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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

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Rocko 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

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

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

[Ed Bighead walks into his home. Rocko has no shirt on. Bev is handing him a bit of cash. She sees him, and plants a *large* smooch on him. Rocko steps back]
Rocko: Uh, er... Mr. Bighead! It's not what you think! I was just
[points]
Rocko: ... um, and she...
[Rocko begins falling apart, like a Jenga game]
Ed Bighead: [angry] You saw my wife in her bath robe?
[disturbed]
Ed Bighead: Isn't it awful?
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Alternate Versions

The episode "The Good, the Bad, and the Wallaby" originally contained a scene where Heffer was hooked up to a milking machine, as well as a follow-up scene in which Heffer says goodbye to the milking machine. Both scenes were cut in later re-runs. See more »

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Referenced in The D-Pad: 5 Days a Stranger (2011) See more »

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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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