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Everything I Know About Passover I Learned From "Rugrats"

Nobody explained the story of Passover to ignorant gentiles better than Tommy Pickles and his grandpa Boris. Although, I will admit that I'm still a little confused about why ancient egyptians used babies as slaves.

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Finally, Moses threatened that all firstborn children in Egypt "would be taken away."

Exodus 11 actually reads:

"So Moses said, “This is what the Lord says: ‘About midnight I will go throughout Egypt. Every firstborn son in Egypt will die, from the firstborn son of Pharaoh, who sits on the throne, to the firstborn son of the female slave, who is at her hand mill, and all the firstborn of the cattle as well. There will be loud wailing throughout Egypt—worse than there has ever been or ever will be again."

(I guess that was kinda heavy for a cartoon.)


Matzah is eaten on Passover cause Chuckie forgot to add yeast to the bread.

It's actually because the Hebrews left Egypt in such a hurry that they didn't have time to properly cook the bread. From Exodus 12:39:

"With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves."