Finally available on DVD, Rocko's Modern Life Season Three is another classic Nickelodeon show hitting DVD for the first time, thanks to that agreement between Shout! Factory and Paramount Home Entertainment/Nickelodeon. Rocko's Modern Life first hit the network back in 1993, and it's the story of Rocko, an Australian Wallaby and his friends Heffer, a fat and enthusiastic cow, and Filburt, an easily upset turtle who often feels uncomfortable or disturbed. Toss in an angry neighbor named Ed Bighead and your average weird area named O-Town, and you'll see Rocko try to deal with all the absurdities he deals with in day to day life.
Rocko's Modern Life Season Three contains all thirteen episodes with two stories each that originally aired during season three on two discs. Here's the line up: "Bye Bye Birdy" / "Belch of Destiny", "The Emperors New Joe" / "Schnitheads", "Sugar Frosted Frights" / "Ed is Dead", "Fish-n-Chumps" / "Camera Shy", "Nothing to Sneeze At" / "Old Fogey Froggy", "Manic Mechanic" / "Rocko's Happy Vermin", "I See London, I See France" / "The Fatlands", "Fortune Cookie" / "Dear John", "Speaking Terms" / "Tooth and Nail", "Wacky Delly", "The Big Question" / "The Big Answer", "An Elk for Heffer" / "Scrubbin Down Under", and "Zanzibar ( The Recycle Show)" / "Fatal Contraption".
I'm tickled pink to see another release from the Nickelodeon vault! This show is geared towards the 6-10 crowd, both boys and girls. There is one bonus feature included in the set: a selected scene commentary by show creator Joe Murray. Of course, I wish there was more - but hey, it's better than nothing! (I'm also hoping that these shows will start to be available on Blu-Ray for those of us trying to avoid buying DVD's these days.)
Rocko's Modern Life Season Three will be available on DVD this Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012. Full screen format, the total running time is 300 minutes long, and it's not rated (see above). The suggested retail price is $19.93, but Amazon has it available on pre-order for $13.99 as of this posting. (Netflix users: this show is currently available for instant streaming!)
I received a copy of this DVD in order to view it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own.