Did you hear that there is a new Rocko’s Modern Life special debuting soon? You may have heard about it, and figured it already happened. That’s fair. The first news we heard of regarding Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was 2016. We saw a trailer for it in 2017. It was supposed to debut in 2018 on Nickelodeon. Then…it didn’t. And we heard nothing. However, just as suddenly good news arrived, as it was announced the special would indeed air, now on Netflix. Static Cling will hit the streaming giant on August 9.
This is notable news, because we haven’t see anything new from Rocko’s Modern Life since 1996. Yes, it’s been a while. For children of the ‘90s, Rocko’s Modern Life was a touchstone. However, in the ensuing 20-plus years, you may have forgotten what it was all about. So, consider this a brief primer to get you prepped for Static Cling.
Rocko is a wallaby who lives in O-Town with his dog Spunky. His best friend is a loud, dumb steer named Heffer. He has another friend named Filburt, who is a neurotic turtle. Rocko’s neighbors are the Bigheads, and Mr. Bighead doesn’t really like him. It was a show full of wacky, logic-defying adventures. Episodes, like so many cartoons of the era, were about 12 minutes long. Rocko was usually put upon, but he’d almost always get by.