Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

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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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Jobs held by the main five characters:
  • Rocko: Mostly as a comic store employee, but has also spent time as a runway underwear model and an animator.
  • Filbert: It was established in one episode that the turtle is a professional photographer. He has also spent time as a lounge singer, a clerk for the DMV and an animator.
  • Heffer: Has had the most jobs including security guard, golf course greens-keeper, coffee shop barista, animator, and Chewey Chicken employee.
  • Mr. Bighead: Works for Conglomo as an executive in many departments.
  • Mrs. Bighead: Is a housewife who spent a week as a Conglomo top executive.
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Animation error: When Rocko is wearing his normal shirt, he is wearing nothing below his waist. He clearly has no pants/underpants of any sort on. But whenever his shirt is removed, he GAINS a pair of underpants. See more »

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Heffer: I'm starving. What's the biggest thing on the menu?
Cashier: That would be our Knockwurst Nightmare Platter, 570 pounds of ground pig parts packed tightly but tantalizingly into over two miles of intestinal tubing. No-one has ever finished the Nightmare Platter.
Heffer: I'll take two.
Cashier: There aren't enough pigs in the country, sir.
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Crude, Rude, and it's one of the best shows on Nickelodeon
17 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is about a young wallaby named Rocko who moves with his dog Spunky to the United States from the Austrailian Outback. He immediately befriends Heffer Wolf, a steer who was literally raised by a family of wolves. Rocko and Heffer like to hang out around the neighborhood much to the dismay of Ed Bighead, the angry toad who lives next door.

I'm not going to lie, this isn't really a kids show. It contains a lot of adult humor, some wild violence, and a lot of other stuff that most people would label as disgusting.

Rocko's Modern Life is in fact one of the better shows on Nickelodeon and it's actually funny. It's not filled with a lot of stupid sex jokes or worn-out humor that's used on most of the shows that are on Nickelodeon now.

10/10


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