Rugrats has proven to be an anomaly in the world of children's television programming. Never intended to consist of more than 65 episodes, the show was still terrifically popular three years after the last new episode had aired. Its unprecedented status with viewers led Nickelodeon to reverse its policy of a 65-episode limit per series. The children's cable network resumed production of new Rugrats episodes in 1997 after a three-year hiatus. The Rugrats comic strip emerged the following year. Like the TV show, the strip features humor playing simultaneously on two different levels: one for young children, and another for teens and adults. Rugrats: A Baby's Work Is Never Done is the first in a series of Rugrats comic strip collections.