Rugrats first aired on August 11th, 1991. It was the second ever Nicktoon after Doug and before Ren & Stimpy. Rugrats was the Spongebob or the L/o/u/d H/o/u/s/e of its time, the greatest Nickelodeon show of its era. It ran for 13 glorious years over 9 increasingly-less-glorious seasons with a grand total of 172 episodes.
Rugrats: Search for Reptar makes us wonder why.