Characters / Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko Rama
Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
The title character and series protagonist. A timid and mild-mannered wallaby who just immigrated from Australia to live in USA.

  • Adorkable: His shyness and friendly nature makes him rather likeable.
  • All There in the Manual: His last name, from the book "Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons!" is Rama. (as in, Rock-o Rama. Get it?) This is not mentioned anywhere in the series (due to the staff not reaching a consensus, he was left without one proper during the show), similar to the protagonist of another show.
  • Animal Gender-Bender: Averted. Being a male wallaby he clearly lacks a pouch.
  • Audience Surrogate: In the 2017 Static Cling special, he represents the special's target audience (90s kids who are nostalgic about the 90s, or children of The New Millennium and The New '10s who like the 90s).
  • Badass Adorable: He's a very likeable person and occasionally isn't afraid to stand up for himself. He also Tastes Like Diabetes.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Occasionally. He has completely destroyed a motorcycle because of bagpipe music once.
  • Born Unlucky: Almost nothing turns out great for him. His luck is almost always irrationally rotten.
  • Big "SHUT UP!": A couple of times later on in the series but especially in Zanzibar.
    Citizens of O-Town (singing): He doesn't know the wooooooooooords!
  • Butt-Monkey: He has unreasonably bad luck and is treated as a doormat by particularly everyone.
  • The Comically Serious: At times, particularly when dealing with the antics of his friends Heffer and Filburt.
  • Deadpan Snarker: At times he can make sarcastic comments about certain things. Particularly when he's annoyed.
  • Depending on the Writer: He either grew up in O-Town or emigrated there from Australia as an adult. The latter is said to be the true backstory of Rocko's life, but the former does crop up from time to time, causing a Continuity Snarl.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In the episode "Wimp on the Barbie" when Dingo returned and asked Rocko to punch him in the face for a shot of retribution for bullying him in childhood, to which Rocko reluctantly complies to. And when he gets fired by his Bad Boss (Mr. Dupette in "Canned" and Mr. Smitty in "Commuted Sentence"), he would find a way to get payback upon getting a new job.
  • Extreme Doormat: Big time, though he does have his moments where he puts his foot down.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Not as extreme as other examples but the Static Cling teaser shows Rocko, Heffer and Filburt diving head first into 2017-era culture after being in space for 20 years.
    Rocko: Uh, fellas? I don't think we're in the 90's anymore...
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Subverted, but he does tend to snap a LOT when he's in a bad mood.
  • Height Angst: Of the short variety.
  • The Hero: Sometimes The Smart Guy.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: The show's intro sums it up perfectly. Maybe even a little bit too perfectly...
  • I Am Not Weasel: He's not a beaver or a kangaroo or a dog. He's a wallaby.
    Dog Catcher: A wallaby?
    Rocko: Yes. It's like a kangaroo. Only smaller.
  • Jerkass Ball: In the episode "Power Trip", where he becomes a Bad Boss to Filburt. Luckily, he has a My God, What Have I Done? moment when Really Really Big Man gives him a What the Hell, Hero? speech, and apologizes to Filburt.
  • Kangaroos Represent Australia: Close - a wallaby rather than a kangaroo (though he's often mistaken for a kangaroo), but he's still one of the signature forms of Australian wildlife.
  • Lovable Coward: While Rocko is far from tough, he's also the nicest character on the show.
  • The Kirk
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: "____day is a very dangerous day..."
  • No Respect Guy: The intro of the show is self explanatory.
  • Nice Guy: It's pretty rare for him to get angry. In fact, he doesn't show any hostility towards his neighbor Mr. Bighead even though he clearly doesn't like Rocko and constantly tries to make him miserable.
  • One of Us: invoked Worked at comic book stores (Super-Lot-O-Comics, headed by Mr. Dupette before he moved to Conglomo and Kind-Of-A-Lot-O-Comics, headed by Mr. Smitty), and loved it there (despite putting up with two terrible bosses).
  • Only Sane Man: He's usually the only character without any quirks or eccentricities.
  • Papa Wolf: He's very protective of Spunky.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: When he does something not nice.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Occasionally, whenever he's at his wit's end. One of best known examples would be "Rocko's Happy Sack" where he completely snaps after going through a Humiliation Conga while participating a 99% off sale only to run out of time at the last second and get charged $150 instead of $1.50 as the sale intended.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: He is a cute wallaby. His voice takes it Up to 11.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Not a lot of wallabies in fiction.
  • Series Mascot: Of the show, obviously.
  • Sick Episode: He gets a bad case of the flu...
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: In some occasions, Rocko would have something go his way. These occasions happen mostly when he's around Ed Bighead, who has it much worse than Rocko, not that the former doesn't bring it upon himself.
  • Trash of the Titans: Despite being neat and compassionate, Rocko often neglects his living space and ends up leaving his house such a filthy mess, as shown in episodes such as "Trash-O-Madness" and "A Sucker For a Suck-O-Matic".
  • Unlucky Everydude: Emphasis on "unlucky".
  • White Male Lead: Well, if such a character was a wallaby.

