If you were a 90s kid, you likely grew up watching Rugrats. The show was full of a lot of humor and featured distinct personalities for all of the babies and children. While Tommy Pickles and his friends might have been the focus of the series, the character that really made the show memorable at times was Angelica Pickles. Angelica was Tommy’s cousin and a bit older than the babies. She was always sassy, hilarious, and spoiled, and many of her quotes and moments are relatable to us all still as adults.
We’ve put together a list of the 10 best and sassiest Angelica quotes that we can all relate to.
10 “SOMETIMES, I WISH I COULD BE YOU SO I COULD BE FRIENDS WITH ME.”
Angelica was always pretty confident bordering on being narcissistic, but her love of herself and high self-esteem is definitely something that we can all admire and look up to. She thinks she’s so awesome that she tells Tommy she wishes she could be friends with herself.
This is the kind of self-confidence that we can all strive for, but maybe we would just want to tone down the meanness a little bit. It’s also good to have friends that aren’t yourself.
9 “SANTA CLAUS IS A FAKE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!”
As a child, Santa Claus is an important person for many kids. For some of us, finding out that Santa wasn’t real was a really traumatic event. Angelica expresses this relatable kid moment in this quote. Her dramatic nature is totally relatable, and we love her need to shout the truth from the rooftops.
The over-the-top nature of saying “run for your lives” is also really hilarious. Angelica definitely isn’t a character to do anything halfway. We can't wait to see her be dramatic in the upcoming live-action version of Rugrats.
8 “YOU KNOW, NOT ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN.”
Sometimes, Angelica could be pretty mean. She could be a bit of a bully towards the younger kids. All kids can remember knowing an older child who always thought they were better than them, and Agnelicadefiniely used her age to wield power over the babies.
With this quote, she makes the babies feel bad by suggesting that Spike wouldn’t go to heaven. Angelica could definitely be a vicious queen at times, but we still love her anyway.
7 “THAT’S CAUSE HE’S THREATENED BY WORKING WOMEN.”
Angelica’s mother, Charlotte, was a working mother and overall a badass. This taught Angelica a lot about all the things that a woman could accomplish. She was definitely a bit of a budding feminist even though her mean traits needed to be curtailed. With this quote. She expresses some of the things she has learned from her mother, and we totally admire her for it. Angelica was smart as a whip sometimes and definitely quick on her comebacks and comments. The feminism aspect makes Rugrats one of the best older Nick shows.
6 “I GOT RESPONSIBILITIES NOW.”
As the oldest of the group of Rugrats, Angelica got to learn about growing up first. This is definitely something that oldest or only children can relate to as they have to encounter all the struggles of growing up without the advice of someone older to help.
With this quote, she expresses how hard it is to grow up. The rest of the line reads, “that means I’m not allowed to have fun anymore for the rest of my life.” This is definitely something that all adults can relate to. Growing up just keeps getting harder the older you get.
5 “I FINALLY GOT LOYAL SUSPECTS, AND THEY HAD TO BE DUMB BABIES.”
Angelica was definitely a character who knew her worth and who loved being spoiled and pampered. She was always trying to get people to do things to her and felt like she deserved the best. She and her best friend, the doll Cynthia, loved to relax in luxury. Unfortunately for her, she just could never escape the babies, and they were really the only people she could manipulate into doing what she wanted.
4 “GETTING OLD IS NOTHING BUT MISERY AND WOE!”
As an adult, this quote will definitely make you laugh. There are many lines and quotes from the show that are actually really funny as an adult that you probably missed as a kid, and this is one of them.
While Angelica might have felt that her life was hard, she doesn’t even realize how much harder getting older gets as you go along. Sometimes it definitely does feel like adulthood is just full of hard times, and this is definitely a sentiment that many a millennial can relate to.
3 “A COOKIE JUST TASTES BETTER WHEN IT’S SOMEONE ELSE’S.”
Angelica was definitely a character who could be super shady and didn’t want other people to have a good time. She wanted to have everything she wanted, and she didn’t really care if anyone else was taken care of. You can tell she's definitely a Slytherin with this quote.
Maybe it’s not the nicest thing to say, but we all have moments where we feel a little petty.
2 “I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN! AT LEAST NOT UNTIL THE FIRST GRADE.”
Angelica might have been confident, spoiled, and full of love for herself, but she wasn’t susceptible to falling in love. With this dramatic quote, she expresses what we all feel like at times when things don’t work out with someone we like. Luckily for Angelica, the drama is short lived when you’re a kid, and she was able to recover quickly.
1 1.“YOU DUMB BABIES.”
This short phrase is for sure Angelica’s most well-known quote from Rugrats. She said this all of the time and often added different metaphors and comparisons to tell the babies just how dumb they were. While this definitely isn’t a nice thing to say, this phrase is iconic and illustrates the kind of character Angelica was.