to serious study of animation and other great ways of wasting time.
of serious Rocko Fans visiting since 11/22/97:
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A Note of Thanks:
was pretty much inactive for a while.
to thank web-comic artist David Hopkins for his interest,
inspiring me to update it.
humorous at times, David's work can also be intensely emotional, violent,
and definitely on the adult side - but it is always good, and often extremely
good. For more information on the work of David Hopkins
As you have
probably already figured out, this page's main focus is on Joe Murray's
creation Rocko's Modern Life. Animation is getting to be more accepted
and more widespread inrecent years. Shows like The Simpsons, Ren
& Stimpy and Duckman to name a few. All of them (arguably) have
good basic characters, good animation, and good writing. What seems
to make RML stand out is the attention to details. The characters
are more complex and multidimensional. The animation (while looking
simple and comic-book -like) is filled with subtle changes in expression
and body-language. The writing does the almost impossible job
of packing a lot of "adult humor" into a show which anyone would
let their kids watch. Most of the more adult-oriented humor shows
up in double-entendre lines and visual gags that go by so fast that a lot
of casual viewers miss them. This is where I come in. I am
here to help you appreciate the tremendous amount of time and effort that
the folks who created Rocko's Modern Life put in to their creation,
by showing just some of the great stuff crammed into the show.
site is still a little on the on the unfinished side, so check back - I'm
always trying to make it more accurate and enjoyable. Also,
the "Great Moments in Animation" and "Range" pages are pretty image-heavy,
and might take a while to download. (They are worth it, of course).
If you have any comments or suggestions, email me at email@example.com
of my favorite scenes. (May take a while to download.)
of some of the inside jokes, visual gags and references the RML folks
managed to sneak in. i
and television shows had the most influence on the writers of RML?
Analyzing the details gives us some clues.
sneaked in that Nickelodeon later removed. Also, some miscellaneous
characters (animated or not), Rocko can ACT. Check out these expressions.
(Lots of images - could take while to download.)
knowledge with these questions.
for these warning signs of Rocko-compulsive behavior.
in hand-picked websites. I especially like the German ones.
Rocko Zone: www.infinet.com/~otown
Last updated 3/18/02