Season 3 Episode 13

Destination: Moon / Angelica's Birthday

Aired Daily 2:00 PM Dec 19, 1993 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • Goof: After we see Chuckie's rocket land on the trailer, there's a top view of the trailer but no rocket. Later, when the rocket is found on the  moon, its tip is white instead of red.

    • Goof: On the episode "Angelica's Birthday" right before Angelica jumps out of the playpen there is a scene where Lil is missing her bow.

    • Goof: On the episode "Destination: Moon" when the babies are piling up to enter the "spaceship" you can see Tommy on top of Lil on top of Phil on top of Chuckie. Yet in the next scene when the door opens Phil is now on top of Lil.

    • The Birthday Card Goof

      Angelica Pickles
      Birthday Girl Unless her Grandma came to the party (which is possibly not the case), there was no way that card would reach Angelica, as there was no street, city, state, or ZIP code on the envelope. Most importantly, there was also no stamp.

  • Quotes

    • Grandpa: Life sometimes gets better when you get old. And to think I was at Woodstock; those pesky kids sure made a racket, though. (Grandpa gets up to leave)
      Angelica: Where are you going, Grandpa?
      Grandpa: Let's just say it's part of getting old.

    • Lil: She won't push us around anymore!
      Phil: Or steal all our toys!
      Chuckie: Or make us wear those frilly panties! (the Rugrats stare at Chuckie) I don't want to talk about it.

    • Charlotte: It's her party and she can cry if she wants to.

    • Chuckie: You can't have any of those candies, Angelica; they're too dangerous for babies.
      Angelica: Why?
      Tommy: 'Cause we'll probably put them in our nose or something.

    • Chuckie: It may not seem much, Angelica, but it's our world and it's all we know.

    • Tommy: Your rocket went into outer space!
      Chuckie: I hate it when that happens.

    • Grandpa: We can get an old mattress, and an ice box, and it'll be just like the good old days!
      Stu: Whose good old days?

    • Tommy: There's only one thing I gotta say before we go out into the unknown -- no pushing.

    • Phil: Should I open the door now?
      Tommy: Make it so, number one!
      Phil: Huh?
      Tommy: Open the door.

    • Tommy: C'mon, Chuckie, it's just one small step.
      Chuckie: Looks more like one giant leap to me.

    • Tommy: Hey, look! Moon juice!
      Lil: Moon juice?
      Phil: (In a subdued, inquisitive tone) Fascinating.

    • Lil: Makes you look small.
      Phil: Like a baby or something.

    • Phil: In space, no one can hear you scream.

    • Tommy: This is Major Tom to Ground Control! Can you hear me?

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Tommy and Chuckie make a reference to Neil Armstrong's famous quote from when he landed on the moon.

    • Phil: In space, no one can hear you scream.
      This quote is a reference to the widely known tagline of the 1979 sci-fi/horror film, Alien.

    • There are visual scenes that are based on sci-fi films, like the way the light was shining on Tommy's helmet (from The Right Stuff (1983)), and Stu, Didi, and Grandpa entering the garage with a wall of light behind them (from Close Encounters of a Third Kind (1977)).

    • Tommy: Make it so, Number One.
      This is the same order Caption Picard often gave to Commander Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

    • Charlotte: It's her party and she can cry if she wants to.
      This is based on a song with the chorus verse "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to".

    • Tommy: This is Major Tom to ground control!
      This is from David Bowie's song "Ground Control to Major Tom."

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