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Thomas Malcolm Pickles

Tommy Pickles

Name
Thomas Malcolm Pickles
Gender
Male
Birth
August 11th, 1989 (Age 24)
Ages 0-2 (Rugrats), Ages 9-11 (All Grown Up!)
Voice
Interests
Exploring, discovering new things, playing with his brother, his friends
Relatives
Stu Pickles (father)
Didi Pickles (mother)
Dil Pickles (brother)
Lou Pickles (paternal grandfather)
Trixie Pickles (paternal grandmother; deceased)
Lulu Pickles (paternal step-grandmother)
Drew Pickles (uncle)
Charlotte Pickles (aunt)
Angelica Pickles (cousin)
Dottie Pickles (aunt)
Hugh Pickles (uncle)
Eddie Pickles (uncle)
Mackie Pickles (aunt)
Timmy-Ray Pickles (cousin)
Tammy-Faye Pickles (cousin)
Emmet Pickles (cousin)
Tony Pickles (cousin)
Boris Kropotkin (maternal grandfather)
Minka Kropotkin (maternal grandmother)
Ben Kropotkin (uncle)
Elaine Kropotkin (aunt)
Aunt Miriam (Grandpa Lou's cousin)
Dylan Prescott (cousin)
Bucky (cousin)
Friends
Enemies
Angelica (occasionally)
First Appearance
Last Appearance
Golden Boy (All Grown Up!, 2008)

Thomas Malcolm "Tommy" Pickles is the main protagonist as well as the center character of Nickelodeon's animated TV series Rugrats (and all films except Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, in which he is a supporting character) and its spin-off All Grown Up!. He is clad in only a T-shirt and a diaper, and is bald with big, blank eyes. He translates everything adult into baby gibberish, like most babies. Arlene Klasky said that she based the character of Tommy on her own son.

Description

Tommy is part Christian and part Jewish, and the former born head leader of the babies. He is like twins with Angelica, and is always ready for adventure with courage to spare. Sometimes he leads the babies into trouble (usually as a result of one of Angelica's lies), but he always manages to lead them back out again. He is a loyal friend and always ready for action. Tommy is the best friend of Chuckie Finster, who is the exact opposite of him. He has a younger brother, Dil, who often gets in the way, but Tommy still loves him and is very protective of him. He is the main character in the series and appears in almost every single episode.

Looks

In the first series, Tommy is only a 0-2 year old baby toddler, but his catchphrase to Chuckie Finster makes him call himself a toddler when he tells Chuckie not to be such a baby. He has a large, bald head with a few hairs on it, and large, round eyes, with a thin neck, round ears, and a bit of a belly on him. Tommy's outfit consists of a sky-blue shirt that shows his belly-button, and a white, baggy diaper with yellow straps on it. He walks around barefoot and seems to be a bit pigeon-toed, as both of his feet face inwards.

In All Grown Up!, Tommy is now about 9-11 years old. He is of average height, with straight white teeth, and spiky, blue-purplish-blackish colored hair like his father. Though, his outfit changes often now, his usual attire is a striped shirt, brown pants, red and white hi-top sneakers, along with a greenish-brown backpack. In this series, he is in fact much wiser and doesn't go on much adventures. Most of the time, he is either not focusing on the same problem with the group, and instead dealing with his own problems, but sometimes he's with the group and helping with their problems. Sometimes, he'll be with Chuckie, or with Dil.

Personality

Tommy is best known for his bravery and adventure-seeking attitude. He is very playful and will do anything to have an adventure. Tommy is also very loving and protective towards his friends, especially his younger brother, Dil Pickles. He is very caring and kind-hearted, and will never let his friends down. Tommy is extremely brave and is very rarely seen afraid of anything, only on a few small occasions.

He is also shown to be a natural leader and is looked up to by the other babies, coming up with the most ideas to get his friends and himself out of trouble. However, Tommy does have his faults, he can be a little short-tempered at times, sometimes act stubborn, a little smug if he lets his older cousin Angelica influence him, and can be rather naive at times. Overall, Tommy is brave, adventurous, selfless, and caring.

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Appearances

Tommy appears in all but three episodes of Rugrats. He also appears in most episodes of All Grown Up!, as he is the main character of each series. His first appearance was in the unaired Tommy Pickles and the Great White Thing. His last appearance was in Golden Boy from All Grown Up!.

Trivia

  • Tommy is based on Arlene Klasky's son.
  • In the pilot episode, Tommy was voiced by Tami Holbrook. In the series, he is voiced by E.G. Daily.
  • Tommy's birthday is presumably August 11, considering the fact that the episode focusing on his birthday aired that day.
  • Tommy appears to have blue eyes, as seen in a close-up of him during the pilot episode, although this may not be true.
  • Tommy was born premature, as he is seen in an incubator in the episode Mother's Day.
  • Tommy, up until Dil was born, was the smallest and youngest main character of Rugrats at the age of 1.
  • He is the first son of Stu and Didi.
  • Tommy may be ambidextrous. He has showed in numerous occasions that he can use either hands to do tasks (i.e. bowling, eating, and using glue with his left hand when he is right handed). The cause of this may be because two prominent figures in Tommy's life, his brother and his best friend, are left-handed. Therefore, by using his left hand while doing certain tasks in their presence, Tommy has made tasks such as eating easier for them.
  • Originally, Tommy's shirt would be red in Season 1. This can be shown in the pilot when he is wearing red aprons while sleeping, and in the test pilot when he was wearing an orange-red T-shirt.
  • In Season 1, he was underweight like the rest of the boys, but gained weight along with them (except for Dil, who apparently is actually the right weight). This has only happened in All Grown Up!.
  • In Rugrats, Tommy is fatter than he looked at 10 (he should be that age in 5th grade), but this is baby fat.
  • Tommy is revealed to be a really early walker (5-6 months, when 10 months is the average baby) in A Step At A Time.
  • Though there was no episode for it, Tommy has been seen as a 6 year old and 2 year old in All Grown Up!.
  • Tommy is sometimes a singer, Dil is sometimes, and Angelica is.
  • In All Grown Up!, it is unknown if Tommy has dyed his hair over season 1 and season 2. In season 1, it is a dark purplish-blackish type, but in Season 2, it is light purplish.
  • It is hinted in TP+KF that Tommy has/had a crush on Kimi.
  • In the Invader Zim episode "Plague of Babies", Tommy was going to be the leader of the aliens who disguised themselves as human infants, and he would have been voiced by his official voice actress, E.G. Daily. Due to copyright issues, Nickelodeon wouldn't allow it and this plan was scrapped; despite this, the character that replaced him, Shnooky, still resembles Tommy.

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