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Season 5 Episode 6b
Rugrats - Sleep Trouble
Sleep Trouble
Original Airdate August 29, 1998
VHS release Halloween
DVD release Season 5
Holiday Celebration
Previous Episode Babysitting Fluffy
Next Episode The First Cut

Sleep Trouble is a Season 5 episode of Rugrats.

Characters Present


After Stu tells Tommy and Chuckie the story of the Sandman, they decide to catch him before he can put sand in their eyes. - Description from Klasky Csupo


After experiencing insomnia within the household, Tommy and Chuckie learn about Chuckie disguising Chaz as "The Sandyman" from Stu. He puts the babies into a deep panic that "The Sandyman" is evil, and will get them late at night. The kids set various booby traps around the house, in an effort to prevent such mayhem.


  • This episode uses animation techniques to replicate the "Hitchcock Vertigo Zoom" as Tommy and Chuckie enter the Pickle's hallway.
  • This is the second time where Chas is mistaken for the Sandman by Tommy and Chuckie, the first time was in Beach Blanket Babies.
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