|No Place Like Home||Gallery||Transcript|
|Season 6 Episode 31|
|No Place Like Home|
|Original Airdate||February 15, 2000|
|DVD release||Season 6|
|Previous Episode||Famous Babies|
|Next Episode||Be My Valentine|
Susie is in the hospital to have her tonsils removed. When she is put under anesthesia, she has a dream that she goes to "Lots O Tots Land". There, her sister Alisa is the good witch, Angelica is the wicked witch, and Susie's slippers aren't ruby ones, but they are pink and fluffy. She travels down to Hopscotch Road to meet the Magic Lizard in hopes that he will help her find her mommy. Along the way, Susie meets up with the other Rugrats: Tommy is The Scarecrow, who's looking for his screwdriver and has straw in his diapers. Phil and Lil (who are in a trash can) are The Tin Woodsmen and Chuckie is The Cowardly Lion. - Description from Klasky Csupo.
Susie goes to the hospital to get her tonsils removed.
The gang visits her for a few minutes, and then must go because of the surgery, after she's under anesthesia, she dreams of a magical world, reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.
She winds up in Lots of Tots Land with Spike on her hospital bed. The place was kind of like a playground type of land. The kids there are in hospital gowns. Susie's sister plays the "good witch" and explains that she landed on Angelica's dummy, Cynthia.
Suddenly Angelica arrives in blue smoke and demands to know who smushed her dummy. Susie admits it, and adds that it was a complete accident. But Angelica says that she will just have to replace Cynthia with her.
Susie's sister interrupts and mentions the bunny slippers on the doll's feet. Angelica reaches for them, but they are on Susie's feet. They- as mentioned before Susie falls asleep- the same ones that would be for Susie after her operation. Angelica becomes discouraged and leaves.
Once Susie asks how to get home, the tots say to follow the Hopscotch Road to see the "Magic Lizard."
She finds a Petting Zoo, where Tommy is. Spike recognizes him and licks him excitedly. He says that he can't get out because he lost his screwdriver. Susie says that the Magic Lizard might be able to get him one, so he joins her.
Then they approach a forest, and hear yelling inside of a trashcan. It's Phil and Lil, fighting over a "pretty worm" they found in the bottom of the can. The twins lose it and blame each other. Susie tells them that Magic Lizard will probably be able to give them lots of worms. Phil and Lil excitedly follow them.
The group comes to a dark forest, where they meet Chuckie, who says he's a scaredy-cat. he wants to ride the merry-go-round, but has to get through darkness to get there. Susie assures him that the Magic Lizard most likely will be able to help him, so he comes with them.
They are really close now, and just have to get past some flowers. Angelica turns the flowers into some balls like in a ball pit. Their feet are trapped, but Susie's sister comes with a vacuum. After a close call with being almost being sucked up into it, the gang comes to entrance. None other than Goober the Gopher, excitedly welcomes them after a bone-crushing hug.
They see Dil, who is apparently the Magic Lizard, entertaining kids with jokes. But his voice seems odd...
Once they ask for help, he grunts and they think he's thinking. But then he shouts, "Poopy!" Angelica takes him off of her lap and puts him in his seat and Dil started Residence cry. The kids are shocked. Dil squirts milk in her face, and she "melts."
They cheer, but she rises up and says they didn't do anything to her, just her cloak. Then she leaves after a thing with Dil.
When they ask him for help again, he squirts his milk at his diaper bag. They look inside. There's a screwdriver for Tommy, gummy worms for Phil and Lil, and a flashlight for Chuckie. Susie gets sad since she wants to get home, but she thinks she can't. She and the others start crying. (Sentra, contraption, Poverty, empathy, life, and derby cry)
Her sister arrives in a pink cloud, and tells her that she didn't call those slippers special for nothing. Susie flips one and there's a phone on the sole of the left one. She excitedly calls her mom, and her mom calls her name.
Susie wakes up, her mom having really been calling her name out. Everyone, even Angelica was surrounding her bed, happy.
- The plot of this episode of the episode is a parody and homage to the classic and timeless 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz.
- Similarly, the game Rugrats Munchin Land, released three years later, also parodies The Wizard of Oz, except with Kimi as Dorothy and Susie as Glinda.
- In the US, the fantasy is the first appearance of Goober the Gopher, who appears again in Big Showdown.
- Susie's quote "It doesn't look like we're in the hospital anymore, Spike!" is a parody of Dorothy's quote in The Wizard of Oz.
- In this epsiode Goober the Gopher is purple instead of Orange as he was in Big Showdown
- The "Lots of Tots theme" has a similarity with the "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" song from Metro Goldwyn Mayer's "The Wizard Of Oz" movie, starring Judy Garland.
- The title of this episode is an allusion to Dorothy's quote "There's No Place Like Home" from MGM's film "The Wizard Of OZ". The quote is also considered the 23th best quote in cinema history according to AFI. Nevertheless, none of the characters said the quote during the plot of the episode.
Susie: It's my tonsils, not my toenails!
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