It’s been 22 years since Rocko’s Modern World left our TV screens – but ’90s kids rejoice, it’s making a come back.
Reports suggest that the nostalgic show is coming back for one night only with an hour long special titled Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.
The one-off reboot will premier on Nickelodeon in 2018 and was written and produced by the series creator Joe Murray.
Many of the original voice cast are reprising their iconic roles including Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko (as well as Spunky and Leon), Tom Kenny as Heffer (as well as Chuck and Really Really Big Man), Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead (plus Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead), Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph. Steve Little (Adventure Time) and Cosmo Segurson have also joined the cast.
In a press release Nickelodeon explained: “The special 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 wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.”
Many fans of the childhood classic have taken to Twitter so express their excitement for the upcoming revival.
One fan wrote: “I’m usually not excited for revivals but #RockosModern Life is making a comeback and I’m here for it!!!”
— Shakira (@Frokira) June 24, 2017
“When I found out my favourite cartoon of all time is coming back #RockosModernLife”
— Danielle (@DanielleRae18) June 22, 2017
While another questioned why all of the classic children’s TV shows were making a comeback. He wrote:” Ok real talk, why is everything from my childhood coming back in 2017? What kind of f**king year is this?! #RockosModernLife”
Ok real talk, why is everything from my childhood coming back in 2017? What kind of fucking year is this?! #RockosModernLife
— One Cut Man (@BlackYakuzu94) June 22, 2017
It’s safe to say that a lot of people are happy about the cartoons return.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, 2017 is the year of the ’90s comeback.