Top 10 Actual Reasons Why The Classic Nickelodeon Series Rocko's Modern Life Is Overrated

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PLEASE NOTE: This does NOT mean that the show is bad

The Top Ten

1 Looking past the art style, many of its episodes are extremely boring, dull and predictable thematically

Going fishing, going to the laundromat, going to the grocery store, going to the doctor, going to high school...starting to notice a pattern here? - xandermartin98

2 Animaniacs and Who Framed Roger Rabbit both existed at the time when it was out

Just IMAGINE a Roger Rabbit cartoon series done in the humor style of Rocko's Modern Life AND the art style of the original film; yes, I know, it's too good (and probably FAR too expensive) to even be true, but STILL

As for Animaniacs, it's Steven Spielberg at his finest, enough said - xandermartin98

3 Its characters (not counting Rocko) are one-dimensional and stereotypical beyond belief

With Mr. Bighead and the Chameleon Bros probably being the worst offenders (I would say Heffer and Filburt, but those two characters in particular, especially when combined with the aforementioned Mr. Bighead, are actually the main reason why the show is as funny as it is) - xandermartin98

4 It's full of generic sitcom cliches

Angry neighbor, pet dog, fat/skinny duo(s), Hollywood nerd, generic straight man, dysfunctional sitcom families, etc - xandermartin98

5 Its innuendos are so ridiculously obvious that many of them barely even qualify as innuendos at all

Chuck Chameleon (referring to a video that he and Leon made of Rocko unintentionally-seductively walking down a flight of stairs whilst completely naked from head to toe): "Everyone is FRAPPING it to our bought-out film! " - xandermartin98

6 Nearly every single thing about it was objectively done better overall by Classic Spongebob

Animation, storyboarding, comedic timing, characters, et cetera - xandermartin98

7 People call it the best Nickelodeon show over Invader Zim, Hey Arnold and The Last Airbender/Legend Of Korra

I would probably consider Rocko the fourth best Nicktoon overall, but let's be honest, IVZ, HA and TLA/LOK are pretty much unbeatable shows as far as the Nickelodeon catalog is concerned (as ridiculously, astronomically overrated as IVZ also is) - xandermartin98

8 Rocko himself is just a more realistic and less corny version of Doug

Don't believe me? Just compare the intros of the two shows; notice in the process how Rocko's Modern Life's is essentially just a more over-the-top and insane version of Doug's - xandermartin98

9 Its gross-out humor positively reeks (no pun intended) of "wannabe Ren & Stimpy"

Ironic because that's actually not at all what the show was intended to be - xandermartin98

10 It's supposed to be set in the 1990s and feels more like it's set in the 1950s

And now in the show's upcoming movie, dubbed Static Cling, people still wear red-and-blue 3D glasses (yes, it's kind of a minor nitpick, I know...except for the fact that Static Cling allegedly takes place in a time period in which flying drones have already taken over the entire global security system) - xandermartin98

The Contenders

11 Joe Murray really didn't write the show for adults to nearly the extent that he said he did
12 It's not the only good thing Joe Murray has ever made
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1. Looking past the art style, many of its episodes are extremely boring, dull and predictable thematically
2. Animaniacs and Who Framed Roger Rabbit both existed at the time when it was out
3. Its characters (not counting Rocko) are one-dimensional and stereotypical beyond belief
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