This August marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of Rugrats, the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon about intrepid baby Tommy Pickles and his group of toddler friends. Here are some milestones from the show’s nine-season run:

1989

Husband-and-wife duo Gábor Csupó and Arlene Klasky write a pilot script inspired by the antics of their own entirely unsupervised infant children

1990

Pitch meeting going pretty well until the idea is floated to make the Pickles family Jewish

1991

Parents nationwide incorrectly assume children will grow out of this Nickelodeon programming block at some point

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1992

Millions of young viewers turn up the volume on Tommy and Chuckie’s Wild West playground adventure to drown out the fighting upstairs

1994

Phil and Lil move through the five stages of grief as the show addresses the suicide of Kurt Cobain

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1995

Critics laud the holiday Passover special as the first kids’ show to address mass child murder

1996

Rerun of that awesome one where Stu falls off the roof, gets amnesia, and acts like one of the babies

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1998

The Rugrats Movie introduces Tommy’s baby brother, Dil, to provide an infusion of youth to the aging cast

2004

Series ends after writers exhaust all conceivable methods of playpen escape

2016

A 32-year-old with $38,000 in student loan debt briefly considers submitting his résumé to a temp agency while viewing a commercial-free Rugrats marathon on Nickelodeon

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