Rugrats is a American animated television series for Nickelodeon. Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finister, and Spike (characters from the series) first appeared in the parade in 1997. They are the first Nickelodeon characters to appear in the parade. In 2000, Tommy Pickles wore a beret in the parade, as part of the promotion for Rugrats in Paris: The Movie. The balloon retired after 2001 and the balloon now resides with other retired balloons at Macy's Parade Studios.


  • In 1997, the balloon was damaged by the same streetlight that destroyed the Barney balloon, but unlike that one, this balloon survived and made it through until the end.


Rugrats theme Song (band)