Rocko's Modern Life

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Rocko's Modern Life

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Rocko's Modern Life is the story of a wallaby, born and raised in the sunburned land Down Under, Australia. A few years ago, he left the comfort of his native continent and came to live in the United States (because of a bully named Dingo). Since then, he's managed to pick up an assortment of oddball, but well-meaning, friends including a gluttonous Heffer Wolfe (actually a Steer who was adopted by a family of wolves), a faithful pet pooch named Spunky, and a paranoid hypochondriac turtle named Filbert with a personal philosophy. "Turn the page, wash your hands, turn the page, wash your hands."

Other characters that frequently appeared on the show are The Bigheads (Rocko's irritable next-door neighbors), Dr. Paula Hutchison (an always smiling doctor-of-all-trades and love interest of Filbert), and two slippery characters known as The Chameleon Brothers (Chame and Leon). These folks live in a bizarre district known as O-Town, which is actually under the industrial monopoly of a huge corporation called Conglom-O (their slogan is 'We Own You'). Stephen Hillenberg still found success after Rocko, when he created SpongeBob SquarePants in 1999.

Most of the episodes revolve around Rocko trying to cope with the absurdities and difficulties in modern life and living in a place like O-Town, you can bet there are plenty of those!

Main Characters Rocko: A very "modern" wallaby from Australia who wears a blue shirt with purple triangles. His best friend is Heffer, and his pet dog is named Spunky.

Heffer: A very friendly yellow steer who has green spiked hair and wears blue suspenders with red pants. He loves EATING!

Filburt: All cartoons have a brainiac. In Rocko's Modern Life, it's Filburt. He's a turtle with funky glasses and green pants.

Spunky: A black-spotted, dumb dog. Rocko loves Spunky, so Spunky's life isn't so bad. Loves eating the Bighead's hedges, garbage and bathes in his own spit.

Ed Bighead: Wears a white suit with black tie. Rocko's neighbor and married to Bev Bighead. Works at the Conglom-O which rules the town. He is a strict guy. I sure know I would NOT want to live next to him.

Bev Bighead: Orange hair, green lips, green skinned, just like her husband, Ed. Wears: Pearls like Lisa Simpson's, and a blue and pink shirt. Unlike Ed, she loves Rocko and is very flirtatious.

Scheduled Times: Rocko's Modern Life is airing reruns on Nickelodeon's new channel, Nicktoons TV, at 3:00 P.M. and 3:30 P.M. on weekdays , at 12:00P.M. & 12:30 on Saturday and 6:00 P.M on Sundays. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Film Sound Editing.

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  • Tom Kenny (I)

    Tom Kenny (I)

    Heffer Wolfe, Mr. Smitty, Really Really Big Man, Peaches, Chuck Chameleon, Bloaty Tick, The Newscaster, Various males

    Charlie Adler

    Charlie Adler

    Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, The Fatheads, Gladys the Hippo Lady, George Wolfe, Grandpa Wolfe, Mr. Dupette, Various males

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Rocko, Spunky, Leon Chameleon, Squirmy Ringworm, Various males

    Linda Wallem

    Linda Wallem

    Dr. Paula Hutchison, Virginia Wolfe, Cindy Wolfe, Tammy Pig, Various females

    Mr. Lawrence

    Mr. Lawrence

    Filburt Shellbach, Peter Wolfe, Various males

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      S 4 : Ep 13

      Aired 11/24/96 (24:25)

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      S 4 : Ep 12

      Aired 10/10/96 (24:01)

    • Hypno-Puppy Luv / Driving Mrs. Wolfe

      S 4 : Ep 11

      Aired 10/8/96 (24:26)

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    More Info About This Show

    Categories

    Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids

    Themes

    Dark Comedy, Pre-Teens, quirky characters, obscure jokes, for the child in you