Rocko, Spunky, Heffer, Filburt, and the Bigheads are returning to O-Town for a TV movie, Nickelodeon confirmed to Entertainment Weekly on Thursday. [Note: Nickelodeon and MTV News are both owned by Viacom.] O-Town, in case you forgot, doubles as Rocko’s fictional hometown and is one of many dirty jokes in the animated children’s show. Perhaps you’ve seen this image floating around the internet?
Yep, that’s Rocko. Rocko’s Modern Life made sex references all the time — you were just too young to notice. Childhood = ruined.
But now fans are all grown up and ready to revisit their favorite characters. The show wrapped 10 years ago after four seasons, so it’s about time for a reboot. Creator Joe Murray will executive produce and codirect the one-hour TV special.
“I’m very happy to be rejoining Rocko and my friends from O-Town again,” Murray said in a statement. “What I have found by bringing these characters back is that it’s not so much about nostalgia, but a sense that they still feel relevant and fresh to me, and after 20 years, they can’t wait to comment on modern life in the 21st century. They still have a lot to say.”
There's no word on a release date, but in the meantime, relive the craziness by watching the show’s brilliant opening credits on loop.