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Season 5 Episode 4b
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Jonathan Babysits
Original Airdate August 18, 1998
DVD release Season 5
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"Jonathan Babysits" is a Season 5 episode of Rugrats.

Characters Present


Jonathan babysits the Rugrats at Charlotte's house while she's on an assignment, but uses this opportunity to "dig up dirt" on her for blackmailing purposes. Meanwhile, the Rugrats dig up dirt as well...(The kind used to make mudpies, that is). - Description from Klasky Csupo


The episode starts with Angelica playing "Little Miss Executive" with the babies. Charlotte comes in as she is cleaning the house and yelling at Jonathan on the phone, Jonathan shows up at the house with confidential information that Charlotte is demanding but when it is inadequate Charlotte is forced to do the job herself and leaves Jonathan in charge of the babies, housework and keeping Angelica entertained! While there, Jonathan decides to "dig up some dirt" on his boss.

Music Identification


  • This is the second appearance of Jonathan; the first being "Mommy's Little Assets".
  • Jonathan was voiced by René Auberjonois in his first appearance. From this episode onwards, he is now voiced by Dan Castellaneta, who also voiced Arnold's Grandpa, Phil, in Hey Arnold! and is best known for voicing Homer Simpson.
  • At the end of the episode, Charlotte punishes Angelica with no dessert for one week for leaving dirt all over the house (which the babies did). This is the second time she has received this type of punishment, first by Drew in "Chuckie's Wonderful Life" for stealing Chas' Latvian Folk Dances CD. However when she said that the babies did it, her grounding was reversed.
  • The first time Angelica tells the truth and nobody believes her until Jonathan told Charlotte the same truth Angelica told her.
  • Beginning with this episode, Jonathan's skin tone has considerably becomes lighter than in "Mommy's Little Assets". It's unknown why this change was made.
  • In the scene where Angelica pick up the phone that rings you only hear high pitched nonsense at normal speed but if slowed down Charlotte says "Ooh, what do you mean he's not paying attention to you? I specifically told him, to make sure you were completely entertained. Can't he follow a simple instruction? I mean it's not as if-" and then this line repeats and cuts of at if again.
  • According to the poster up in her office, Charlotte was voted CEO of the Year.
  • This episode reunites Christine Cavanaugh and Dan Castellaneta where Christine voices Gosalyn while Dan voices Megavolt in Disney's Darkwing Duck.

Video Clips


Charlotte Pickles is a Boss 😎 Rugrats 🍼 Nickelodeon Animation


Charlotte's Secret Message

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