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Season 1 Episode 2b
Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup
Original Airdate August 18, 1991
DVD release Season 1
Complete Series
Previous Episode Barbecue Story
Next Episode At the Movies

"Waiter, There's a Baby in My Soup" is the second segment of the second episode of Season 1, and the second Rugrats episode overall.

Characters Present 


Stu and Didi ended up taking Tommy to an important dinner at "Chez Ennui" with Mr. Mucklehoney (president of Mucklehoney Industries, a toy company), since Tiffany the babysitter (via telephone) and Grandpa have different plans (the babysitter's OTHER goldfish died and Grandpa was going bowling with a friend of his named Louise). Tommy, however, has plans of his own, and proceeds to get loose in the resturant kitchen, causing absolute chaos. - Description from Klasky Csupo


Stu, accompanied by Didi, has a job interview with Mr. Mucklehoney (who is a huge practical joker), but their babysitter Tiffany calls out because her other goldfish died. Then they try to ask Lou, but he has plans to go to the bowling alley with his friend Louise and so they have to take Tommy with them. Stu tries to impress Mr. Mucklehoney with his Helicoptertron, an unknown toy we do not see, Wall Walkers, Googley-Specs and Alice Alfalfa Sprout.

Tommy crawls into the kitchen and decides to 'make his own dishes' by adding different things into the food, such as dropping pieces of silverware into the crust of a pie, and adding a mix of onion powder, black pepper, and tabasco sauce into Mr. Mucklehoney's soup.

The soup, in which Tommy put the aforementioned deadly combination of spices in, is taken to Mr. Mucklehoney and he chokes on it (he then thinks that the whole thing was a joke). Tommy under the spaghetti. Tommy wanders back to the table, Mr. Mucklehoney, still laughing, thought Stu had set everything up as a prank, and likes it so much that he hires Stu. They get billed for their damage and walk out of the building.


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    In one of the scenes, the flour bag says "floor".
  • When Stu says "Score a 300, Tiger" to Lou when he leaves for his date, his polka dotted underwear is the same color as his tie.
  • As Lou leaves for his date, Didi's towel changes from purple to pink between scenes then changes back to purple.
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    There is a goof where the upper screen has a shade of lime green or yellow for a split second; it happens in a few clips. Each of them appears to be a jump/cut in the animation when this happens, implying there are deleted frames.
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      At the scene where Stu and Didi are at home, it happens twice.
      • It happens while Stu asked Didi if he really look okay with his necktie.
      • It happens just before Didi mentions the plumber and Drew Pickles.
    • In the scene when Stu is getting his helioptertron.
    • In the scene where Tommy confronts the first chef, just before he is in front of the utensils.


  • The name of Tommy's babysitter is mentioned to be Tiffany.
  • The "Ennui" In Chez Ennui is French for "boredom".
  • The title is a play on the phrase "Waiter, there's a fly in my soup."
  • This is the first time Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Spike, and Angelica are absent. Tommy is the only baby to appear in this episode.
  • This episode, along with "Barbecue Story", have the title card sequence shortened, lasting around 2/3 seconds. These are the only two episodes to have this happen to them.
    • This episode is also the only one to have the music played during the title card be in B flat major rather than C major.
  • The old Rugrats Nickelodeon site lists this episode as "Baby in my Soup".
  • This is the first episode to focus on Tommy.
  • This is the first official time we see Tommy wearing shoes and not speaking during the episode.
  • This is the first mention of Grandpa's "friend" Louise. Louise also happens to be the name of his wife Lulu. However, when they meet again, Grandpa says he hasn't seen her in many years. This is possibly just another woman who happens to share the same name, or Grandpa's memory is just bad. 
  • It is unknown why Drew and Charlotte couldn’t watch Tommy if his babysitter canceled (although it can be implied that they're busy).
    • It is also unknown why the Finsters or DeVilles could not watch him.

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