Rocko's Modern Life

Season 4 Episode 8

The High-Five of Doom / Fly Burgers

Aired Unknown Jul 17, 1996 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

The High-Five of Doom:
Rocko and Heffer think that Filburt is an alien who vaporizes Earthlings by high-fiving them. After reading his journal, Heffer is scared and tells Rocko. They soon get unsuspecting results.

Fly Burgers:
After Rocko gets Flecko the fly off his burgers, Flecko pretends to get hurt and decides to sue Rocko.moreless

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  • The High Five of Doom describes Filburt's apparently subtle takeover of Earth, while Fly Burgers shows how far Flecko the fly will go to make some money.

    While Fly Burgers had more of the average insaneley weirdness that an "ordinary" Rocko episode would have, it's the Filburt-alien episode that really takes the cake. After finding Filburt's "diary," Rocko and Heffer believe that Filburt is an alien bent on the destruction of all humans with a simple yet irresistable high-five. This episode is one of my favorites, since not only does it have the same insanity as it does other episodes, but it mixes that in with some science fiction that really brings this episode on home. In conclusion, if nosy friends and turtle-disguised aliens are your genre, then give this episode a shot.moreless
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

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 (0)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • (Rocko and Heffer are spying into Filburt's trailer, and see he has antennas on his head! They scream in terror, but their Tex Avery-esque eyes get stuck in the vent on the roof, and shake the trailer.)
      Filburt: (watching a Chewey Chicken commercial) Hey! What was that?
      TV Commercial: ...good taste? It truly is chew-a-licious!
      Filburt: I definitely heard something go BANG!
      (Heffer and Rocko attempt to pull their eyes out of the vent, but keep banging their heads on the roof as a result.)
      Filburt: Oh no, it's an earthquake! (Rocko and Heffer are freed from the vent) I HATE this planet!

    • Heffer: Oh no! Listen to this! (reading from Filburt's diary) "It has come to my attention that my two Earth contacts--a wallaby and a steer--have stumbled onto my secret and must now be destroyed."!
      Filburt: (voice-over of what Rocko and Heffer are currently reading) "...I am headed over there to deal with them, right now. I am going to give them the Quarnozian High-Five of Death. And then no one will be able to stop us from taking over the world!" (upon reaching Rocko's house) Hi, guys!
      (Rocko and Heffer scream in fear)

    • Rocko: (about Filburt's diary) Look, Heff. I let you see one page, will you be satisfied?
      Heffer: Yes, I'll be satisfied.
      (cut to the two reading the first page of the diary on the couch)
      Heffer: (reading aloud) "The Earth Log of Filburt Shellbach. 'I am an alien. For our evil plan to take over this puny planet, see next page.'"

    • Heffer: (slamming the front door to Rocko's house open) Rocko! Do you still have Filburt's diary?
      Rocko: (nervously) No! I mean yes, but I wasn't reading it, if that's what you mean.
      Heffer: (desperately) I just gotta see it! It's all I think about! I can't sleep, I can't think, I-I can't even eat!
      (Rocko stares at Heffer in disbelief of the final thing he mentioned)
      Heffer: Okay, I can eat.
      Rocko: Heffer, you have no will power.
      Heffer: It's true! I'm pathetic and weak! I wish i was strong, like you.

    • Rocko: (while vacuuming, Rocko tilts the table over in hopes of Filburt's diary falling and opening) Oh dear! Filburt's diary has fallen off the coffee table and it didn't open. (unenthusiastically) Thank goodness.

    • (after a failed attempt at getting Filburt to admit that he's an alien)
      Heffer: (as Rocko drags him out of the Chewy Chicken restaurant) You can't fool me! I know this place is just a front! Chewy Chicken is people! Chewy Chicken is people! Chewy Chicken is people!
      Chicken Dad: Whew, that's a relief.

    • Filburt: Attention everyone, a fly is ruining our party!

    • Rocko: Fly Day is a very dangerous day!

    • Heffer: We saw you squirting mustard under your armpits!
      Filburt: Why waste money on cologne when mustard is free?
      (wolf whistle)

    • Filburt: Nice melons. High five!

  • NOTES (1)


    • In "The High-Five of Doom" segment, Heffer shouts to Filbert "Chewy Chicken is people!" This is a parody of the famous movie line "Soylent Green is people!" spoken by Charlton Heston in the 1973 science fiction film "Soylent Green".

    • Heffer: Klaatu Barada Nikto!

      When Heffer tries speaking "alien," he borrows a phrase from the movie The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951).

    • Heffer: ...burst out of someone's chest!?

      This is a reference to the movie Alien (1979), when an alien bursts out of Kane's chest, it's quite relevant because it seemed like Filbert was an alien.