The BEST Episodes of Rocko's Modern Life

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 18, 2019

Network: Nickelodeon

Rocko is a wallaby who has emigrated to America from Australia. He lives in O-Town and tries to get through life but, of course, comes across a multitude of dilemmas and misadventures he must get through. Other characters include Rocko's best friend, Heffer, a steer who has been raised by wolves, Filbert, a paranoid hypochondriac turtle, Rocko's faithful (but none-too-bright) dog Spunky, and Ed Bighead who detests Rocko and hates having him for a next door neighbor. On this show, Rocko has such adventures as trying to adapt to a new vacuum cleaner, having Heffer move in temporarily after his parents kick him out, and going to a movie theater.

Fatal Contraption

#1 - Fatal Contraption

Season 3 - Episode 25

Rocko's food processing purchase wreaks havoc with his life.

star 9.00
7 votes
Writers:
Camera Shy

#2 - Camera Shy

Season 3 - Episode 8

While helping Rocko make a video for his parents, Heffer and Filburt shoot footage of Rocko sleepwalking naked. When they give the footage to the Chameleon Brothers for editing, they edit together an Art-House video centering on Rocko's nakedness.

star 9.00
12 votes
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg
Teed Off

#3 - Teed Off

Season 4 - Episode 6

Heffer helps Mr. Bighead win a golf game that has been rigged in Mr. Dupette's favor.

star 9.00
8 votes
Uniform Behavior

#4 - Uniform Behavior

Season 2 - Episode 15

Heffer becomes a security guard and finds it isn't all he expected it to be, in fact, it's quite scary.

star 9.00
9 votes
Writers: Martin Olsen, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers, Madstone Theater
Hair Licked

#5 - Hair Licked

Season 2 - Episode 16

Rocko is getting his picture taken for the O-Town newspaper. Unfortunately, it's a bad hair day and he needs help.

star 8.77
13 votes
Junk Junkies

#6 - Junk Junkies

Season 2 - Episode 18

Rocko has to raise money so he has a garage sale. He finds that his old belongings mean more to him than he thought and he can't sell anything.

star 8.75
12 votes
Writers: Tim Hill, Joe Murray, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Martin Olsen, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers
The Lounge Singer

#7 - The Lounge Singer

Season 2 - Episode 2

Filburt becomes a famous lounge singer with the help of motivational tapes.

star 8.56
27 votes
Writers: George Maestri, Vince Calandra, Martin Olsen, Jeff Swampy Marsh, Dan Povenmire, Mr. Lawrence, Robert McNally-Scull
Day of the Flecko

#8 - Day of the Flecko

Season 2 - Episode 19

A pesky bug (the flecko) tries to keep Rocko awake.

star 8.56
9 votes
Writers: Tim Hill, Joe Murray, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Martin Olsen, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers
Maniac Mechanic

#9 - Maniac Mechanic

Season 3 - Episode 11

Rocko's car dies, becomes reborn, and wins the big O-Town race.

star 8.50
12 votes
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg
Commuted Sentence

#10 - Commuted Sentence

Season 2 - Episode 9

Rocko's car gets impounded and he has to rely on public transportation to get to work.

star 8.50
20 votes
Writers: Martin Olsen, Tim Hill, Joe Murray, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Jeff Swampy Marsh, Dan Povenmire
Sailing the Seven Zzzz's

#11 - Sailing the Seven Zzzz's

Season 4 - Episode 2

Mr. Bighead, while sleepwalking, thinks he's a pirate and tries repeatedly to get a treasure map from Rocko.

star 8.50
12 votes
Hut Sut Raw

#12 - Hut Sut Raw

Season 2 - Episode 11

Rocko, Filburt, and Heffer go camping.

star 8.50
16 votes
Writers: Tim Hill, Joe Murray, George Maestri, Martin Olsen, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers, Mr. Lawrence, Robert McNally-Scull
Gutter Balls

