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Season 5 Episode 6b
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Sleep Trouble
Original Airdate August 15, 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 Chas 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".
  • The part when the very frustrated Chas stared at Tommy and Chuckie with red eyes before them throwing the water at him was one of the most scariest scenes in the series.
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