Heffer Wolffe
Voiced by: Tom Kenny
Rocko's best friend. A gluttonous, simple-minded cow..erm, steer literally Raised by Wolves.

  • Acrofatic: He's pretty nimble for a fat guy, for he can skate surprisingly well as shown in the episode "Wallaby On Wheels".
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: He's a yellow steer with green hair.
  • Babies Ever After: In yet another case of Getting Crap Past the Radar, Heffer seems to have fathered one of Filburt's kids.
  • Big Eater: One episode even has him end up in Hell for his gluttony after he chokes to death at the Chokey Chicken, though it was All Just a Dream.
  • Big Fun: He's overweight and a fun-loving guy.
  • The Big Guy
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He isn't all there at times.
  • The Ditz: He's not very bright.
  • Dysfunctional Family: His adoptive family is...interesting (George is kind of a jerk, Virginia is a Stepford Smiler, Cindy is the typical melodramatic teenage daughter, Peter is a high school dropout who may or may not be a homosexual, and Grandpa Wolfe is prejudiced against wallabies and beavers), to say the least. His biological family isn't as bad, but it's implied that Heffer's biological father didn't want him, his real mom was killed and made into a car seat in Illinois, and his stepmom is a sweet cow who's married to a Jerk Ass.
  • Extreme Omnivore: One time while living with Rocko, he made a casserole for lunch that contained stuff not usually considered edible, such as coffee grounds.
  • Fat Bastard: At his worst, he can act somewhat selfish and cause problems for Rocko and others.
  • Fat Best Friend: Type A (confident and brash) , with some elements of Type C (airheaded)
  • Fat Idiot: Not too bright to say the least. He's at his worst in The Big Answer during Filbert's bachelor party where he becomes what adult viewers would call black-out belligerent drunk all because he ate too much ice cream....
    • He later causes what is essentially a race riot between the Turtles and the Cats at the wedding ceremony by riling up the racial tensions between them.
  • Fat Slob: He rarely cleans up after himself.
  • Furry Confusion: Applies to all of the characters but it's especially prevalent in a character who eats so much like Heffer. What exactly are all of those burgers and sausages that Heffer scarfs down made out of?
  • Happily Adopted: As stated above, he's a steer that was adopted into a wolf family. While initially upset by learning that he was adopted, he eventually comes to accept the Wolfes as his real family.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.:
    • Happens to just about every character in the series, but Heffer suffers it especially bad when his dad bans him from going to anymore Weasel Scout functions. He gets better, though.
    • Also when he learned he was adopted.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • He's actually skilled at Roller Skating in "Wallaby on Wheels".
    • In spite of being such a slacker, he holds down several jobs throughout the series (paperboy, mailman, Christmas tree salesman, security guardnote , server in the Chameleon Bros.' coffee shop).
  • I Am Not Weasel: He doesn't like it when people call him a "cow" (cows are females, after all); he much prefers the term "steer". Although, at one point, in "The Good, the Bad, and the Wallaby," he even confused himself for a cow, before he was corrected by one of the cattle.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be self-centered at times, but he truly does value Rocko as a friend.
  • Keet: Very fun loving.
  • Lazy Bum: The catalyst for the plot of one episode is Heffer being too lazy to get up off his fat ass and pick up a TV remote lying on the floor not five feet away from him.
  • Manchild: He's a complete moron who still lives with his (adoptive) parents.
  • The McCoy: Quite the emotional and sweet sort.
  • The Millstone: Many of Rocko's problems are kick-started by something Heffer does, and even when he tries to help, he sometimes ends up screwing things up even worse.
  • Momma's Boy: This is actually plot-relevant in one episode, wherein he tries to grow out of this. In another episode, he gets angry at Mr. Bighead for insulting his mother.
  • Nutritional Nightmare: His addiction to Pasture Puffies has landed him in a coma as shown in "Put To Pasture".
  • Raised by Wolves: Literally. The family did intend to eat him (his father even referred to him as "Steak" and passed off marking off the cuts of beef on his body as a "birthmark"), but they grew to love him.
  • The Slacker: Of the main trio, he's the one least likely to do any real work.
  • Straw Loser
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In seasons 3 and 4, his intelligence seems to have gotten lower and he's even more immature.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starting in season 3 he gets more obnoxious, causing even more trouble for Rocko and frequently fighting with Filburt.
  • Vegetarian Carnivore: Inverted; he's a normally herbivorous animal who loves to eat meat (and anything else too). Justified because he was raised by carnivores.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Filburt.

