Rocko's Modern Life

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Modern and funny, but edgy content isn't for young kids.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 56 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

This is so inappropriate and vulgar!

I watched the first two episodes of this disgusting "children's" show. The first episode has scenes of graphic, bloody violence. The second episode's title is a clear pun on "Who Gives a F***?", the third episode is BLATANTLY sexual in nature with Rocko's neighbor trying to have sex with him, and the fourth one has a NUDIST PARTY! NOT FOR CHILDREN!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 10+

Mostly slapstick, Too much testy peevishness

Mostly slapstick, Too much testy peevishness. The cartoonists seem to project too much of their own dysfunctional background into the series as (perhaps) their own therapy (eg 'The Fatheads'). Beside simplistic slapstick gags like "popping eyeballs", it contains little depth or cleverness for kids or adults. Suggest viewers check out 'golden age' animation like Merry Melodies / Looney tunes.

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