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    Posted on Jun 22, 2017

    The New "Rocko's Modern Life" Plot Is Meta And Dark AF

    My brain, it hurts.

    In case you hadn't already heard, Nickelodeon is bringing back the beloved '90s cartoon Rocko's Modern Life for a brand new one-hour TV special, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, in 2018.

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    Rocko's Modern Life is the latest in Nickelodeon's series of reboots of '90s classics. The network aired a Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie in November 2016, will premiere Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie this fall, and an Invader Zim TV movie is also in the works.

    Today Nickelodeon announced that the Rocko's Modern Life special — written and executive produced by the series’ original creator, Joe Murray — will reunite the original voice actors from the main cast.

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    Returning cast members include Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko, Spunky, Leon), Tom Kenny (Heffer, Chuck, Really Really Big Man), Mr. Lawrence (Filburt Turtle), Charlie Adler (Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead), Linda Wallem (Aunt Gretchen), Jill Talley (Nosey), and Joe Murray (Ralph).

    The network also announced the plot of the special, and for a program that's being rebooted in the name of '90s nostalgia, it is extreeeeemely meta.

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    Static Cling follows the original cast of Rocko's Modern Life after returning from having been lost in outer space since 1996 (the same year the original series ended).

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    While those plebes Heffer and Filburt are all about modern technology and hip food and blah blah snore, Rocko, the intellectual, is struggling because he's NOSTALGIC FOR THE '90s.

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    According to the press release, Rocko "whole-heartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world."

    This is the story of a '90s cartoon character who's been brought back to appeal to our '90s nostalgia, while he, too, struggles with his own '90s nostalgia.

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    LITERALLY SAME, ROCKO.

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