Filburt Shellbach
Voiced by: Doug Lawrence, Tom Kenny (singing voice)
Rocko's other best friend. A geeky turtle with numerous phobias. Became married to Dr. Hutchinson in later episodes.

  • Ascended Extra: He started off as a Recurring Extra, but before Season 1 was over, he was fleshed out as Rocko's other best friend.
  • Babies Ever After: He and Dr. Hutchison end up having children.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Pushing him too far isn't a good idea.
  • Catchphrase: "I'm nauseous", "Oh boy", "Oh fishsticks". He also occasionally has "Okay that's enough of that!" when things annoy him.
  • Coming of Age: In the episode "Born to Spawn", Filburt is angsting about becoming an adult as he is forced to go to Kerplopitgoes Island (his birthplace) for a Rite of Passage. Which turns out to be a theme party in honor of The '70s, where all the nerdy turtles become temporarily cool.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: In the early episodes like "Canned" and "Rocko's Happy Sack," Filburt was a generic character who wasn't established to be Rocko's friend. In "Canned," he was the customer who kept saying, "Turn the page, wash your hands..." and in "Rocko's Happy Sack," he was a cashier who almost charged Rocko's $150 for his groceries and was very nearly murdered by the Wallaby.
  • Give Geeks a Chance: See Happily Married right below.
  • Happily Married: He and Dr. Hutchison get married and are clearly happy together.
  • Hollywood Nerd: He wears glasses and is often socially inept.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Word of God says he used to be handsome and athletic, but a case of unrequited love sent him into a downward spiral, which entailed a stay at a mental institution and culminated in his present Nerd status.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Dr. Hutchison, much to the irritation of his family.
  • Mistaken for Aliens: In the 'diary' episode, Heffer and Rocko find out that Filburt is an alien bend on taking over the world, but naturally it was just a misunderstanding from his novel called "Filburt's Secret Journal." or WAS IT?
  • Nerd Glasses: Which get passed onto his sons.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: His earliest appearances would keep on giving him a different job depending on what was appropriate for the episode.
  • Removable Shell: Occasionally, his shell is treated like clothing.
  • Self-Abuse: Show creator Joe Murray says that the reason he wears glasses is because he "touched himself too much" when he was a kid.
  • Shout-Out: To Woody Allen (just the neurotic, possibly Jewish nerd angle, not the "dating/marrying underaged Asian girls" angle).
  • Shrinking Violet: Usually. When he becomes a lounge singer, he manages to get past this mostly.
  • Sickly Neurotic Geek: He tends to get sick easily, and he's shy.
  • The Smart Guy: He tends to be more intelligent than Rocko and Heffer.
  • The Spock
  • Straw Loser
  • Turtle Power: He's a turtle.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Heffer.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: After being fleshed out as a proper character, it's no longer clear what he does for a living. Considering he has a spacious basement full of cans, he probably never has to work anymore.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's 38 in "Future Schlock", but looks more like he's in his 80's or 90's. At the end of the episode, he looks like his normal self, suggesting he just hadn't been taking care of himself.

Ed Bighead

Voiced by: Charlie Adler
Rocko's cantankerous toad neighbour who hates Rocko (and everything else). Works as a corporate drone for Conglom-O Corporation.

