‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Trailer: Netflix Brings the Crazy ’90s Toon to the 21st Century


Rocko, Heffer and Filburt are freakin’ baaaack!

Fans of hilarious and disturbing ’90s Nickelodeon series Rocko’s Modern Life, which ran for three seasons from ’93 to ’96, better get ready to revisit some old friends. Netflix (because of course Netflix) has dropped the trailer for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, a 44-minute special that finds Rocko and his buddies attempting to get with the modern times after being in space for around 20 years.

The original voice cast is back, including Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko, Tom Kenny as Heffer Wolfe, Mr. Lawrence as Filburt, and Charlie Adler as Ed & Bev Bighead, among others. This should be a fun catch-up with the gang, in a chapter that looks to be poking fun at some of today’s pop culture elements while being completely self aware. “Why don’t you go back to the ’90s where you belong!?” yells Mr. Fathead.

Nickelodeon was originally to air this in 2018 but never did. Thankfully, the rights to the special were sold to Netflix.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling will be hitting Netflix on August 9.

Official synopsis for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling:

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.



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