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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ getting a modern-day makeover

Rocko meets the 21st century.


Tess Cagle

Internet Culture

Classic ’90s TV show lovers rejoice—Rocko’s Modern Life is back.

Entertainment Weekly reported Thursday that the animated Nickelodeon show created by Joe Murray has been greenlit to return to TVs everywhere with a release date to be announced.

“Greenlighting a Rocko’s Modern Life special is another strong example of how we are bringing our library content back for both new audiences and the generation that grew up on them in the ’90s,” Chris Viscardi of Nickelodeon Franchise Properties told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a testament to the strength and appeal of these characters that so many people have loved Nick animation for these last 25 years, and we are excited to bring them back for new stories and adventures.”

Rocko’s Modern Life was a nod toward ’90s culture. The show followed the life of Australian-immigrant wallaby, Rocko, in fictional world O-town. It often used satire and double entendres to highlight social issues of the time period. It ran from 1993-1996.

The movie spinoff will be an even more “modern” take on the TV show. The special will show Rocko meeting the 21st century in O-town, tackling the same problems we have in the new millennium.

As Rocko navigates through the modern world, we can’t wait to find out what his memes of choice are. 

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