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Published on January 17th, 2011 | by Andrew Reynolds

Rugrats Vs the Daleks

Winning a million retroactive cool points this week is toddler-a-thon the animated series, the Rugrats for a sneaky, blink and you’ll miss it Doctor Who reference.

The Saturday morning mainstay (along with Trev & Simon and hangovers) which ran from 1991 to 2004 revolved around Tommy (E. G Daily), a toddler with an eye for adventure and a wrench in his diaper, who took his playpen pals, Chuckie (Christine Cavanaugh), and twins Phil &  Lil (Kath Soucie) on amazing flights of fancy through the surroundings of his parents home and the world around them.

The  little Easter egg – featuring in Season Two’s “Toy Palace” - sees Chuckie walking by a toy shop shelf where sits a collection of pink Daleks (or as close to Daleks as the show could get without Terry Nation coming around and stamping on all their toys.)

So, can everyone else think of any Doctor Who or any other sci-fi references hidden in their childhood favourites (though I was more of a Hey Arnold! man…)?



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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.

3 Responses to Rugrats Vs the Daleks

  1. avatar TimeChaser says:

    I remember an episode of Tiny Toons that was a Star Wars parody. There was a shot of a docking bay full of random famous space ships from across the SciFi genre, including a TARDIS.

  2. avatar Leosw4 says:

    LOL, I suppose last weeks full on parody in Shameless does’nt count-which featured the Cidermen and other things that I could’nt print here.
    Anyway, I will have to have a think about this one, I’m sure there was.

  3. avatar tato says:

    I found the clip to which TimeChaser refers.
    The Tiny Toons episode is called “A quack in the quark”, and is located @ 5:17

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