Rocko's Modern Life

Boob Tubed / Commuted Sentence

Season 2, Ep 5, Aired 11/6/94
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  • Episode Description
  • Boob Tubed: Rocko buys a new entertainment system and Heffer gets sucked into it. Commuted Sentence: Rocko's car gets impounded and he has to rely on public transportation to get to work.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tom Kenny

    Heffer Wolfe, Mr. Smitty, Peaches

  • Carlos Alazraqui

    Rocko, Spunky, Rabbit

  • Linda Wallem

    Dr. Hutchison, Virginia Wolfe, Winnifred Wolfe (1993-1996)

  • Charlie Adler

    Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, The Fatheads, Hippo Lady, Heffer's Father, Grandpa Wolfe, Mr. Dupette

  • Joe Murray

    Ralph Bighead

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Boob Tubed is an innovative episode about Rocko's need for a sensible new t.v.

    By xplush86x, Feb 25, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • (Mr. Smitty shows Rocko a chart and points on a picture of a clock on the chart) Mr. Smitty: What is this, huh? Rocko: A clock. Mr. Smitty: And what does it tell us, hmm? Rocko: Time. Mr. Smitty: And how do we get a clock, hmm? Rocko: Go to a clock store. Mr. Smitty: AND?! Rocko: Buy one. Mr. Smitty: WITH WHAT?! Rocko: Money. Mr. Smitty: MONEY! Good. So, any MORON can see that time equals...WHAT, HUH? Rocko: Money? Mr. Smitty: I CAN'T HEAR YOU! Rocko: M-M-Money. Mr. Smitty: HMM?! Rocko: MONEY SIR! TIME IS MONEY!!! Mr. Smitty: I hope it won't be necessary to have this little chat again. JUST BE ON TIME!

    • (After Rocko makes his way to the Comic Shop, he drops to Mr. Smitty's feet panting) Rocko: Oh, good morning Mr. Smitty. Am I on time? Mr. Smitty: Actually, you are on time. (Rocko gives a relieved face) On time...to be...FIRED!!!

    • Rocko: Do you think we shoulda left Heffer alone? Filburt: Where could he possibly go? (cut to a naked Heffer banging in to the front door and finally getting out)

    • Heffer: Okay, here goes! Let the TV party begin! (the TV starts up and blows Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt back towards the wall) Rocko: Ehh uhhh, Hef quick, the remote! (Heffer struggles to reach the remote and turns the TV off) Heffer: Oooohie! That was a hoot!

    • Rocko: I can't believe you got me into this mess. I wanted Mr. Sensible y'know. (referring to the TV model he picked out earlier) Heffer: Look at it this way Rocko, it's only a dollar a month for the next.. 632 years.

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    Trivia (6)

    • The Spanish soap opera's line: "Maria, esta libros estan tardes... por la biblioteca." sends Rocko, Heffer and Filburt into tears (and is also heard again, when Really Really Big Man watches TV in Short Story), but whether this is sad or exciting is odd because it translates to "Maria, the book is overdue, I am going to the library" or "Maria, the book is late to the library" it seems hardly dramatic to most people, except for anyone who lives in O-Town.

    • In "Boob Tubed", after Rocko gets the entertainment system, he is charged $1 per month for the next 632 years. That's $7584.

    • In "Boob Tubed", while Heffer is surfing channels on the TV, on one of the channels you can hear a snippet of the show's theme music.

    • The beaver policeman does the math equation of 5 times 42 and gets 47,000 as the answer. That is not the correct answer to 5 X 42, which is actually 210.

    • Some of the videos seen that Heffer brings home include "Uncle Fred," "Butt Bingo," "Fight Me," "Cup Drinker," "Velcro Pal," "The Night We Met," "The Night We Met II," "A-B-C," and "My Favorite Steer."

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    Allusions (4)

    • In "Commuted Sentence", on the chart Mr. Smitty shows Rocko, one of the terms in the equation says "Time plus/minus the square root of MC Hammer". The equation is a mix of Albert Einstein's concept of Mass–energy equivalence (E=mc2) and rapper Hammer (formerly MC Hammer).

    • The scene where Mr. Smitty smashes a clock in a rage is similar to The Little Shop of Horrors (1986) during a scene where the evil plant Audrey II breaks the store clock in a big fight scene.

    • Heffer: Wilbur, Wilbur. This is a reference to the 1960's TV show Mister Ed, which featured a talking horse.

    • Visual: Hibachi The TV brand Hibachi is a spoof of the brand Hitachi.

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