Season 1 Episode 11

Touchdown Tommy / The Trial

Aired Daily 2:00 PM Mar 29, 1992 on Nickelodeon
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Touchdown Tommy: While Didi and Betty go shopping, Stu and the guys babysit the Rugrats while watching the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans, see note below) duke it out on the gridiron in "Ultra Bowl XXXVII". Later, Grandpa gives Tommy a bottle of chocolate milk; Angelica, who normally thinks she's too old for baby bottles, fights Tommy over it. The Trial: Someone broke "Mr. Fluffles" (Angelica calls it "Mr. Fluffle-Luffles"), Tommy's clown lamp, and Tommy wants to find out who. The fingerpointing, however, eventually points back to Angelica.


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    • TRIVIA (5)

      • This is the first appearance of Tommy's theme cry effect, in two episodes.

      • Goof: Stu is holding some helmets when he says, "And best of all, each kid gets one". But in the next shot, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and Angelica are already wearing helmets while the dads leave to go to the TV.

      • Goof: When Tommy said the last lines of this episode look closely. When he says those words, he was wearing his "Judge's Robe". When we do a panoramic shot of the room, note that he wasn't wearing a robe.

      • Goof: In the episode "Touchdown Tommy", when the dads are shown on the couch, look closely and you'll see that there are chocolate stains on the wall (from Tommy's bottle). But Tommy hasn't gotten his bottle yet. Oops that wasn't supposed to happen.

      • In "Touchdown Tommy" Chick Hearn was one of the commentators. In real life he is the commentator for the L.A. Lakers.

    • QUOTES (13)

      • Tommy: Well... we don't know who broked the lamp, but we do know who did not broked the lamp. Phil and Lil couldn't have done it, on account as they were playing on the other side of the room. Chuckie couldn't have done it because his head was hiding under a pillow. Angelica couldn't have done it because she was taking her afternoon nap. And I couldn't have done it because... hey... wait a minute! Angelica! Didn't you already take a nap today before you came over?
        Angelica: Uhh... I... I took two naps today!
        Phil: But, Angelica! If you were taking your nap, how did you know how fast we ring round the Rosied?
        Angelica: Well... I...
        Lil: And how did you know we knocked the lamp when we ran by?
        Chuckie: And how'd you know... all the other stuff you knowed?
        Angelica: I.... I....
        Tommy: Angelica did it? You mean... you broke my lamp?

      • Angelica (telling her confession): It all started in the hallway, I was looking for some crayons so I could draw on the wall... and blame it on you, Tommy (chuckles). Then I saw Chuckie sitting on the other side of the room, and Phil and Lil playing some stupid little game, you know the kind of game they play that they don't invite the bigger, better kids to play with? Which really makes me mad! So, I found your Halloween mask and put it on. Chuckie screamed like a baby and ran away, and that's when I saw it. That stupid clown lamp with that stupid nose and that stupid smile! I wanted to make sure that clown would never smile again... (pushes the lamp over and it shatters)

      • (After Didi yells at the guys for watching their game and not the babies)
        Chaz (dejected): I told you we should've watched the Chess Tournament...
        (Receives angry glares from Stu, Lou and Drew)

      • Tommy: Woah! It's chocolate milk!
        Phil & Lil: Chocolate milk?
        Angelica: Chocolate milk? (walks over to Tommy) Alright, hand it over!
        Tommy: No!
        Angelica: I said GIVE IT TO ME!
        Tommy (struggling to hang onto the bottle): No! It's mine!
        (The bottle goes flying up into the air)

      • Chick: Dallas ball, 2nd and 3, at their own 18-yard line.
        Grandpa: 2nd and who?
        Stu, Chaz, Howard, and Drew: 3!!!
        Grandpa: Turn it up, Stu. My ear's on the fritz!

      • Grandpa: Halt! Who goes there?
        Drew: Hi, Pop.
        Grandpa: What's the password?
        (Drew holds up a bag of pork rinds)
        Drew: Pork rinds?
        Grandpa: Bingo!

      • Angelica: Where were you on the night of June sixth?!
        Phil and Lil: Huh?
        Angelica: Just answer the question; "yes" or "no."
        Phil: Yes
        Lil: No
        Angelica: Ah-HA, so you did break Tommy's lamp?!
        Phil: No!
        Lil: Honest!

      • Tommy: I love my clown lamp like a brother, and now he's gone. Why my lamp? Why? He never hurt anybody, he just shined his light on stuff and smiled.
        Angelica: Oh quit bellyaching. Forget about your dumb old clown lamp; your mom's in the other room buying you a new one anyway.
        Tommy: I don't want a new one; I want my old one.
        Chuckie: Tommy, it's goned.
        Tommy: Then I want to know who did it. (pointing) Which one of you broke my lamp?
        Angelica: Well, Tommy, there's one way to find out. We could have a trial.
        Tommy: What's a trial?
        Angelica: Here I'll show ya... (setting up a mock court room) Tommy you sit in this chair; since it was your clown lamp, you get to be the judge.
        Phil & Lil: The Fudge ?
        Angelica: NO! JUDGE! Can't you babies talk right? (gives Tommy his toy hammer) And here's your gravel. Just hit it on the table and say "Order, Order!"
        Tommy: Order, Order!
        Angelica: NOT YET! (picking up some toys) See these teddy bears? They're the jerky.
        Phil & Lil: The Jury ?
        Angelica: Not the Jury; the Jerky! At the end of the trail the jerky guys whisper to each other, then one of the story-tellers goes to jail. Now since I'm the smartest person here, I'm gonna be the persecutor.
        Phil: Why can't we be the persecutor?
        Angelica: Watch it or I'll make you the jerky!

      • Chick Hearn: The "Statue of Liberty" play! How long was it since we seen that one?
        Grandpa: Not since Minnesota State, young fella!

      • Chick Hearn: We'll be back for more Ultra Bowl coverage after these important messages.
        Angelica: It's...empty! Waaaaaaaaaah!

      • Angelica: That's right, I did it, and I'd break it again if I had the chance! But you know what? There's nothing you babies can do about it 'cause you can't talk, ha ha ha! I did it! I did it! I DID IT!
        Didi: (overhearing everything with Betty) Angelica!
        Angelica: Oops. I didn't do it! I didn't do it!
        Betty: We heard the whole thing, Angelica.
        Didi: So, YOU broke the lamp, young lady! Well, you can just sit in the kitchen with us until your father gets back.

      • Angelica: Do you swear to tell the ruth, the whole ruth, so help you Bob?
        Phil and Lil: (both looked confused with their hands raised in the air)
        Angelica: (whispering) Just say you do.
        Phil and Lil: You Do.

      • (From "The Trial")
        Angelica: Do you swear to tell the druth, the whole druth, and that kinda stuff?
        Chuckie: Do I have to?
        Angelica: You can tell he did it.

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