The babies who grew up watching the classic cartoon “Rugrats” are now full-blown adults. Wild, right? The show, which is approaching its 30th anniversary, is a reminder that while we wish we could all remain babies running around in diapers playing in the sandbox, we all inevitably grow up.
This award-winning show was a personal favorite and was pretty educational about different cultures and holidays. When you find yourself re-watching the show (as I will be), you will find yourself noticing things you wouldn’t have as a little kid. Here are a few points to get you thinking.
The Kids Were Adventurous and Extremely Well-Traveled
These babies traveled to more places in the shows nine seasons than many people would ever dream of going. While many of their trips were featured in movies that came later, they managed to get lost at sea, explore the jungle, and even visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
They could play amongst the slots in Las Vegas, and naturally, chaos and hijinks ensue wherever they go. Their travels and mishaps brought them to meet other characters from the Nickelodeon universe, like the Thornberry family from The Wild Thornberrys.
The Show Taught Little Kids to Trust Their Gut Feelings
These babies had a level of intelligence that surely would have gone over my head as a toddler. Tommy, Chuckie, and even Angelica were able to pick up on shady people around them and even intervene as much as a baby really can. The program taught kids about identifying bullies and ultimately not accepting behavior that wasn’t in their best interest.
They were even able to break up a wedding because they didn’t like the vibes they got from the bride. Whoever said that little kids don’t understand what’s going on in their lives has clearly never watched this show!