|“||Jean-Claude, take these wretched dust mops away! I WILL NOT HAVE THEM RUINING MY WEDDING DAY!! And don't forget the big mouth, too.||„|
|~ Coco LaBouche ordering Jean-Claude to lock up Angelica and the babies during her wedding with Chas.|
Coco LaBouche is the main antagonist of Nickelodeon's 5th animated feature film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, the second film based on the Rugrats animated series.
She’s the child-hating, vituperative and opprobrious head of EuroReptarland who wishes to be head of the company, but must learn to love children first, to which she lies by saying that she’s engaged. She tries to get Chas Finster to love and marry her just so she can get promoted, which leads her to become the arch-nemesis of Chas' son Chuckie.
|“||Dismissed? But... no one fires Coco LaBouche! Coco LaBouche fires OTHERS!! Coco LaBouche is EURO-REPTAR!!!||„|
|~ Coco showing her temper after being fired for her cruel actions.|
Coco LaBouche is best described as a cruel, selfish, arrogant, diabolical, greedy, manipulative and extremely short-tempered woman. She despises children and constantly lies and screams to get whatever she wants. Coco is extremely abusive and cruel to her employees like her right-hand man Jean-Claude and her assistant Kira. She constantly insults Jean-Claude and treats Kira even worse, such as demanding her to throw away Chuckie's precious teddy bear. She’s also extremely seductive, coquettish and provocative, since she was able to seduce Chas quite easily, but quickly shows her true disgusting colors when Chas' back is turned. She also is backstabbing in nature, as shown when she offered Angelica a ton of promises in exchange of her help to win Chas, only to go double-cross Angelica by having her locked up with the babies as well. All and all, Coco's supreme confidence and huge ego and repulsive rants eventually lead straight to her well-deserved comeuppance.
Coco LaBouche has short brownish-red hair, She has eyeshadow in different colors in scenes (brown, pink or dark green). In her first appearance, she has first to wear a purple suit. Second, She wears an orange cardigan and green dress. Third in a sushi restaurant, she wears a pink dress and a pink hat. Fourth, she wears a purple dress and purple hat. Fifth, she wears a green dress. Sixth, she wears a yellow kimono outfit to disguise as the princess of Japan from the musical Reptar. Seventh, she wears a pink bathrobe before her wedding. And finally, she wears a white wedding dress with peacock feathers and her hair is dyed purple. When Angelica steps on Coco’s train to her wedding dress it rips revealing her purple underwear with yellow polka dots with fishnet stockings and garters.
Coco LaBouche runs the amusement park EuroReptarland, a Japanese theme park located in Paris, France. She’s first seen screaming at her workers to start the Reptar show. After Reptar's robotic head falls off after causing him to short-circuit, an angry Coco angrily yells at her secretary Kira Watanabe to bring Stu Pickles (as he was the one who provided the schematics to create the mecha) in EuroReptarland within 24 hours. As Coco arrives with her assistant Jean-Claude, she finds the Rugrats playing in her office and is angry that Tommy ruined her collection of koi fishes, so she sends Jean-Claude to call in Kira, who calmly escorts the children away from the office. Coco sits on her office and watches Stu arrive before demanding him to fix the Reptar mecha.
Later on, Coco has a video call with her boss Mr. Yamaguchi, who plans to step down as President of Yamaguchi Industries (the main sponsor of EuroReptarland). A delighted Coco decides to step in as Yamaguchi's successor, but he tells her that she’s one of the many people being considered for the job and that his true successor has to love children since they’re the target audience for the Reptar franchise. Not wanting to lose her chance, Coco lies to him by claiming to be engaged to a man with a child of his own, but Mr. Yamaguchi tells her that they’ll talk about the promotion after the wedding occurs, much to Coco's dismay. Unknown to Yamaguchi, Coco hates kids in general (as pointed out by Jean-Claude) just as she discovers Stu's niece Angelica Pickles hiding in her office eating all of her chocolates. An angry Coco attempts to have Angelica locked up in jail, but Angelica, having overheard everything and wanting to avoid Coco's wrath, admits that Stu's best friend Chas Finster is looking for a woman to date in hopes of getting a loving stepmother for his son Chuckie. Upon hearing this, Coco is delighted and offers a deal to Angelica: she’ll help her into impressing Chas and in return, Angelica will become the flower girl for the wedding and have her very own float and ponies in the parade.
Meeting up with Chas during dinner with the Pickles and their closest friends, Coco (with the help of an unwilling Kira) woos him for the next several days. However, she has trouble trying to earn the affection from Chuckie as he doesn't like her, but later learns from Angelica that Chuckie is enchanted with the princess character of the Reptar franchise and that he wishes her to be his new mommy. Taking delight in this, Coco happily performs the role of the princess when Chas and Chuckie attended the show before revealing herself to them, earning an outstanding ovation from the audience. Although Chuckie is dismayed that Coco is playing the princess, Chas is extremely thrilled by this and decides to marry Coco. The other families are quite shocked by this, but Coco happily takes this as a sign of fortune, knowing now that she’s close to earning her promotion.
