Rocko's Modern Life (1993–1996)

TV Series   |  TV-Y   |    |  Animation, Comedy, Family


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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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Creators:

Joe Murray, Stephen Hillenburg, Mr. Lawrence

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7 December 2004 | gigicamey
HILARIOUS
I remember watching this as a kid with the other great Nicktoons-Ren and Stimpy, Rugrats, etc. I loved this show and am going to be getting that Nicktoons channel now, so I can watch the old episodes again. I completely missed the adult humor in the show, Chokey Chicken??!

My favorite episode of all time is the one where they have to fly somewhere, and in the first class section of the plane there is a piano player, someone carving a ham, and it just looks like the inside of a mansion. Then when Rocko gets to the back of the plane, where he has to sit, its like a barn and there's chickens running around in the aisles. And he cuts his one peanut for dinner with a knife and fork!!! HHA!!! Anyone who flies Delta can relate. BRING IT OUT ON DVD!

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Trivia

Inspiration for the show's characters:

  • Rocko's name is taken from the animal that he's based on: the rock-wallaby native to Australia. His personality is based on a wallaby that Joe Murray witnessed at a Bay Area zoo. According to Murray, the wallaby "was oblivious to the chaos around him."
  • Heffer's name is derived from the word "heifer," meaning a female cow that hasn't borne a calf. He is based on a friend of creator Joe Murray. This friend reportedly had limited social interaction and a voracious appetite. The design of his body was based on the shape of a hamburger, and his face, particularly his mouth, was based on the shape of a hot dog.
  • Filburt was created when Joe Murray decided that a turtle was best for an animal that was "afraid to come out of his shell." His name came from Murray deciding that he was a "nut" with a "shell that needed to be cracked," so he was named after the filbert nut, which is a species of hazelnut.
  • The Bigheads were inspired by two things: a couple of mean-spirited neighbors that Joe Murray grew up around, and the invasion of the cane toads in Australia, which led to ecological breakdowns. The latter of the two may be the inspiration behind the combative relationship between the Bigheads and Rocko, who of course is from Australia.


Quotes

Bev Bighead: Rocko, could I interrupt you for a moment? There is a spider in the bathroom. Would you mind shooing him out for me?
Rocko: Don't worry, Mrs. Bighead. I'll get rid of him.
Spider: Hey! Vad is dis, a sideshow?


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.


Alternate Versions

In the episode "Snowballs", Heffer walks out of a shot after refusing to pay ten dollars to use the restroom. The original version's off-camera zipper sound effects were removed in the reruns.


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Composed by
Sarah Frost (as Sarah Frost-Goetz)
Performed by The B-52's

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Genres

Animation | Comedy | Family

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