Whenever Angelica gets into trouble after being naughty, people describe it as "karma" or "getting her comeuppance" or whatever. I guess that the show might have been trying to have a moral and it's karma in the technical sense (seeing as the definition of karma is something equivalent happening to someone doing an action and most of her "getting in trouble" was just as bad, no worse, no better, as what she did and it may have been related), but sometimes I believe that people go a bit overboard on the whole "serves her right" thing. Maybe it's just because I'm a sooky and don't like the phrase "serves right" at the best of times, but anyway, there you go.
Well, it does seever her right. In most of her appearances, she's a spoiled brat who antagonizes Tommy and his friends. She tried to take Tommy's chocolate milk and not share ant, and she tried to attach Tommy for it, she blamed Spike for breaking things when it was really her cat ding it and made the babies listen to her sing and make them poke themselves in the eye, and she destroyed Tommy's clown lamp. Ad the antagonist, she needs to be punished and taught a lesson for bullying Tommy. If she never got her comeuppance, than she'd be unlikeable. But she's a great bully and the show wouldn't be the same without her.
I do think it serves her right in every episode and movie! In fact, I wish the writers been a little more heavy-handed on the “just desserts” she received in most episodes. I love to see her cry and wish she would have done it more often. I just love to see uppity, narcissistic people debased or brought down a little. I can’t stand when people take up for her, fictional as she may be, all these years later, like she was their heroine or something. Oh, please!
I think it only makes good sense that people feel that way. Yes, children are often naughty, but there's a line that can be crossed and Angelica definitely crosses it. I mean, c'mon, Angelica is so gut-wrenchingly awful to the other children. There are moments where I genuinely sympathize with Angelica, but a good portion of the time it's so hard to sympathize with Angelica because she's such an incredible brat. I think The Rugrats was definitely filled with morals. I can't think of any better term when someone is acting like a total jerk and they get an appropirate dose of their own medicine.That being said, you can also blame her upbringing for why she's the way she is. She's the beast that Drew and Charlotte helped create. I don't know what others are expressing in relation to what serves her right, but I don't feel like the show ever treated her unfairly.