Season 4 Episode 2

Mother's Day

Aired Daily 2:00 PM May 09, 1997 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Special: The Rugrats find presents for their mother, but ended up trying to find Chuckie a mother, as he didn't have one. The answers for this mystery are in a special box, which Chazz doesn't want Chuckie to see. Meanwhile, Stu works on his present for Didi -- a robot that uses "Clapper" technology and used to automatically cook AND serve a person's meal, as well as clean the house (like his other inventions, it went haywire), Betty uses a computer to collect her thoughts on being a mother of twins (using these thoughts to reprogram Stu's robot, it overloaded the computer), Didi takes Minka to the International House of Mud for a mud bath (Minka doesn't like bathing with strangers, and you can get all the mud you want at home for free), and Angelica builds a statue of herself using macaroni, gum, and glue (Chuckie broke it).moreless

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  • This relly did make me cry

    I feel relly bad for chuckey.He has no mom and today he finds out that his mom deid when he was relly relly little.After wachting this ep I want to run up to my mom and kiss her.I so glad I still have my mummy but this ep was very unhappy.The pome and the end made me up in tears.It was so betiful.Good thing chuckey has friends that can cheer him up.moreless
  • Chuckie Mother Days Blues

    Its mother days and everyone is doing something special for their mother.Chuckie however doesn't remembered his mother or knows if he has one of course.Feeling left out,Tommy,Phil and Lil start to help him to find him an mother and try to see who is perfect for his mother.After Angelic sent them toward the closet.Tommy concluded that his father can be his mother.Since his father,acts liked an mother.So he went looking for an gift.When he found an picture of an woman.Who is really his mother.So his dad told him that woman in the picture is his mother.Yeah and Chuckie was happy to know that he still had his mom.But his mother is watching over him and is everywhere.It made me cry this episode.I mean Chuckie only knew his mom when he was just born.It was sad that she died.moreless
Jack Riley

Jack Riley

Stu Pickles

Joe Alaskey

Joe Alaskey

Louis Pickles 1997-

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Charlotte Pickles

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Suzie Carmichael

David Doyle

David Doyle

Louis Pickles (1991-1997)

Phil Proctor

Phil Proctor

Howard DeVille

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: There is a scene on this episode when Betty puts her hands on her waist. If you looking carefully you can see that one of her hands are backwards.

    • Goof: When the babies are in the closet Phil pulls a band aid off his arm. Yet this band aid wasn't seen earlier in the episode.

    • Goof: When Chuckie was standing on the wastebasket "hugging" the dresser's dummy, the smiley face was frowning (if the wastebasket was turned right-side up). Later, when he was running from Lil, he tripped and got his head into the wastebasket, but it had a smiley face with a smile on it, instead.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Computer: Warning! Warning! System Overload! System Overload!
      Betty: Now you know how I feel Cupcake.

    • A Poem to Chuckie (From His Mother)

      My Sweet Little Chuckie ~
      Though I must leave you behind me,

      This poem will tell you where you always can find me.

      When a gentle wind blows, that's my hand on your face.

      And when the tree gives you shade, that's my sheltering embrace.

      When the sun gives you freckles, that's me tickling my boy.

      When the rain wets your hair, those are my tears of joy.

      When the long grass enfolds you, that's me holding you tight.

      When the Whippoorwill sings, that's me whispering, "Night,night".

    • Betty: Well, even Edison had his off days. Of course, he made things that are useful.

    • Stu: Deed, get ready for the ultimate breakfast in bed.
      Betty: But Stu, it's practically lunchtime.
      Stu: I had a few technical difficulties.

    • Didi: The last time we found something we both liked was a troll costume I wore for my 3rd grade pagent. Actually, I hated that.

    • Angelica: If you knowed anything, you use macaroni to make art!

    • Tommy: I remember the first time I saw my mom. I think I was in a fishy tank or somepin. It seemed like nobody knowed I was there, and it was scary. Then my mom came. I don't think I even knowed she was my mom then. But when she held my hand, I didn't feel scared anymore. As long as I was there she never let go.

    • Tommy: We gots to find Chuckie a mom.

  • NOTES (1)

    • There are 2 versions of this episode in the US - one version ends with a picture of a flower and a caption reading "Happy Mother's Day"; another version has the butterfly flying slow, then slowly flying backwards before fading to black. This later version is used by Nick during out-of-season showings of this episode, especially when Rugrats In Paris was released.


    • The episode starts off immediately with a scene of oddly-shaped macaroni floating in space (the raw materials used to make Angelica's statue), set to the tune of Johann Strauss' Blue Danube Waltz (1866). This is, more or less, taken from Stanley Kubrick's landmark 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey. A similar scene also started off the second part of this episode, after the commercial break.

    • The glue used for Angelica's statue was "Wilbur's Moo Glue", with a picture of a horse on the bottle. First of all, long ago, dead horses were used to make glue, Second of all, the glue was named after Wilbur Post, the owner of the famous talking TV horse, Mr. Ed. Wilbur was played by Alan Young; Mr. Ed was voiced by Allen "Rocky" Lane.