Down Under

This page is devoted to the showing of Rugrats in Australia.

(all times Sydney time (GMT + 10; ET - 9 hours + 1 day; PT - 6 hours + 1 day))

Color: PAL, System "B" (625 lines)

Seen on 3 Channels (as of September 2002):

Nickelodeon (Cable / Satellite)

Available on the Austar, East Coast Television & Foxtel cable systems.

Weekdays, 5PM

Weekends, 7AM & 7:30AM

(For the latest Rugrats schedule, click here.)

Nick AU is on the air around the clock with the same programming that generally airs in the US, plus Aussie-made programs, as well as imports from Britain and Canada.  As with the US, features include Nick Jr. and Snick. Until early 2001, Nick was seen from 6AM to 8PM (10PM Saturdays), with the balance being  "Nick-At-Nite" (Sunday to Friday from 8PM to 1AM and Saturdays from 10PM to 1AM). The Australian Nick-At-Nite featured "Gilligan's Island", "Get Smart", "Sanford & Son", "Courtship Of Eddie's Father", "The Fugitive" and "Bonanza", plus British ITC fare like "The Prisoner", "The Saint" & "Thunderbirds", as well as US Nick-At-Nite stand-bys like "Mary Tyler Moore" and "Bob Newhart". The Aussie Nick-At-Nite was discontinued in early 2001, due to competition from a similar Viacom-owned channel, TV1, as well as the fact that the main portion of Nick wanted to expand around-the-clock, though most of its audience will be sleeping in the wee hours of the morning. Briefly (at least), the main Nick block was on the air around the clock after Nick-At-Nite's demise, but they later cut back its hours to 6AM to 12 Midnight every day.

ABC (Australia) (Over-The-Air)

(Logos © Australian Broadcasting Corporation.)

(Currently on hiatus.)

The Australia Broadcasting Corporation, or ABC, is Australia's public broadcaster, which presents local and foreign programming around-the-clock. Rugrats is part of ABC's children's TV block called The Playground, which features various Nicktoons, along with other Australian and foreign programming for children, the most notable being Bananas in Pajamas.

Zee TV (Satellite, and maybe cable)

Weekdays at 6PM

Zee TV is a Hindi & English channel from India that also includes Nickelodeon programming in its feeds to India, Australia and New Zealand. For more on Zee TV, click here.

Initial Airdates For "Rugrats" In Australia

The following is a lists of dates when each episode was first seen on Nick in Australia. The original 65 episodes were televised in almost the same order as the order shown in the US; the new episodes were presented in order of production.

1991 Episodes:
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Tommy's First Birthday 10/23/1995
Barbecue Story / Waiter, There's A Baby In My Soup 10/24/1995
At The Movies / Slumber Party 10/25/1995
Baby Commercial / Little Dude 10/26/1995
Beauty Contest / Baseball 10/27/1995
Ruthless Tommy / Moose Country 10/29/1995
Grandpa's Teeth / Momma Trauma 10/30/1995
Real Or Robots / Special Delivery 10/31/1995
Candy Bar Creep Show / Monster In The Garage 10/31/1995
Weaning Tommy / Incident In Aisle 7 11/1/1995
Touchdown Tommy / The Trial 11/2/1995
Fluffy vs. Spike / Reptar's Revenge 11/3/1995
Graham Canyon / Stu-Maker's Elves 11/5/1995

1992 Episodes:
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Toy Palace / Sand Ho 11/6/1995
Chuckie vs. The Potty / Together At Last 11/7/1995
The Big House / The Shot 11/8/1995
Showdown At Teeter-Totter Gulch / Mirrorland 11/199/1995
Angelica's In Love / Ice Cream Mountain 11/10/1995
Regarding Stuie / Garage Sale 11/12/1995
Let There Be Light / The Bank Trick 11/13/1995
Family Reunion / Grandpa's Date 11/14/1995
No Bones About It / Beach Blanket Babies 11/15/1995
Reptar On Ice / Family Feud 11/16/1995
Superhero Chuckie / The Dog Broomer 11/17/1995
Aunt Miriam / The Inside Story 11/19/1995
A Visit With Lipschitz / What The Big People Do 11/20/1995
The Santa Experience 12/16/1995
Visitors From Outer Space / The Case Of The Missing Rugrat 11/21/1995
Chuckie Loses His Galsses / Chuckie Gets Skunked 11/22/1995
Rebel Without A Teddy Bear / Angelica The Magnificent 11/23/1995
Meet The Carmichaels / The Box 11/24/1995
Down The Drain / Let Them Eat Cake 11/25/1995
The 7 Voyages Of Cynthia / My Friend Barney 11/26/1995
Feeding Hubert / Spike The Wonder Dog 11/26/1995
The Slide / The Big Flush 11/27/1995
King Ten Pin / Runaway Angelica 11/28/1995
Game Show Didi / Toys In The Attic 11/29/1995
Driving Miss Angelica / Susie vs. Angelica 11/30/1995
Tooth Or Dare / Party Animals 12/1/1995

