Rugrats

Season 2 Episode 14

The Santa Experience

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Aired Daily 2:00 PM Dec 06, 1992 on Nickelodeon
9.1
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After Angelica finds out that Santa Claus is a fake she decides to take away Phil and Lil's presents. Meanwhile Tommy tries to convince Chuckie that Santa Claus isn't a scary man. The adults take them all for a trip in the mountains for Christmas and there is where the Christmas spirit strikes Angelica and she decides to give Phil and Lil back their presents so she won't get coal for Christmas. Chaz decides to dress up as Santa and when Chuckie sees him he loses his fear of Santa Claus.moreless

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  • Christmas Review #45

    9.0
    After Angelica finds out that Santa Claus is a fake she decides to take away Phil and Lil's presents. Meanwhile Tommy tries to convince Chuckie that Santa Claus isn't a scary man. The adults take them all for a trip in the mountains for Christmas and there is where the Christmas spirit strikes Angelica and she decides to give Phil and Lil back their presents so she won't get coal for Christmas. Chaz decides to dress up as Santa and when Chuckie sees him he loses his fear of Santa Claus. I thought that this was a superb Christmas episode of "Rugrats". It would have been excellent but Angelica ruined it. I hated how greedy and selfish Angelica was being in the first half of this Christmas special and I didn't like how she was behaving towards Santa Claus from the department store and I also didn't how she took Phil and Lil's presents so she can have them. I'm glad how she was trying to be nice and give Phil and Lil their presents back after she found out from Grandpa's story that Santa will give you a lump of coal if you're naughty. There were also some funny parts in this episode that made me laugh as well. But yeah, despite Angelica, this Christmas episode is enjoyable to watch. Overall, a superb Christmas episode of "Rugrats". 9/10moreless
  • Chuckie worst Santa experience

    10
    Christmas time Chuckie is nervous about meeting Santa.Angelica is the first person,to meet Santa.She asked for many things and start to pull out the beard telling that its fake.Chaz wants to hire an person to pretend to be Santa so Chuckie wont be afriad anymore.Angelica begin to take Lil and Phil prized possession so that way she could have it.Than she has one bad dream that she would get an lump of coal.Frighten Angelica tries to talked to Phil and Lil.Unfortunelly no suecess.Chuckie and Tommy,begin to make an trapped for Santa Clause.



    An ok episode but the music was nice.moreless
Jack Riley

Jack Riley

Stu Pickles

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

Charlotte Pickles/Elf

David Doyle

David Doyle

Louis Pickles

Phil Proctor

Phil Proctor

Howard DeVille

E. G. Daily

E. G. Daily

Tommy Pickles

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Drew Pickles/Chazz Finster/Dept. Store Santa

Tony Jay

Tony Jay

Dream Santa/Barney

Recurring Role

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Announcer/Clerk/Real Santa

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • At the end of the episode, Angelica gets a present and a lump of coal. Usually nice kids get presents and naughty kids just get a lump of coal.

    • Goof: When Phil and Lil first recieve their presents at the end, the packages are red and orange. But after Santa leaves and the twins exchange their gifts, the packages are now blue and purple.

    • Goof: At dinner, Stu says, "Aww. Isn't that cute?" regarding the babies yawning. He says it before they yawn!

    • Goof: The title on the songsheet everyone was singing read "Deck the Malls".

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Angelica: What a great house! I wonder if there's a car in the attached garage? (She looks in the garage and sees a lump of coal and gasps)
      Didi: Angelica, is that a lump of coal?
      (Angelica says nothing)

    • (Chazz and Drew are thinking of how to make Angelica and Chuckie's Christmas better).
      Both: (In unison) Hey, I got an idea!
      Chazz: No-no, you go first.
      Drew: No, you.
      Chazz: OK, I was thinking. Why don't I dress up as Santa and come down the chimney on Christmas Eve? The kids will hear me, wake up, come downstairs and get a "guh-limpse" of Old St. Nick!
      Drew: Well that's exactly what I was thinking.
      Chazz: You were?
      Drew: Yeah. (Chuckles) Of course, we wouldn't actually have YOU as Santa; we get a professional.
      Chazz: What's wrong with me? I'm a GOOD actor! Remember our fourth grade play? I got the title role in "Wind in the Willows!"
      Drew: Chazz, you were a tree!
      Chazz: I was the WILLOW!
      Drew: Forget it, Chazz. I'm hiring a professional.

    • (Didi and Betty are trying to find a Christmas tree)
      Betty: How about this one? (Points to a tree)
      Didi: Too small
      Betty: How about that one? (Points to another tree)
      Didi: Umm, not enough branches in the back
      Betty: Come on, Deed, a tree's a tree! Just pick one!
      Didi: That's it! (They go over to another tree) It's exactly the right size, and the perfect shape! Isn't it cute?
      Betty: Good choice, Deed. Now, stand back! (Gets ready to chop the tree down)
      Didi: What are you doing!?
      Betty: I'm gonna chop it down!
      Didi: Stands in front of the tree) Oh no you don't! Not this tree!
      (Betty rolls her eyes)

    • (Angelica's dreaming it's Christmas morning; she opens all her presents only to find piles of coal in each package)
      Angelica: Coal? COAL? Coal coal coal! It can't be! It just CAN'T be! Santa's just a smelly old guy in red pajamas. There's just no WAY he could've known!
      Dream Santa: (appearing behind Angelica; we don't see his face) Oh-ho, but I DO! I know everything. Phil got a new Reptar doll. Lil got a new coloring book. And what did YOU get? (laughs evilly as he pours a sackful of coal on Angelica)
      Angelica: NO!!! (wakes up)

    • Drew: Wouldn't you know it? The guy I hired to play Santa can't make it.
      (pause as they remember Santa just left)
      Chazz: Drew, who was that?

    • Santa Claus: You know, sometimes trying to be good is just as important as being good in the first place.

    • Angelica: It all started when the first present was given by the Pilgrims a long, long time ago, after that everybody started giving presents, even the Easter Bunny started giving until Santa slapped him with a lawsuit.

    • Stevens: (talks to Drew on the phone as he serves himself milk and cookies) Mr. Pickles? This is Barney Stevens of the Santa experience. I-I-I'm callin' from my car phone. You see, my car skidded off the road, and I'm not gonna be able to make it tonight to do the Santa thing. Ca-Can we reschedule? Mr. Pickles?
      Drew: (on phone, very furious) WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T MAKE IT?!!
      Stevens: (hangs up) I hate Christmas!
      (he frustratedly sits down, pointing his feet at the home audience)

    • Charlotte: (On the phone) Take that out and replace it with a Santa Claus...I mean a sanity clause!

    • Charlotte: Well, it is Christmas, the season of love and joy. I don't care Jonathan! We gotta crush the competition and we gotta crush them now!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Angelica: Merry Christmas. (gives Phil and Lil back their prized possessions)
      Phil and Lil trading their prized possessions to Angelica for gifts for each other and getting them back from Angelica is similar to the classic story The Gift of the Magi where two lovers sell their prized possessions to get gifts that are things to enhance the stuff they just sold. A similar premise occured with Ernie and Bert trading their prized possessions to Mr. Hooper for gifts for each other and getting them back from Mr. Hooper in the 1978 special Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.

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