In the three years since it was announced that beloved 90s Nickelodeon cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life was coming back, we’ve not had much in the way of updates. Well, mark the day on the calendar as the one-off revival Rocko’s Modern Life Static Cling is coming to Netflix next month.
The hour-long special was due to be broadcast on Nickelodeon last year, but 2018 started and ended with no new Rocko’s Modern Life. Created by Joe Murray, the original 90s series ran for just four seasons from 1993-1996 with a total of 52 episodes. In the same way that fellow 90s cartoon Ren & Stimpy had a slightly cheeky sense of humour, Rocko’s Modern Life was an instant cult favourite with 90s kids like me. I’ll be honest, the brief teaser brought back a whole bunch of memories, mostly hoping I could watch Rocko before dinner was ready. I’m kind of nervous about the new special, can they recreate the same magic more than 20 years after the series finished?
Featuring the voices of Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Linda Wallem, Steve Little, Joe Murray, Cosmo Segurson, Tom Smith, and Dan Becker. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is released on Netflix on August 9, 2019
Here’s the official synopsis;
After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.
Originally airing from 1993-1996, the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town.