Rocko’s Modern Life has not aired a new episode since 1996, however now a Netflix reboot is bringing it back. Plus, the show will be more inclusive than ever with the introduction of a trans character.
The 45-minute long special, called Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, will feature all of our old favourites: Rock, Heffer and Filburt. They go on an adventure to track down Mrs Bighead’s son, Ralph, who went on a journey of self-discovery, according to Entertainment Weekly.
When they finally find the child, they realise that they are trans, and now goes by the name of Rachel.
Series creator Joe Murray, who voices Rachel, said: “I really started latching onto the idea of change and how society has changed and what’s going on in the last 20 years and the development of our characters and how they would react to change,
“It felt natural, because it was not only about change, about somebody finding who they are and making that courageous choice to go through that change.”
The new episode is available to stream now.
This comes after Mr Ratburn, from cartoon Arthur, recently came out as gay during an emotional episode where he got married to his male spouse. Believe it or not, the kid favourite TV show is still going strong and it’s 22 seasons in.
MR RATBURN IS GAY HELLO !! HE GOT MARRIED !! pic.twitter.com/T1Emc97Y0f— EIGHTH WONDER (@WOLFNOlR) 13 May 2019
The episode’s plot was about Mr Ratburn’s wedding. The children in his class initially confused Ratburn’s sister (voiced by Jane Lynch) as his wife.
Now that Mr. Ratburn is gay I can finally die— eli lewinsky (@shepprd2) 13 May 2019
However, it turned out that Mr Ratburn’s fiance was, in fact, a man.
animation twitter is losing it over the fact that arthur made mr ratburn gay but no one is talking about his clearly queer sister pic.twitter.com/WcJBdP70l7— Goth Ms. Frizzle (@spookperson) 13 May 2019
It’s great to see more representation on TV, and the kids’ reactions were exactly as they should be – it really doesn’t matter what gender your spouse is, it’s all about love.
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