#13 - Gutter Balls

Season 2 - Episode 17

Ed Bighead will do anything to win the championship trophy. He commissions Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt to play against his woman's auxiliary team.

star 8.45
11 votes
The High-Five of Doom

#14 - The High-Five of Doom

Season 4 - Episode 15

Rocko and Heffer think that Filburt is an alien who vaporizes Earthlings by high-fiving them.

star 8.44
9 votes
Popcorn Pandemonium

#15 - Popcorn Pandemonium

Season 1 - Episode 14

Rocko would love to be able to go to a drive-in movie, but it looks like he'll have to settle for the huge matinee complex at the mall. He and Heffer go there, and experience first-hand the ""modern movie-going experience"".

star 8.42
19 votes
Writers: Vince Calandra, Martin Olsen, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers, Jeff Swampy Marsh, Dan Povenmire
Fish-N-Chumps

#16 - Fish-N-Chumps

Season 3 - Episode 7

Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt experience bad luck on a fishing trip -- including a pair of fish ""fishermen"" who try to bait the trio.

star 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg
Cruisin'

#17 - Cruisin'

Season 2 - Episode 13

A.) Rocko and Heffer get stuck on a senior citizen cruise with Heffer's Grandpa. After a trip through the Bermuda Triangle they learn what it's like to be old and have a new founded respect for the aged.

star 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers
Scrubbin' Down Under

#18 - Scrubbin' Down Under

Season 3 - Episode 23

Rocko's hygiene is under scrutiny after his ""spinach tooth"" is revealed nationwide.

star 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Stephen Hillenburg
Jet Scream

#19 - Jet Scream

Season 1 - Episode 5

Rocko and Heffer experience the ups and downs of traveling by airplane.

star 8.38
52 votes
Writers: Vince Calandra, Martin Olsen, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Mr. Lawrence, Dan Povenmire
Fly Burgers

#20 - Fly Burgers

Season 4 - Episode 16

Rocko loses a frivolous law suit to Flecko the fly.

star 8.37
8 votes
Eyes Capades

#21 - Eyes Capades

Season 2 - Episode 23

Rocko is competing in the Jack Hammer finals, but has a problem with his eyesight.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Tim Hill, Joe Murray, Jeff Myers, Timothy Berglund, Andy Houts, Jeff Swampy Marsh, Dan Povenmire
Bye, Bye Birdie

#22 - Bye, Bye Birdie

Season 3 - Episode 1

When Filburt is sick, Heffer and Rocko ""bird"" sit Filburt's problem bird, Turdy. When Heffer birdsits in a literal sense, they panic about Filburt finding out.

star 8.34
29 votes
Writers: Vince Calandra, Martin Olsen, Jeff Myers, Kevin O'Brien, Roger Chiasson, Don Spencer
Born to Spawn

#23 - Born to Spawn

Season 2 - Episode 14

Filburt comes of age and must go to the islands to spawn. He doesn't want to, for fear of growing up. Filburt cannot resist his urges and finds that growing up isn't so bad.

star 8.33
9 votes
Writers: Martin Olsen, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Timothy Berglund, Jeff Myers, Madstone Theater
Future Schlock

#24 - Future Schlock

Season 4 - Episode 24

While exploring Rocko's old home, Filburt's sons, in the future now grown up, find a banana in the fridge. They go to their father, now aged, to explain the story behind the banana in the fridge. In flashbacks, we learn that Conglom-O had put Ed Bighead in charge of a experiment monkey. Rocko and Heffer found out, and tried to save the chimp.

star 8.33
9 votes
Power Trip

#25 - Power Trip

Season 1 - Episode 9

Rocko is appointed temporary boss of the Comic Book Store, while the real boss, Mr. Smitty, is away. Rocko soon goes mad with power, and takes his aggravation out on his only employee - hapless Filburt.

star 8.32
37 votes
Writers: George Maestri, Martin Olsen, Stephen Hillenburg, Mark O'Hare, Biff Lawrence, Simon Scull