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Rocko's Modern Life 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Carlos Alazraqui ...  Rocko / ... 53 episodes, 1993-1996
Tom Kenny ...  Heffer Wolfe / ... 52 episodes, 1993-1996
Charlie Adler ...  Ed Bighead / ... 49 episodes, 1993-1996
Mr. Lawrence ...  Filburt Turtle / ... 42 episodes, 1993-1996
Linda Wallem ...  Dr. Paula Hutchison / ... 32 episodes, 1993-1996
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rocko See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jobs held by the main five characters:
  • Rocko: Mostly as a comic store employee, but has also spent time as a runway underwear model, a plumber's assistant, a "specialty-phone-operator" (phone sex operator), 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. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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.
[reads]
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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Alternate Versions

In the episode, "Hut Sut Raw", in its early airings, there was a brief scene where Rocko is picking berries for the gang. He picks one that looks like a berry, but then hears a loud roar. Then a bear dashes out of the berry bush, running over Rocko, and clutching his testicles in pain. This brief scene was cut from later airings. (In the edited version, the scene cuts out just before Rocko picks that "berry") See more »


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Composed by Sarah Frost (as Sarah Frost-Goetz)
Performed by The B-52's
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Crude, Rude, and it's one of the best shows on Nickelodeon
17 July 2001 | by dee.reidSee 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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