Meet the Fatheads
is a Show Within a Show
on Rocko's Modern Life
created by Ralph Bighead.
It stars Mr. and Mrs. Fathead, a happily
married couple who engage in wacky antics such as whacking each other with their trademark parking meters.Word of God
says that the two were modeled off of his parents
. The series ran for a successful 893 episodes
before ending and being replaced with a Spiritual Successor
called Wacky Delly
.Needs Wiki Magic Love
Contains examples of:
- Accidental Misnaming: They're the Fatheads, not the Boneheads.
- All Animals Are Dogs: The Fathead's pet fly acts just like a small dog, walking on a leash, and sometimes getting a bit too affectionate with Mr. Fathead.
- Amusing Injuries
- Anthropomorphic Food: Melon Man.
- Berserk Button: Do not smash Mr. Fathead's eye. You will anger both him and his eye elf.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Mr. and Mrs. Fathead have a pet giant fly whom they walk on a leash like a dog.
- Cartoon Creature: The titular couple look like slimy green things. They were modeled off of the parents of the creator, who were toads.
- Crapsack World
- Deranged Animation
- Deadpan Snarker: Mr. Fathead can be one.
Mrs. Fathead: Guess what I got?
Mr. Fathead: A lobotomy?!
- The Ditz: Rollo, oh so much.
- How stupid is Rollo, exactly? He doesn't know how to use his hands. He knocks by bashing his head against the door.
- Eye Scream: In one episode, Mrs. Fathead whacks her husband in the head, causing his eye to literally shatter like glass. See Our Elves Are Better below for what happens next.
- Gonk: Rollo, even by the standards of this series, fits this trope to a T.
- Grossout Show
- Grotesque Gallery: The characters are either this or Ugly Cute.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mrs. Fathead. Mr. Fathead is debatable, though.
- The Klutz: Rollo.
- Large Ham / No Indoor Voice: Both characters, but especially Mr. Fathead.
- Laugh Track: This one is different in that instead of a whole crowd of people, you hear one man laughing insanely in the background. Somehow that makes it funnier.
- It gets even better when we learn that the lone deranged laugher is Heffer.
- Long Runner: In "Wacky Delly", we find out that it ran for 893 episodes.
- Made of Explodium: Melon Man's watermelons.
- No Name Given: The Fathead's pet fly.
- Noodle Incident: The beginning of Rollo's introductory episode. How did Mrs. Fathead get her feet in Mr. Fathead's nostrils? And what was that "bake sale" Mr. Fathead was talking about?
- In the same episode, before Mrs. Fathead gives Rollo some cheesecake, Mr. Fathead yells, "Don't give him anything!" as if she's tried giving Rollo food before.
- Our Elves Are Better: Mr. Fathead is revealed to have an elf living in his eye in one episode. Of course, the elf grows extremely irate when Mr. Fathead's eye is smashed.
Elf: Somebody's gonna pay for that glass!
- Pig Man: Two appear at the beginning of the opening theme, only to be crushed by a falling cage.
- Remember the New Guy: Rollo, whose only introduction in his debut episode is Mr. Fathead reffering to him as an annoying neighbor.
- Scout Out: The girl scout who gets eaten by Mr. Fathead in one episode.
- Simpleton Voice: Rollo.
- Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism: Definitely on the cynical side.
- Verbal Tic: Rollo has an Australian accent, and thus, as part of the common stereotype, ends all of his sentances with "mate".
- Would Hurt a Child: In one episode, a girl scout walks up to Mr. Fathead and asks him if he would like to buy some cookies. Mr. Fathead responds by snatching her up in his jaws and chewing her up. You can even hear her bones crunching! Thankfully, Mrs. Fathead pulls her out, and she's okay.