This horrifying ‘Rugrats’ theory is definitely NOT true, according to creator

Remember that nightmarish, terrible Rugrats fan theory that had us all questioning the meaning of life? For those of who you are having a memory lapse, allow us to terrify you once more with a brief recap courtesy of Movie Pilot:

“The Rugrats really were a figment of Angelica’s Demonic and Unimaginable imagination. Chuckie died in 1986 with his mother, which explains why Chaz is a nervous wreck at almost all times. Tommy was born in 1988, but he was a stillborn. That’s the reason Stu is constantly in the basement making toys for the son who never was given the chance to live. The DeVilles had an abortion in 1990. Angelica couldn’t figure whether it would be a boy or a girl, leading to the twins.”

Sheesh! To call this theory disturbing would be a major understatement. Everyone knows Angelica Pickles had a mean streak (OK, fine — she was downright evil), but this story easily surpasses the worst of her manipulative, bratty antics.

After years of seeing this tale of trauma circulate, Rugrats creator Arlene Klasky finally called BS on the theory and honestly, we couldn’t be more relieved.

Klasky told Buzzfeed at Comic-Con, “A lot of people believe that conspiracy theory and no, it’s not true.”

Finally hearing this nonsense squashed is decidedly more gratifying than having Arnold from Hey Arnold!‘s last name confirmed. This won’t stop over imaginative fans from coming up with even more crazed theories, but at least we know someone out there won’t stand for such blatant slander against the legacy of our animated ’90s faves.