We’ve all seen plenty of pretty brilliant interpretations of how the Rugrats babies would have looked as adults, and normally they’ve all managed to be conventionally attractive and incredibly hipster-looking teens.
Well, one of the Rugrats’ storyboard artists, Eric Molinsky, has now penned a personal essay about his disdain for these reimagined images of the grown up Rugrats.
Eric worked on the hit cartoon series between 1999 and 2001, and claimed that the show’s executive producer actively encouraged the artists to make the babies as average and “lumpy” as possible.
He explains: “It really bugs me. Not the quality of the artwork, but the interpretation. We referred to them as lumpy babies for a reason.”
“They grew up to be average if not slightly lumpy looking people — just like their parents.”