Dotti. While there, Angelica tells Tommy and the other babies that reunions are swap meets for babies, with the babies being swapped to different parents.

Grandpa’s Date: Grandpa’s night of watching ‘Lonely Space Vixens’ is ruined when after 40 years, his long-lost girlfriend named Morgana pays a visit to him. Lou, not wanting Morgana to know that he is a grandpa, rushes Tommy and Chuckie to bed early. Naturally, the babies try to figure out why and end up causing trouble with Stu’s mechanical couch. When Morgana finds out about the babies, she is delighted to know that Lou is a grandfather.

Season 2, Episode 9: No Bones About It/ Beach Blanket Babies

No Bones About It: Grandpa takes the Rugrats to the natural history museum. Later, the Rugrats dismantle a dinosaur while looking for a bone for Spike. Meanwhile, Grandpa locks horns with security chief Sally Payson, while rushing around the museum looking for the Rugrats.

Beach Blanket Babies: The Pickles and the Finsters go to the beach. Chuckie has a personal mission, which is to set free the “Sea Moneys” (Sea Monkeys) that his dad gave him.

Season 2, Episode 10: Reptar on Ice/ Family Feud

Reptar on Ice: After finding a lizard, which the Rugrats think is “Reptar’s baby”, they try to present it to him at “Reptar on Ice”, an “Ice Capades”–type show. The problem is that the actor playing Reptar is afraid of lizards—and is not too fond of children, either.

Family Feud: After a game of charades between the Pickles and the DeVilles ends up causing a huge argument, the families abruptly end their friendship and wage war, upsetting the babies. While Chas is caught in the crossfire, having to return everything the neighbors borrowed from each other as well as listen to their constant bickering, Tommy is upset as he is not allowed to play with Phil and Lil anymore.

Season 2, Episode 11: Superhero Chuckie/ The Dog Broomer

Superhero Chuckie: Chuckie thinks that he is really a superhero after seeing a taping of “Captain Blasto” (voiced by Adam West).

The Dog Broomer: The babies try to protect Spike from the “dog broomer” (a dog groomer.)

Season 2, Episode 12: Aunt Miriam/ The Inside Story

Aunt Miriam: Visiting Aunt Miriam (Andrea Martin) is mistaken for an evil alien by Tommy and Chuckie.

The Inside Story: After Chuckie swallows a watermelon seed, the babies are forced to shrink down with a laser beam and enter his body to retrieve it after Angelica tells them it will grow inside his stomach and explode. However, it turns out that the entire journey was a dream, and that the babies never shrunk down.

Season 2, Episode 13: A Visit from Lipschitz/ What the Big People Do

A Visit from Lipschitz: Dr. Lipschitz (Tony Jay), the famous child psychologist whose advice Didi always follows, visits the Pickles, but is not prepared for an encounter with the babies.

What the Big People Do: Tommy and Chuckie imagine their lives as adults, but realize later that it’s better to be young.

Season 2, Episode 14: The Santa Experience

After a traumatic Santa visit in the mall, the babies’ parents rent a cabin in the mountains in which to spend Christmas. Meanwhile, Chuckie is scared of Santa and wants to stop him from coming, while Angelica tries to right a wrong involving Phil and Lil’s toys and presents.

Season 2, Episode 15: Visitors from Outer Space/ The Case of the Missing Rugrat

Visitors from Outer Space: Tommy dreams that he and the other Rugrats are captured by aliens that resemble his parents and his grandfather. Angelica steals a planet-atomizing remote from Stuvon (Stu as an alien) and escapes with help from a talking fish. Meanwhile, the babies wander into the space ship’s control room and play with the controls, thinking that they are toys.

The Case of the Missing Rugrat: Grandpa uses his skills from working as a detective in the 1930s to look for Tommy after he winds up at the mansion home of two eccentric sisters

Season 2, Episode 16: Chuckie Loses His Glasses/ Chuckie Gets Skunked

Chuckie Loses His Glasses: Chuckie’s eyeglasses disappear during a game of hide-and-seek, and he has trouble finding his friends without them.

Chuckie Gets Skunked: A skunk sprays Chuckie, and both the grown-ups and babies try to do something about the terrible smell.

