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Season 2 Episode 23b
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Runaway Angelica
Original Airdate April 4, 1993
VHS release Angelica the Divine
DVD release Season 2
Previous Episode King Ten Pin
Next Episode Game Show Didi
Runaway Angelica is the fourty-sixth episode of Season 2 of Rugrats.

Characters Present

Synopsis

After being sent to her room for ruining Drew's office, Angelica runs away-- all the way to Tommy's house. Description from Klasky Csupo

Summary

When Angelica wrecks Drew's home office and is punished for her bad behavior, she decides to run away to Tommy's backyard.

Recap

Angelica is caught playing in Drew's home office, and it's a huge mess! Angelica is making paper dolls out of fax machine paper and the fax machine is broken and the printer is jammed with printer paper and there's graffiti on the walls. As Drew warns Angelica to not play in his home office and the importance of his work papers, Angelica tries to apologize and promise that she will never do it again, but Drew is so furious that he declines her apology this time, and he tells her that she's in big trouble now. Angelica tries to sweet-talk her way out of trouble, but Drew doesn't listen, and he sends her to her room before Drew goes to the living room and tells Charlotte that he has finally disciplined Angelica and believes that she will handle it well. Now Angelica is furious herself and throwing a massive tantrum inside her room, because it isn't fair that she got punished. When she calms down slightly, Angelica decides to run away, thinking that her parents will be sorry that they ever punished her. Packing the "essentials", Angelica sneaks out of the house, without her parents looking or knowing while Drew is busy cleaning up his home office and Charlotte is on a phone call, and drives off in her electric toy car.

Angelica drives to Tommy's house and hides in the backyard. When the babies discover her behind the bushes, she explains she ran away and demands they don't tell any of the grownups where she is. When they agree, she says she feels hungry and asks for cookies. The babies leave and soon return to Angelica with armfuls of cookies. Angelica scarfs them down like a wild animal and asks if Didi made them. When Tommy says no, Angelica asks where they came from, then. Tommy says from the box with the picture of a dog on it. Angelica spits out the last mouthful and shouts that they gave her cookie-shaped dog biscuits. Phil and Lil don't understand what the problem is, because they eat them all the time. Angelica sends them off for real cookies, potato chips and pork grinds.

Back at the other Pickles' residence, Drew tells Charlotte that he's glad Angelica is taking her punishment quietly and maturely (unaware that Angelica has ran away). Because of this, he says he's going to go to Didi and Stu's to spend some time with them for a while. Charlotte goes to Angelica's room to check on her, but she gets distracted by another phone call.

In Tommy's backyard, Angelica is eating all the junk food the babies brought out. They want her to share, but Angelica refuses and tells them to go eat the dog biscuits they like so much. Phil explains that they can't because she ate them all.

Moments later rain starts to fall, so the babies go back inside, but Angelica doesn't want to go inside, because she doesn't want the grown ups to see her while running away. Angelica doesn't want to sit out in the rain so she kicks Spike out of his dog house and moves in with all her stuff. Angelica watches Gilligan's Island on the portable TV she brought along, but it goes out suddenly.

With nothing to watch, she looks towards the house and sees Drew at the kitchen table with Didi and Stu. Angelica moves closer to find out what they're talking about. Drew says it's nice to get away from the responsibilities of parenting. Drew is, of course, referring to getting out of his own house for a few hours, but Angelica thinks he means he's happy she ran away as she has realized what she has done.

Before their conversation in the kitchen can continue on, Angelica bursts into the kitchen in tears with spitoon sound and apologizing for being bad and running away. Drew is surprised and confused to see her there, but is glad that she learned her lesson. This time, he accepts her apology, and says that he loves her, no matter what she does before Drew can borrow Didi and Stu's fax machine so he can call Charlotte again. The babies overhear, thinking that Angelica has changed, but Angelica fools them. Outside, the rain has stopped and Spike is back in his dog house, watching the portable TV that's come back on.

Trivia

  • In this episode, Angelica's favorite TV Show is Gilligan's Island.

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