Angelica Charlotte Pickles is a character voiced by Cheryl Chase in the Nickelodeon shows Rugrats and All Grown Up!, and is among the series' original characters. She is a spoiled brat and the cousin of Tommy and Dil Pickles.
Angelica's physical features and clothing on Rugrats were blonde hair with two pigtails (each punctuated with a large purple bow), an orange-and-black-striped shirt with flared cuffs, a purple dress, blue tights with green dots, orange socks,and purple sneakers. She is an only child; as a result, she has become a very spoiled child whose parents pander to her every need and give her anything she wants without cease. Her parents — Drew and Charlotte — are hardly ever around because of their jobs, so her aunt and uncle often babysitt her; her parents also rarely punish or discipline her, but it's also usually up to her aunt and uncle to do so. The only time Angelica was visibly punished by her parents is in the episode Runaway Angelica, where she is both yelled at by her father and sent to her room for disobeying her father's orders of not going into her father's home office. Most other times, her parents just scold her instead of threatening her with punishment for her bad behavior.
Being spoiled could also come from her parents' vast wealth, which is used to buy her toys and very expensive birthday parties. Because she is spoiled, she whines and cries to get what she wants.
Until Susie Carmichael came along, Angelica was unique among the regular children in that she could properly talk to grown-ups, and as such, she acted nicely towards the adults, and was notoriously mean to the other babies especially by lying and distorting their view of the world; after Angelica says something crazy, a freak accident will occur and thus "confirm" her warnings.
When Susie did come along, Angelica soon became a rival to Susie, and often competed in many things. In fact, almost every time Susie is in an episode, Angelica is also in it, although perhaps ironically, Susie's introduction episode did not feature Angelica. Interestingly, Angelica and Susie are the only characters who didn't appear in the two Rugrats pilot episodes.
She is 2 years old at the beginning of the series, although in Angelica's Worst Nightmare, she claims to a psychologist that she is 7 years old.
Despite acting mean to the babies most of the time, it is revealed in the 1995 season finale "Moving Away" that she was the reason Tommy, Chuckie, Phil and Lil befriended each other and, even more, that Angelica considered the other babies her best friends.
Her first word and favorite food is cookies, and she refuses to eat most healthy foods (mostly broccoli). After every spoiled conduction, she gets a sudden consequence. (In "Fountain Of Youth", the inflatable boat drops of from the twig and covers Angelica.)
She is unable to blow her nose at age 3, as seen in the episode All's Well that Pretends Well, and she makes a mess when she eats just like all the other children on Rugrats.
Angelica's parents, especially her mother, seem to also be spoiled. In Rugrats, Charlotte was Angelica's role model in some ways. Charlotte is the powerful boss of a major corporation. In a realistic dream sequence, she said that the only thing she liked better than corporate domination was corporate domination with her special girl.
Drew is a little more responsible and reasonable with his daughter. He is often the one who worries about Angelica becoming too spoiled, but when he discusses this with Charlotte, she usually disagrees. Angelica's, as well as her parents', address is 53 Briar Tree Lane (stated in Rugrats episode "Stu Gets a Job." Stu mentions the address when he is calling to have Drew's Car towed).
She has a cat named Fluffy, most recently seen in the All Grown Up! ("AGU!") episode "Lucky 13" (first transmitted in the US: August 28, 2004). Also, since the beginning of the series, she was often seen with a doll named Cynthia, which she apparently considered her most prized possession.
When the series started, she, Tommy and Chuckie were their respective parents' only children. However, by the end of the series, Angelica was the only "only child" remaining, as Tommy gained a brother Dil through birth and Chuckie gained a stepsister Kimi through marriage. One episode late in the run focused on this fact ("Sister Act", first transmitted: January 26, 2001). Angelica came 7th in TV Guide's 50 greatest cartoon characters, above Bart & Lisa Simpson and Mickey Mouse, and she was the only Rugrats character to appear in the list.
In Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, when the babies control the robot Reptar, Angelica has many near-death incidents:
- When the babies crash into the balcony Angelica is on, she falls onto Reptar's nose, hanging on for dear life.
- As soon as the babies notice, Tommy presses a button that sends green gas out of the nose Angelica is on. She falls to the ground but the babies catch her in Reptar's hand. She squeals: "This isn't the parade I wanted!"
- Robo-Snail squirts purple goo at her.
- Lil opens a hatch and Kimi climbs up. As Angelica starts to, Robo-Snail grabs Reptar and Angelica falls but manages to grab a tooth. Reptar starts spinning around but poor Angelica manages to stay on.
- When Reptar boosts up the Eiffel Tower, he stops with a huge jolt at the top, sending a shrieking Angelica flying into the sky. She falls but is caught again. Angrily, she shouts: "What's the big idea? Are you potty-heads trying to get rid of me?"
- With Angelica in his other hand, Chuckie points at the Church his dad is at. Now he isn't holding onto the Tower, Reptar falls. He throws a screaming Angelica into the air and grabs the rail of the Tower. Angelica falls and lands on the head though.
In All Grown Up!Edit
Although she has grown up, Angelica continues to be mean and spoiled, however, not as much as she used to be (something Tommy remarks on in one episode). Her parents are still quite wealthy as well.
Since turning 13 (see below) she has been doing many stereotypical "teen things" like getting a cell phone, pursuing boys, and getting the latest trends in fashion. Also, she still constantly rivals Susie, mostly at singing.
One of Angelica's most important storylines was when she turned 13 in "Lucky 13", and had many things to deal with: an obligation to invite the other kids to her birthday party, and a popular teenager, Savannah, organizing a spring bash to lure away any other potential party-goers. Savannah has since warmed up to Angelica, even letting her sit at the "popular" table at the cafeteria.
She and Susie have also become good friends, with Susie giving Angelica advice or help, despite the fact that Angelica tries to weasel Susie out of opportunities, like singing on stage (as seen in the 2005 episode "It's Karma, Dude!").
However, Angelica has softened up to others, frequently giving help or acting kind, and she and Susie still consider each other as rivals, albeit mildly.
She also became good friends with Harold. He tends to do things for her on demand and almost acts like a slave.