  • Asshole Victim: Whenever he Takes a Level In Jerkass, he will get his just desserts for it. The episodes "Canned" and "Zanzibar" are blatant examples.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Despite all of the dysfunction between him and Bev several of their character centric-episodes end with an enforcement of this trope.
  • Big Bad: On a few occasions, he acts as the main antagonist. Helps that he's the only main character without a moral compass.
  • Break the Cutie: "Old Fogey Froggy" showed he was actually a happy go-getter, but the same job and routine for 30 years sapped his will to live.
  • Butt-Monkey: Takes it even worse than Rocko.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Every misdeed he does comes back to bite him in the ass.
  • Catchphrase: "I hate my life"
  • The Chew Toy: Any injury he suffers is satisfying since he brings most of them upon himself.
  • Cranky Neighbor: He despises Rocko with a passion and constantly chastises Spunky for getting into his salmon bushes.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: In Wacky Deli he reveals that beneath his house he has assembled a NASA-esque organization run by dozens of Conglomo employees and includes a giant heat ray all for the sole purpose of eliminating Rocko, Spunky, Heffer and Filbert because he hates them that much.
  • The Cynic: And how!
  • Facial Horror: If "Put to Pasture" is to be believed then Bighead had a weird, photorealistic human face during the time when Heffer was his paperboy. An unfortunate head first fall into Bev's recently repaired giant blender resulted in the face he has today.
  • Fat Bastard: Less fat than Heffer, but still a jerk.
  • Foil: To Rocko. Rocko is a nice person who doesn't mean anyone harm, while Ed is a jerk who does everything he can to make Rocko miserable.
  • Green and Mean: A grumpy toad with an ill-tempered attitude.
  • Grumpy Bear: One of the crabbiest characters on the show.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Almost anything sets him off, to Spunky eating in his salmon bushes to living next door to Rocko in general.
  • Henpecked Husband: Bev is the only person on the show he fears.
  • I Have No Son: He severed ties with his son after he became a cartoonist and created The Fatheads, a cartoon starring unflattering caricatures of the creator's parents. He eventually reconciles with his son after realizing that he does care about him after all.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As seen in a Flashback from when he and Bev were first married some 30 years back.
  • Jerkass: His defining character trait is that he's really unpleasant.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His reconciliation with his son Ralph earns him this, but only towards his son (and his wife). Otherwise, he's a...
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: For example, think he was being generous when he offered Rocko a job? Two seconds later, he blows that sky high when it's revealed he only did so because the job was "Test Subject" and it would have involved Rocko being mutilated or even killed.
  • Large Ham: He shouts a lot of his dialogue. It helps that his voice actor is Charlie Adler.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: What he gets struck with when his jerkassness crosses the line, usually resulting in him uttering his catchphrase.
  • No Indoor Voice: His loud voice once caused an avalanche in the episode "Cabin Fever" for starters.
  • Pet the Dog: He may be a tactless grouch with no moral compass, but his interactions with his wife and reconciliation with his son show that he's certainly a family man.
  • Straw Loser: If there's one character who's got it much worse than Rocko, it's Ed Bighead, who usually deserves it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: He'll happily eat anything with flies.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In "Cabin Fever," he finds out he actually booked his cabin retreat with Bev in July, not January. When Rocko happily offers to share the cabin with the Bigheads, Ed does nothing but gripe about having to share it with Rocko and Heffer and goes out of his way to try and ruin their good time.
  • Unknown Rival: Rocko and friends are aware of what a jerk Ed can be, but they have no idea that Ed hates them so much that he has an entire team of scientists dedicated to disposing of them.

Bev Bighead

Voiced by: Charlie Adler
Ed Bighead's wife.

  • Alliterative Name: Her first and last names both begin with B.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: She has this moment with Ed a lot of times.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's much more of a party animal than her husband and knows how to have fun with Rocko and his friends. She's also incredibly smarter than she lets on and had a fulfilling career as a Conglomo executive for a while.
  • Cranky Neighbor: Though less so than her husband.
  • Dirty Old Woman: Has some shades of this. She's notably quite perverted for a married woman, is shown to call sex phone lines in the very first episode, and at one point attempts to seduce Rocko. This is made more overt as the show went on, to the point where she openly joins in with an impromptu nudist colony in Rocko's backyard, then invites them to her yard after Rocko kicks them out.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and can sometimes get quite furious.
  • Fluffy Tamer: She ends up being Earl's one and only Morality Chain. It's telling that in "Frog's Best Friend", while Earl is loves Bev and is nice to her, he's still mean and vicious to everyone else.
  • Guile Heroine: In a couple of episodes.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite being a housewife, she very quickly rose up in Conglomo's ranks in Ed's place when he got sick.
  • I Have No Son: Averted. Unlike her husband, she did not cut off ties with Ralph and wanted him to come back to the family again.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As seen in a Flashback from when she and Ed were first married some 30 years back ("Old Fogie Froggy")
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's usually much nicer than her husband, but can still be pretty grouchy.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She tried to seduce Rocko on the infamous episode "Leap Frogs".
  • Sick Episode: She comes down with an amphibian throat illness from eating an infected mosquito...and winds up getting a nose intended for someone else.
  • Tsundere: Type A.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Tries to seduce Rocko in "Leap Frogs".


Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui
Rocko's pet bull terrier

Dr. Paula Hutchison

Voiced by: Linda Wallem
A cat dentist with a hook hand and a big smile on her face. Became Filburt's wife in later episodes.

  • Affirmative Action Girl: Was put into the show because the higher-ups wanted more female characters.
  • Babies Ever After: She ends up having children with Filburt.
  • Catchphrase: "Kay?" (often with the sound of her neck straining)
  • Cat Girl: She's a humanoid female feline.
  • Character Tic: Tilts her head when saying her Catchphrase.
  • Daddy's Girl: From what little interactions we see between her and her father, she clearly adores him and he adores her in kind.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Or rather, what her mother hates. The Widow Hutchinson loathes Filburt and does nothing to hide her resentment that Paula is in love with a turtle, to the point of making her daughter cry. As for her father, well, he's a turtle himself so he doesn't mind.
  • Fiery Redhead:
  • Happily Married: She is married to Filburt and they're clearly happy to be together.
  • He Is Not My Boyfriend: Filburt worries about a guy he sees her with, but it turns out they are only friends.
  • Hook Hand: The executives wanted a character with a hook. They got one.
  • Hospital Hottie: Even though she doesn't always work in the hospital.
  • Interspecies Romance: With Filburt, much to the irritation of her family. She apparently got it from her mother, who was (and still is), in love with a turtle named Frank Hutchison.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: Lampshaded in "Tickled Pinky," the first time she switches jobs.
    Rocko: Dr. Hutchison? I thought you were a dentist.
    Paula: I was, but I got tired of always looking down in the mouth. (laughs) Dental humor.

    Filburt: Hey, I thought you were a surgeon.
    Dr. Hutchison: I was, but I just couldn't cut it. (laughs)

    Rocko: Didn't you used to be a dentist, and then a surgeon, and then a pharmacist?
    Dr. Hutchison: Yes, it's been quite a year. (laughs)
  • Parental Hypocrisy: Her mother is against her marrying a turtle even though she was married to a turtle herself and still had feelings for him.
  • Perpetual Smiler: She is generally seen with a big grin on her face.
  • What Does She See in Him?: Constantly questioned (mostly by her family) about her relationship with Filburt.

Chuck and Leon Chameleon

Voiced by: Tom Kenny (Chuck), Carlos Alazraqui (Leon)
A pair of snooty chameleons with exaggerated Swedish accents. Usually seen running random businesses.

  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Emperor's New Joe"
  • Always Camp: They're always in a career field associated with fashion or art.
  • Catchphrase: "I love this job!"
  • Fauxreigner: The accent is fake.
  • Hipster: Snobby, and always chasing after "The Next Big Thing."
  • Informed Species: To be honest, they both look more like some kind of dinosaur.
  • New Job as the Plot Demands: They tend to have a different job based on what is needed for the episode.
  • Single-Minded Twins: They're rarely seen apart.
  • Species Surname: Bonus points for Leon having (part of) his species' name as his first name.
  • Those Two Guys: Again, they're rarely seen apart.
  • Unreliable Narrator: They tell a story of when they used to live in the country of Ballzack, and how the made the (rancid) coffee they use now in their new cafe. They tell it to try and indite pity to Rocko, and then tell another story to another customer about their equally bad cheesecake.

Really Really Big Man

Voiced by: Tom Kenny
O-Town's local superhero. His power is the, ahem..."Nipples of the Future" which he stretches out into people's eyes and shows them the future.

Mr. Dupette

Voiced by: Charlie Adler
The head of Conglom-O Corporation and Ed Bighead's boss, although he started out as the owner of a comic book shop. Appears to be a reptile of some kind.