1993 Episodes:
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Dummi Bear Dinner Disaster / Twins Pique 12/3/1995
Chuckie's First Haircut / Cool-Hand Angelica 12/4/1995
Tricycle Thief / Rhinoceritis 12/5/1995
Grandpa Moves Out / The Legend Of Satchmo 12/6/1995
Circus Angelicus / The Stork 12/7/1995
The Baby Vanishes / Farewell, My Friend 12/8/1995
When Wishes Come True / Angelica Breaks A Leg 5/21/1996
The Last Babysitter / Sour Pickles 12/10/1995
Reptar 2010 / Stu Gets A Job 12/11/1995
Give And Take / The Gold Rush 12/12/1995
Home Movies / The Mysterious Mr. Fiend 12/13/1995
Cuffed / The Blizzard 12/14/1995
Destination: Moon / Angelica's Birthday 12/15/1995
Princess Angelica / The Odd Couple 12/17/1995
Naked Tommy / Tommy & The Secret Club 12/18/1995
Under Chuckie's Bed / Chuckie Is Rich 12/19/1995
Mommy's Little Assets / Chuckie's Wonderful Life 12/20/1995
In The Dreamtime / The Unfair Pair 12/21/1995
Chuckie's Red Hair / Spike Runs Away 12/22/1995
The Alien / Mr. Clean 12/23/1995
Angelica's Worst Nightmare / The Mega Diaper Babies 12/24/1995
New Kid In Town / Pickles vs. Pickles 12/26/1995
Kid TV / The Sky Is Falling 12/27/1995
I Remember Melville / No More Cookies 12/28/1995
Cradle Attraction / Moving Away 12/29/1995
Passover 6/13/1996

1996-97 Episodes:
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Chanukah ???
Mother's Day ???
Vacation 1/14/1998
Spike's Babies / Chicken Pops 10/12/1997
Radio Daze / Psycho Angelica 10/12/1997
America's Wackiest Home Movies / The 'Lympics 10/19/1997
The Carwash / Heatwave 10/26/1997
Faire Play / The Smell Of Success 11/199/1997
Dust Bunnies / Educating Angelica 12/21/1997
Angelica's Last Stand / Clan Of The Duck 11/2/1997
Potty Training Spike / Art Fair 11/23/1997
Send In The Clouds / In The Navel 11/30/1997
The Turkey Who Came To Dinner 11/16/1997
The Mattress / Looking For Jack 12/7/1997
Ransom Of Cynthia / Turtle Recall 12/28/1997
Angelica Orders Out / Let It Snow 4/19/1998
Angelica Nose Best / Pirate Light 7/5/1998

1998 Episodes:
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Hiccups / Autumn Leaves 12/14/1997 (sold to Nick AU as part of the 1997 package)
Grandpa's Bad Bug / Lady Luck 4/26/1998
Crime & Punishment / Baby Maybe 5/3/1998 (World Premiere)
The Word Of The Day / Jonathan Babysits 5/10/1998
He Saw, She Saw / Piggy's Pizza Place 5/17/1998
Fugitive Tommy / Visiting Aunt Miriam 5/24/1998
The First Cut / Chuckie Grows 5/31/1998
Uneasy Rider / Where's Grandpa? 6/7/1998
The Wild Wild West / Angelica For A Day 6/14/1998
Babysitting Fluffy / Sleep Trouble 6/21/1998
Journey To The Center Of The Basement / A Very McNulty Birthday 6/28/1998
The Family Tree 3/20/1999
The Making Of The Rugrats Movie Special 4/11/1999

1999 Episodes (to date):
Title: First Air date on Nick Australia:
Chuckie's Duckling / A Dog's Life 4/11/1999
Chuckerfly / Angelica's Twin 4/11/1999
Raising Dil / No Naps 4/12/1999
A Whole New Stu / man Of The House 4/25/1999

(Source: Nick Australia)


Some interesting promos now being seen on Nick AU to promote Rugrats and Nick's Nicktoon block, Mish Mash Toonfeast:

1. One promo features an "interview" with Tommy, composed of clips from the Classic 65.

2. Another promo is based on the ones used to promote soap operas, featuring examples of "greed", "deceit" & "revenge". Clips came from:
Tooth Or Dare Angelica says, "It's mine! All mine!"
Tricycle Thief Susie says "Whoever did this is going to have to pay!"
(unknown episode) Angelica says "I'll never do it again. I promise."

3. In a promo for Mish Mash, Chuckie plays "host" through more clips.

(Special thanks to Paul Melville)

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