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Season 2 Episode 9a
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No Bones About It
Original Airdate November 1, 1992
VHS release Decade in Diapers - Volume 1
DVD release Decade in Diapers
The Best of Season 2
Season 2
Previous Episode Grandpa's Date
Next Episode Beach Blanket Babies

"No Bones About It" is the first segment of the ninth episode of season 2, and the forty-second Rugrats segment overall.

Characters Present


When Grandpa Lou takes the Rugrats to the Natural History Museum, they accidentally cause the entire place to come crashing down while looking for a treat for Spike... in the dinosaur bone display!

- Description from Klasky Csupo


Grandpa Lou is preparing to take the kids to the museum. However, they are insistent that Spike, the Pickles' dog, join them. A saddened Tommy reluctantly accepts that the dog cannot go. Tommy is crying because he can leave the house and Spike can't. However, there are bigger problems in store. After the elderly grown-up gets distracted by some elderly women, the kids roam freely inside the museum, trying to find a present for Spike and come across a skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, deciding that one of the bones would be perfect as a gift for Spike.

Grandpa meanwhile has found out that the kids are missing and frantically tries to find them, but he runs afoul of the mean and strict Chief of Security named Sally Payson who believes his antics are causing trouble in the museum.

Meanwhile after visiting various exhibits, Tommy and the others come across a exhibit of a collection of ancient tribal masks from New Guinea and decide to play. A tour guide is showing some people around including the two ladies that Grandpa was talking to earlier and tells them that legend has it that each one contains a spirit that springs to life every thousand years to indulge in a cannibalistic feast. As Tommy and the others move forward, still wearing the masks, the tour guide and the others are soon scared to death and flee, believing the legend to be true.

Eventually they reach the T-Rex exhibit again on the lower floor and decide which bone to get for Spike. Just as Tommy removes one of the T-Rex's toe joints, Grandpa arrives and takes the bone away, only to be caught by Payson and ordered to leave. Despite Grandpa warning her to put the bone back, she refuses to listen and keeps telling him to leave, which Grandpa does. However as Grandpa expected, the skeleton soon comes tumbling down on top of Payson and a stray bone lands in Tommy's hands. Grandpa then flees.

Back home Stu and Didi are discussing their admiration for Grandpa watching the kids. Didi is reading a newspaper that describes Payson's dismissal of her duties. Grandpa meanwhile is dozing the living room. Outside the kids give Spike his bone. Tommy and Chuckie dig a big hole for Spike to bury it and Spike gives Tommy a loving lick.


  • The theropod dinosaur (possibly a tyrannosaurus) shown in the museum heavily resembles what scientists used to think what it looks like (standing like a kangaroo).
  • Grandpa's license plate number (California): IMOLD
  • Morals:
    • Always stay alert.
    • Don't jump to conclusions.
    • Respect public property.
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