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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

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Ralph Bighead is voiced by none other than series creator Joe Murray. Murray had no interest in being a voice actor, but he was convinced by writer link=nm0647961] after Olson based the character on Murray's personality. According to Olson, the most humorous part of seeing Murray voice Ralph was when he had to scream "NEVER!" over and over again because, according to Olson, Murray never raised his voice to anyone. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Filburt: [after he gets a watch that glows in the dark] Ask me what time it is.
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Alternate Versions

The episode "Road Rash" originally had a scene where Rocko and Heffer stop for a night at the No-Tell Motel, and manage to get a room thanks to premature departure. There also was a line of dialogue about "Johnson Rods" that was changed to "Curtain Rods". See more »

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Featured in The Trouble-Makers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
Composed by Sarah Frost (as Sarah Frost-Goetz)
Performed by The B-52's
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One of the Funniest Shows on Nick
26 August 2001 | by PytheSee 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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