Season 4 Episode 3


Aired Daily 2:00 PM Dec 31, 1997 on Nickelodeon
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Special: In this episode, the Pickles, Finsters & DeVilles journey to the notorious gaming capitol of the world, Las Vegas (the babies call it "Slots Vegas"). At a Viking-Circus-Arctic oriented hotel complex, the women go have fun on their own, leaving the men to watch the babies. Stu was stuck with the babies when Chazz and Howard decided to have fun on their own, while Grandpa decided to do a little gambling. All heck later broke loose in the smorgasbord room when the Rugrats escaped from Stu to look for Heimlich and Bob's "kitties" (actually, tigers, which are displayed on Jumbovision for everyone to see). And yes, we get to hear Angelica sing a real, professional song on Heimlich & Bob's stage.moreless

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  • This is a Vegas vacation like no other!

    In this special Rugrats special, the babies and their families go on vacation to Las Vegas. Tommy's plan is to meet the "kitties"--better known as the tigers--in a magic show while the grownups have fun of their own.

    The most amazing thing of all is that the episode contains an actual featured song--"Vacation" by the Go Go's. Angelica even sings her very own rendition of that song at the end. She sounded like a very professional singer.

    I loved every bit of this episode from beginning to end. It's my #1 favorite episode! I love it so much!

    My family goes to Las Vegas for vacation sometimes. I even took my Rugrats dolls to Vegas once. My favorite part is where Tommy jumps in the pool and his mommy gets surprised. It's also funny when you see the babies wandering around in the casino and at the circus.

    I think the Las Vegas vacation special is the best Rugrats episode ever. I could watch it over and over again! Viva Las Vegas, babies!moreless

    Rugrats' Vacation is one of the best episodes ever!! I loved it!! Basically, the whole gang goes to Las Vegas, Nevada. At a Viking-Circus-Arctic oriented hotel complex, the women go have fun on their own, leaving the men to watch the babies. Stu was stuck with the babies when Chazz and Howard decided to do a little gambling. Later on, the Rugrats escape from Stu to look for Heimlich and Bob's "kitties" (the kitties are actually tigers). I loved this episode so much! It is one of the best! It is awesome! I watch it a lot on VHS. This episode rocks!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 (4)

    • Goof: Tommy wasn't wearing his shirt in the pool scene. But when Didi mentions Circus Giganticus, Tommy is wearing his shirt.

    • Goof: While Tommy & Chuckie are crawling on the floor between the buffet and the viking ship, we see the bottom half of a man in a red t-shirt, blue shorts and sandals walk from right to left past Tommy and Chuckie 3 times.

    • Goof: Tommy wore pajamas when the gang arrived in Vegas. But when they reached the reservation clerk at the hotel, he wore his usual clothes. Afterward, Tommy was back in his pajamas through the pool scene.

    • Goof: While Tommy is speaking in the RV in Vegas, we are outside the RV as the neon lights reflect off the glass. However, the "Bingo" sign (displayed repeatedly due to animation looping) is reflected with the letters in a "correct" fachion, rather than backwards.

  • QUOTES (8)

  • NOTES (6)

    • Angelica's rendition of "Vacation" can be heard on the Newest Nicktoons CD.

    • At the end of this episode, Angelica sings in such a professional manner, without any mistakes. Compare this to her earlier songs, when she frequently sings well-known songs incorrectly (especially the music scales and "Oh Beautiful").

    • At the top of this episode, the song was "Vacation", which was the title track from The GoGos' 2nd album from 1982 on the IRS label. The version used here is the original version from the album. Angelica's version, at the end of this episode, uses the same instrumental music as The GoGos, but different lyrics. This is the first time the series used a song recorded from a famous musician or group (besides Mark Mothersbaugh, of course).

    • The "splash" introduction and accompanying music, used in the original run, returns for the first time this season.

    • This is also the first Spanish-language video of a Rugrats TV episode to be released in the US & Canada, on August 29, 2000. As with the original English version when it was first released, this Spanish version is also direct-to-video, as Telemundo has yet to present this episode on their channel. Previously, the only other Spanish-language Rugrats video on the US market was the first movie.

    • This is the first direct-to-video episode of the series. The video release also includes "Ice Cream Mountain" and "Grand Canyon"


    • Fat Man's Green T-shirt: "Green Bay Meat Packers"
      Did you notice the man with the Green T-shirt "Green Bay MEAT Packers"? This is, more or less, a homage to the football team Green Bay Packers.