Rugrats movie still has people crying over ‘saddest scene in cinematic history’
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Viewers on TikTok have been crying into their screens after seeing a scene from Rugrats that some have described as the saddest ever committed to cinema.
Have a look for yourself:
Yes, forget the viscerally tragic work of Ken Loach, do away with that scene with the kids while the ship is sinking in Titanic, and pay no more heed to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, because apparently this scene in Rugrats in Paris beats them all.
For those who maybe aren’t aware - or are under a certain age - Rugrats was a Nickelodeon show made in the 1990s right up until the mid-2000s that featured the trials and tribulations of a group of toddlers.
Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, and Angelica were always up to some sort of madcap scheme, and fans were hooked right from the very start.
In fact, the film was so successful that it spawned a number of movies, and the one we’re going to focus on here is Rugrats in Paris.
As you can probably guess, it sees the gang travel to Paris and get up to a load of mischief, but there are also some really poignant moments in the film, with one particular one causing people to burst into tears, and remember some pretty harrowing childhood memories.
In fact, in a TikTok video that has since gone viral, it is described as the 'saddest scene in cinematic history'.
In the scene, the tots are all at a dance with their parents when a song is announced by the DJ, asking for all of the kids to have a dance with their mum.
You can see where this is going, can’t you?
You see, Chuckie Finster - Tommy Pickles’ ever-faithful bespectacled best mate - doesn’t have a mum any more, as she died of an unspecified terminal illness not too long after he was born.
Sure, it’s a kids show, but they’re not messing around with that emotional bombshell.
Anyway, Chuckie is left standing on his own, before asking Angelica to grant his wish for another mum.
It’s tragic stuff.
At the end, his dad comes over to comfort him and picks him up for a cuddle, but by that point a lot of observers were long gone.
“I didn’t feel like crying tonight,” said one comment.
Another said: “Now that I'm an adult who's married and has 2 kids.
“I hope they never have to experience this. Or anyone... Everyone deserves their family and love.”
“Cried watching this. My mom died before the movie came out so I related to Chuckie with this,” a third admitted.
Another comment simply read: “Real.”
It just goes to show, sometimes even the daftest cartoon programmes have a way of getting into people’s real emotions.
In the end, Chuckie did find a step-mum that he loved, and who loved him as well, just in case you are finding it hard to shake the sadness.