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Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny,

Charlie Adler and Doug Lawrence

Flash back to one of the most beloved animated Nickelodeon series from the 1990s when Rocko’s Modern Life: Season One 2-DVD set arrives in stores nationwide for the first time on June 21, 2011,from Shout! Factory. Featuring all 26 wacky adventures of an Australian wallaby and his pals in 13 original episodes (two segments per episode), this DVD release has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available in stores until now. The collectible Rocko’s Modern Life: Season One DVD is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $19.93.

Created by award-winning animator Joe Murray for Nickelodeon, Rocko’s Modern Life is one of the most enduring Nick animated classics. The hit series boasts an all-star voice cast – Carlos Alazraqui (CatDog, Reno 911), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, Transformers animated series), Charlie Adler (The Super Hero Squad Show, Transformers), and Doug Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants, Camp Lazlo).

A favorite with viewers and critics alike, Rocko’s Modern Life debuted in 1993. Over the course of its four-season run on Nickelodeon, the series garnered a Daytime Emmy® Award and an Environmental Media Award. Brimming with anthropomorphic social satire and offbeat humor, Rocko’s Modern Life follows the misadventures of Australian wallaby named Rocko, who encounters various dilemmas and situations regarding otherwise mundane aspects of life. His best friend, Heffer, is a fat and enthusiastic cow, while his other friend, Filburt, is an easily upset turtle who often feels uncomfortable or disturbed. Ed Bighead lives next door to Rocko and detests him. These folks live in a bizarre district known as O-Town, and most of the episodes revolve around Rocko trying to cope with the absurdities and dilemmas he encounters in life.

Our review:
I never seen Rocko's Moden life when it was on TV, although DH told me that he watched it when he was growing up. I finally got to watch the episodes after receiving season 1 DVD set to review. I was pleasantly surprised by how entertaining these episodes were -- with lots of great laugh out loud humor -- but I don't think the show is really appropriate for DD, I think it would be better for older kids. The cartoon follows the unusual life of Rocko and the daily challenges he faces. These challenges teach the importance of acceptance as well as friendship (because he always sees the positives in his friends). However, after watching the episodes, I noticed that there were occasional innuendos. Luckily, I watched the episodes without her, so it did not created any issues. I would recommend this for older kids for sure.

This season 1 DVD set was released on June 21st and you could purchase it at your local retails stores where Nickelodeon DVDs are sold.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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