Fugitive Tommy Gallery Transcript
Season 5 Episode 9a
Fugitive Tommy Title Card
Fugitive Tommy
Original Airdate August 19, 1998
DVD release Season 5
Previous Episode Angelica for a Day
Next Episode Visiting Aunt Miriam
Fugitive Tommy is an episode of Rugrats from Season 5.

Characters Present


The "One-tooth Baby", who has been victimizing other babies at the park is on the loose. When the blame seems to be falling into Tommy's lap, can he prove his innocence? - Description from Klasky Csupo


Grandpa Lou takes Tommy to the park, where the McNulty brothers are playing with their family ball. Gabriel Lasky, grandson of Grandpa Lou's friend, finds the ball and pops it by biting it because he is teething. When the boys find the popped ball, Gabriel has gone and so the brothers blame the popped ball on Tommy, who is dressed similarly to Gabriel. In order to punish Tommy, the boys put him in him a Chinese finger trap and attempt to leave him on a hill until he admits he popped their ball. Tommy escapes and a manhunt ensues, resulting in the McNulty boys finding Tommy and Tommy finding Gabriel. Gabriel admits to popping the ball with his single tooth and explains that he is teething and in pain. Teddy McNulty, the youngest brother, says he understands Gabriel's pain and Gabriel is forgiven.


  • This is Joe Alaskey's first episode as Lou Pickles after David Doyle died of a heart attack on February 26, 1997.
  • Tommy is the only Rugrat to appear in this episode.
  • Many scenes in this episode pay tribute to the Harrison Ford movie "The Fugitive"