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Last August it was revealed that the beloved 90s cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is set for a return to Nickelodeon for a one-hour TV special, and now it has been announced that the original voice cast has signed on for a return to O-Town for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.
EW reports that the returning cast includes Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko (as well as Spunky and Leon), Tom Kenny as Heffer (as well as Chuck and Really Really Big Man), Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead (plus Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead), Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph. Steve Little and Cosmo Segurson have also signed on to lend their voice to characters.
- Gary Collinson
Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, and yes, Spunky the dog, along with the rest of O-Town are headed back to Nickelodeon for the long-awaited Rocko's Modern Life revival next year. More than twenty years after it first went off the air, one of the most fondly remembered shows of Nickelodeon's golden age is coming back for a special TV movie. The good news? The entire original cast is set to return for the special, which has been given an official title as well.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon has officially titled the upcoming one-hour TV special, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. Joe Murray, who created the original series, is on board to write and executive produce the special for the network, which is another very important piece of the puzzle for fans. Here's the synopsis for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. And yes, Rock and the gang have been in outer space for more than two decades.
"[Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling] brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko whole-heartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world."
Interesting approach. It seems that they are aware that the audience who used to watch the show has grown up and, as such, they are taking a bit of a social commentary approach. More importantly than that, all of the voice actors who made Rocko's Modern Life what it was are going to reprise their roles for the show. Carlos Alazraqui is back primarily as Rocko, but also Spunky and Leon. Tom Kenny, the man behind Spongebob, is back as Heffer, in addition to Chuck and Really Really Big Man. Other cast members include Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead, Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph. Two new cast members in the form of Steve Little (Adventure Time) and Cosmo Segurson have also come on board.
This is not the only Nicktoons revival that the network currently has in production. Nickelodeon is also going to be airing Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie later this year, as well as an Invader Zim revival next year. 90s nostalgia is not something Nickelodeon is willing to ignore at this point.
Rocko's Modern Life aired for a total of four seasons from 1993 to 1996 with a total of 52 episodes. The series, in the same vein of something like Ren and Stimpy, has some mature themes hidden within the framework of a kid-friendly TV series. Like the theory that Rocko works for a phone sex hotline, for example. We can only hope that Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling will bring in some of that same mature humor. Nickelodeon has yet to set a release date for the special yet, but we will be sure to keep you up to date as more information is made available. »
After being lost in space for more than two decades, Rocko and his pals — and, you know, the Bigheads — are returning to Earth. And they’re all in for a rude awakening.
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Nickelodeon on Thursday officially announced that a one-hour TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, will reunite the animated series’ original voice cast as the characters adjust to life in the 21st century.
And some will adjust more successfully than others. Per the network, “Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social »
Melissa Etheridge wants to set the record straight.
Last month, the Grammy winner revealed in an interview that she has smoked marijuana with her adult children — daughter Bailey, 20, and son Beckett, 18 — and wife Linda Wallem, saying the shared experience brought their family “much closer.” The candid confession came during a sit-down with Yahoo for the news outlet’s new Weed and the American Family video project, during which Etheridge talked about her medical use of the drug since she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.
As soon as the interview was released, the singer-songwriter faced backlash online, as people questioned »
- Jeff Nelson
Melissa Etheridge is responding to criticism she’s received since revealing she has smoked marijuana with her two adult children.
“You know, my kids grew up in Southern California. It’s not a crazy thing. It was a decision, it’s not something I do a lot at all; hardly! I want people to understand that this is not ‘Hey kids, let’s go get high.’ That wasn’t what it is at all. It was an experience that was kind of family and sacred,” the singer, 55, told Access Hollywood. “And so … having the whole world kind of judge it off of one sentence, »
- Jeff Nelson
Melissa Etheridge has revealed that smoking cannabis with her children has brought them closer together.
The Grammy-winning singer became an activist for the drug after using it for medicinal purposes during her battle with cancer and says her kids now refer to it as medicine.
“My children have a very clear understanding of cannabis,” the 55-year-old mom of four told Yahoo during an interview for their Weed & the American Family report. “When I hold it without shame or confusion they can understand it as simple as if I was pointing to a bottle of Percocet and saying, ‘That’s mama’s medicine.’ You take the naughtiness out of it and it’s not something kids then run to.”
“I have smoked with my older two,” Etheridge continued, referring to 20-year-old daughter Bailey and 18-year-old son Beckett. “It was funny at first and then they realized it’s a »
In an effort to reduce the stigma around marijuana, Melissa Etheridge opened up about her experiences with the highly-debated drug on Yahoo!'s Weed & the American Family online platform. Most surprisingly, Melissa opened up about smoking marijuana with her two oldest children. "It was funny at first, and then they realized it is a very natural end of the day," said the two-time Grammy winner. "It brings you closer." Melissa shared how she much rather smoke with her grown kids Bailey, 20, and Beckett, 18, than have a drink with them. Her kids aren't the only loved ones in her life she enjoys smoking with, as she also likes to smoke with her wife, Linda Wallem. Melissa »
Grammy-winning singer Melissa Etheridge is battling the stigma against cannabis in Yahoo‘s new project “Weed & The American Family”. Related: Melissa Etheridge Dishes On Brangelina Divorce Etheridge, 55, admits she smokes weed with her wife, Linda Wallem, and her adult children, daughter Bailey, 20, and son Beckett, 18. “I have smoked with my older two,” she told Yahoo in a clip […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Melissa Etheridge thinks it’s high time society moves past the stigma surrounding smoking marijuana.
The Grammy-winning rocker opens up about her use of the drug in the new Yahoo project Weed & the American Family, and People has an exclusive first look at her interview.
As Etheridge, 55, reveals in the clip, she smokes marijuana with her wife, Linda Wallem, and her adult children daughter Bailey, 20, and son Beckett, 18.
“I have smoked with my older two,” she told Yahoo. “It was funny at first, and then they realized, it’s a very natural, end-of-the-day … And it brings you much closer. I »
- Jeff Nelson
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