Rocko's Modern Life

Season 4 Episode 9

Heff in a Handbasket / Wallaby on Wheels

Aired Unknown Jul 18, 1996 on Nickelodeon
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Heff in a Handbasket / Wallaby on Wheels
Heff in a Handbasket: Heffer unknowingly trades his soul for an opportunity to be on a TV game show. Wallaby on Wheels: Rocko takes up roller-skating to impress a girl.

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    Carlos Alazraqui

    Carlos Alazraqui

    Rocko, Spunky, Rabbit

    Charlie Adler

    Charlie Adler

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

    Joe Murray

    Joe Murray

    Ralph Bighead

    Kevin Meaney

    Kevin Meaney

    Widow Hutchison (1996)

    Mr. Lawrence

    Mr. Lawrence

    Filbert, Heffer's Mother

    Alisa Wilson

    Alisa Wilson


    Guest Star

    Tom Kenny

    Tom Kenny

    Heffer Wolfe, Mr. Smitty, Peaches

    Recurring Role

    Linda Wallem

    Linda Wallem

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

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

    • QUOTES (9)

      • Peaches: For 2 points...
        Announcer: The secret word is "Pizza."
        Peaches: Okay. This is an Italian dish.
        Heffer: Pasta.
        Peaches: No, it's ROUND!
        Heffer: Calzone.
        Peaches: No, it's flat and it's round and it comes with pepperoni.
        Heffer: Flat calzone.
        Peaches: No, listen!
        Heffer: The Mean Italian Guy?
        Peaches: NOOOOOOO! It's food! It's round and it's flat!
        Heffer: Italian Donut!
        Peaches: GRRRRRRRR!
        Heffer: Cranky Pants!
        Heffer: (in a growling voice) A grizzly bear.
        Peaches: GRRRRRR!
        Heffer: GRRRRRR!
        Peaches: GRRRRRR!
        Heffer: GRRRRRR!
        Peaches: GRRRRRR!
        Heffer: GRRRRRR!
        Heffer: SEA MON-KEYS!!!!!! (buzz!) That was hard.

        Rocko: What's wrong, Heff?
        Heffer: (to a television) The answer is "MEATBALLS"! "SWEDISH MEATBALLS"!!!
        Contestant on TV: Uhhh, polska kielbasa?
        (buzzer sounds)
        Game Show Host on TV: Oh, I'm sorry, but the answer we were looking for was "Swedish meatballs".

      • Announcer: It's the heart against the brain, ladies and gentlemen. In the red corner, representing emotion and infatuation, Rocko's heart. In the grey corner, fighting for logic and self preservation, Rocko's brain. And there's the bell. It's a knockout, ladies and gentlemen. Emotion wins over self preservation!

      • (Heffer tries to give Rocko skating pointers as they roll around)
        Heffer: Try not to flail so much.
        DJ: Now backwards.
        Heffer: Be the skates Rock.
        DJ: Skate on your hands.
        Heffer: Try to get all 5 of your stomaches evenly distributed over the skates.
        DJ: Now skate on your nose.
        Heffer: Put your nose... (Inaudible)
        DJ: Skate all willy nilly like an idiot.
        Heffer: Now you're gettin' it!

      • Rocko: (reading from the comic book, "Really Really Big Man Beaten by Love.") "From the moment he first saw Agnes, Really Really Big Man knew that it was love at first sight. (reading Big Man's diaglouge) 'Oh, Agnes, just to prove my love to you, I would swim the highest mountains or climb the deepest sea, I would even put on this chicken mask and dance in a bowl of egg salad to show my love for you.'"?

      • (THIS is the correct quote.)
        Peaches: Name a --
        Heffer: (interupting Peaches) Sea monkeys!
        Peaches: Please wait until I ask the --
        Heffi: Potpourri!
        Heffer: Good answer.
        Heffo and Heffa: Sea monkeys!

      • (from "Heff in a Handbasket")
        Rocko: Heffer, what channel are you gonna be on?
        Heffer: Sixty-six!
        Rocko: Sixty-six?
        Filburt: Why? What's wrong with that?
        Rocko: I haven't got cable.

      • Heffer: SEA MONKEYS!

      • Grandma Wolfe: (To Peaches) You let Heffer stay down here and I'll make your life a livin' HOO-HAH!

    • NOTES (8)

      • When Peaches is forced to star in "Peaches Modern Life" He is actualy singing the season one theme song

      • When "Wallaby on Wheels" replaced "Leap Frogs," Nickelodeon stopped airing "Heff in a Handbasket." "Heff in a Handbasket" however remained in circulation on the Nicktoons Network (formerly Nicktoons TV), even after the channel stopped showing "Leap Frogs" (thus resulting in "Wallaby on Wheels" being included in two half-hour shows.)

      • This is where we find out what happened to Heffer's grandma.

      • When this episode originally aired it didn't display the episode title or opening credits.

      • "Wallaby On Wheels" also airs with "Bedfellows" as a generic replacement for "Leap Frogs," which is a banned episode.

      • The reason that the number 6 is mentioned so many times is that three sixes are a sign of the devil.

      • In this order, the following game shows are parodied: Jeopardy, Family Feud, $25,000 Pyramid, and Wheel of Fortune. There is also a parody of The Price is Right when Peaches tells Heffer to "Come on down!"

      • We now learn that Heffer is a master Roller skater.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Heffer: PROM NIGHT!

        This is a reference to the movie Stay Tuned (1992), which had a similar plot line to "Heff in a Handbasket."