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“Rocko’s Modern Life” LIVE!

No, it’s not a kids stadium show with people in giant-head costumes on ice skates. The cast and crew of Nickelodeon’s classic series Rocko’s Modern Life are having a reunion and they want you to attend. Voice actors Carlos Alazraqui, Mr. Lawrence, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler along with creator Joe Murray and couple of directors, Swampy Marsh, and Dan Povenmire will perform several episodes live and hold a panel discussion and a meet-the-cast autograph session.

This is happening Saturday morning October 6th at the Downtown Independent LA Theatre from 11am till 2PM. Tickets available here. Sounds very cool to me.

(Left to Right, above: Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui and Mr. Lawrence behind the scenes, back in the day)

  • WHY!?


    The amount of fun that is probably going to be is beyond calculation, and I would LOVE to be able to make it. I grew up loving Rocko’s Modern Life with a furious passion, even as my friends focused on Japanese action show ripoffs and the like, saying they “didn’t get” one of the most awesome Nickelodeon cartoons to ever air.

    Someone needs to record this and have it on YouTube, or should stream it on Ustream or something. Seriously.

  • Dana

    Aw, man! I wish I could be there, too. I used to love that show as a kid. Too bad I live too far from LA and don’t have the cash or time to get there. :(

  • They need to do a tour – the East Coast would like some love as well…so sad I won’t be there to see it, I know it’ll be a great time for fans and admirers alike!

  • wever

    Swampy Marsh and Dan Povenmire worked on Rocko’s Modern Life??

  • Dana

    I’m glad I’m not the only one on the East Coast who feels the same. We got animation geeks out here, too ya’ know!
    Rocko is one of the best shows fom my childhood. It would be amazing to see all of these guys in person!

  • Julian

    I’m pretty much with everyone who wants to live on the west coast, just for the animation scene in general. I live in Michigan and “animation” is pretty much a foreign word here. The closest animation happening spot I live to is Toronto (which is a great city) but 5 hours away and fairly limited when compared to LA and San Fran. I’m so tired of going on CB and hearing “Animation Exhibition!” or “Convention!” in some place at least 2000 miles from here, now I hear “Rocko’s Modern Life (which is a personal favorite of mine) event” and yet again, too expensive and impractical to get to. I’m starting to get sick of living here. I don’t care for cars, I want carTOONS!

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Oh god, I hope they do Wacky Delly!

  • Yay! The animation world needs Joe Murray back!
    Rocko was one of the most influential cartoons growing up from the fun voice acting, the wonderful funny animal character designs and how much personality overflowed from everyone.
    Who thought his “Wacky Deli”episode proved so heartbreakingly prophetic.

  • Toonio

    C’mon, we live in the internet era! what about a live stream?

    Hey, while at it, why not signing a petition for Nickelodeon to release the whole series on DVD?

    Best of the best for all the Rocko’s cast. You rock guys!

  • The first three seasons are out on DVD (courtesy of Shout! Factory). Just one more season and the entire show is out.

    Too bad I’m nowhere near Calif. I would so go to that event.

  • Crystal

    I would actually love it if someone recorded/uploaded this. I’m seriously disappointed that I can’t go.

    Were people critical of RML when it was new? I noticed it didn’t catch on as much as Ren & Stimpy did, and I notice some people being quite critical of Regular Show (which I think is funny and has likable characters), which makes me wonder if people would be less critical of the latter now if it came out 15 years ago.

    CB doesn’t mention that Gary Anthony Williams from The Boondocks will be there. He’s VERY funny.

  • Julian

    That’s an interesting question, I wasn’t even one at the time, but from what I can gather, some people were critical of RML, like they are with RS now. Even though the internet was too young to archive what the general public thought, There’s a few review articles from 93/94 that call it bland and a ripoff of Ren and Stimpy, others write really favorable things. But to be honest, I just don’t think the bulk of people cared at the time, nor do they really now with Regular Show. Neither of these things are/were really huge in the time they are/were in. I know there’s this thing called the “nostalgia effect” where people seem to gain a sense of things being better and more popular than they were simply because they were a big deal in their childhood/young adult hood, and thus are more interesting than current things that surround them everyday. I’m getting way to into psychology, but long story short. A general rule with cartoons, regardless of their quality or appeal, is after 10-15 years of them being out of someone’s (generally a young person’s) life, they’ll start to get a surge in interest and praise again. Sometimes it goes beyond what the show/movie even had when it was out. So give Regular Show 20 years, and watch teenagers in 2022 fill up a cast reunion for it.

  • Tredlow

    RML had the exact opposite of the nostalgia effect for me. I never really cared for it when I was a kid. I mean, I’d watch it if it was on, but that’s it. Only when I rewatched it years later on youtube that I realize that it’s actually really good.

  • wever

    Isn’t this already on DVD?

  • Chris Sobieniak

    I feel your pain, and I’m from Toledo!

  • Polecat

    Man, I wish I could jump on a plane to LA just to see this! I miss Rocko so much! (I know they sometimes air Rocko’s Modern Life late at night on Teen Nick, but I’ve got to sleep sometime.) I hope Jerry Beck decides to attend and covers this for the Brew.

  • Have you thought of starting your own animation festival? Based on your comment, Michigan needs one. Badly. Don’t wait for someone to bring it to you. You can start this. It may be in a coffee shop and maybe just a DVD and a projector, but surely you can’t be the only one in your state who would want to attend.

  • Maya A.

    This is one of the few times where I regret living on the East Coast. Good lord I want to go to this thing so bad. I love, love, love this cartoon. And all its voice actors.

  • Awesome! Such a fun and wacky show. Great voice talent on that show, super fun drawing style, and great gags.

    Thank you Netflix for having this show streaming.

    “Laundry day is a very dangerous day.”

  • Toonio

    Thanks for the info Charles :)

    Although I’m not keen of the shout factory for not releasing Parker Lewis season 3. I’ll be more than willing to give them my money for the Rocko series.

  • Zekumi

    I just heard about this today, and I am APPALLED that I missed this. Excuse me while I throw a tantrum.