The wacky misadventures of an Australian wallaby and his friends as he finishes his transition to American life.
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 Rocko / ... (52 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Heffer Wolfe / ... (52 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Ed Bighead / ... (48 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Filburt Turtle / ... (42 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Dr. Paula Hutchison / ... (32 episodes, 1993-1996)
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Rocko is a wallaby who has emmigrated to America from Australia. He lives in O Town and tries to get through life but, of course, comes across a multitude of dilemmas and misadventures he must get through. Other characters include Rocko's best friend, Heffer, a steer who has been raised by wolves, Filbert, an easily upset turtle, and Ed Bighead who detests Rocko and hates having him for a next door neighbor. On this show, Rocko has such adventures as trying to adapt to a new vacuum cleaner, having Heffer move in temporarily after his parents kick him out, and going to a movie theater. Written by Matt Yorston <george.y@ns.sympatico.ca>

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18 September 1993 (USA)  »

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A Vida Moderna de Rocko  »

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Tragically, prior to the production of the first season of the show, Joe Murray's first wife committed suicide. Murray believed he would create one season for the studio, move back home, and tie up loose ends but to his surprise Nickelodeon approved the show for new seasons. Murray's experiences with the studio and his shock at the success of the show were parodied in the season 3 episode "Wacky Delly." See more »

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When Mr. Dupette appears for the first time, he is Rocko's boss as Super-Lot-O-Comics. In all subsequent episodes he works for Conglom-o. See more »

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[Rocko, Heffer and Filburt are about to be hit with bowling balls by the Schitzel Cult]
Rocko: You can't chuck bowling balls at us!
Schnitzel Cult Leader: Yes, we can. Says so in the Great Book of Bratwurst.
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Schnitzel Cult Leader: "And if there is one among you who does not follow the ways of the Schnitzel, let that one go, and do not throw bowling balls at them."
Rocko: You see? It says let us go.
Schnitzel Cult Leader: It's a matter of interpretation.
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One of the Funniest Shows on Nick
26 August 2001 | by (Plainfield, IL) – See all my reviews

This show had to be one of the best on Nickolodeon I've ever seen. The humor was fresh and always new in what they were doing as they followed the adventures of a wallaby, a rather unique and clever idea for a cartoon character, and his dog Spunky and friends Phil the turtle and Heffer the cow. The kind of jokes used here were usually sick and always hilarious sight gags, but the writers were intelligent enough not to depend on one kind of humor alone to carry the entire show. The dialogue was witty and always hit the mark, the plots delightfully wacko, and the characters surprisingly lovable under the insane exteriors. One of the best shows was when Heffer became a night watchman ("No experience necessary; Carry a stick and hit things") and loses touch with his hu(cow)manity, forcing harsh punishments on even his best friends. What follows is an excellently done parody of "The Shining."

Unfortunately, I did not become aware of the show until after it had been canceled (story of my life) and so I was forced to depend on reruns. Alas, I have missed the show. Rocko, we hardly knew ye. (P.S. Check out the theme song by the B-52s. They were perfect for the job.)


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