LISTEN: Mark & Bob Mothersbaugh Share Updated RUGRATS Theme Song
Classic '90s animated series Rugrats is really coming back, and we've got the theme song updated by Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh of DEVO to prove it. The rebooted version of the Nickelodeon kiddie favorite launches on May 27. The show will arrive with a turbo-charged take on the instantly recognizable theme song, which Mark Mothersbaugh originally created back in the day.
"It had like a childlike quality to it, and we were looking for something that would be Pavlovian for little kids," Mothersbaugh told Rolling Stone. "They could be in the other room, looking through the refrigerator or something, and they'd hear the theme song start up and then they go, 'Oh, that's my show!'"
"It was like a horse walking back to the barn -- I just went to the old Rugrats sounds immediately, and it felt right," is how Mark's brother Bob Mothersbaugh explained about reworking the original.
"I think Bob's done a good job of keeping [the music] in the world and in the universe of Rugrats, that the adults would know. Adults could watch this show and could go, 'Oh they change the picture, but the music still sounds true to the original Rugrats.' I think music has a lot to do with grounding the show."
Watch the new show intro featuring the updated Rugrats theme song below.