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Season 7 Episode 11b
The Way Things Work Title Card
The Way Things Work
Original Airdate March 30, 2001
DVD release Season 7
Previous Episode My Fair Babies
Next Episode Home Sweet Home
The Way Things Work is a Season 7 episode of Rugrats

Characters Present


Tommy explains to Dil how a refrigerator, a potty, and a mirror work from his unique perspective. - Description from Klasky Csupo


  • Angelica, Chuckie, Kimi, Phil, Lil, Stu, Betty, Charlotte, Drew, Didi, Chas, Kira, Fifi, Spike, Howard, Boris, Minka, Lou, Susie, Randy, Alisa, Edwin, Buster, and Lucy Carmichael are absent.
  • Tommy calls Dil's spit up an "oopsie".
  • Tommy thinks that a fridge is to stop the food, cold and light from running away at night, a toilet is a grownups' potty for pooping, peeing and reading and a mirror is where exra "you"s are stored in case you get lonely.


Tommy: That's a mommy and daddy potty. You can poop in it and read at the same time!


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