Hollywood has reboot fever and Nickelodeon, the network responsible for 80% of your childhood memories, is no exception. Nick already has a Hey Arnold! TV movie in the works, along with a Indiana Jones-style take on Legends of the Hidden Temple. Now we can add one more project to the mix: an update of the animated sitcom Rocko’s Modern Life.
Thursday, the 25th anniversary of Nick's first animation block, the network announced an original one-hour TV special, with Rocko’s original creator Joe Murray on board as executive producer. According to a press release, the new Rocko's Modern Life TV special will "bring back all the show’s classic characters and offer some surprising new takes on life in O-Town."
Rocko’s Modern Life holds a place in many a millennial heart. Off-kilter, tempered, and overflowing with brain goo, the serrated series thrived in Nick's creator-driven animation utopia. It didn't look like anything else on TV then, and it certainly doesn't now.
If Nick's secure enough to revive Rocko’s particular brand of peculiar, can we suggest a few more shows that totally deserve the reboot treatment? We know they'll never happen -- let's face it, there's a limit to nostalgia-vs.-commerce -- but we can dream.