Season 2, Episode 17: Rebel Without a Teddy Bear/ Angelica with Magnificent

Rebel Without a Teddy Bear: When Tommy’s favorite stuffed lion plush gets filthy, Didi confiscates it to clean it. Tommy is greatly upset by this, thinking he will never see the stuffed animal again, and Angelica helps Tommy “go bad” to get what he wants.

Angelica with Magnificent: Angelica experiments with magic and Lil goes missing in the process. This leads to the belief that Angelica made Lil disappear.

Season 2, Episode 18: Meet the Carmichaels/ The Box

Meet the Carmichaels: New neighbors move in across the street from the Pickles, where Tommy helps the youngest member of the family, Susie (Cree Summer), find her room.

The Box: Stu buys a self-assembly theme-park toy for Tommy but finds it too complicated to build. Meanwhile, the babies quickly find something even more fun: the box that the toy came in.

Season 2, Episode 19: Down the Drain/ Let Them Eat Cake

Down the Drain: Tommy and Chuckie are afraid of being sucked down the drain, so they clog it in various ways to avoid having to take a bath.

Let Them Eat Cake: The gang attends a relative’s wedding, where Tommy and Chuckie seek cake

Season 2, Episode 20: The Seven Voyages of Cynthia/ My Friend Barney

The Seven Voyages of Cynthia: Tommy and Chuckie accidentally lose Angelica’s favorite doll, Cynthia, while Stu and Drew wash Drew’s boat. While Angelica holds a funeral for Cynthia, Spike manages to find the doll.

My Friend Barney:Chuckie has an imaginary friend named Barney.

Season 2, Episode 21: Finding Hubert/ Spike the Wonder Dog

Finding Hubert: The babies mistake a garbage truck for a monster that eats trash.

Spike the Wonder Dog: After watching a TV show about a superhero dog named “Oodles the Talking Poodle” the babies wish Spike can talk and be a superhero as well and they get their wish when Angelica fools them with her toy executive telephone into thinking Spike really can talk so she can make them steal cookies for her. But in the end it is Spike who truly saves the day.

Season 2, Episode 22: The Slide/ The Big Flush

The Slide: Chuckie is afraid to go down the playground slide after accidentally using a giant slide at a pizza place. After Angelica intimidates him, the babies consult Susie, and she trains Chuckie to be “the bestest slider in the whole wide park”.

The Big Flush: The babies mistake a swimming pool for a giant potty, and set out to try to find the flusher. Meanwhile, Stu is struggling to overcome his fear of diving.

Season 2, Episode 23: King Ten Pin/ Runaway Angelica

King Ten Pin: Grandpa competes in a bowling tournament, where Tommy and the others inadvertently help Grandpa win by exposing his bowling rival (Tom Bosley) as a cheater.

Runaway Angelica: Angelica runs away from home and hides in the Pickles’ backyard after being sent to her room for ruining her father’s office. She later realizes her mistake when it starts raining and she has to live in Spike’s doghouse, and thinks her father is happy that she ran away when in reality he is not.

Season 2, Episode 24: Game Show Didi/ Toys in the Attic

Game Show Didi: Didi appears on a TV game show, guest-starring Alex Trebek and Charles Nelson Reilly.

Toys in the Attic: Tommy and Angelica are left to stay with Didi’s parents for a weekend, where they discover toys (and some family history) in their attic.

Season 2, Episode 25: Driving Miss Angelica/ Susie vs. Angelica

Driving Miss Angelica: After Angelica saves Chuckie’s life from nearly being hit by a gang of big-wheelers, she takes advantage of the debt he owes to her by making him become her personal slave. Until she gets a taste of her own medicine at the end.

Susie vs. Angelica: When Susie attempts to defend the babies from Angelica, the two compete to see who is the best.

Season 2, Episode 26: Tooth or Dare/ Party Animals

Tooth or Dare: Angelica schemes to pull out and steal Chuckie’s teeth in order to get money from the tooth fairy.

Party Animals: The grown-ups throw a costume party, and the babies think that everybody’s costumes are real, including a man dressed as a baby, after they rub a magic lamp.

Rugrats Season 2 Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A fun Saturday morning cartoon following babies.

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