Despite previous reports in 2016 of the TV special airing in late 2017, it was recently announced that Rocko & the O-town characters will be back on your TV screens in 2018.
Rocko’s Modern Life made it’s way to Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons lineup in 1993 and became one of the network’s most memorable shows. The series had a way with tossing in some adult humor that completely flew over our heads when we were kids. After being cancelled in 1996, it’s notable voice actors like Tom Kenny & Carlos Alazraqui went on to create more projects that eventually become worldwide multi-billion dollar franchises, like SpongeBob Squarepants. Well the original cast of Rocko has teamed up again to give our beloved Wallaby and his pals some fresh new screen time in “Static Cling”. Here’s a description of the TV special from Nickelodeon’s official press release:
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko whole-heartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.
Looks like Rocko is not going to be a fan of smartphones or tweets. I feel like those who are nostalgic about 90s shows can sort of relate to Rocko. Rocko is nostalgic about the past and so are people who want Nickelodeon and other networks to reboot most of their classic shows. Just like technology, animation is constantly changing to adapt to this modern world as well. We’re so ready for this reboot special & will be watching next year!
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