Episode 44- Rocko’s Modern Life
Rocko’s Modern Life – What could be more 90’s than a Nickelodeon cartoon show intro performed by the B-52s? We’re not sure either. This show is filled with double entendre, and adult jokes (like the local chicken restaurant called “Chokey Chicken”). But that’s not all this show has to offer! We’re starting to wonder why our parents let us watch this show in the first place… Maybe it was fatigue from Ren & Stimpy? Who knows, but we’re glad we got to watch it. Let’s all dive into the deep end of the Nicktoons lineup with Rocko’s Modern Life and see if it’s as good as we remember!
Highlights: Joe Murray, Stephen Hillenburg, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Rocko, Heffer, Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, SpongeBob Squarepants, Mr. Lawrence, Charlie Adler, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, I Know That Voice, Richard Simmons, Finding Richard Simmons, Censorship
Description from Wikipedia:
Rocko’s Modern Life follows the life of a timid Australian immigrant wallaby named Rocko (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui), who encounters various dilemmas and situations regarding otherwise mundane aspects of life. His best friends are: Heffer Wolfe (Tom Kenny), a fat and enthusiastic steer; Filburt (Mr. Lawrence), a neurotic turtle who often feels uncomfortable or disturbed; and his faithful dog Spunky (Alazraqui). Living next door to Rocko are a middle-aged couple, Ed Bighead (Charlie Adler), a cynical and crass toad who despises Rocko; and his compassionate wife Bev (Adler).
All of the characters in Rocko’s Modern Life are anthropomorphic animals of varying species, the vast majority of whom are mentally unstable. Murray said that he matched personalities of his characters to the various animals in the series to form a social caricature.Links:
List of characters: List of Rocko’s Modern Life characters
TV series intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFxJDFodce4
Interview with Joe Murray from 1997: http://www.title14.com/rocko/contributors/murray.html
Heffer’s Belch talking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzahC7z-4D8