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Netflix Confirms Rocko's Modern Life Special Will Be Released On August 9

Netflix Confirms Rocko's Modern Life Special Will Be Released On August 9

Kids who grew up watching Nickelodeon will definitely have a top three favourite list of shows.

Whether it was Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, CatDog, Kenan and Kel, The Wild Thornberrys, (we could go on...) they were all pretty amazing. But one show is about to get the 2019 revival treatment and that's Rocko's Modern Life.

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The show finished in 1996 but a Netflix special will be coming to our TVs next month and the streaming service just released a teaser of what we can expect.

In crisp HD, we're being treated to a fresh look at Rocko, the 'Australian immigrant wallaby', Heffer Wolfe, the 'fat, enthusiastic steer', and Filburt, the 'neurotic turtle who often feels uncomfortable or disturbed'.

The official synopsis of Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling reads: "After being in space for 20 years, Rocko and his friends return to a late-2010s era O-Town with modern amenities such as constantly updating touchscreen phones, radioactive energy drinks, food trucks and coffee shops on every corner.

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"Rocko, who does not share Heffer and Filburt's enthusiasm for the 21st century and finds that his job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics has been replaced by an instant-print kiosk, attempts to get his favorite television show back on the air.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

"He succeeds and becomes a hero and unwilling celebrity in O-Town."

In 2015, Nickelodeon threw 90s kids a bone by saying it was considering reviving some of their classics.

It wasn't until a year later when the network announced Rocko's Modern Life was getting a one-hour special and revealed the whole original cast was coming back for Static Cling.

The following year, a short clip of the special was uploaded to social media and fans were getting excited. But then there was nothing. No word, no information, no release, nothing.

Fans started getting worried that the project had been abandoned.

Executive producer Joe Murray wrote a post on Facebook 'praying that Nickelodeon haven't abandoned the film' because of changes to the executive branch of the company.

It wasn't until this year that Nickelodeon announced that the special was going to be broadcast on Netflix. To be fair, it doesn't really matter who hosts the TV show, as long as the fans get what they want then everyone can walk away happy.

So we've only got to wait a couple of weeks and this nostalgic classic will be on our tellies.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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