  • Cartoon Creature: What is he exactly? An iguana? A crocodile? A dragon? A dinosaur?
  • Character Tic: He's always picking his nose.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's the head of Conglom-O and is often a very unpleasant person. Though this gets downplayed later on.
  • Evil Redhead: His pointy hair is a rather unusual shade of orange.
  • Graceful Loser: In "Teed Off", he plays a game of golf against Ed. Mr. Dupette is undefeated, since his underlings always conspire without his knowledge to make sure he wins, but when Heffer catches wind of this, he foils their plans and makes Ed win. Mr. Dupette takes it all surprisingly well, although Ed misses out on the promotion he would have gotten had he lost.
  • Hidden Depths: Has a side job as a clown, and persuades Ed to accept and act on his desires to be a clown.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: In later episodes he's far less corrupt than he first appeared.
    • In "Zanzibar!" he immediately agrees to clean up Conglom-O's waste distribution after Rocko and the townspeople meet with him, and then orders Ed Bighead to start doing just that. Which actually makes sense since it seems Ed was in charge of handling the company's waste, yet was doing so by carelessly dumping it wherever he pleased.
    • After hearing "Ed's" business proposal, he declares him to be a genius, and when he finds out Bev was the real brains behind the proposal he immediately offers Bev a lucrative job offer and does nothing but praise her decisions.
  • Pointy-Haired Boss: Literally and figuratively.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: His job title? "Slimy Boss."
  • Took a Level in Kindness: As hard as it is to believe, he's honestly a lot nicer in some of his later appearances.

Gladys The Hippo Lady

Voiced by: Charlie Adler
A large hippopotamus woman in stretch pants. Don't invade her personal space. That won't end well

Ralph Bighead

Voiced by: Joe Murray
Ed and Bev's son and creator of Shows Within A Show "The Fatheads" and "Wacky Delly".

  • Author Avatar: For Joe Murray.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He assigned Rocko and his friends to create "Wacky Delly", believing that their incompetence and lack of training will cancel the show outright. Instead, it becomes a major hit and he's stuck in his contract.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a bit abrasive and somewhat understandably frustrated with his career, but he's a good guy deep down. Must be a family trait.
  • Momma's Boy: Possibly. Despite his insistence on never seeing either of his parents again in his debut, it's telling that his thinly veiled caricature of his mother is much nicer than that of his father. For Bev's part, she did not disown him like Ed did, desperately wanted the two to reconcile and while Ed seems to view "The Fatheads" as a direct act of mockery against them, Bev is simply saddened at the fact that her own son sees her and her husband as such cruel people.
  • Springtime for Hitler: When Ralph tries to sabotage Wacky Delly, it grows in popularity. But when he's inspired to finally try hard in making it great, it's immediately canned.

Melba Toast

A mysterious girl who lives next door to Rocko. The only thing we really know about her is that Rocko has a crush on her.


Voiced by: Tom Kenny
He may have a silly name, but he's probably the closest thing the show has to a Big Bad. Lives in You-Know-Where.

  • Affably Evil: He's in charge of sentencing souls to Heck, but can take time to amuse others with some jokes.
  • Big "NO!": Belts one out as being given "the Ultimate Punishment."
  • Deal with the Devil: Nets Heffer into one in "Heff in a Handbasket." Too bad Heffer's Grandma has other ideas.
  • Fate Worse Than Death: Suffers the "Ultimate Punishment" by the end of "Heff in a Handbasket". It's having a cartoon show that the main characters dismiss as boring.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: His name is Peaches.
  • Grim Reaper: He's basically supposed to bring people to their eternal Darnation, but he apparently hasn't done that for more than 600 years, much to the rage of his Master.
  • The Cameo: He would regularly appear in the backgroud, whenever the characters appear in a hell-like background... or sing-along with the rest of O-Town about the benefits of spring cleaning.

Bloaty the Tick and Squirmy the Ringworm

Voiced by: Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui respectively
Two parasites that live on Spunky.

  • Artistic License Biology: Despite the name, ringworm infection is not caused by a parasitic worm, let alone one with a hooplike anatomical structure. It's actually caused by a fungus. Additionally, Squirmy is claimed to be an intestinal parasite. Real ringworm is actually a skin condition.
  • Fat and Skinny: Bloaty is the fat guy, Squirmy is the skinny guy.
  • Show Within a Show: Whenever an episode focuses on them, a catchy theme-song pops up (or in the case of "Down the Hatch", a serious set of subtitles appears instead).
  • Sole Survivor: They're the only remaining parasites that survive the toxic Fathead vitamin. Whether it was the vitamin or themselves that were cursed, they shrug it off and frolic away.
  • Those Two Guys