Several days later, the wedding is being prepared at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. As Coco is getting ready for the wedding, she’s disgusted to see the babies who are eating the leftover foods under a cart in the hallway. Noticing Chuckie holding his teddy bear Wawa, Coco grabs it out of his hands, causing the babies to collide the stand which accidentally break a vase before it nearly falls on top of Dil. Being fed up with the babies' antics, Coco orders Jean-Claude to lock them away inside the warehouse until the wedding is over, even betraying Angelica by having her locked up with them, revealing that she never intended to give Angelica a float or ponies for the matter. This act was witnessed by a horrified Kira, who’s then ordered by Coco to throw away Wawa while Jean-Claude escort the babies to the warehouse. On their way to the church, Kira furiously confronts Coco for deceiving Chas and vows to tell him about the truth. However, Coco fires her on the spot and kicks her out of the limo before driving away. Once arriving at Notre Dame, Coco marches forward, but signals the singer to stop and starts the wedding ceremony.
Inside the warehouse where the babies are being held captive by Jean-Claude, a depressed Chuckie cries over the fact that Coco is about to become his stepmother who will mistreat him and his friends, which drove an ashamed Angelica to comfort him, admit her involvement behind Coco's plot and apologize for it to the babies. Deciding to take matters into their own hands, Chuckie rallies up his friends to help him stop the wedding. The babies sneak inside the giant robotic Reptar and use it to escape the warehouse and rush to the cathedral. Unfortunately, Jean Claude sees them and boards the giant Robosnail to stop the babies.
During the wedding, Chuckie has enough time to arrive because Chas spends a long time reciting what his favorite poem until Coco intercepts a phone call for Jean-Claude that the babies had escaped and they're on their way to the Notre Dame. Coco berates Jean-Claude for this, but inadvertently nearly revealing her plans out loud in front of everyone, who are bewildered by this before she makes a pathetic excuse and continues the wedding.
The pandemonium breaks out in Paris as the babies make their way to the cathedral, including being swing around mid-air by Robosnail and rocketing up the side of the Eiffel Tower. Eventually, Chuckie manages to defeat Robosnail by pulling on the antennas then letting go of it, causing Robosnail to swerve out of control and sending it and Jean-Claude into the Seine River.
Meanwhile, the wedding is about to finish with the archdeacon asking anyone if Chas and Coco shouldn't be married, only for Chuckie to barge in through the door and yells out ("NOOOOOO!!!!") at his very first word, much to the adults’ astonishment. Chas is thrilled to see Chuckie finally talking for the first time and hugs him as he comforts him. Coco pretends to be happy to see Chuckie and tries to hug him, but he refuses and embraces on Chas instead. A moment later, Jean-Claude bursts in and accidentally reveals that Coco's kidnapping plot has failed out loud. Coco tried to tell everyone to ignore Jean-Claude by calling him an 'unemployed fool', but Chas angrily calls off the wedding, realizing now that she’s not the woman he thought she was.
Just then, Kira and the kids arrive to the church, and Angelica attempts to tell everyone the truth, but Coco promptly hushes her. Suddenly, Mr. Yamaguchi appears, revealing he had decided to come to the wedding himself in person and demanding to know what Angelica has to say. Realizing now that she's in trouble, Coco smiles nervously as Angelica rightfully reveals about Coco's hatred of children and her plot of marrying Chas just that she could be promoted as the president of the company, which left the families shocked and outraged. Just as Coco about to lash out at Angelica for exposing her plan, Mr. Yamaguchi, enraged at Coco's deceit, fires her on the spot as before leaving the church. Humiliated by this, Coco complains about her dismissal and attempts to storm out of Notre Dame, but she notices that Tommy, Phil and Lil are standing on her gown. Furious, Coco yanks her gown and knocks them downward, causing the three babies to fall in front of everyone, much to their families' shock; even Angelica herself is horrified by this.
Declaring that she won't let anyone but herself to pick on the babies, Angelica furiously rips Coco's gown by stepping on it, revealing Coco's lingerie in front of everyone with Jean-Claude mockingly singing about it. As Coco leaves and criticizes everyone to take pictures, several spectators started taking pictures of her lingerie with their cameras, which further angers and humiliates her more as she runs off in defeat while Stu orders his pet dog Spike to attack and chase off Jean-Claude for trying to hurt the babies. Kira then returns Wawa to Chuckie before falling in love with Chas, and they eventually get married back home in North America, allowing Chuckie to finally get a loving stepmother and for Kira's daughter Kimi to earn a loving stepfather.
It’s unknown what happens to Coco and Jean-Claude afterwards, but given to the fact that their plan was exposed and that they are fired for their crimes, it’s implied that they were arrested and sent to prison or are forced to do other jobs.
- Coco's design and characteristics resemble Cruella De Vil from Disney's 101 Dalmatians.
- Coco's last name "LaBouche" is French for "the mouth".
- Coco contrasts Scar Snout (the main antagonist of The Rugrats Movie) as instead of being an animal who acts on mere aggression and survival instinct, she is a human being who acts out of spite.
- Her work attire consisted of seven watches.
- To date, Coco LaBouche is Susan Sarandon's only G-rated role, villain or not. Any other role of hers is from a movie that is rated anywhere from PG to R.
- She’s the first Nickelodeon Movies character to be a female antagonist.
- Coco LaBouche is named after the French dessert which is considered to be very sweet, unlike the character who’s very sour.