Top 10 Reasons Rocko's Modern Life is by Far the Best Nicktoon

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The Top Ten

1 It was basically all three of the original Nicktoons fused together, with all of the best elements of each

I never realized that. The gross out and shock humor of Ren and Stimpy, The crazy storylines and sexual innuendo's of Rugrats, And the main character that everyone loves of Doug. And it even inspired future Nicktoons like CatDog and The Angry Beavers.

So true! Mostly, the characters reminded me of SpongeBob and Rugrats.

2 It took the already memorable formula of Ren & Stimpy and basically perfected it in a way that no other cartoon has ever quite replicated since
3 It didn't annoyingly overstay its welcome like most of the other Nicktoons from the 90s did
4 The show's intro alone is literally better than about half of its episodes, which in this show's case is saying quite a lot
5 It is a world-class satire the likes of which should have been on an actually good channel like Comedy Central or Adult Swim

Calling Adult Swim a good Channel has got to be a joke. Sure, they had a single good original show, but still. - AliciaMae

6 The entire show is just a nonstop joyride of hilariously ridiculous scenes with well-written context to match

This show should make a movie! Big time!

This my most favorite Nicktoon of all time!

7 So much adult humor that it would actually make the writers of Animaniacs blush at times
8 The voice actors somehow manage to completely overact their parts yet also nail them in just about every way possible

Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence, and Linda Wallem certainly show their great talent of voice acting in this show.

All the voice actors were great! Charles Adler was my favorite! 😍

9 It screams 1990s almost as loudly as Rocket Power did, only without being cringeworthy

Yeah, people should be nostalgic for Rocko, not Rocket Power!

10 The entire cast of characters is just such a joy to experience

Just like Animaniacs, this show has got the best cast of both funny and memorable characters!

Rocko, Spunky, Heffer, Filbert, the Bigheads, the Chameleon Brothers, Dr. Hutchinson, Earl, the Hippo Lady, Really Really Big Man, the Wolfe Family, Ralph Bighead, Peaches, the Fatheads, the Crazy Bus Driver, Betty Balogna, Sal Ami, Mr. Cheese, the Wild Pig, etc. I could go on forever!

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11 Rocko is hands-down the cutest Nickelodeon character ever

Uh... are you sure...? *giggle* - Rocko

YES! ALONG WITH GIR BUT I GO 4 ROCKO!

12 It managed to be just controversial enough to where it was incredibly messed-up on the inside, yet no longer obnoxiously tryhard and pretentious like Ren & Stimpy

Oh, believe me, it still WAS incredibly tryhard and pretentious, but generally not OBNOXIOUSLY so, per se - xandermartin98

13 Invader Zim didn't have THE CHEESE

Although I like Invader Zim, Rocko was the best! Hands down!

In comparison to Rocko, Invader Zim is lame.

14 Most of the other Nicktoons sucked

About 75% of them were good. - AliciaMae

15 Much like Ren & Stimpy, it had an animation style that pretty much literally could only have existed in the drug ages and was more than a little proud of it
16 Spunky is easily the cutest dog ever
17 Filburt is probably the funniest nerd character in any cartoon ever
18 Wacky Delly and The Fatheads

I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants a spin-off of these two shows.

19 It was somehow even crazier than Ren & Stimpy, yet also vastly smarter at the same time
20 The dialogue is just a goldmine of quotes the likes of which would never be seen again until Spongebob Squarepants
21 This show is literally the entire reason why Spongebob exists, and it's at least three times better of a show too

I like both shows!

22 One of the first shows to take gross-out humor and make it unironically tolerable

For the most part (cough) Flu-In-U-Enza when compared to most of the other episodes (cough) - xandermartin98

23 Zanzibar
24 It never bogged itself down with pointless and annoying sidekicks
25 It's the only Nicktoon besides Spongebob that is actually about real life
26 It's the only Nicktoon that's really good enough of a show for adults to be able to watch it without feeling terribly ashamed of themselves (though Spongebob came pretty close)

I'm a young adult and I love Rocko's Modern Life!

27 It was able to take literally some of the most mundane everyday things you could think of and turn them into shockingly fun and often exhilarating episodes
28 It's nothing less than South Park for kids
29 Aside from a few duds here and there, pretty much the entire series is basically made out of pure gold
30 The dialogue in general is just so freaking good
31 Nostalgia is definitely not required in order to fall in love with this show
32 It took the whole concept of shows being made for the cool kids to a whole new level
33 It represents literally all of the best things about the 90s
34 Episode titles so bad they're good

One of the episodes was literally called, "Who Gives a Buck? " It's amazing how they were able to get away with that.

35 Slapstick humor that is actually funny
36 Jokes that actually treat the audience like a smart group of people
37 A theme song that was literally performed by the B52's themselves
38 Easily the best theme song of any Nickelodeon show ever
39 In a lot of ways, the show is basically what Ren & Stimpy would have trpurned out as if the show's director wasn't such a jerkwad
40 Easily some of the greatest episodes ever
41 One of the greatest first seasons of any TV show ever
42 It has the best overall moral message to it
43 It teaches kids about the absolute horrors of day-to-day life as an adult in a way that few other cartoons ever could
44 It contains a literal marriage between a turtle and a cat
45 It is undoubtedly one of the funniest and best-written cartoons of all time
46 It is undoubtedly one of the most hilariously self-aware shows ever created
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1. It was basically all three of the original Nicktoons fused together, with all of the best elements of each
2. It took the already memorable formula of Ren & Stimpy and basically perfected it in a way that no other cartoon has ever quite replicated since
3. It didn't annoyingly overstay its welcome like most of the other Nicktoons from the 90s did
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